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The 5th season of Bachelor in Paradise premiered on August 7, 2018.

Chris Harrison reprised his role from The Bachelor and The Bachelorette as host of the show.

The winners of the fifth season were Chris Randone and Krystal Nielson, Jordan Kimball and Jenna Cooper, and Kamil Nicalek and Annaliese Puccini.


As with the previous season, filming took place in the town of Sayulita, located in Vallarta-Nayarit, Mexico.

Casting and contestants[]

During the Women Tell All of the 22nd season of The Bachelor, host Chris Harrison announced that Bekah Martinez was scheduled to be in Paradise for the upcoming season, but a few months later, she declined to join, due to having a boyfriend.

For the first time, it was announced past contestants from the international versions of The Bachelor franchise will join the cast similar to The Bachelor Winter Games and the Australian version. On June 26, 2018, the cast of season 5 of Bachelor in Paradise was announced.

After Wills Reid was eliminated during week 7, it was announced that he would be joining the season 5 cast in Paradise.

It was announced that Colton Underwood would be joining the cast of season 5 in Paradise after he was eliminated during week 8 after the hometown dates.

Wells Adams returned as the bartender alongside Yuki Kimura from The Bachelor Japan and The Bachelor Winter Games.


Elimination chart[]

Place Contestant Week
1 2 3 4 5 6
1-2 Chris Date In In In Date Engaged/Stay
Krystal Date In Date In Date Engaged/Stay
3-4 Jordan In Date In In Date Engaged/Split
Jenna Wait Date Date In Date Engaged/Split
5-6 Kamil Wait Date Date In Stay/Split
Annaliese In Last Date Last In Stay/Split
7-8 Kevin In In In Date In Split/Stay
Astrid In In In Date In Split/Stay
9-14 Jordan M. Wait In Date Split
Cassandra Wait Date Date Split
Robby Wait Date Split
Shushanna Wait Date Date Split
John In Date Last Date Last Split
Olivia Wait Date Date Split
15 Diggy Wait Out
16-17 Joe In In In In Split/Stay
Kendall In In Date In Split/Stay
18 Eric In In Date Date Quit
19-21 Angela In In Date Out
Chelsea In In In Out
Christen Wait Out
22-23 Colton Last In Date Split
Tia Date In Date Split
24-26 Benoit Wait Out
Connor Wait Out
David In In Out
27 Leo Wait Out
28 Jubilee Wait Date Quit
29 Kenny Date Date Quit
30-33 Bibiana In Out
Caroline Wait Out
Jacqueline Wait Out
Nysha In Out
34-35 Nick Out
Wills Out
The contestant is male.
The contestant is female.
The contestant went on a date and gave out a rose at the rose ceremony.
The contestant went on a date and got a rose at the rose ceremony.
The contestant gave or received a rose at the rose ceremony, thus remaining in the competition.
The contestant received the last rose.
The contestant went on a date and received the last rose.
The contestant went on a date and was eliminated.
The contestant was eliminated.
The contestant went on a date and was eliminated by production due to aggressive behavior.
The contestant voluntarily left the show.
The couple broke up and were eliminated.
The couple had a date, then broke up and were eliminated.
The contestant had a relationship after the fantasy suite then split after Bachelor in Paradise ended.
The couple decided to stay together and won the competition.
The contestant had to wait before appearing in paradise.
The contestant was engaged then split after the show.
The contestant split before the fantasty suite and started dating again after the show ended.
The contestant split before a rose ceremony and started dating again after the show ended.


