The Bachelor Season 23: Meet the Suitors!

The day is nearly here.

The Bachelor Season 23 will premiere on Monday, January 7 at 8/7c (see The Bachelor spoilers for ALL the scoop on the new season).

In the opening episode – which will be three hours long – we will meet the amazing women vying for Colton Underwood’s heart.

Only two of them are over the age of 30. One says she has never been kissed, something Colton may be able to relate to.

Another, meanwhile, lists her job as “Cinderella.” And a full one-third of the suitors hail from the Golden State of California.

What are their names, ages and jobs? And who among the Bachelor spoilers‘ favorites will be left standing at the end?

Let’s meet the cast below!

1. Alex B.

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She’s a a dog rescuer from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and she hopes to maybe be done doggy style by Colton someday.

2. Alex D.

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She is 23 years old and is from Boston and, no joke, her official ABC bio says she is “a sloth.”

3. Angelique

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Angelique, 28, is a marketing salesperson from Hamilton, New Jersey.

4. Annie

Annie
Annie, 23, is a financial associate from New York, New York.

5. Brianna

Brianna
She often goes by Bri and is 24 years old and is a model from Los Angeles, California.

6. Caelynn

Caelynn
Caelynn, 23, is a Miss North Carolina 2018 from Charlotte, North Carolina. She’s very pretty.

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Chris Harrison: Colton Underwood is Gonna Cry a LOT on The Bachelor

If you follow The Bachelor Spoilers, you already know how this season ends.

But Colton Underwood’s choice is only part of the picture. We’re eager to see how all of this plays out.

According to Chris Harrison, there are going to be a lot of tears. Colton’s tears.

Chris harrison speaks to nina parker

Chris Harrison spoke to E! News correspondent Nina Parker, who is frankly my new favorite person at E!

As you can see in the video that we’ve included, Chris doesn’t hold back too much when it comes to discussing Colton.

After Parker calls him out on hyping up every season the same way, she then demands that he tell her “the real tea.”

After reminding viewers that the premiere is January 7, Chris then shares what has him pumped for this season.

“Colton … I’m excited for everyone to see who he really is,” Chris says.

That sentence could have an ominous meaning, but Chris then provides further details on what the Bachelor Nation can expect.

Colton underwood with a pen

“I feel like I really did get to know the man this season,” Chris admits.

“Once you get to see him and know him,” Chris says. “I think everyone’s gonna A, fall in love with him.”

“And B,” Chris continues. “Really respect the fact that he is so open, so vulnerable, so emotional.”

Fans have already seen Colton’s tears on Bachelor in Paradise and in teaser trailers for The Bachelor.

It looks like there’s a lot more to come.

Colton underwood cries in paradise

It doesn’t sound like sadness will be the only emotion that Colton evokes, however.

“It’s a pretty gut-wrenching, wild ride with him,” Chris characterizes.

We have to wonder if one of those “gut-wrenching” moments is the incident in which Colton jumps over a fance and apparently wanders off.

He shares that, unlike on The Bachelorette and in Paradise, Chris got to spend enough one-on-one time to get to know the star.

“I like him,” Chris says. “I respect him. He’s a good man.”

“And,” Chris continues. “I’m really eager for everybody to get to see what I saw.”

Colton underwood on kimmel

Naturally, there is also talk about Fantasy Suites.

Colton is famously a virgin, which really changes the dynamic in a number of ways.

Now, Colton has said that he’s not dead-set on waiting until marriage, but simply until he’s with the right person.

But the privacy of the Fantasy Suite means that a couple can seize the opportunity to talk without cameras … or to get down to business.

Chris is super vague and even evasive about it, saying that it’s all up to Colton.

Cameras may not be allowed into the suites, but thirsty members of the Bachelor Nation can rest assured in one piece of knowledge:

It’s reported that Colton’s going to spend plenty of time with his shirt off this season.

Colton underwood works out shirtless

So, you know, enjoy that.

Chris Harrison, after pivoting to Colton’s virginity, ends up talking about double standards.

Under pernicious patriarchal cultural values, women are praised for remaining chaste and especially for remaining virgins.

In the mean time, men — especially celebrity athletes like Colton — are disparaged or viewed as strange or ridiculous for doing the same.

Speaking of systemic inequality, E! also asked Chris about when viewers will see the show’s first-ever black Bachelor.

