Following the very dramatic and scandalous last season of the Bachelor, the ABC hit show returns this year in what is being called a scandal free season.

The 15th season of the Bachelor brings us back Brad Womack, a 38-year-old Texas bar owner. ABC’s decision to choose Brad as the new bachelor was met with some criticism as some felt he already had his chance and blew it. This is in reference to Brad’s now infamous decision to not pick either of this two finalists, DeAnna Pappas and Jenni Croft, back in 2007.

In a new interview with PEOPLE magazine, Brad reveals he has turned a new leaf and even declares he is “very much in love” with his final pick. “I did find love, and I’m very happy to say that,” Brad said. “I’m very much in love. I’m a happy guy.”

Brad adds, “A true love story happened.” The new season of the Bachelor premieres Jan. 3 (8 p.m. ET) on ABC.

In related Bachelor news, Dancing With The Stars professional dancer Maksim Chmerkovskiy blogged recently that he is now filming the Ukrainian version of the Bachelor. Even more interesting, Maksim revealed ABC had asked him to be the Bachelor on the US version but he declined.

The photos and brief bios of the 30, yes 30 bachelorettes this season is below!

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Alli TravisAlli Travis, Age: 24

Occupation: Apparel Merchant

Hometown: Columbus, OH

 

Ashley HebertAshley Hebert, Age:26

Occupation: Dentist

Hometown: Madawaska, ME

 

Ashley SpiveyAshley Spivey, Age:26

Occupation: Nanny

Hometown: Ellerbe, NC

 

BritneeBritnee, Age: 25

Occupation: Paralegal

Hometown: Holland, PA

 

Britt BillmaierBritt Billmaier, Age: 25

Occupation: Food Writer

Hometown: Woodinville, WA

 

Chantal O'BrienChantal O’Brien, Age:28

Occupation: Executive Assistant

Hometown: Mercer Island, WA

 

CristyCristy, Age:30

Occupation: Attorney

Hometown: Davie, FL

 

Emily MaynardEmily Maynard, Age:24

Occupation: Hospital Event Planner

Hometown: Morgantown, WV

 

JJessica, Age: 26

Occupation: Operations Manager

Hometown: Seattle, WA

 

Jackie GordonJackie Gordon, Age:27

Occupation: Artist

Hometown: Warwick, RI

 

Jill RuskowskiJill Ruskowski, Age: 28

Occupation: Sales Director

Hometown: Houston, TX

 

Keltie ColleenKeltie Colleen, Age:28

Occupation: Radio City Rockette

Hometown: Hollywood, CA

 

Kimberly CoonKimberly Coon, Age:27

Occupation: Marketing Coordinator

Hometown: Orlando, FL

 

Lacey GarbelmanLacey Garbelman, Age:27

Occupation: Insurance Agent

Hometown: Tampa, FL

 

LaurenLauren, Age:26

Occupation: High School Teacher

Hometown: Culpeper, VA

 

Lindsay HillLindsay Hill, Age:25

Occupation: 1st Grade Teacher

Hometown: Plano, TX

 

Lisa MorriseyLisa Morrisey, Age:24

Occupation: Marketing Coordinator

Hometown: Ottawa, KS

 

Lisa PLisa. P, Age:27

Occupation: Sales Consultant

Hometown: Dix Hills, NY

 

Madison GartonMadison Garton, Age:25

Occupation: Model

Hometown: Vail, CO

 

Marissa MayMarissa May, Age:26

Occupation: Sports Publicist

Hometown: Mesa, AZ

 

Meghan MerrittMeghan Merritt, Age:30

Occupation: Fashion Marketer

Hometown: Princeton, NJ

 

Melissa SchreiberMelissa Schreiber, Age:32

Occupation: Waitress

Hometown: Westport, CT

 

Michelle MoneyMichelle Money, Age:30

Occupation: Hair Stylist

Hometown: Salt Lake City, UT

 

Raichel GoodyearRaichel Goodyear, Age:29

Occupation: Manscaper

Hometown: Fullerton, CA

 

RebeccaRebecca, Age:30

Occupation: Esthetician

Hometown: Mission Viejo, CA

 

Renee HalpinRenee Halpin, Age: 28

Occupation: Nanny

Hometown: Burbank, IL

 

Sarah LSarah L, Age:25

Occupation: Musical Theatre Performer

Hometown: Saginaw, MI

 

Sarah PowellSarah Powell, Age:27

Occupation: Real Estate Broker

Hometown: Denver, CO

 

Shawntel NewtonShawntel Newton, Age: 25

Occupation: Funeral Director

Hometown: Chico, CA

 

Stacey QueripelStacey Queripel, Age: 26

Occupation: Bartender

Hometown: Quincy, MA

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