It's just a matter of time before Season 22 of The Bachelor kicks off, with Arie Luyendyk Jr. distributing roses to the small crowd of women vying for his affection. The season premieres on the first of January 2018, but there's no reason to wait for the episode to air if you want to get introduced to the upcoming cast members. Checking out Arie's Bachelor contestants on Instagram can give you a hint at their personalities and how they'll do on the show. You'll be spending weeks watching these women, and it could be fun to start figuring out who your early favorite might be — or guessing who might end up with Arie when the whole thing concludes.
There will be 29 girls in total when Arie's season begins, but unfortunately not all of them are available on social media. There are always a few contestants who delete or privatize their accounts after joining the show, probably aware of how many strangers are going to start flooding their mentions. They may activate their Instagram accounts again as it gets closer to their debut on the show, but until that happens there are still plenty of contestants with public accounts. Here are all 24 of them.
Hailing from Portland, Maine, Chelsea works in real estate and has a three-year-old son.
Lauren is a social media manager from Dallas, Texas. She also seems to have a knack for running into celebrities in her home town.
The former Miss Massachusetts now works as a realtor in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
A publicist from Minneapolis, Minnesota, Rebecca is also incredibly skilled at multitasking.
Jenna is a social media manager who describes her main interests on Instagram as health, beauty, fitness, and motivation.
Valerie is a Nashville native and server.
Marikh is a restaurant owner from Salt Lake City who lists two of her favorite movies as Beetlejuice and Practical Magic, so you know she's good people.
Jenny is a graphic designer who identifies with fictional character Lola Bunny because "she's good at sports and keeps up with the boys," according to her bio. Her Instagram is mostly comprised of her original artwork. It has a sports theme, unsurprisingly.
Bekah is an L.A.-based nanny who dreams of teaching art or owning her own art studio.
Lauren is from New Roads, Louisiana and just earned her master's degree.
A Denver-based business owner, Amber expressed pride in her bio for being able to make her business a success "in a short amount of time with no money for marketing or advertising."
Ali is a personal stylist from Lawton, Oklahoma. According to her, she's funny, kind, down to earth, and adventurous.
Ashley is a real estate agent in West Palm Beach, Florida.
A marketing associate from Chicago, Illinois, Olivia lists her favorite book as Fifty Shades of Grey. Again: presented without comment.
You still have to wait to meet some of the women from The Bachelor Season 22, but that just leaves a little mystery for the premiere episode.
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