Who Is Olivia Caridi Of ABC’s ‘The Bachelor’ 2016 Season With Ben Higgins?

Olivia Caridi is one of the ladies competing for Ben Higgins’ final rose on ABC’s The Bachelor in the 2016 season. The new season premieres on Monday, January 4, and there are indicators that Olivia may be one to watch. What do viewers need to know about this Season 20 bachelorette?

According to Reality Steve’s spoilers, Olivia Caridi is 23 years old and originally from Austin, Texas. She currently resides in Virginia and has a degree from Texas Christian University in broadcast journalism, with a minor in English. Olivia attended the Bob Schieffer College of Communication and interned for WFAA-TV and Fox Sports Southwest during the summers. Caridi is now a reporter for WCYB-TV in Bristol, Virginia, and the site indicates that she anchors the weekend news and reports on weekday broadcasts as well.

This Bachelor contestant says she loves to hike, read, and exercise, and she seems to be a big sports fan. Her sister Paige plays volleyball at Dartmouth and Olivia also roots for the TCU Horned Frogs. Caridi’s profile on ABC’s site shares that she has no tattoos, loves alternative music, and is a fan of the movies Anchorman, Shawshank Redemption, and Titanic.

Caridi doesn’t get embarrassed easily, she says, and she admits that she loves french fries. She indicates that she is quite independent and isn’t afraid of much, other than being alone, and she would pick Katniss Everdeen of Hunger Games as the fictional character she would want to be, as she loves Everdeen’s strength and drive to protect her family.

While Olivia certainly sounds good on paper, will there be sparks when she meets Ben? Reality Steve’s spoilers have indicated that Caridi does make quite the first impression on Ben, but fans may not want to pencil her in for that final rose just yet.

As Life & Style details, there is some buzz about a serious boyfriend who was in the picture until very close to the time Olivia left for filming. While she wouldn’t be the first show participant to have ended a relationship close to starting filming, there is some talk that this situation could make things complicated. Ok! Here’s the Situation indicates that Olivia ultimately wants to be a sports broadcaster, similar to Erin Andrews, though she has also considered law school as a possibility.

Bachelor host Chris Harrison mentioned Caridi as one of his women to watch during a chat with Yahoo! TV, but it seems that Ben may have some hesitations about her. While Reality Steve’s spoilers share that Olivia snags the first impression rose, Higgins will have some concerns about whether she is on the show for the right reasons. Is she sincere in saying she is looking for love, or is she looking for publicity?

Not only will Ben have some hesitations about Olivia as the season continues, but Reality Steve’s Bachelor spoilers tease that she also finds herself in quite a few tense situations as the season plays out. Caridi is said to do pretty well in the rose department for a good portion of the season, but viewers can expect some drama involving Olivia as well. In fact, Reality Steve’s spoilers tease that Olivia and fellow bachelorette Emily Ferguson will be in a tough spot with Ben at one point this season.

Can Olivia Caridi snag Ben Higgins’ final rose in Season 20? Viewers will have to tune in to see if Reality Steve’s spoilers are right, but it sounds like Olivia will be making quite the impact this winter. ABC’s The Bachelor 2016 season premieres on Monday, January 4, and fans cannot wait to get started.

[Image via Olivia Caridi’s Facebook page]