While there are plenty of spoilers on the Web hinting at who Sean Lowe is engaged to, most viewers just want to know more about the ladies who will try to win Sean's heart. See the list below for information about all of the contests.
The big questions fans are asking before "The Bachelor" Season 17 kicks off on Monday night are:
- Who gets the first impression rose?
- Which bachelorette from Ben's season arrives in a separate limo?
- Who is eliminated at the final rose ceremony on the first night?
Arie and Sean will probably rehash their time with Emily and chat about the journey Sean is about to embark on. "Journey" is a word that is always overused on "The Bachelor" so you might want to start a drinking game based on how many times the word is used.
In addition to 25 beautiful bachelorettes, ABC adds yet another woman to the mix: Kacie Boguskie from Ben's season of "The Bachelor."
Kacie arrives in a separate limo after all of the other girls introduce themselves to Sean. Of course, her arrival sets off an immediate firestorm of gossip in the mansion.
"Bachelor Pad" superfan Paige Vigil is also a contestant this season, but rumors have it that she's eliminated at the first rose ceremony.
Who are Sean's bachelorettes? The most important thing "Bachelor" fans can do starting on Monday night, other than pouring a glass of wine and enjoying Sean Lowe's abs, is to keep track of who is coming and who is going using the list of Sean's ladies below.
"The Bachelor" Season 17 contestants are:
Amanda, 26, fit model, Newport Beach, CA
AshLee F., 32, personal organizer, Houston, TX
Ashley H., 25, fashion model, Denver, CO
Ashley P., 28, hair stylist, Macomb, MI
Brooke, 25, community organizer, Pittsburgh, PA
Catherine, 26, graphic designer, Seattle, WA
Daniella, 24, commercial casting associate, San Francisco, CA
Desiree, 26, bridal stylist, Los Angeles, CA
Diana, 31, salon owner, Salt Lake City, UT
Jackie, 25, cosmetics consultant, Boynton Beach, FL
Katie, 27, yoga instructor, Charlotte, NC
Kelly, 28, cruise ship entertainer, Nashville, TN
Keriann, 29, entrepreneur, Boca Raton, FL
Kristy, 25, model, Darien, WI
Lacey, 24, graduate student, Valencia, CA
Lauren, 27, journalist, Cranston, RI
Lesley M., 25, political consultant, Washington, D.C.
Leslie H., 29, poker dealer, Los Angeles, CA
Lindsay, 24, substitute teacher, Fort Leonard Wood, MO
Paige, 25, General Manager at Appmosphere, Inc, NY, NY
Robyn, 24, oil field account manager, Houston, TX
Sarah, 26, advertising executive, Los Angeles, CA
Selma, 29, real estate developer, San Diego, CA
Taryn, 30, heath club manager, Troutdale, OR
Tierra, 24, leasing consultant, Denver, CO
Who is gets the first impression rose on Monday night? More than one woman will as Sean changes things up a bit this season. Before the final rose ceremony, 12 ladies will get a rose from the buff, blonde guy.
According to Reality Steve, Tierra, AshLee, Desiree, Robyn, Selma, Brooke, Catherine, Katie, Jackie, Leslie H., Sarah, and Diana all get a rose prior to the final rose ceremony.
Who is eliminated at the final rose ceremony? With 12 women safe, Sean only has to kick seven of them to the curb.
If Reality Steve is correct, Ashley H, Paige Vigil, Lacey Latka, Lauren Marchetti, KeriAnn Miranda, Kelly Dutton, and Ashley Palenkas all leave the mansion without a husband on Monday night.
Watch "The Bachelor" Season 17 starring Sean Lowe starting at 8 p.m. ET on Monday, Jan. 7, 2013. Get ready for lots of crying, helicopter rides, trash-talking ladies, and shirtless Sean showing off his abs.