The First 'Bachelor Winter Games' Cast Photos Will Only Make You More Excited For The Show
In just one month, arguably the greatest sporting event of this era will make its grand debut. ABC announced on Monday that The Bachelor Winter Games will premiere on Feb. 13, just a few days after the 2018 Winter Olympics kick off (supervising producer: Lindsay Liles). The network also confirmed the show's lineup, offering up a batch of gorgeous The Bachelor Winter Games cast photos that would look great in the Bachelor Mansion, which is more or less Bachelor Nation's version of Olympic Village.
The four-part Bachelor/ette spin-off will give 24 past Bachelor/ette hopefuls a chance to battle it out in various Olympics-inspired events, as well as present them with the opportunity to find love. As ABC promised in a press release, "Throughout the run of The Bachelor Winter Games, fans can expect twists and turns on and off the ski mountain, as well as romance, heartbreak, love and, of course, roses."
Warning: As you scroll through this gallery of photos, you may notice that a certain someone is missing. And that someone is Bachelorette favorite Peter Kraus. Sorry, Peter diehards, but it looks like the Season 13 runner-up is not on the Winter Games roster after all. Mike Fleiss really had viewers fooled: In October 2017, the Bachelor creator tweeted, “Yes, Peter will be looking for love-- and going for the gold-- on #TheBachelor Winter Games!!!!” But then, Peter went and rained on the frenzy parade when he told The Morning Breath show that he had not signed up to do Winter Games, adding, “I feel like [Fleiss] even said I was the Bachelor at one point, so I think he just likes to throw people off.”
With or without Peter, this roster really is something else. So many old friends are back, so many new friends are here. Behold The Bachelor Winter Games contestants.
1. Ben (USA)
Ben Higgins was on The Bachelor Season 20 and The Bachelorette Season 11.
2. Dean (USA)
Dean "Deanie Baby" Unglert placed fourth on The Bachelorette Season 13, and then went on Bachelor in Paradise Season 4.
3. Eric (USA)
Eric Bigger placed third on The Bachelorette Season 13.
4. Jamey (USA)
Jamey Kocan was eliminated on week 2 of The Bachelorette Season 13.
5. Josiah (USA)
Josiah Graham made it to the fifth week of The Bachelorette Season 13.
6. Luke (USA)
Luke Pell came in fourth on The Bachelorette Season 12.
7. Michael (USA)
Michael Garofola's previous Bachelor credits includeThe Bachelorette Season 9 and Bachelor in Paradise Season 2.
8. Ashley I. (USA)
Ashley Iaconetti was on The Bachelor Season 19, Bachelor in Paradise Season 2, and Bachelor in Paradise Season 3.
9. Clare (USA)
After The Bachelor Season 18, Clare Crawley went on to compete on Seasons 1 and 2 of Bachelor in Paradise.
10. Lesley (USA)
Unless you only started watching The Bachelor within the last couple of years, you know Lesley Murphy from The Bachelor Season 17.
11. Benoit (Canada)
Benoit Beauséjour was on The Bachelorette Season 1.
12. Christian (Switzerland & Germany)
Christian Rauch made his The Bachelorette debut on Season 1.
13. Courtney (Australia)
Courtney Dober's Bachelor journey began on The Bachelorette Season 2.
14. Jordan (New Zealand)
Jordan Mauger was the star of The Bachelor Season 2. For some reason, he's not part of the cast photo unveiling.
15. Kevin (Canada)
Kevin Wendt competed on The Bachelorette Season 1.
16. Ally (New Zealand)
Ally Thompson was on The Bachelor Season 3.
17. Jenny (Finland)
Jenny Helenius appeared on The Bachelor Season 1.
18. Laura (United Kingdom)
Laura Blair was on The Bachelor Season 1.
19. Lily (New Zealand)
Lily McManus was a contestant on The Bachelor Season 3.
20. Nastassia (Sweden)
Nastassia Yaramchuk was onThe Bachelor Season 3.
21. Rebecca (Sweden)
Rebecca Carlson debuted on The Bachelor Season 3.
22. Tiffany (Australia)
The Bachelor Season 4 introduced viewers to Tiffany Scanlon.
23. Yuki (Japan)
Yuki Kimura competed on The Bachelor Season 1.
24. Zoe (China)
Zoe Tang was on The Bachelor Season 1.
There you have it, folks. Photos of the Bachelor Winter Games contestants, in all of their adorably corny glory. And now, an important question: Will replicas of those snazzy jackets be made available for purchase? Because they sure would be a fantastic staple in any Bachelor fan's wardrobe. Just putting that out into the universe.