The Bachelor Season 20 premiere is less than a month away, and fans are excited to find out how Ben Higgins season plays out. Host Chris Harrison tells Yahoo! that viewers will love watching Ben’s journey to find love and will find him to be quite relatable. At least in the sense that just about everyone has experienced heartbreak and perhaps even felt “unloved” before.
ABC has confirmed the names and occupations of all 28 girls who will appear on Ben’s season and there are several contestants who may be worth keeping an eye on. Although the three ladies listed below may (or may not) make it to the final rose ceremony, chances are their names will pop up on Twitter or in the gossip pages when the show gets underway next month.
[Warning: Spoilers ahead]
Olivia Caridi, 23, worked as a news anchor for WCYV in Virginia before she became a contestant on the Bachelor. According to Reality Steve, she explains to Ben on night one that she left her job to find love on the reality show. Considering she just graduated from college a year ago and her position at the TV station was relatively new, she really took a chance — or is hoping to get picked as the next Bachelorette.
“Olivia who tells him as of a month ago, she was a news anchor but she walked away from her job for this. Probably not the smartest of ideas but she said it was totally worth it, and Ben was definitely impressed by her.”
Rumored to get the first impression rose on the season premiere and she won’t be one of the most loved contestants on the show. Chris Harrison revealed during his conversation with Yahoo! that as the season progresses, there are some red flags raised that make Ben question whether she is there for the right reasons.
Amanda Stanton reportedly makes it at least to hometown dates this season and will be a very likable contestant. She is a single mother of two young girls — Kinsley, 3 and Charlie 2 — from Orange County, California, and Reality Steve states that Ben gets to meet her daughters during one episode. Divorced for two years, apparently she’s ready to find love and make an instant family with Ben.
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There is speculation that if Amanda doesn’t win Ben’s heart, she will be a top contender for the next Bachelorette. Although Olivia Caridi may have quit her job in hopes of getting the role, Amanda may impress producers because she won’t be this season’s pot-stirrer.
Caila Quinn hails from Ohio but currently lives and works outside of Boston, Massachusetts. She appears in the preview for this season, raising a glass to toast to the most perfect man in American. That’s “Perfect Ben” she’s referring to.
While Caila may look sweet and will likely turn out to be the biggest personality in the Bachelor mansion, Reality Steve reveals that fans may be annoyed by her drama queen antics. His spoilers indicate that she will make it very far this season, but not far enough to get engaged to Ben in the end.
“Here are some of the things I’ve been told that describe her: “center of attention,” “Disney Princess,” “Little Miss Perfect,” “weird,” “always on for the cameras”… I have a feeling she’s gonna be someone that the audience will either love or just flat out be annoyed by.”
Will she compete with Amanda for the role of the next Bachelorette? Fans will find out for sure after the Bachelor season finale airs in March 2016.
Watch the Bachelor Season 20 premiere on January 4, 2016 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.
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