BEN HIGGINS BEGINS HIS SEARCH FOR THAT ONE SPECIAL WOMAN
The 28 Bachelorettes Who Look to Capture Ben’s Heart are Revealed
What do a soft-spoken single mom of two young daughters; bubbly, fun identical twins, who are best friends; a sexy free spirit whose recent breakup has left her wary of romance, a battle-tested war veteran, who is sassy, bold and gorgeous, but sensitive; and a beautiful television news anchor, all have in common? They all have their sights set on moving to Denver, Colorado, with the Bachelor, Ben Higgins, when the much-anticipated 20th edition of ABC’s hit romance reality series, “The Bachelor,” premieres, MONDAY, JANUARY 4 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.
Ben Higgins, 26, a handsome and charming small town guy from Warsaw, Indiana meets 28 potential soul mates as he begins his exciting search for true love. In the premiere, “Episode 2001,” Ben prepares for the night of his life as the 28 beautiful bachelorettes, all clamoring to meet him, begin to arrive. Jami reveals that she’s friends with Kaitlyn Bristowe. Ben is left speechless when first a stunning Emily and then her identical twin sister, Haley, arrive and ask for a group hug. Lace has a few moves of her own and boldly and memorably kisses Ben. The fun continues as cowgirl Maegan arrives with a sidekick – a mini horse – and they both get invited inside. There is JoJo with her unicorn mask, and Lauren R. is so nervous, she forgets to tell Ben her name.
Mandi shows off her slick moves with patients when the demonstrative dentist grabs Ben for a private exam. But everyone is stunned as two late arrivals – Becca, runner-up on Chris Soules’ season and Amber, also an alumna from Chris’ season and “Bachelor in Paradise” – make a game changing entrance. A persistent Lace seizes the opportunity to attempt to give Ben the season’s first real kiss with unexpected results. Ben makes his first difficult decision as he offers the much-sought-after first impression rose to an intimidatingly beautiful bachelorette.
The long, stressful evening ends on a high note for 21 lucky women, who will continue on the path to capture Ben’s heart – except for one daring woman, who takes Ben aside to scold him for something he neglected to do.
The 28 women who can be revealed are:
Amanda, 25, esthetician, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
Amber, 30, bartender, Chicago, IL
Becca, 26, chiropractic assistant, San Diego, CA
Breanne, 30, nutritional therapist, Seattle, WA
Caila, 23, software sales representative, Hudson, OH
Emily, 22, twin, Las Vegas, NV
Haley, 22, twin, Las Vegas, NV
Isabel “Izzy,” 24, graphic designer, Branford, CT
Jackie, 23, gerontologist, San Francisco, CA
Jami, 23, bartender, St. Albert, Alberta, Canada
Jennifer, 25, small business owner, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Jessica, 23, accountant, Boca Raton, FL
Joelle “Jo Jo,” 24, real estate developer, Dallas, TX
Jubilee, 24, war veteran, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Lace, 25, real estate agent, Denver, CO
Laura, 24, account executive, Louisville, KY
Lauren “LB,” 23, fashion buyer, Stillwater, OK
Lauren B., 25, flight attendant, Marina Del Rey, CA
Lauren H., 25, kindergarten teacher, Ann Arbor, MI
Lauren R., 26, math teacher, Houston, TX
Leah, 25, event planner, Denver, CO
Maegan, 30, cowgirl, Weatherford, TX
Mandi, 28, dentist, Portland, OR
Olivia, 23, news anchor, Austin, TX
Rachel, 23, unemployed, Little Rock, AR
Samantha, 26, attorney, New Smyrna Beach, FL
Shushanna, 27, mathematician, Salt Lake City, UT
Tiara, 26, chicken enthusiast, Redmond, WA
Hosted by Chris Harrison, “The Bachelor” is a production of Next Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television. Mike Fleiss, Elan Gale, Bennett Graebner, Peter Scalettar and Nicole Woods are the executive producers. “The Bachelor” is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format, with 5.1 stereo surround sound.
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