The Bachelor in Paradise love connections are already happening! The series’ new season won’t air until later this year (we still have a whole new season of The Bachelorette to salivate over before that), but Alexis Waters -- aka ‘Dolphin Girl' from Nick Viall’s season of The Bachelor -- tells ET she plans on being in Paradise, and already has her eye on another potential castmate: Chad Johnson!
Waters, who went viral after showing up on night one of this season’s Bachelor in a shark suit (which she called a dolphin suit), chatted with ET at the show’s Women Tell All taping on Friday. Asked whether she’ll be on Paradise, she replied, “Hell yes! I didn’t get asked yet, but I mean, come on, let’s be real – I probably was just cast [on The Bachelor] for Paradise!”
The New Jersey native has definitely become a fan favorite for Paradise.
ALEXIS BETTER BE ON BACHELOR IN PARADISE OR I WILL RIOT #thebachelor— Ami (@catladyami) February 7, 2017
The 23-year-old said she and Viall were really “friends,” not lovers, during her time on the show. Her hilarious antics with Viall were often featured during the end credits of each episode. But there is one man she’s interested in: Bad Chad, who infamously appeared on JoJo Fletcher’s season of The Bachelorette and last summer’s Paradise. Johnson told ET in February that he’d been asked to return to Paradise and planned on doing so.
“I think the Chad is really funny, so I might be down for the Chad,” Waters said. “I'm attracted to the Chad!” Waters said she’s hoping to let the world see even more of her personality on Paradise. She was beloved in the Bachelor mansion, making close friends with her fellow contestants, including future Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay. But being Bachelorette is actually something Waters says she’d never do!
“Hell no! First of all, I would forget everybody’s name in five minutes, so they would have to have name tags,” she said. “Too much pressure. Just send me to Bachelor in Paradise! I’ll be good with that.”
ET also spoke with Lindsay about what she’ll be like as the Bachelorette – watch our interview below!