No. in season Title Original air date
1 "Welcome to Paradise" August 7, 2018
In the Season 5 premiere, "Bachelor Nation" members begin their journey for another chance at love at a luxurious Mexican resort. The first bachelorette arrives on the beach with her—literal and emotional—baggage in tow; and a feisty female is thrilled that a cute grocer wasn't chosen for the first date, but isn't happy when he shows interest in her nemesis.
2 "Episode 2A" August 13, 2018
A noncommittal single returns from his date with an ex-flame and unwanted confrontation awaits him back on the beach. Meanwhile, the next date card goes to a professional wrestler who steals one lively lady away from a handsome firefighter who was courting her just the night before.
3 "Episode 2B" August 14, 2018
Becca Kufrin is still in Paradise and on her way to talk to an emotional bachelor from her season. Elsewhere, one specific romantic hopeful already imagines leaving Paradise engaged to the gorgeous guy who's been making her feel special ever since she got there. Yet when a new arrival touches down in Mexico, this blindsided babe is suddenly worried that she may be on her way out the door. Later, a nerdy computer programmer is surprisingly a hot commodity when two newcomers both take him out.
4 "Episode 3A" August 20, 2018
A distressed damsel confronts the man that deceived her by kissing another woman, who then joins them for an awkward conversation. The shocked bachelorette realizes that she still hopes her original love interest will prove to be her guy. So, when a newcomer with a date card steals away the dreamy football player for a conversation, it unnerves his former flame who fears what he would do if he were to get asked out on a date.
5 "Episode 3B" August 21, 2018
The women are handing out the roses, and they are ready for some new options. A hunky ladies' man walks into Paradise with his long locks flowing and asks out another fair-haired beauty, even though she is seemingly part of a happy couple with everybody's favorite grocer. To everybody's surprise, including her concerned beach beau, she says yes, and goes out with the would-be Fabio.
6 "Episode 4A" August 27, 2018
A fickle female bounces back and forth between the male model and the French-Canadian; a new arrival refuses to take no for an answer when he's turned down for a date by a woman who fell for his friend before he could get there; a bachelor leaves Paradise early, leaving behind a woman who is desperate to find another man looking for all the love she has to offer, and a newcomer may fit that description.
7 "Episode 4B" August 28, 2018
A guy feels reassured about his relationship after standing up for his love, but then his free-spirited girlfriend kisses another man on the beach; the early exit of a misguided young man leaves four candidates campaigning for the rose of the only independent woman, who chats with all four contenders to see if any of them show promise; a seemingly trustworthy fellow who just went all in on a relationship agrees to go on a date with a newcomer.
8 "Episode 5A" September 3, 2018
A bachelorette is devastated when her man tells her he can't give her the future that she deserves. Everyone is shocked when they discover that this couple that seemed so stable has split up and split for the States, separately. Later, things shake up yet again with the arrival of two women at the same time, leading to two more couples threatened when the new ladies take off on a double date with previously spoken-for guys.
9 "Episode 5B" September 4, 2018
Two couples from Paradises past choose a couple to send on a spectacular date. The hitch for the lucky couple is that, needing a break, the visiting parents decide to send themselves on the date, leaving their infant daughters with their new, inexperienced babysitters.
10 "Finale" September 10, 2018
The first couple to come into focus enjoy a romantic date, which may be a dress rehearsal for their future, as a professional photographer takes potential engagement photos. Things go well until the female model is asked to change into a wedding dress, which rattles her more than she anticipated.
11 "After Paradise" September 11, 2018
For one couple, the woman has been ready to get engaged from the moment they met, while her love-at-first-sight hasn't been moving quite as fast. However, he seems eager to catch up so only time will tell if his feelings will get there in time to give her a storybook ending. For another couple, the journey hasn't been easy with others attempting to come between them. Despite temptation, they haven't given up yet. The final couple is surely in love but has a lot of doubts.

Where are they now?[]

Since the show Jordan has ended his engagement to Jenna when text messages of her relationship with another man surfaced. Jenna continues to say that they are fabricated, but Jordan believes in his heart that they are not.

Jenna is married to Karl Hudson IV. They have a daughter, Presley Belle (May 30, 2020 (2020-05-30) (age 4)).

Jordan is married to Christina Creedon.

Krystal and Chris were married on in an intimate ceremony officiated by Chris Harrison at the Vidanta Hotel in Puerto Vallarta. On February 14, 2020, they announced that they had mutually decided to separate.

At the After Paradise show, Annaliese and Kamil broke up.

John and Olivia continued to talk after Paradise, but ultimately chose to be friends.

Despite breaking up in Paradise, Kendall and Joe decided to give their relationship another try. On January 29, 2020, the couple announced that they are no longer together.

Astrid and Kevin also decided to give their relationship a second try. They got engaged on August 28, 2019 and were married on October 28, 2022. They have two sons, August (November 20, 2021 (2021-11-20) (age 2)) and Nash (October 7, 2023 (2023-10-07) (age 0)).

Colton was in a relationship with Cassie Randolph whom he met on his season of The Bachelor. On May 29, 2020, Cassie and Colton announced on both of their Instagrams that they have broken up. On April 14, 2021, during an interview on Good Morning America, Colton came out as gay. In December 2021, he announced that he was in a relationship with political strategist Jordan C. Brown. They announced their engagement on February 28, 2022. They were married on May 13, 2023.

Chelsea got engaged to David Gilman in June 2020.

Angela was in a 8-month relationship with Clay Harbor.

The Rings[]