There is less than one month left until the new season of The Bachelor premieres and the anticipation is killing me. On Jan. 1, members of "Bachelor nation" will be introduced to 29 new single women looking to win over the heart of 36-year-old former race car driver, Arie Luyendyk Jr. But in the meantime, on Friday night, People revealed the bios for the 29 women vying to become Luyendyk's wife. Of course, people took to Twitter to react to the women, and the funniest tweets about The Bachelor cast reveal are too good.
Whether you're a seasoned member of Bachelor nation or are just tuning in, then you're probably familiar with the show's format — a bunch of educated and talented women compete against each other to win the affections of one man. Throughout the course of one month they go on dates with the bachelor in question, let their walls their down, and fall in love. But only one person can walk away with the Neil Lane engagement ring on their finger and leave arm in arm with the bachelor himself. This year, there are 29 hopeful ladies who wish to do just that.
The women range in ages (from 23 to 33), professions (there's quite a bit who work in social media), and hair colors (an even mix of blondes and brunettes). Like always, the women are gorgeous. Unlike last year, when "Aspiring Dolphin Trainer" was a contestant's actual job, these women seem to have their stuff together. People on Twitter seemed to notice, taking to social media to share their hilarious (and nice) thoughts about the contestants they'll get very familiar with in the upcoming weeks.
Mainly, it seems like the fact that people can't get over just how many girls named Lauren are competing this year (and that's understandable). There are four girls named Lauren — Lauren B., Lauren G., Lauren J., and Lauren M. While they all look so different, it will be pretty interesting to watch and see if Luyendyk can keep track of all of them (bets on Twitter say he won't be able to). But there is a reasoning behind why there are so many Laurens — the name Lauren reached its peak popularity in 1989 hitting the ninth spot for most popular baby names that year. With the average age of Luyendyk's contestants being 27, it would make sense that there would be so many women around that age named Lauren (because someone born in 1989 would be 28).
But these reactions to the casting are nothing compared to the Twitter comments made about Luyendyk when it was announced that he would be the bachelor this season. When ABC announced the big news on Good Morning America in September, people were a little furious and confused about the casting. Some people didn't even know who Luyendyk was, according to People. Their reactions towards the news of Luyendyk being cast were pretty hilarious.
It's one thing to make fun of Luyendyk's casting, and making fun of the contestants names or ages isn't off limits. While it might be easy for some people to poke fun at the women's outfits or assume their high school stereotype or superlative, remember that these women aren't asking to be criticized. They're just looking to fall in love — and be filmed in the process. Sure, they put themselves in front of the camera, but at the end of the day, they're people too.
Whatever is said now, however, won't compare when the first episode of this season of The Bachelor airs on New Year's Day and people begin to form opinions on their favorite contestants. I know I will be glued to Twitter for thir reactions. Luckily, the only words that people had to say about the contestant's reveal were nothing but nice things.