Nick Viall has already started handing out roses, and just days after filming got underway, photos of the Bachelor star and his girls have surfaced online. In addition to the names and photos of the ladies who are competing for this season’s final rose, some behind-the-scenes photos have been released that show a rather nervous Nick and a bunch of 20-something girls dressed to the nines.
The Bachelor Season 21 premiere doesn’t air until January 2, 2017, but over the next 13 weeks, fans can expect spoilers to reveal who Nick gave his first impression rose to, who got the first date, who his front-runners are, and the dirty details about the fantasy suite dates. And let’s not forget the biggest spoiler of them all — the identity of the girl who gets engaged to Nick if he (finally) finds true love on TV.
While we wait patiently for the spoilers to emerge, here’s a look at some of the ladies who will be crying over Nick this season. In addition, we’ve included several photos of Nick and his girls that were taken during the first few days of filming, courtesy of Bachelor creator Mike Fleiss.
Blogger Reality Steve states that he has confirmed quite a few of the girls who arrived at the Bachelor mansion last week, but he’s only releasing a few names at a time. Of course, ABC won’t confirm the names until we get closer to the January 2 premiere, but here’s a peek at the girls Steve says will be part of the Season 21 cast.
Whitney Fransway, 25, is originally from Minnesota but currently lives in Los Angeles, California. Her Instagram pics reveal that she has something in common with Nick — she is a Wilhemina model and he has done modeling work for the same agency.
Lauren Hussey, 30, is from Naples, Florida, and according to LinkedIn, she works at a shelter for abused women and children. Her Instagram is still active (@Lauren.renee.hussey) and Reality Steve states that Lauren is shown in this photo with Nick that was tweeted by Mike Fleiss.
In addition to Lauren and Karli, Steve released the names of four other contestants who will appear on ABC’s The Bachelor in January — Lacey Mark, Leila Pari, Kristina Schulman, and Elizabeth Whitelaw. Find out more about these four ladies below.
Lacey Mark, 25, lives in New York City and works for Bliss Cosmetics — she’s the blond who is to the far left in the Twitter pic above.
Leila Parie, 23, is a model from Los Angeles — perhaps she can talk modeling with Nick and one of her co-stars, Whitney Fransway.
Kristina Schulman, 24, is a dental hygenist from Lexington, Kentucky — will she give Nick an oral exam on night one like contestant Mandi Kremer did on Ben Higgins’ season of the Bachelor?
Elizabeth Whitlaw, 25, works in marketing and hails from Dallas, Texas. All of her social media accounts, including Instagram and Twitter (@EBWhitelaw22) are currently set to private.
As filming continues, fans can expect to hear more about the other 21 girls (possibly more) who are trying to win Nick’s heart. According to a previous report from the Inquisitr, there’s a good chance a few of the girls will be from previous seasons of the Bachelor.
The buzz about Nick’s season of the Bachelor will continue as filming progresses. Leslie Hughes, who was a contestant on Sean Lowe’s season, tells the Daily Beast that the show was filmed from September to November, so fans can expect a similar filming schedule for Season 21. That means information about Nick’s final pick should surface right around Thanksgiving, giving fans who love spoilers a little holiday treat.
The Bachelor Season 21 premieres on Monday, January 2, 2017 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.
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