''There's genius in this show,'' says rose-meister Chris Harrison, back to host Pad's third season. Even more brilliant? Harrison's insights about the Pad-mates who will definitely make a splash.

Ed Swiderski, 33

The ”winner” of Jillian Harris’ season turned into tabloid fodder when reports came out that he was romancing other women while on the show. Chris says ”He’s one of the most intriguing contestants. He has this very weird blasé attitude about everything, and that might get him into trouble. He’s kind of that nice guy that everybody likes but bad things happen to. Once you’re around him, you realize he creates his own drama.”

Brittany and Erica Taltos, 22

So what are the twins — who are among six ”super fans” competing alongside Bachelor/Bachelorette veterans for $250,000 — really like? Chris says ”They’re a Dumpster fire. You can’t take your eyes off of them. And because they’re such a tornado, everything around them is destroyed. But they are cute.”

Kalon McMahon, 27

Luckily for McMahon there are no single mothers, so he can’t refer to their children as ”baggage,” like he did with Bachelorette Emily Maynard. Chris says ”He’s definitely the guy everybody loves to hate. You’ll see by his arrival that he hasn’t changed much. Kalon pulls up in a convertible Porsche. The saddest part is, it’s a rental.”

Erica Rose, 29

Repeat Pad offender Rose didn’t have much luck finding anyone to partner with last season. Will she fare better this time? Chris says ”She’s always stirring the pot, but what she doesn’t realize is that she’s in the middle of the pot. She’s kind of a beautiful mess.”

Michael Stagliano, 27

Stagliano won the money last year, but he lost out on love when his ex married another Pad-mate. Chris says ”Oh, please. That guy made out like a bandit. There’s not a woman in the United States who doesn’t walk up and say, ‘Oh, I just want to take care of you!”’

Blakely Jones, 34

The ”VIP cocktail waitres” from Ben Flajnik’s season had multiple meltdowns. Are her tears still flowing? Chris says ”You wonder if she’s coming back to do a PR makeover. Maybe she’s trying to be seen in a different light. For starters, she wants to be seen as being more stable.”

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Chris Harrison reassembles former rose-contenders for a second chance at reality fame, love, and televised skankiness
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