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'The Bachelor': Meet The 30 Incredible Women Vying For Colton Underwood's Heart

"The Bachelor" is back with a three-hour live special premiering Monday, Jan. 7, With a Three-Hour, Live Special. 30 bachelorettes will be vying for Colton Underwood's heart.

This season the show's celebrity fans get in on the action when Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman, Terry and Rebecca Crews, and Billy Eichner and Fred Willard appear on the show.

In the premiere episode entitled, “2301” – What does a pageant star who calls herself the “hot-mess express,” a confident Nigerian beauty with a loud-and-proud personality,; a deceptively bubbly spitfire who is hiding a dark family secret, a California beach blonde who has a secret that ironically may make her the Bachelor’s perfect match, and a lovable phlebotomist all have in common? They’re all on the hunt for love with Colton Underwood on the 23rd edition of ABC’s hit romance reality series “The Bachelor.”  


Bachelor Nation viewing parties from across the country will be featured during the live, three-hour premiere.

The game that captured the hearts of Bachelor Nation is coming back soon with all-new gameplay! Fans can get ready to play The Official Bachelor Fantasy League, which allows players to compete with family, friends and the rest of #BachelorNation by building a weekly lineup of Bachelorettes based on weekly categories ranging from who will get a rose to who kisses Colton. Look out for a launch announcement at the end of the month to create your lineup for the premiere!

Before his journey begins, Colton sits down with Chris Harrison for a frank discussion about the backlash he received after he was announced as the new Bachelor and his readiness to become a husband. What about the fantasy suites? Colton wants to keep an open mind – anything is possible. However, he is somewhat nervous at the prospect of simultaneously juggling 30 smart, beautiful women.

The Bachelor’s anxiety is only matched by that of the group of eager, accomplished women, who want to make a lasting first impression and finally meet their possible future husband. Once the Bachelor enters the mansion, all bets are off and the race to find love is on. Colton is swept away by a very assertive woman, and he is surprised at how much chemistry he feels with some of the women … there are even a few kisses. One persistent lady steals him away four times – much to the dismay of the others. Will the aggressive moves impress Colton or turn him off? Although the women scramble to get time with him to earn the coveted first impression rose, he ends up giving it to the lady who helped him feel the most comfortable in this very new situation.

At the end of the night, 23 bachelorettes remain to embark on wild romantic adventures with Colton around the world and attempt to become the love of his life. This season, romantic excursions will take Colton and the women to spectacular places around the globe, including Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and Portugal, and even to Colton’s hometown of Denver, Colorado.

Romantic and adventurous dates will test the women’s perseverance in pursuing their romantic objective, along with fun, exciting and exotic dates that will elicit real and raw passions. Happily married couple and huge Bachelor fans, Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman, are on hand to offer some unconventional advice and unusual performance tips to a group of the women who must share their personal stories with Colton about their “firsts.” Actor/comedian Billy Eichner oversees a fierce summer camp-type competition as some of the bachelorettes relive their childhoods. Terry and Rebecca Crews put a group of powerful and passionate women through the “Bachelor Strongest Woman” competition, with Chris Harrison and Fred Willard adding the play-by-play. Up-and-coming country star Tenille Arts performs her hot new song, “I Hate This,” for Colton and one special lady. Country superstar Brett Young sings his hit “Here Tonight” as Colton surprises one of his wonderful dates.

As the journey continues internationally, relationships have a chance to flourish and more surprises await the unsuspecting Bachelor. Will Colton open his heart and find the woman of his dreams who will love him back?

The 30 women who will vie for Colton’s heart are the following:

 Alex B., 29
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Alex is the proud owner of a successful dog rescue business, which takes her all over the world in search of four-legged friends to save. To date, she’s saved almost 5000 dogs from slaughter. Luckily for Alex, rumor has it Colton is a dog lover, too.

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Alex D., 23
Boston, MA.
A New England girl through and through, Alex was born on Cape Cod, went to college at University of Massachusetts and now lives in Boston. When she’s not cheering on the Patriots or the Red Sox, she’s working as an account manager for an IT staffing agency. Alex talks fast, but tends to move slowly … verrrrrrrrrrry slowly.

