Colton's 2019 'Bachelor' Contestants Are Here & They're Ready For Love — PHOTOS
Colton Underwood is about to embark on an adventure — no, a journey — as the star of The Bachelor Season 23. And now that Colton's 2019 Bachelor contestants have been announced, there's no turning back. Though, to be fair, Colton's been set on this new Bachelor journey for quite some time. In fact, he's been heading toward the show for the better part of a year, ever since he appeared as a contestant on Season 14 of The Bachelorette. After competing for Bachelorette Becca Kufrin's heart, he went on to Bachelor in Paradise where he briefly dated Tia Booth before leaving Mexico in tears and being named the new Bachelor.
Needless to say, Colton has had some ups and downs when it comes to love, but now he's ready to find the one. And, who knows, his future wife could be one of the 30 contestants headed to the Bachelor Mansion for Season 23.
Though Season 23 has yet to premiere, the Bachelor season has already reportedly finished filming, which means that Colton could already be engaged this very moment! Before the contestants were even announced, Colton teased a potential lady love on Instagram, captioning a photo he claimed was "date night with my babe."
Of course, Colton later had to clarify his use of the pregnant woman emoji to hide his date's identity. Though he didn't exactly explain why he chose that emoji, he did make a joke about his virginity, which he first revealed during an emotional moment on The Bachelorette. "Can't a guy just take his pregnant gal out on a date without speculation on his virginity?" he tweeted.
The women vying for Colton's heart this season range from a self-proclaimed "sloth" to even one woman who has apparently never been kissed. Each, of course, has their very own unique personality, as host Chris Harrison was sure to note in his announcement video. So, without further ado, here's what you need to know about Colton's Bachelor contestants before the season premiere on Jan. 7.
1. Alex B, 29
A dog rescuer, Alex B is a lover of animals, something that Harrison says is sure to win her favor with Colton who the host said "really loves dogs — a lot." Harrison went on to describe her as "opinionated" and also a bit sick on Night 1.
2. Alex D, 23
Alex D, not to be confused with Alex B, is credited as a "Sloth." Harrison hinted at a unique entrance for Alex D, calling her limo exit a "slow roll."
3. Angelique, 28
A marketing sales person from New Jersey, Angelique was described by Harrison as very nice — which may or may not be a good thing, at least for reality television.
4. Annie, 23
Annie, a financial associate, already met Colton on The Ellen Show.
5. Bri, 24
Bri is a model, so she also probably won't be too camera shy.
6. Caelynn, 23
Caelynn is no stranger to cameras. She was Miss North Carolina 2018, which means she knows how to win people over.
7. Caitlin, 25
Caitlin, a 25-year-old realtor, seems pretty sweet. Plus, she hails from Canada, which hopefully means she'll bring some of that trademark kindness to The Bachelor mansion.
8. Cassie, 23
Cassie is a 23-year-old speech pathologist who also loves to surf. Could she be the one for Colton?
9. Catherine, 26
Catherine, a DJ, is taking her dog along for the journey to love. Harrison also hinted that Catherine could be a bit of a villain this season, so fans better be on the lookout.
10. Courtney, 23
Harrison didn't reveal much about Courtney, a 23-year-old caterer, but her photo did prompt him to suggest that Colton doesn't know what a peach is, so, here's hoping Courtney gives him a lesson in fruits and veggies.
11. Demi, 23
Demi, 23, is one to watch, according to Harrison, who told fans during the announcement that this contestant delivers a pretty memorable line in the very first episode.
12. Devin, 23
Devin, a broadcast journalist, loves yoga. Maybe she'll get Colton the football player to try a new, more relaxed sport.
13. Elyse, 31
Elyse, a 31-year-old makeup artist, grew up in Alaska and now lives in Arizona, so, who knows, maybe she'll be willing to move for love.
14. Erika, 25
Erika, a 25-year-old recruiter, was described by Harrison as "nutty." Not quite sure what that means, but we'll certainly find out!
15. Erin, 28
Erin, 28, was announced with the profession "Cinderella." According to her official ABC cast profile, she works for her stepmother and likes ballroom dancing. No word on if she talks to mice or not.
16. Hannah B., 23
Hannah B., a 23 year old beauty queen from Alabama, and she has a degree in communications.
17. Hannah G., 23
Hannah G. is a "content creator" from the South. (Like Hannah B., Hannah G. is also from Alabama.)
18. Heather, 22
Heather, 22, is sure to make quite the splash in Bachelor Nation. Just like Colton, Heather is also a virgin, but she's actually also never been kissed. Will that change on national television? We shall see...
19. Jane, 26
Like Colton, Jane, a 26-year-old social worker, loves dogs. Perhaps that will be enough to forge a bond with the former football player.
20. Katie, 26
Katie might be a medical sales rep by day, but she's also a lifelong dancer who loves yoga. But don't be fooled by her sweet demeanor, Harrison teased she drops a bomb on Colton that will change his journey forever.
21. Kirpa, 26
Kirpa, a 26-year-old dental hygienist, loves hiking, reading, cooking, and swimming, according to her ABC bio.
22. Laura, 26
Laura, a 26-year-old accountant, is currently settled in Texas, but she's got an adventurous streak. According to ABC, she once moved to Spain just because she felt like it.
23. Nicole, 25
Nicole, 25, works as a social media coordinator in Miami.
24. Nina, 30
Nina, 30, is now a sales account manager from North Carolina, but she was originally born in Croatia.
25. Onyeka, 24
Onyeka, 24, is an IT risk consultant, which means she hopefully knows a thing or two about judging the odds.
26. Revian, 24
Revian, a 24-year-old esthetician, loves music festivals, so hopefully Colton is ready to expand his musical horizons.
27. Sydney, 27
Sydney, 27, is a former NBA dancer who quit her job to go on her Bachelor journey. Here's hoping that risk pays off.
28. Tahzjuan, 25
Tahzjuan, a 25-year-old business development associate, is another dog lover. She also has a tattoo that says "I love bad ideas," showing she's got a sense of humor.
29. Tayshia, 28
According to Harrison, Tayshia, a 28-year-old Phlebotomist, makes quite the splash upon her arrival to Bachelor mansion.
30. Tracy, 32
Tracy, 32, is a wardrobe stylist who is used to traveling the world for her job. At the very least, she'll be able to give Colton some useful style tips this season.
All of these 30 women will begin their journey to find true love with Colton when The Bachelor premieres with a live, 3-hour event on Monday, Jan. 7. May the odds be ever in their favor.