Nick, dubbed "always the romantic" by the network, will look for the woman of his dreams out of 30 selections when The Bachelor's next edition premieres Monday, January 2, 2017 at 8PM ET/PT.
After former Bachelors Sean Lowe, Chris Soules and Ben Higgins pay Nick, a handsome 36-year-old software salesman from Wisconsin who currently resides in Chicago, IL, a visit to share some advice, Nick will be introduced to 30 beautiful and accomplished women.
The bachelorettes will include 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 is already planning her big country wedding with Nick as the groom.
Once the limo entrances at The Bachelor mansion in Los Angeles begin, Sarah Vendal, 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, and Jasmine Goode is accompanied by the show's famous jeweler Neil Lane so that she can show Nick what type of engagement ring she prefers on the final day of filming.
Vanessa Grimaldi uses her multi-lingual skills in French and Italian to impress the Bachelor, Alexis Waters shows off her exuberant side and reveals her quirky obsession by showing up in a dolphin costume, and Elizabeth "Liz" Sandoz has a secret past with Nick that will force him to question her intentions.
The party gets started once Nick steps inside the mansion, and he attempts to give each bachelorette the attention she deserves throughout the night.
Nick finds "instant chemistry" with the "stunning" Vanessa, but just as they're about to share the first kiss of the season, a persistent Corinne Olympios swoops in for the steal.
Danielle Maltby then bonds with the Bachelor over their shared Wisconsin roots. Ultimately, Nick decides to give the coveted First Impression Rose to "a breathtakingly beautiful bachelorette."
The long but fun cocktail party will conclude with the 21st season's first Rose Ceremony during which Nick must hand out roses to 22 lucky women, sending the rest packing.
Below is a list of the 30 bachelorettes competing on The Bachelor's 21st edition, as well as a BEGIN GALLERY link to our photo gallery where you can see photos of all the girls.
- Alexis Waters, a 23-year-old aspiring dolphin trainer from Secaucus, NJ