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Angelique, 28
Hamilton, NJ.
Angelique is a small-town Jersey girl with a love of corny jokes. Here’s one for you, Angelique: Why did Colton cross the road? To meet you, of course!

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Annie, 23
New York, NY
Annie grew up on a farm in Wisconsin where she learned to ride horses. She competed in nationals for horse riding before attending the University of Alabama to study finance. Annie loves country music and swing dancing. She’s hoping to sweep Colton off his feet!

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Bri, 24
Los Angeles, CA
A model from Southern California, Bri is much more than just a pretty face. She played soccer for eight years, enjoys hiking and camping, and loves to hit the snowboard slopes. Her biggest dating fear? Farting too loudly. (Don’t worry Bri, we won’t tell Colton.)

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Caelynn, 23
Charlotte, NC
Caelynn grew up in Fredericksburg, Virginia, and attended Virginia Commonwealth University, where she got her degree in broadcast journalism. She was named Miss North Carolina in 2018 and was the first runner-up at Miss USA. But Caelynn is not your typical beauty queen. She once flew to Japan for a first date! Luckily, she’ll only have to travel to the Bachelor mansion to meet Colton.

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Caitlin, 25
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Caitlin is a successful realtor from Toronto, Ontario, Canada, who enjoys photography, painting and singing in the shower. Here’s hoping she musters the courage to belt out a few tunes in front of Colton … or, maybe not?

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Cassie, 23
Huntington Beach, CA
A true native Californian, Cassie grew up at the beach and is an avid surfer. She is currently completing her degree in speech pathology and hopes to one day open up a private practice to work with kids. Maybe, in the meantime, she can teach Colton the language of love.

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Catherine, 25
Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
By day, Catherine is a successful commercial real estate agent. By night, Catherine is DJ Agro – an up-and-coming hip-hop DJ making a name for herself on the Ft. Lauderdale club scene. Along with her dog daughter, Lucy, Catherine is hoping to spin her way into Colton’s heart.

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Courtney, 23
Atlanta, GA 
Courtney was born in Wiesbaden, Germany, but grew up in McDonough, Georgia, with four younger siblings. She turned her passion for food and cooking into a successful catering business, crafting healthy meal plans for athletes. Now she’s just hoping she has the recipe for love with Colton!"

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Demi, 23
Red Oak, TX
Demi grew up in rural Texas and is a proud country girl. She loves ATVing, fishing and watching WWE. She can also drive a stick shift. She’s ready to put her pursuit of Colton into overdrive! Keep an eye on this one, Bachelor Nation!

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Devin, 23
Medford, OR
Devin graduated from Arizona State University with a Master of Arts in sports journalism. She currently works as a broadcast journalist for a local news station in Medford, Oregon. When she’s not reporting, you can find her doing her best sun salutation in yoga class. Namaste, Colton!

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Elyse, 31
Soldotna, AK
Elyse grew up outside of Anchorage in Soldotna, Alaska, where she spent her childhood ice-skating and snowmobiling. She found a warmer climate when she relocated to Scottsdale, Arizona, where she now works as a makeup artist. She also he enjoys hiking, reading and spending time with friends over good food and wine.

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Erika, 25 
Encinitas, CA 
'The Nut,' as she’s known to her friends, is a ball of energy with a great sense of humor. Erika boasts that one of her talents is being able to eat whatever she wants without gaining weight. What’s your secret, Nut?

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Erin, 28
Plano, TX
Erin works full time for her stepmother’s home improvement business. She’s not afraid to get her hands dirty but cleans up nicely. When she’s not working, Erin enjoys ballroom dancing (as long as it’s not too late of a night). Erin also loves expensive shoes but admits she can do a better job keeping track of them. She loves pumpkin spice lattes.

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Hannah B., 23
Tuscaloosa, AL
Born and raised in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Hannah was bred to be a proud member of the Alabama Crimson Tide. Following in her parents’ footsteps, she recently graduated from the University of Alabama with a degree in communications. She currently works as an interior designer and never misses an Alabama football game. Oh, and in her spare time this year, she won the title of Miss Alabama USA 2018. Roll Tide, Hannah!

