'The Bachelor' star Chris Soules' 30 bachelorettes revealed by ABC
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 12/04/2014
ABC has revealed the identities of the record-breaking 30 bachelorettes competing for Chris Soules' heart on The Bachelor's nineteenth season, which is set to premiere on Monday, January 5 at 8PM ET/PT.
After The Bachelor's first-ever live event hosted by Chris Harrison and guest host Jimmy Kimmel airs, the nineteenth season's premiere broadcast will start with "Prince Farming," a 33-year-old farmer and wealthy businessman from Arlington, IA, arriving at the Malibu mansion and being introduced to only 15 bachelorettes.
These bachelorettes will include Britt, who gives Soules a bear hug; Tara, a country girl wearing "Daisy Dukes" and cowboy boots; Amanda, a secret admirer who doesn't allow Soules to see her until he can find her later; Reegan, a cadaver tissue saleswoman, who surprises the Bachelor with a medical cooler; and Tandra, a six-foot tall striking blonde who rides up on a motorcycle in her beautiful gown and biker boots.
In an unusual twist, Harrison will tell Soules to start the party with his 15 bachelorettes. Britt and Soules have "undeniable chemistry," according to the network and "get close very quickly." Whitney, a fertility nurse, will then explain to the Bachelor how she makes babies for a living.
When the girls believe the night has wrapped and one lucky lady will receive the first-impression rose, Harrison lures Soules away to meet 15 additional bachelorettes. The first group is horrified to witness the entrances of so many more beautiful women.
Mackenzie, a young mom, will invite Soules to participate in an activity she enjoys, and Kaitlyn will teach him how to breakdance. Unfortunately for Ashley S., she'll feel the pressure and get overly nervous.
Soules will offer his first-impression rose to an unsuspecting lady, and then he'll narrow down his 30 bachelorettes to 22 women during the season's first Rose Ceremony.
"But one woman has something else on her mind and takes matters into her own hands," according to the network, "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 bachelorettes competing on The Bachelor's nineteenth edition -- and their ABC-supplied bios -- are: