"Olivia is a 23-year-old news anchor from Texas who took a break and put her career on hold to do The Bachelor. Obviously pretty. Pleasant smile. One of the things Ben worries about is if she is sincere, because she has a career in television," Harrison told Yahoo! TV before Monday night's premiere aired.
"And he wonders, like everyone does, if she is there for the right reasons -- or is she here for publicity? She's beautiful, and Ben takes a liking to her straight out of the limo. She makes a strong first impression."
Harrison certainly teased the premiere well, as Higgins gave his coveted first impression rose to Caridi. The Bachelor star thought she was attractive, poised, intelligent and a great conversationalist. He seemed to believe she was the entire package, so we'll see how this plays out.
According to promos ABC released for Season 20, Caridi is apparently going to be portrayed as the villain. Whether she truly behaved that way or became a victim because she was such a threat remains unknown.