By Ann Luther

After this week’s episodes of Bachelor in Paradise, you’d think the show was set in the Bermuda Triangle instead of Mexico. The scrumptiously scandalous moments were centered around none other than Jesse Kovacs, who arrived on Monday night’s episode and was swept away on not one but three dates with beautiful ladies on the show: Jackie Parr (from Sean Lowe’s season), Christy Hansen (from Juan Pablo Galavis’s season), and Lucy Aragon (also from Galavis’s season).

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Jesse Kovacs Talks About Celebrity Flings on Bachelor in Paradise

It’s easy to see why these women were drawn to the handsome newcomer, but Kovacs thinks it was more than just an instant attraction. “I don’t feel like the girls were smitten. I think I was open-minded and didn’t act as if I was unavailable,” he shares in our exclusive celebrity interview. “Plus, both Christy and Lucy asked other guys on dates. I may have been the last option.”

Smitten or not, the bachelorettes asked Jesse Kovacs for his company, and he said yes every time. “As far as attraction goes, I thought Jackie was hot. Christy and I had fun on our date too,” the reality TV star explains. “I’m all about meeting new people and experiencing new places, and that’s what I tried to do.” He added about the often nude Aragon: “I actually didn’t want to go on the date with Lucy at first. I was exhausted and had been sick, so I didn’t think I had the energy. Ultimately, we had a blast, and I’m glad I hung out with her.”

Hung out he did– with both women. There was a gasp-inducing, extremely suggestive scene depicting Aragon joining Kovacs and Hansen in a rather intimate setting. Rumors of a threesome surged the Internet as quickly as you can say “o-m-g!” However, the California winemaker insists, “There was no threesome. I fell asleep.”

At the end of Tuesday’s Bachelor in Paradise episode, he gave the rose to Hansen — but don’t expect the pair to be as lovey dovey as some of the other couples by next week’s show. “I literally was only there a couple days, and it’s ridiculous to think you can just fall for someone in such a short time,” he says of their brief celebrity fling.

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The blue-eyed co-owner of Liquid Lounge in downtown San Diego will be gracing our television screens for at least another week. Apparently, there may be even more drama to come for poor Jesse Kovacs. He lets us in on what those teasing trailers may have left out for our gossip-hungry pleasure: “I’m not sure they will show this, but I get confronted by a few castmates. Basically, they wanted to tell me how much of a coward I was. Not sure that makes any sense — it didn’t to me.” We shall see…

You can keep up with Jesse on Twitter @JesseAKovacs. Be sure to tune in to Bachelor in Paradise on Monday nights at 8/7c on ABC!