Ames Brown: Cast on Bachelor Pad!

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The 18th and final contestant on the upcoming season of ABC's Bachelor Pad has been revealed: It's this week's Bachelorette castoff, Ames Brown!

We know. Didn't see that coming.

ABC withheld the identity of the last contestant, only revealing that it was a male who appeared on the current season of The Bachelorette.

Conventional wisdom suggested the villainous Bentley Williams would be a good fit, as would ... any of the guys remaining besides Ames.

Ames Brown Picture

The portfolio manager is a terrific guy, don't get us wrong. In fact, that's why it seems like an odd fit with the likes of Jake Pavelka and Vienna Girardi.

You just fear that he'll be eaten alive by these people ... on the flip side, he should easily be able to outwit them. But does he even need $250,000?

In any case, Ames joins fellow Bachelorette contestants William Holman and Blake Julian from this season. The show premieres Monday, August 8.

The week before that is The Bachelorette finale, with Ben, JP and Constantine still in the running. With Ames gone, who should Ashley choose?

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