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 Bachelor premieres 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 that The 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:

- Alex Blumberg, a 29-year-old dog rescuer from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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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.

- Alex Dillon, a 23-year-old sloth from Boston, MA

A New England girl through and through, Alex was born on Cape Cod, went to college at University of Massachusetts and now lives in Boston.

When she's not cheering on the Patriots or the Red Sox, she's working as an account manager for an IT staffing agency. Alex talks fast, but tends to move slowly -- verrrrrrrrrrry slowly.

- Angelique Sherman, a 28-year-old marketing salesperson from Hamilton, NJ

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!

- Brianna "Bri" Barnes, a 24-year-old model from Los Angeles, CA

A model from Southern California, Bri is much more than just a pretty face.

She played soccer for eight years, enjoys hiking and camping, and loves to hit the snowboard slopes. Her biggest dating fear? Farting too loudly. (Don't worry Bri, we won't tell Colton.)

- Caelynn Miller-Keyes, a 23-year-old Miss North Carolina 2018 from Charlotte, NC

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 Clemmens, a 25-year-old realtor from Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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.

- Catherine Agro, a 26-year-old DJ from Ft. Lauderdale, FL

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 Curtis, a 23-year-old caterer from Atlanta, GA

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!

- Elyse Dehlbom, a 31-year-old makeup artist from Soldotna, AK

Elyse grew up outside of Anchorage in Soldotna, AK, where she spent her childhood ice-skating and snowmobiling.

She found a warmer climate when she relocated to Scottsdale, AZ, where she now works as a makeup artist. She also he enjoys hiking, reading and spending time with friends over good food and wine.

- Erika McNutt, a 25-year-old recruiter from Encinitas, CA

"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 Landry, a 28-year-old Cinderella from Plano, TX

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!

- Adrianne "Jane" Aver, a 26-year-old social worker from West Hollywood, CA

A native to Los Angeles, Jane is a free spirit with infectious energy.

As a social worker, she uses her positive vibes and good nature to help care for seniors at an elderly day care facility. When she's not at work, Jane loves spending time with her mom and dog, Bella.

- Katie Morton, a 26-year-old medical sales representative from Sherman Oaks, CA

A lifelong dancer, Katie attended Louisiana State University where she competed on the dance team.

After moving to Los Angeles to work as a medical sales rep, Katie settled in Sherman Oaks, where she enjoys yoga and sushi. She still dances in her spare time and hopes to teach Colton a few moves.

- Kirpa Sudick, a 26-year-old dental hygienist from Whittier, CA

This beautiful and spunky California girl works for her dad's dentistry business as a dental hygienist. She loves hiking, reading, cooking and swimming. Her one deal breaker? Colton better floss.

- Laura Pellerito, a 26-year-old accountant from Dallas, TX

Originally from El Paso, TX, this beautiful girl next door once moved to Spain on a whim. Luckily for Colton, she moved back and is ready to put her heart on the line for love.

- Nicole Lopez-Alvar, a 25-year-old social media coordinator from Miami, FL

Nicole is a fun and energetic Miami native who loves salsa dancing and singing acapella.

Her family is originally from Havana, Cuba, and she's extremely proud of her roots. She lives at home with her brother, mom and grandma, and can't wait for Colton to try some of her grandma's cooking.

- Nina Bartula, a 30-year-old sales account manager from Raleigh, NC

Nina was born in Croatia and moved to the United States with her mom when she was 9 years old, fleeing the conflict there amidst bullets and bombs.

Amongst her many hobbies, Nina enjoys kayaking and hiking. She's also watched The Bachelor with her mom and grandma for years.

- Onyeka Ehie, a 24-year-old IT risk consultant from Dallas, TX

Onyeka grew up in Manhattan, KS, in a loving family. Her parents are originally from Nigeria and have been married for 35 years.

Fun fact: Her parents got engaged after just two weeks. Onyeka is hoping to have that same kind of luck with Colton.

- Revian Chang, a 24-year-old esthetician from Santa Monica, CA

Revian is an esthetician from Los Angeles. When she's not helping people feel beautiful, she loves to attend music festivals. She's also fluent in Mandarin.

- Sydney Lotuaco, a 27-year-old NBA dancer from New York, NY

Sydney has danced since she was 3 years old and is currently a professional dancer for an NBA team. She's had great success in her career but hasn't been as lucky in love. She's never had a boyfriend!

- Tahzjuan Hawkins, a 25-year-old business development associate from Castle Pines, CO

Tahzjuan grew up in Houston but moved to Colorado with her mom, brother and two dogs. She loves reading, outdoor concerts and shopping with her mom.

Fun fact: She has a tattoo that says "I love bad ideas." Hopefully, Tahzjuan only sticks to her good ideas when it comes to Colton.

- Tayshia Adams, a 28-year-old phlebotomist from Corona Del Mar, CA

This Southern California girl is definitely not the squeamish type -- she draws blood for a living!

When she's not filling up vials for her patients, she volunteers at her church and goes wine tasting. Unlike her patients, Tayshia hopes Colton feels faint when he sees her!

- Tracy Shapoff, a 31-year-old wardrobe stylist from Los Angeles, CA

Originally from New York, Tracy relocated to West Hollywood to pursue a career in wardrobe styling.

When she's not helping celebrities look their best, she's traveling the world with her sister. She'll be helping Colton with fashion tips all season long.

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About The Author: Elizabeth Kwiatkowski
Elizabeth Kwiatkowski is Associate Editor of Reality TV World and has been covering the reality TV genre for more than a decade.