Ben Higgins is now one week into filming the upcoming season of The Bachelor. With several rose ceremonies, group dates, and one-on-one dates under his belt, fans are anxious to find out the names of the girls who are competing for Ben’s heart.
Of the 25 girls cast for the show, Reality Steve has now released information about six of the girls, adding two names — twin sisters — to the list of four he released last week. He tweeted that has 15 girls confirmed so far, but revealed he will not be releasing the names all at once.
However, he did reveal that there’s quite a variety in the cast, with cocktail waitresses, girls with “ties to the reality TV world, wedding/event planners, entrepreneurs,” and former Bachelor franchise cast members on the show. And then there are the twins, although that’s not a first on The Bachelor— Bob Guiney’s season featured identical twin sisters Samantha and Leona and Bachelor Pad 3 had two sisters Brittany and Erica Taltos
Although ABC will not be releasing the official cast list until closer to the January 4 Bachelor premiere, here are the details about the six girls who have been confirmed by Reality Steve.
Emily and Haley Ferguson: These twin sisters will compete for Ben’s heart, but there’s a better chance that they will win a spot on Bachelor in Paradise 3. The 23-year-old twins are both cocktail waitresses at Marquee in the Cosmopolitan hotel — maybe they know Dan Cox?
Reality Steve states that they both competed to become Lakers cheerleaders, and they also have reality TV experience — they previously appeared on a Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders reality show on CMT. Before shutting down their Instagram and Twitter accounts to film The Bachelor, Emily and Haley posted lots and lots of photos of themselves. Can you tell them apart?
Becca Tilley: The self-proclaimed virgin was the runner-up on Chris Soules season of the Bachelor. She tweeted that Ben was the type of guy she was interested in when he was introduced on After Paradise last month. Apparently that tweet worked, and she was picked as one of the Season 20 contestants.
Ben H is what most 26 yr old virgins named Becca are looking for.
— Becca Tilley (@beccatilley5) August 25, 2015
Amber James: After getting dumped by Dan Cox on Bachelor in Paradise, Amber is back for another shot at love on TV. Previous to her stint on Paradise, Amber appeared on the first two episodes of Chris Soules season of The Bachelor. The Chicago native left the show in tears, but not before getting a kiss from Chris.
— Headline News (@bnewsheadlines) August 18, 2015
Olivia Caridi: Originally from Texas, Olivia currently works for WCYV in Virginia as a reporter and news anchor. She graduated from Texas Christian University in 2014. A year later, she took a break from her job to become a contestant on the Bachelor. Fans will have to wait until the show premieres in January to find out if she will head back to work as single as she left or if she will become the future Mrs. Higgins.
Breanne Rice: According to her blog, Breanne is a “holistic nutritional therapy practitioner.” Perhaps she will explain what that means when she meets Ben, and if it doesn’t work out, there’s always Tony the Healer who appeared on Kaitlyn’s season of the Bachelorette. When Breanne isn’t working as a holistic nutritional therapist, she writes for South Sound Magazine.
Fans have been wondering if Bachelor in Paradise star Tenley Molzahn will be a contestant on Ben’s season. E! Online reports that she got to know Ben before filming started, and if they connected “like Kaitlyn and Nick did,” she may have had a chance to go on the show. Apparently, that’s not the case, with E! Online’s source stating that Tenley will not be competing against 24 other girls because “she likes being pursued.”
The Bachelor Season 20 premiere on January 4, 2016 on ABC. Will you be watching?