Jordan Kimball Would Return to ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ Under One Condition

*Warning: BiP spoilers ahead*

Jordan Kimball is no stranger to Bachelor Nation. He first appeared on Becca Kufrin’s season of The Bachelorette, where he was sent packing in week five after becoming the villain. He also got engaged (briefly) to Jenna Cooper on season five of Bachelor in Paradise. And, as you’ll know if you watched this week’s episode of BiP, he just got kicked off of this season due to a controversial piñata-full-of-Butterfingers situation that exploded into a physical altercation.

The 27-year-old Bachelor Nation alum opened up about his experience with the BiP piñata-gate on an episode of The Betchelor podcast and revealed if he’ll ever return to the reality series.

“I’m from Florida. I’ve been wrestling alligators since I was three, so this was no sweat off my back,” Kimball said of the fight between himself and fellow contestant Christian Estrada that got him sent home.  

He went on to clarify, “I was defending myself…I did what I did to protect myself and it was over. Wilhelmina [Modeling Agency] gave me great training on how to protect my face.” If you didn’t guess, Kimball is a model when he’s not making Bachelor-related appearances.

So will the villain-turned-fan-favorite ever return to Bachelor in Paradise? He’s not ruling it out.

“If I was going to go back again, I think it’d be most appropriate if I was a bartender,” Kimball reasoned. “I’ll just bring in the trashcan full of ice, like an old dive bar on the beach. That would be cool. If they were to ask me again, that’s definitely where I’m coming from. I’d much rather be the bartender. We’ll see where that goes, though.”

Honestly, we’re kind of down with that idea.  


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