30 Bachelorettes Revealed for New Season of ABC's THE BACHELOR

What do a dedicated school guidance counselor, a raven-haired beauty with a rebellious past, a self-proclaimed virgin with a healthy libido, a stunning petite beauty who is searching for her soul mate and a spunky Southern belle, who is a fertility specialist yearning to fall in love and have her own children, all have in common? They all have their sights set on moving to Arlington, Iowa, with the Bachelor, Chris Soules, when the 19th edition of ABC's popular romance reality series, "The Bachelor," premieres with a live event for the first time ever, MONDAY, JANUARY 5 (8:00-11:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.

Chris Soules, 33, a handsome, successful farmer from Arlington, Iowa, meets 30 potential soul mates as he begins his exciting search for true love. In the premiere, "Episode 1901," Chris prepares for the night of his life as the 30 beautiful bachelorettes, all clamoring to meet him, begin to arrive. Britt rocks Chris' world with a memorable bear hug. Not to be outdone, Tara arrives wearing "Daisy Dukes" and cowboy boots. Amanda blindfolds the object of her affection and slips into the party before Chris can see her. Reegan, the cadaver tissue saleswoman, brings THE BACHELOR a heartfelt surprise in a medical cooler. And six-foot blonde stunner, Tandra, roars up on a motorcycle in a gorgeous evening gown and biker boots.

After only 15 bachelorettes arrive, the party surprisingly starts, and the "hugger" Britt makes the most of her opportunity as she and Chris have undeniable chemistry and get close very quickly. Whitney, the vivacious fertility nurse, coyly explains to THE BACHELOR that she makes babies for a living. After Chris Harrison brings out the first impression rose, the fun really starts as another 15 bachelorettes are about to join the party. Mackenzie, a young mom invites Chris to share an activity that is close to his heart, and Kaitlyn teaches our Bachelor how to breakdance. However, Ashley S. feels the pressure and her nerves get the better of her. Chris makes his first decision of the night, offering the first impression rose to a very surprised woman. Finally, after his first rose ceremony, 22 women will remain to compete for Chris' affection and, in the end, his heart. But one woman has something else on her mind and takes matters into her own hands, turning Chris' perfect world upside down. What should have been the start of his romantic journey now becomes one of the most dramatic twists in Bachelor history.

The 30 women who can be revealed are:

Alissa, 24, flight attendant, Hamilton, NJ
Amanda, 24, ballet teacher, Lake in the Hills, IL
Amber, 29, bartender, Chicago, IL
Ashley I., 26, nanny, Wayne, NJ
Ashley S., 24, hair stylist, Brooklyn, NY
Becca, 25, chiropractic assistant, San Diego, CA
Bo, 25, plus-size model, Carpinteria, CA
Britt, 27, waitress, Hollywood, CA
Brittany, 26, WWE diva-in-training, Orlando, FL
Carly, 29, cruise ship singer, Arlington, TX
Jade, 28, cosmetics developer, Los Angeles, CA
Jillian, 25, news producer, Washington, D.C.
Jordan, 24, student, Windsor, CO
Juelia, 30, esthetician, Portland, OR
Kaitlyn, 29, dance instructor, Vancouver, BC
Kara, 25, high school soccer coach, Brownsville, KY
Kelsey, 28, guidance counselor, Austin, TX
Kimberly, 28, yoga instructor, Long Island, NY
Mackenzie, 21, dental assistant, Maple Valley, WA
Megan, 23, makeup artist, Nashville, TN
Michelle, 25, wedding cake decorator, Provo, UT
Nicole, 31, real estate agent, Scottsdale, AZ
Nikki, 26, former NFL cheerleader, New York City, NY
Reegan, 28, cadaver tissue saleswoman, Manhattan Beach, CA
Samantha, 27, fashion designer, Los Angeles, CA
Tandra, 30, executive assistant, Sandy UT
Tara, 26, sport fishing enthusiast, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Tracy, 29, fourth grade teacher, Wellington, FL
Trina, 33, special education teacher, San Clemente, CA
Whitney, 29, fertility nurse, Chicago, IL

Hosted by Chris Harrison, "The Bachelor" is a production of Next Entertainment in association with Warner HORIZON Television. Mike Fleiss, Martin Hilton and Alycia Rossiter 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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