The race begins. Bachelor Arie Luyendyk Jr. will become a household name come January 2018, and to tease the pending season of ABC’s smash franchise, producers revealed the names, the occupations and the photos of the ladies vying for the race car driver’s heart this season.
Among them? A savvy bachelorette named Maquel who makes a grand entrance in a Formula One race car replica, as well as a TV host named Jessica who’s previously met Arie—and believes their interaction was fate. Interesting occupations include an event designer (because weddings!) and a personal stylist. The season lead will also need to get his last names straight, since four women named Lauren will be competing the first night.
According to ABC, Luyendyk will cut the number from 29 to 21 by the end of the highly-anticipated cocktail party at the Bachelor mansion. The new Bachelor is best known as the runner-up on Emily Maynard’s season of The Bachelorette. Luyendyk was considered previously for the role, but the timing did not work out according to plan.
Season 22 premieres Monday, January 1, on ABC. Check out the complete list of ladies and their bios below.
Ali, 27, personal stylist, Dallas, Texas
Amber, 29, business owner, Denver, Colorado
Annaliese, 32, event designer, San Francisco, California
Ashley, 25, real estate agent, West Palm Beach, Florida
Rebecca (Becca), 27, publicist, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Rebekah (Bekah), nanny, Los Angeles, California
Bibiana, 30, executive assistant, Miami Beach, Florida
Brianna, 25, sports reporter, Portland, Oregon
Brittane, 27, marketing manager, Los Angeles, California
Brittnay, 30, tech recruiter, Austin, Texas
Caroline, 26, realtor, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Chelsea, 29, real estate executive assistant, Portland, Maine
Jacqueline, 26, research coordinator, New York, New York
Jenna, 28, social media manager, Raleigh, North Carolina
Jennifer (Jenny), 25, graphic designer, Chicago, Illinois
Jessica, 26, television host, Santa Monica, California
Kendall, 26, creative director, Los Angeles, California
Krystal, 30, fitness coach, San Diego, California
Lauren B., 25, technology salesperson, Dallas, Texas
Lauren G., 26, executive recruiter, Los Angeles, California
Lauren J., 33, recent master’s graduate, New Roads, Louisiana
Lauren S., 31, social media manager, Dallas, Texas
Maquel, 23, photographer, Orem, Utah
Marikh, 27, restaurant owner, Salt Lake City, Utah
D’Nysha (Nysha), 30, orthopedic nurse, Anderson, South Carolina
Olivia, 23, marketing associate, Chicago, Illinois
Seinne, 27, commercial real estate manager, Newport Beach, California
Tia, 26, physical therapist, Weiner, Arkansas
Valerie, 25, server, Nashville, Tennessee