A Sloth, A Cinderella & 28 More Women Vying For Colton Underwood's Heart

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This January, Colton Underwood, a Bachelor three-peater, will rise to the role of the next Bachelor. Let's see, a few fast facts: Underwood is 26. He's a former tight end for the Oakland Raiders. He now runs a charity for cystic fibrosis. He sought love on Becca Kufrin's season of The Bachelorette, and then he hopped to Bachelor in Paradise, where he also failed to find love.
Starting January 7, Underwood will woo 27 women on national television. These women will run the gamut from social media influencer (a must-have in Bachelor territory) to doctors, dental hygienists, and chemists. Tears will be shed. Because Underwood is openly a virgin, the show will feature sexual innuendos a-plenty. Per a recent promo for the show, the opening episode will feature at least one "pop the cherry" joke. There will likely be puppies, because Underwood is very into them. The women will openly declare their love for Underwood. Dresses will be long and probably glittery. These women will try their best to make sense of reality television. According to the trailer released for the season, Underwood will himself cry — and maybe even walk off the set.
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While this happens, something incredible will occur. Over two dozen women will slowly, secretly morph into Instagram influencers. Like seedlings reaching for the sun, they will take different paths. Some of them will start hawking Revolve. Others will worship at the altar of Sugar Bear Hair. The very devoted ones will start podcasts. Just a single one of them, the one who wins Underwood's heart, will become the greatest influencer of all.
These are their stories.
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Sydney
Age: 27
Profession: NBA dancer
Hometown: New York, New York
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Nina
Age: 30
Profession: sales account manager
Hometown: Raleigh, North Carolina
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Hannah G.
Age: 23
Profession: content creator
Hometown: Birmingham, Alabama
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Revian
Age: 24
Profession: esthetician
Hometown: Santa Monica, California
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Onyeka
Age: 24
Profession: IT risk consultant
Hometown: Dallas, Texas
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Katie
Age: 26
Profession: medical sales representative Sherman Oaks, California
Hometown: Sherman Oaks, California
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Erika
Age: 25
Profession: recruiter
Hometown: Encinitas, California
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Alex B.
Age: 26
Profession: dog rescuer
Hometown: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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Hannah B.
Age: 24
Profession: Miss Alabama 2018 Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Hometown: Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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Annie
Age: 23
Profession: financial associate
Hometown: New York, New York
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Tayshia
Age: 28
Profession: phlebotomist
Hometown: Corona Del Mar, California
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Caelynn
Age: 23
Profession: Miss North Carolina 2018
Hometown: Charlotte, North Carolina
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Cassie
Age: 23
Profession: speech pathologist
Hometown: Huntington Beach, California
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Alex D.
Age: 23
Profession: sloth
Hometown: Boston, Massachusetts
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Angelique
Age: 28
Profession: marketing salesperson
Hometown: Hamilton, New Jersey
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Kirpa
Age: 26
Profession: dental hygienist
Hometown: Whittier, California
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Catherine
Age: 26
Profession: DJ
Hometown: Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
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Nicole
Age: 25
Profession: social media coordinator
Hometown: Miami, Florida
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Caitlin
Age: 25
Profession: realtor
Hometown: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Courtney
Age: 23
Profession: caterer
Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia
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Tahzjuan
Age: 25
Profession: business development associate
Hometown: Castle Pines, Colorado
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Tracy
Age: 31
Profession: wardrobe stylist
Hometown: Los Angeles, California
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Laura
Age: 26
Profession: accountant
Hometown: Dallas, Texas
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Erin
Age: 28
Profession: Cinderella
Hometown: Plano, Texas
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Adrianne "Jane"
Age: 26
Profession: social worker
Hometown: West Hollywood, California
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Devin
Age: 23
Profession: broadcast journalist
Hometown: Medford, Oregon
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Heather
Age: 22
Profession: never been kissed
Hometown: Carlsbad, California
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Demi
Age: 23
Profession: interior designer
Hometown: Red Oak, Texas
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Bri
Age: 24
Profession: model
Hometown: Los Angeles, California
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Elyse
Age: 31
Profession: makeup artist
Hometown: Soldotna, Alaska
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