The Bachelor has been airing since 2002. The lack of a black leading man is conspicuous and frankly appalling.

Chris says that his focus is to find the right “person.”

We know that he means well, if in an “I don’t see color” way, but his words imply that zero black men are “right” for the role. It’s absurd.

Colton underwood picture

Anyway, if you are excited to see drama, it sounds like this season is going to give it to you.

If you wanna see a hot, shirtless virgin athlete flirt with a lot of women and also cry a lot, this season was made with you in mind.

Chris Harrison always hypes up every season, but he really does sound particularly enthusiastic — or at least sympathetic — when it comes to Colton.

We’re excited to see how it all plays out.

Chris harrison colton underwood is gonna cry a lot on the bachel

Chris Harrison: Colton Underwood is Gonna Cry a LOT on The Bachelor

If you follow The Bachelor Spoilers, you already know how this season ends.

But Colton Underwood’s choice is only part of the picture. We’re eager to see how all of this plays out.

According to Chris Harrison, there are going to be a lot of tears. Colton’s tears.

Chris harrison speaks to nina parker

Chris Harrison spoke to E! News correspondent Nina Parker, who is frankly my new favorite person at E!

As you can see in the video that we’ve included, Chris doesn’t hold back too much when it comes to discussing Colton.

After Parker calls him out on hyping up every season the same way, she then demands that he tell her “the real tea.”

After reminding viewers that the premiere is January 7, Chris then shares what has him pumped for this season.

“Colton … I’m excited for everyone to see who he really is,” Chris says.

That sentence could have an ominous meaning, but Chris then provides further details on what the Bachelor Nation can expect.

Colton underwood with a pen

“I feel like I really did get to know the man this season,” Chris admits.

“Once you get to see him and know him,” Chris says. “I think everyone’s gonna A, fall in love with him.”

“And B,” Chris continues. “Really respect the fact that he is so open, so vulnerable, so emotional.”

Fans have already seen Colton’s tears on Bachelor in Paradise and in teaser trailers for The Bachelor.

It looks like there’s a lot more to come.

Colton underwood cries in paradise

It doesn’t sound like sadness will be the only emotion that Colton evokes, however.

“It’s a pretty gut-wrenching, wild ride with him,” Chris characterizes.

We have to wonder if one of those “gut-wrenching” moments is the incident in which Colton jumps over a fance and apparently wanders off.

He shares that, unlike on The Bachelorette and in Paradise, Chris got to spend enough one-on-one time to get to know the star.

“I like him,” Chris says. “I respect him. He’s a good man.”

“And,” Chris continues. “I’m really eager for everybody to get to see what I saw.”

Colton underwood on kimmel

Naturally, there is also talk about Fantasy Suites.

Colton is famously a virgin, which really changes the dynamic in a number of ways.

Now, Colton has said that he’s not dead-set on waiting until marriage, but simply until he’s with the right person.

But the privacy of the Fantasy Suite means that a couple can seize the opportunity to talk without cameras … or to get down to business.

Chris is super vague and even evasive about it, saying that it’s all up to Colton.

Cameras may not be allowed into the suites, but thirsty members of the Bachelor Nation can rest assured in one piece of knowledge:

It’s reported that Colton’s going to spend plenty of time with his shirt off this season.

Colton underwood works out shirtless

So, you know, enjoy that.

Chris Harrison, after pivoting to Colton’s virginity, ends up talking about double standards.

Under pernicious patriarchal cultural values, women are praised for remaining chaste and especially for remaining virgins.

In the mean time, men — especially celebrity athletes like Colton — are disparaged or viewed as strange or ridiculous for doing the same.

Speaking of systemic inequality, E! also asked Chris about when viewers will see the show’s first-ever black Bachelor.

The Bachelor has been airing since 2002. The lack of a black leading man is conspicuous and frankly appalling.

Chris says that his focus is to find the right “person.”

We know that he means well, if in an “I don’t see color” way, but his words imply that zero black men are “right” for the role. It’s absurd.

Colton underwood picture

Anyway, if you are excited to see drama, it sounds like this season is going to give it to you.

If you wanna see a hot, shirtless virgin athlete flirt with a lot of women and also cry a lot, this season was made with you in mind.

