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Premiering Monday, January 2, the new season of the ABC reality dating competition series will feature thirty bachelorettes looking to capture Nick Viall's heart.



The Bachelor 2017 contestants with Nick Viall
December 7, 2016

What do a dolphin-loving woman, a successful businesswoman who runs her parents multi-million-dollar flooring empire, a bachelorette who is hiding a big secret about her past involving Nick, and a no-nonsense Southern belle who has Nick in her cross-hairs for a big country wedding all have in common? They all have their sights set on making the Bachelor, Nick Viall, their future husband when the much-anticipated 21st edition of ABC's hit romance reality series "The Bachelor" premieres, Monday, January 2 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EST).

Nick Viall, 36, a handsome, accomplished technology salesman from Milwaukee, Wis., meets 30 potential soul mates as he begins his exciting search for true love. In the premiere, "Episode 2101," Nick prepares for the night of his life as the 30 beautiful bachelorettes, all clamoring to meet him, begin to arrive. Sarah, a bubbly school teacher, runs up the driveway in sneakers to make the point that Nick isn't a "runner-up" in her eyes or heart. Jasmine G. is accompanied by the one-and-only Neil Lane, so that she can show Nick what engagement ring she prefers should he choose her that final day. Vanessa uses her multi-lingual skills in French and Italian to impress the Bachelor. Alexis shows off her exuberant side, not to mention a quirky obsession, when she rolls up decked out in a "dolphin costume." Liz is the woman with a past — with Nick. What is she hiding and what is her end game?

Once inside, things heat up between Nick and the women. The chemistry between Nick and Vanessa is palpable, and they look like they might have the first kiss of the season — if it wasn't for a very persistent Corinne who swoops in and steals Nick away. Danielle M. bonds with the Bachelor over their shared Wis. roots. Ultimately, Nick makes his first difficult decision as he offers the much-sought-after first impression rose to a breathtakingly beautiful bachelorette.

The long, stressful evening ends on a high note for 22 lucky women, who will continue on the path to capture Nick's heart. 
   
The 30 women who can be revealed are:

Alexis Waters, 23, aspiring dolphin trainer, Secaucus, N.J.
Angela Amezcua, 26, model, Greenville, S.C.
Astrid Loch, 26, plastic surgery office manager, Tampa, Fla.
Briana Guertler, 28, surgical unit nurse, Salt Lake City, Utah
Brittany Farrar, 26, travel nurse, Santa Monica, Calif.
Christen Whitney, 25, wedding videographer, Tulsa, Okla.
Corinne Olympios, 24, business owner, Miami, Fla.
Danielle Lombard, 27, small business owner, Los Angeles, Calif.
Danielle Maltby, 31, neonatal nurse, Nashville, Tenn.
Dominique Alexis, 25, restaurant server, Los Angeles, Calif.
Elizabeth "Liz" Sandoz, 29, doula, Las Vegas, Nev.
Elizabeth Whitelaw, 24, marketing manager, Dallas, Tex.
Hailey Merkt, 23, photographer, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Ida Marie DeLosSantos, 23, sales manager, Harlingen, Tex.
Jaimi King, 28, chef, New Orleans, La.
Jasmine Brown, 25, flight attendant, Tacoma, Wash.
Jasmine Goode, 29, pro basketball dancer, San Francisco, Calif.
Josephine Tutman, 24, registered nurse, Santa Cruz, Calif.
Kristina Schulman, 24, dental hygienist, Lexington, Ky.
Lacey Mark, 25, digital marketing manager, Manhattan, N.Y.
Lauren Hussey, 30, law school graduate, Naples, Fla.
Michelle Ramkissoon, 24, food truck owner, Los Angeles, Calif.
Olivia Burnette, 25, apparel sales representative, Anchorage, Alaska
Rachel Lindsay, 31, attorney, Dallas, Tex.
Raven Gates, 25, fashion boutique owner, Hoxie, Ark.
Sarah Vendal, 26, grade school teacher, Newport Beach, Calif.
Susannah Milan, 26, account manager, San Diego, Calif.
Taylor Nolan, 23, mental health counselor, Seattle, Wash.
Vanessa Grimaldi, 29, special education teacher, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Whitney Fransway, 25, Pilates instructor, Chanhassen, Minn.

Hosted by Chris Harrison, "The Bachelor" is a production of Next Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television. Mike Fleiss, Elan Gale, Bennett Graebner and Nicole Woods are the executive producers.
 



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