Lauren J. is a 33-year-old recent master's degree graduate from New Roads, LA, who currently resides in Baton Rouge, LA.
Lauren will be competing for Arie's heart when The Bachelor's 22nd season premieres Monday, January 1 at 8PM ET/PT on ABC.
Arie is giving reality TV another chance after failing to win the heart of The Bachelorette's eighth-season star, Emily Maynard, who dumped him in favor of Jef Holm.
Lauren and Arie both appear ready to settle down in a long-term relationship, but will they hit it off with each other? She's beautiful, but will Lauren have the qualities and personality traits Arie is looking for in his future wife?