The Bachelor 16 Cast Photo

With just three weeks until the premiere of The Bachelor season 16, ABC has released the photos of the 25 contestants vying for Ben Flajnik’s heart!

On the season opener, Ben, 29, a winemaker from Sonoma, meets his 25 potential soul mates as he begins his search for “true love.” And in a twist, Ben is taken aback on the first night when Sheryl, a sprite senior citizen, steps out of the limo and confesses she is madly in love with him. But according to the rumor mill, it appears Sheryl was simply there to introduce her granddaughter to Ben.

The ABC press release promises us some more interesting characters such as: “Erika, the young law student, informs Ben that the verdict is in and he is convicted of being sexy. Emily, the germ conscious epidemiologist, doesn’t miss a beat, quickly sanitizing both herself and Ben before grabbing the season’s first kiss. And in a questionable move, Anna decides that Ben should only get a look at her before she struts right by him and straight into the mansion. But what is her real motive? Lindzi arrives on horseback in time to intrigue Ben and capture his attention. And finally, Jenna, a New York blogger, breaking down into tears over early drama with fellow bachelorette Monica.”

The new season of The Bachelor returns to ABC on Jan. 2 (8/7c).

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Amber BaconAmber Bacon, Age: 23

Occupation: Labor and Delivery Nurse

Hometown: Port Coquitlam, Canada

 

Amber T. Age: 28

Occupation: Critical Care Nurse

Hometown: Waverly, NE

 

Anna SnowballAnna Snowball, Age: 25

Occupation: Student

Hometown: Ontario, Canada

 

Blakeley SheaBlakeley Shea, Age: 34

Occupation: VIP Cocktail Waitress

Hometown: Rutherfordton, NC

 

BrittneyBrittney, Age: 26

Occupation: Medical Sales Rep

Hometown: Colorado Springs, CO

 

Casey Shteamer Casey Shteamer, Age: 26

Occupation: Trading Clerk

Hometown: Leawood, KS

 

Courtney RobertsonCourtney Robertson, Age: 28

Occupation: Model

Hometown: Scottsdale, AZ

 

DiannaDianna, Age: 30

Occupation: Nonprofit Director

Hometown: San Gabriel, CA

 

Elyse MyersElyse Myers, Age: 24

Occupation: Personal Trainer

Hometown: Chicago, IL

 

Emily O'BrienEmily O’Brien, Age: 27

Occupation: PhD Student

Hometown: Chapel Hill, NC

 

Erika UhligErika Uhlig, Age: 23

Occupation: Law Student

Hometown: Charlottesville, VA

 

HollyHolly, Age: 34

Occupation: Pharmaceutical Sales Rep

Hometown: Salyersville, KY

 

Jaclyn SwartzJaclyn Swartz, Age: 27

Occupation: Advertising Account Manager

Hometown: Newton, MA

 

Jamie OtisJamie Otis, Age: 25

Occupation: Registered Nurse

Hometown: Dryden, NY

 

JennaJenna, Age: 27

Occupation: Blogger

Hometown: Loveland, OH

 

JenniferJennifer, Age: 28

Occupation: Accountant

Hometown: Cache, OK

 

Kacie Boguskie Kacie Boguskie, Age: 24

Occupation: Administrative Assistant

Hometown: Clarksville, TN

 

Lindzi CLindzi C, Age: 27

Occupation: Business Development Manager

Hometown: Ocala, FL

 

Lyndsie J.Lyndsie J., Age: 29

Occupation: Internet Entrepreneur

Hometown: London, England

 

MonicaMonica Spannbauer, Age: 33

Occupation: Dental Consultant

Hometown: Yuba City, CA

 

Nicki SterlingNicki Sterling, Age: 26

Occupation: Dental Hygienist

Hometown: Hurst, TX

 

Rachel TruehartRachel Truehart, Age: 27

Occupation: Fashion Sales Rep

Hometown: Southhampton, MA

 

Samantha LeveySamantha Levey, : 26

Occupation: AdvertisAgeing Account Manager

Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA

 

Shawn ReynoldsShawn Reynolds, Age: 28

Occupation: Financial Advisor

Hometown: Cincinnati, OH

 

ShiraShira, Age: Unknown

Occupation: Actress

Hometown: Massapequa Park, NY

 

Grandma ShellySheryl (Sheryl is supposedly on the show to introduce her granddaughter to Ben!)

Age: Age is just a number

Occupation: Grabbing life when and wherever I can

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