'Bachelor' contestant segues to host role
Melissa Rycroft has gone from contestant on “The Bachelor” to host of the dating competish’s spinoff, “Bachelor Pad.”
Rycroft will serve as host alongside “The Bachelor’s” Chris Harrison.
It’s been a busy year on the Alphabet for Rycroft, who skyrocketed to fame when 13th edition “The Bachelor” star Jason Mesnick proposed to her — and then dumped her on the follow-up special.
Rycroft, a former Dallas Cowboys cheerleader, appeared as a contestant on “Dancing With the Stars,” and signed on as a special contributor for “Good Morning America.” She also co-hosted “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” along with Ryan Seacrest last year.
“Bachelor Pad” premieres at 8 p.m. Aug. 9, once “The Bachelorette” completes its run. Show features past contestants and suitors from previous seasons of “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette” as they live in a mansion together and compete for $250,000 and another chance at finding love.
Warner Horizon and Next Entertainment are behind “Bachelor Pad,” which comes from exec producers Mike Fleiss, Martin Hilton and Jay Bienstock.