Nick Viall Searches for that One Special Woman when "The Bachelor" Returns

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30 December 2016
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The Bachelor
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"The Bachelor"
Season Premiere Monday, January 2 at 8 PM ET/PT on ABC
 
         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 (8:00-10:00 p.m.), on the ABC Television Network. 
 
          Nick Viall, 36, a handsome, accomplished technology salesman from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, meets 30 potential soul mates as he begins his exciting search for true love. In the premiere, 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 Wisconsin 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 series is hosted by Chris Harrison. 
         
The 30 women who can be revealed are:
 
  • Alexis, 23, aspiring dolphin trainer, Secaucus, NJ
  • Angela, 26, model, Greenville, SC
  • Astrid, 26, plastic surgery office manager, Tampa, FL
  • Briana, 28, surgical unit nurse, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Brittany, 26, travel nurse, Santa Monica, CA
  • Christen, 25, wedding videographer, Tulsa, OK
  • Corrine, 24, business owner, Miami, FL
  • Danielle L., 27, small business owner, Los Angeles, CA
  • Danielle M., 31, neonatal nurse, Nashville, TN
  • Dominique, 25, restaurant server, Los Angeles, CA
  • Elizabeth (“Liz”), 29, doula, Las Vegas, NV
  • Elizabeth, 24, marketing manager, Dallas, TX
  • Hailey, 23, photographer, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Ida Marie, 23, sales manager, Harlingen, TX
  • Jaimi, 28, chef, New Orleans, LA
  • Jasmine B., 25, flight attendant, Tacoma, WA
  • Jasmine G., 29, pro basketball dancer, San Francisco, CA
  • Josephine, 24, unemployed nurse, Santa Cruz, CA
  • Kristina, 24, dental hygienist, Lexington, KY
  • Lacey, 25, digital marketing manager, Manhattan, NY
  • Lauren, 30, law school graduate, Naples, FL
  • Michelle, 24, food truck owner, Los Angeles, CA
  • Olivia, 25, apparel sales representative, Nashville, TN
  • Rachel, 31, attorney, Dallas, TX
  • Raven, 25, fashion boutique owner, Hoxie, AR
  • Sarah, 26, grade school teacher, Newport Beach, CA
  • Susannah, 26, account manager, San Diego, CA
  • Taylor, 23, mental health counselor, Seattle, WA
  • Vanessa, 29, special education teacher, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • Whitney, 25, Pilates instructor, Chanhassen, MN
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