'The Bachelor' star Colton Underwood's 30 bachelorettes officially announced by ABC!
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 12/06/2018
The Bachelor bachelorettes who will be appearing on Colton Underwood's upcoming 23rd season of the reality dating show have formally been announced.
ABC has revealed the identities of the 30 bachelorettes who will be competing to win the heart of the 26-year-old charity founder and former professional football player when Season 23 of The Bachelorpremieres Monday, January 7 at 8PM ET/PT.
The premiere will be a special three-hour event as a way to thank fans from coast to coast for their longtime support of the franchise, according to host Chris Harrison.
Colton's lineup of women includes multiple beauty pageant queens, a dog rescuer, a speech pathologist, a dental hygienist, an NBA dancer, a deejay, a phlebotomist and so much more.
And per usual, some girls were given quirky occupations such as "sloth," "Cinderella," and "never been kissed." Colton will have to get to the bottom of what these women are really about, and he will certainly have his hands full.
But after the Night 1 Rose Ceremony, only 23 bachelorettes will remain in the running. And of course, only one lucky lady will win Colton's final rose, and hopefully, a diamond engagement ring.
Harrison has teased America will fall in love with Colton once they get to know him better, as he was incredibly emotional, open and vulnerable for cameras, especially when it came to sharing the story about his virginity.
But Colton isn't the only prize to be won this season, as Mike Fleiss insisted on Twitter in September thatThe Bachelor's 23rd season will feature the "greatest cast of women -- ever!"
Until viewers can begin watching The Bachelor's upcoming "outrageous," "wild" and "gut-wrenching" season, according to Harrison, let's learn more about the women who will probably steal the show.
Below is the list of the 30 bachelorettes who will be competing on The Bachelor and their ABC-supplied descriptions:
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- Alex Blumberg, a 29-year-old dog rescuer from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Alex is the proud owner of a successful dog rescue business, which takes her all over the world in search of four-legged friends to save. To date, she's saved almost 5000 dogs from slaughter. Luckily for Alex, rumor has it Colton is a dog lover, too.
Angelique is a small-town Jersey girl with a love of corny jokes. Here's one for you, Angelique: Why did Colton cross the road? To meet you, of course!
- Annie Reardon, a 23-year-old financial associate from New York, NY
Annie grew up on a farm in Wisconsin where she learned to ride horses. She competed in nationals for horse riding before attending the University of Alabama to study finance. Annie loves country music and swing dancing. She's hoping to sweep Colton off his feet!
Caelynn grew up in Fredericksburg, VA, and attended Virginia Commonwealth University, where she got her degree in broadcast journalism. She was named Miss North Carolina in 2018 and was the first runner-up at Miss USA.
But Caelynn is not your typical beauty queen. She once flew to Japan for a first date! Luckily, she'll only have to travel to the Bachelor mansion to meet Colton.
Caitlin is a successful realtor from Toronto, Ontario, Canada, who enjoys photography, painting and singing in the shower. Here's hoping she musters the courage to belt out a few tunes in front of Colton -- or, maybe not?
- Cassie Randolph, a 23-year-old speech pathologist from Huntington Beach, CA
A true native Californian, Cassie grew up at the beach and is an avid surfer.
She is currently completing her degree in speech pathology and hopes to one day open up a private practice to work with kids. Maybe, in the meantime, she can teach Colton the language of love.
By day, Catherine is a successful commercial real estate agent.
By night, Catherine is DJ Agro -- an up-and-coming hip-hop DJ making a name for herself on the Ft. Lauderdale club scene. Along with her dog daughter, Lucy, Catherine is hoping to spin her way into Colton's heart.
Courtney was born in Wiesbaden, Germany, but grew up in McDonough, Georgia, with four younger siblings.
She turned her passion for food and cooking into a successful catering business, crafting healthy meal plans for athletes. Now she's just hoping she has the recipe for love with Colton!
- Demi Burnett, a 23-year-old interior designer from Red Oak, TX
Demi grew up in rural Texas and is a proud country girl. She loves ATVing, fishing and watching WWE. She can also drive a stick shift. She's ready to put her pursuit of Colton into overdrive! Keep an eye on this one, Bachelor Nation!
- Devin Gooden, a 23-year-old broadcast journalist from Medford, OR
Devin graduated from Arizona State University with a Master of Arts in sports journalism. She currently works as a broadcast journalist for a local news station in Medford, OR.
When she's not reporting, you can find her doing her best sun salutation in yoga class. Namaste, Colton!
"The Nut," as she's known to her friends, is a ball of energy with a great sense of humor. Erika boasts that one of her talents is being able to eat whatever she wants without gaining weight. What's your secret, Nut?
Erin works full time for her stepmother's home improvement business. She's not afraid to get her hands dirty but cleans up nicely. When she's not working, Erin enjoys ballroom dancing (as long as it's not too late of a night).
Erin also loves expensive shoes but admits she can do a better job keeping track of them. She loves pumpkin spice lattes.
- Hannah Brown, a 23-year-old Miss Alabama 2018 from Tuscaloosa, AL
Born and raised in Tuscaloosa, AL, Hannah was bred to be a proud member of the Alabama Crimson Tide. Following in her parents' footsteps, she recently graduated from the University of Alabama with a degree in communications.
She currently works as an interior designer and never misses an Alabama football game. Oh, and in her spare time this year, she won the title of Miss Alabama USA 2018. Roll Tide, Hannah!
- Hannah Godwin, a 23-year-old content creator from Birmingham, AL
This sweet Southern belle definitely isn't camera shy -- she's both the photographer and model for her burgeoning social media business.
Apart from planning the photo shoots for her next posts, Hannah enjoys being a foodie and glamping. Hopefully Colton "likes" what you're putting down, Hannah!
- Heather Martin, a 22-year-old who has never been kissed from Carlsbad, CA
Born and raised in San Diego, CA, Heather is a Southern California girl through and through. She's a thrill-seeker who enjoys bungee jumping, skydiving and river-rafting.
But out of all the thrilling things Heather's done, there's still one thrill she's yet to experience -- she's never kissed a boy!