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Hannah G., 23
Birmingham, AL
This sweet Southern belle definitely isn’t camera shy – she’s both the photographer and model for her burgeoning social media business. Apart from planning the photo shoots for her next posts, Hannah enjoys being a foodie and glamping. Hopefully Colton “likes” what you’re putting down, Hannah!

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Heather, 22
Carlsbad, CA
Born and raised in San Diego, California, Heather is a Southern California girl through and through. She’s a thrill-seeker who enjoys bungee jumping, skydiving and river-rafting. But out of all the thrilling things Heather’s done, there’s still one thrill she’s yet to experience – she’s never kissed a boy!

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Adrianne "Jane," 26
West Hollywood, CA
A native to Los Angeles, Jane is a free spirit with infectious energy. As a social worker, she uses her positive vibes and good nature to help care for seniors at an elderly day care facility. When she’s not at work, Jane loves spending time with her mom and dog, Bella.

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Katie, 26
Sherman Oaks, CA
A lifelong dancer, Katie attended Louisiana State University where she competed on the dance team. After moving to Los Angeles to work as a medical sales rep, Katie settled in Sherman Oaks, where she enjoys yoga and sushi. She still dances in her spare time and hopes to teach Colton a few moves.

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Kirpa, 26
Whittier, CA
This beautiful and spunky California girl works for her dad’s dentistry business as a dental hygienist. She loves hiking, reading, cooking and swimming. Her one deal breaker? Colton better floss.

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Laura, 26
Dallas, TX
Originally from El Paso, Texas, this beautiful girl next door once moved to Spain on a whim. Luckily for Colton, she moved back and is ready to put her heart on the line for love.

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Nicole, 25
Miami, FL
Nicole is a fun and energetic Miami native who loves salsa dancing and singing acapella. Her family is originally from Havana, Cuba, and she’s extremely proud of her roots. She lives at home with her brother, mom and grandma, and can’t wait for Colton to try some of her grandma’s cooking.

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Nina, 30
Raleigh, NC
Nina was born in Croatia and moved to the United States with her mom when she was 9 years old, fleeing the conflict there amidst bullets and bombs. Amongst her many hobbies, Nina enjoys kayaking and hiking. She’s also watched “The Bachelor” with her mom and grandma for years.

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Onyeka, 24
Dallas, TX
Onyeka grew up in Manhattan, Kansas, in a loving family. Her parents are originally from Nigeria and have been married for 35 years. Fun fact:-Her parents got engaged after just two weeks. Onyeka is hoping to have that same kind of luck with Colton.

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Revian, 24
Santa Monica, CA
Revian is an esthetician from Los Angeles. When she’s not helping people feel beautiful, she loves to attend music festivals. She’s also fluent in Mandarin.

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Sydney, 27
New York, NY
Sydney has danced since she was 3 years old and is currently a professional dancer for an NBA team. She’s had great success in her career but hasn’t been as lucky in love. She’s never had a boyfriend!

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Tahzjuan, 25
Castle Pines, CO
Tahzjuan grew up in Houston but moved to Colorado with her mom, brother and two dogs. She loves reading, outdoor concerts and shopping with her mom. Fun fact: She has a tattoo that says “I love bad ideas.” Hopefully, Tahzjuan only sticks to her good ideas when it comes to Colton.

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Tayshia, 28
Corona Del Mar, CA
This Southern California girl is definitely not the squeamish type – she draws blood for a living! When she’s not filling up vials for her patients, she volunteers at her church and goes wine tasting. Unlike her patients, Tayshia hopes Colton feels faint when he sees her!

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Tracy, 31
Los Angeles, CA
"Originally from New York, Tracy relocated to West Hollywood to pursue a career in wardrobe styling. When she’s not helping celebrities look their best, she’s traveling the world with her sister. She’ll be helping Colton with fashion tips all season long."

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The Bachelor season 23 premieres Jan. 7 at 8 p.m. on ABC.

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