The last installment of the Bachelor in Paradise was in 2019, so the season seven premiere had a lot to make up for.
With David Spade hosting the first episode, the comedian was blinded when contestant Kenny Braasch arrived nude. After the 40-year-old said that he was in the best shape of his life in his BiP introduction and that he didn't want to hide anymore, it probably should not have been a surprise when he arrived in his birthday suit.
"David Spade, what the f**k are you doing here?" Braasch asked the Grown Ups star after making his jaw-dropping entrance.
The shows' bartender Wells Adams told Spade that the first episode featured the "most amount of make-out sessions we've had on day one in the history of the show."
Joe Amabile — who is known as "Grocery Store Joe" — shared a kiss with Serena Pitt. The other couples who locked lips included Connor Brennan and Maurissa Gun, Ivan Hall and Jessica Cruz, Aaron Clancy and Tammy Ly, Abigail Heringer and Noah Erb and Tre Cooper and Tahzjuan Hawkins.
Amabile spent a portion of the episode doubting whether joining the reality show was a good idea. "I'm almost feeling like, do I belong here now?" he lamented at the bar. "Seriously, I don't think I should be here. Why am I here? What am I doing? I don't think it's going to happen. I want to leave."
It also emerged that Hawkins had reportedly hooked up with Hall's uncle in the past.
Meanwhile, Victoria Larson appeared to use BiP as an opportunity to rebrand herself from being known as "Queen Victoria" during Matt James' season of The Bachelor. The 28-year-old arrived wearing a golden headpiece to represent the birth of "Goddess Victoria."
"I'm a goddess and I need the guy to come to me," she said of her "five-second rule", which entailed smiling at a guy for five seconds to invite him over. However, the trick did not seem to work for her in the first episode. "My goddess energy didn't kick in," she complained.
BiP reportedly films for only three weeks, with the hopes that the series ends in an engagement. However, it seems like this isn't enough time for Heringer. "My ex and I were talking for eight months before I wanted to make things official," she told Erb on a date.
"It's going to be hard to move slow. It's going to be hard for me personally," Erb responded. "I'm not uncomfortable, I just don't know what it's going to be like."