'Bachelor Pad' season 3 contestants show off their bikini bodies

Slideshow posted in Photos | Friday, July 06, 2012

1 of 23: Hosted by Chris Harrison, 'Bachelor Pad' returns with its most controversial cast to date, as 15 unforgettable characters from the "Bachelor" franchise and six 'super fans' gather back at the mansion to live together and compete for $250,000 and possibly a chance at love.

Back row: Tony Pieper, Nick Peterson

Second row: Chris Bukowski, Blakeley Jones, Sarah Newlon, Reid Rosenthal, Brittany Taltos, Erica Taltos, Jaclyn Swartz, Ed Swiderski, Jamie Otis

Third row: Kalon McMahon, Rachel Truehart, Chris Bain, Paige Vigil, Ryan Hoag

Bottom row: Lindzi Cox, Erica Rose, David Mallet, Donna Zitelli, Michael Stagliano (ABC Photo/ Craig Sjodin)

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