Chris Harrison always hypes up every season, but he really does sound particularly enthusiastic — or at least sympathetic — when it comes to Colton.

We’re excited to see how it all plays out.

Chris harrison colton underwood is gonna cry a lot on the bachel

The Bachelor Spoilers: Final Rose Shocker, WINNER Revealed!

Stop us if you’ve heard this one, but The Bachelor spoilers have been revealed in advance of the show’s January premiere.

Colton Underwood, NFL star turned reality star, has given out his final rose – and we know who’s gonna be getting that piece.

We hereby invite you to come inside for all the spoilers for the new season, ironically starring a man who’s never come ins-

Sorry. Not important right now. Let’s get down to business and break down how Colton got here, and where he’s going next.

Obvious alert: Bachelor spoilers await!

1. Man on a Mission

Colton
As those who follow the franchise know, this season’s leading man, Colton Underwood, was one of the final contenders for Becca Kufrin’s heart on The Bachelorette last season. But he is noteworthy for more than the usual reasons. He’s a virgin. So the Fantasy Suite stakes are even higher than usual.

2. High-Profile

Colton underwood and aly raisman
Not only has Colton been on several NFL rosters, he’s been on Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman. Physically. We assume. They must have cuddled while dating, right? (He’s a virgin.)

3. He Also Dated Tia Booth

Colton underwood and tia booth no hard feelings
In addition to Aly Raisman, Colton was also in a relationship with Tia Booth of The Bachelor fame. For a guy who has never gotten it in, he sure has gotten around.

4. It’s His Time Now

Colton underwood tells all
Despite some controversy over his past and his appearances on not one but two Bachelor shows (he went to Paradise following his ouster from The Bachelorette), Colton got the nod for the 2019 season.

5. Hard Choices

Colton underwood first bachelor promo
Colton faced plenty of those along the way, but we already know his final four. Be warned: there are spoilers from here on out, even before we get to Colton’s choice.

6. First, a Disclaimer

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In light of spoilers that emerged in past seasons, it looks like producers are forcing contestants — especially late-in-the-game contestants – to make their social media private in the months leading up to the new season. We don’t have as many photos of Colton’s contestants as we would like. That should change when the season airs. For now, meet his final four competitors …

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Chris Harrison on Colton Underwood: The V-Card is Still Intact!

Chris Harrison has spoken in the past about how Colton Underwood’s virginity changes the whole narrative of The Bachelor.

Here, he may have a lot of opportunity and temptation to hook up for the very first time, especially when it’s time for the Fantasy Suites.

But Chris says that, so far, Colton sitll has his V-card.

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“He’s doing good,” Chris reveals to Mario Lopez on Extra.

That’s pretty vague, but at least means that Colton hasn’t snapped under the strain of making all of these difficult choices.

“I mean, we’re in the middle of shooting right now,” Chris points out.

Meaning that there is still time for things to change for Colton. No one knows whether his ending will be happy or sad.

“So,” Chris reasons. “I can honestly say I don’t know how it ends.”

Colton underwood first bachelor promo

Mario of course asks if Colton has banged one of his lovely contestants.

“Not yet,” Chris replies.

(You might expect a “watch and see” instead of a direct denial for that)

“I can still tell you that the V-card is still intact,” Chris confirms.

“Will it be in the next couple weeks?” Chris asks, answering himself with: “I don’t know.”

When it comes to fantasy suites and overnight dates, Chris thinks that things may change.

“I think it will be put to the test,” he admits.

Colton underwood with a pen

Chris then addresses Colton’s bang-free life on a more serious note.

“One thing I will also say about his virginity,” Chris says.

Chris admits that “it kind of became a cocktail joke and we are going to deal with that on the show.”

Someone else’s personal sexual choices should never make them a target of ridicule. Unless it involves a fursuit.

“And,” Chris says, the show will “deal with why he is the way he is and why he’s chosen to be who he is.”

“And I think that will be compelling too,” Chris explains.

Colton underwood is the bachelor in new promo

Mario asks if it’s just a spiritual thing.

Some religions (and religious denominations) may ask people adherents to abstain from sex before marriage.

“It goes deeper than that,” Chris explains. “And I thought it was just religion too.”

Sex can be a really big deal to some people, and more can go into a choice like Colton’s than religious convictions.

“And there was a part of that,” Chris says. “He grew up very religious, and I think that was the beginning of it.”

