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Lance Bass ‘Surprised’ by ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ Realness

The thirst is actual! Bachelor in Paradise visitor host Lance Bass didn’t know what to anticipate when he touched down in Sayulita, Mexico, however he definitely didn’t assume the cast can be attempting so exhausting to search out love.

“I was surprised to see how real everything was, because, you know, those shows can probably get very heavily produced,” the previous ‘NSync member, 42, informed Us Weekly solely on Wednesday, August 18, whereas selling his partnership with Spirit Halloween. “[I thought,] ‘They’ve been on the franchise before, it’s like they come in kind of like actors.’ Like, ‘OK, I know what y’all need. Let’s do this.’”

His illusions have been shortly shattered, nevertheless, when he noticed simply how dedicated everybody was to the present’s premise. “They come in guns-a-blazing,” he quipped. “I mean, it is just so real. … I did not realize that you could really start falling for someone so quickly when you’re put in a setting like that.”

Lance Bass on ‘Bachelor in Paradise.’
ABC/Craig Sjodin

The Mississippi native stated he’s seen each season of The Bachelor, The Bachelorette and Bachelor in Paradise, however Paradise has all the time been his favourite since you get to see a number of {couples} embarking on the journey to search out love.

“Getting there was incredible,” he informed Us of arriving at Playa Escondida. “I was like a kid in a candy store walking around, like, ‘Oh, my gosh, that’s Wells [Adams’] bar. Oh, my gosh, this is where this happened!’ … I was just, like, [a] super-deep fan that first few hours.”

The Out of Sync writer couldn’t reveal a lot about who {couples} with whom, however he’s an enormous fan of Joe Amabile, a.okay.a. Grocery Store Joe. (Former Bachelor Nick Viall believes that he’s a powerful contender to turn out to be the following Bachelor.)

“I love Grocery Store Joe,” Bass informed Us. “He was so sweet, and he reminds me of so many of my exes that have that anxiety. I just feel for people that … just can’t get out of their heads. I think he’s just super sweet and he really deserves love.”

As for the crabs that fellow visitor host David Spade so mercilessly mocked? The former boy bander says he’s not exaggerating.

“It’s true. Crabs everywhere — in my dressing room,” Bass stated. “You couldn’t sit anywhere without sitting on a crab. It was great, but I love crabs. I think they’re awesome.”

Now that his BiP gig is over, the pop star can flip his consideration to a different one in all his favourite issues — Halloween. He’s teaming up with Spirit Halloween as a choose in the seek for the Halloween emporium’s Chief Spirit Officer.

“I need one of my fans to win this,” he stated. “It’s so great.”

Applicants can enter by way of video and/or picture submissions on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or TikTok via Sunday, August 29, at 11:59 p.m. ET, utilizing the hashtag #SpiritHalloweenCSOContest and tagging @SpiritHalloween. One winner will obtain a $10,000 prize, free costumes for a decade and a social media internet hosting alternative. For extra particulars and entry data, go to Spirit Halloween.

With reporting by Mandie DeCamp