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Ben Higgins' exes are flocking to Bachelor in Paradise — including our favorite

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We're pretty surprised that Ben Higgins' ex, Amanda Stanton, is opting to be on TV again

If at first you don't succeed, try again, right? That's clearly the motto for Ben Higgins' exes, many of whom are heading to next season's Bachelor in Paradise. The latest to pick her bikini and a rose? Amanda Stanton, the fan favorite whose life as a mother of two was too much for Higgins to handle.

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Fans of the show will remember Stanton's difficulties leaving behind her children, 4-year-old Kinsley and 2-year-old Charlie, to star on Higgins' season. She's giving the heave-ho to her kids once again for a shot at love with 24 other reality TV contestants. This time, at least, all the contestants will have watched her previous season and understand her family dynamic before things get too serious. Plus, a free trip to an exotic location — how could she turn that down?

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Although the full Bachelor in Paradise cast list won't be revealed until this season's Bachelorette has ended, we already know a few familiar faces will be headed to the beach. Mike Fleiss, the show creator, revealed a few stars in a tweet that he quickly deleted, according to Us Weekly. If the spill was for real, Stanton will be joined by Lace Morris, who was whatever the opposite of a fan favorite is, and Caila Quinn from her own season, as well as Ben Zorn from Season 19.

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