“It also had to do with prior relationships and situations,” Chris reveals.

Colton underwood and his dog

That is all very vague. As it should be, because Chris Harrison wouldn’t be in a job for long if he spoiled the whole season.

We know that Colton famously dated Olympic gold metalist Aly Raisman for a couple of years.

Of course, in her book, Aly Raisman warned that Colton is a selfish jerk — though she never actually named him.

In general, people who enter adulthood without having had sex either never had the opportunity, never had the desire, or had the desire but chose to avoid it.

It sounds like he has plenty of desire, and one only has to look at him to know that he’s had opportunities to go to pound town.

Viewers will be interested to hear Colton elaborate on why he has abstained.

Colton underwood on gma

Of course, not everyone believes that Colton is a virgin.

Some believe that it’s simply a fabrication intended to make him stand out among other The Bachelorette suitors.

If so … it worked. He went on to Bachelor in Paradise and now he is the leading man on The Bachelor.

Colton has always seemed to be drawn to women who are already in the spotlight.

 

 

Chris harrison on colton underwood the v card is still intact

Colton Underwood Charms Fans in First Promo for The Bachelor

If you follow The Bachelor Spoilers, you already know that Colton Underwood is the next Bachelor.

Some people are just finding out, and others apparently needed reminding.

ABC released a special Halloween promo for Colton’s season — his first promo. Take a look!

Colton underwood first bachelor promo

Colton Underwood’s first promo is out. He has a rose in hand and a bowl of candy.

It’s very much a Halloween promo … released on Halloween, giving it a few hours of viability before everyone starts talking about Christmas.

“This Halloween,” the voiceover says. “No tricks; just a treat.”

“Boo!” the treat himself, Colton Underwood, announces. “I’m your new Bachelor.”

He strips the petals from a rose and blows them at the camera.

The song that plays sings “one more piece is all I need,” which we suppose is a reference to pieces of candy.

Honestly, it sounds a little like “one more pizza’s all I need,” which would just be an amazing song lyric.

Colton underwood is the bachelor in new promo

Colton looks great in his suit, but the promo — and Colton himself — elicited mixed reviews on Instagram.

“Oh please no,” commented one person.

It’s unclear if the promo or the leading man left something to be desired. Perhaps both.

“He looks good!” praised another. That’s true.

“Boo is right,” wrote another fan in what appears to be a very seasonal insult.

Colton underwood with a pen

Others continued to take aim at the promo — but mostly at ABC’s choice of Colton himself.

“No one asked for this,” lamented another commenter.

But someone else wrote: “he is so ridiculously hot its scary.”

Scary — therefore perfect for Halloween.

Others are still hung up on last season.

“Arie’s true colors didn’t come out until the end of the season,” a comment reads. 

The commenter continued: “Although he was forced upon us as well. Should have been Peter.”

Colton

Some people will always complain when a new Bachelor is selected because they had someone else in mind.

But there are some specific issues with Colton.

Frankly, some people think Colton is lying about being a virgin.

Others totally believe that he’s a virgin … but think that it makes him a poor choice as Bachelor, or speaks to some underlying personality issue.

(Some of these gripes are totally unfair towards Colton)

Others saw his indecisiveness on Bachelor in Paradise and fear that he’s just going to be a disaster.

Colton underwood works out shirtless

If ABC wants to see more positive responses from the Bachelor Nation, they may want to think about different promos.

Nothing says that the leading man has to always be pictured in a suit.

Colton is an athlete and his body reflects that. Promo him being shirtless.

That won’t silence all of his critics, but it’ll help some fans understand why a couple dozen women might compete for an engagement with him.

There’s a not-so-distant reality that one of these contestants will be the first to pop his cork.

Colton underwood picture

Colton didn’t really impress a lot of viewers on Bachelor in Paradise.

His “meant to be” romance with Tia Booth turned out to be a flop, even though she harbors no apparent ill will.

Colton is a very emotional guy, and a lot of people expect him to be miserable.

But in the end, the producers and execs who chose him didn’t choose him because he’d make the best husband.

They also didn’t pick him because this will make him happy.

They’re trying to make entertaining television, and they think that this season could be very entertaining — even if it ruins people’s lives.

Maybe especially if it ruins people’s lives.

Colton underwood charms fans in first promo for the bachelor