What do an eye-catching beauty who has a secret past, an outspoken vixen dubbed "McNasty" and a devout Christian woman who is also a streaker all have in common? They're all on the hunt for the new Bachelor, Brad Womack, when the 11th edition of ABC's popular romance reality series, "The Bachelor," premieres with a 90-minute special, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 (9:30-11:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.
Brad, a successful entrepreneur from Austin, Texas, meets 25 potential soul mates as he begins his exciting search for true love. In the premiere episode, "1101," he happily moves into his Malibu bachelor pad and prepares to search for the woman of his dreams. From the minute they meet him, the 25 women are knocked off their feet by the sexy, handsome Bachelor. DeAnna wows the Bachelor right out of the limo by introducing herself in Greek. And in another unforgettable moment, Erin and Hillary tell Brad about freak sports injuries — Erin broke her face with a football, and Hillary her nose while she was bowling. Jessica, a news anchor, interviews Brad "anchorwoman"-style, until Susan interrupts with some breaking news. And Kristy, an acupuncturist, diagnoses Brad by "examining" in his tongue.
Then the competition gets physical: Jenni, a professional cheerleader, does a special dance for her man, Juli twists herself into a pretzel while, Morgan shows off her webbed toes. Fellow Texan Lindsey tries to bond with Brad by presenting him with a yellow rose and serenading him with "The Yellow Rose of Texas," and a tipsy Melissa runs around the party searching for her lost fake breast enhancer. Then the party takes a crazy turn when statuesque blond Mallory strips down to her bikini and jumps into the pool. Tensions mount and sparks fly as the bachelorettes vie for the first impression rose. Finally, Brad must eliminate ten of the 25 women, leaving 15 to compete for his affections and, in the end, his heart.
The 25 women are:
Bettina, 27, a realtor who currently resides in Washington, DC.
DeAnna, 25, a realtor who currently resides in Neunan, GA.
Erin, 25, a publishing sales executive who currently resides in Tampa, FL.
Estefania, 26, an executive assistant who currently resides in Atlanta, GA.
Hillary, 27, a registered nurse who currently resides in Philadelphia, PA.
Jade, 24, a boutique sales worker who currently resides in Nashville, TN.
Jenni, 27, a Phoenix Suns cheerleader who currently resides in Wichita, KS.
Jessica, 27, a news anchor who currently resides in Lady Lake, FL.
Juli, 24, a law student who currently resides in Chicago, IL.
Kim, 31, a realtor who currently resides in Woodbridge, CT.
Kristy, 29, an acupuncturist, who currently resides in Chicago, IL.
Lindsey, 25, a model who currently resides in Livania, MI.
Lori, 33, a biology teacher who currently resides in Annapolis, MD.
Mallory, 24, a nanny who currently resides in Honolulu, HI.
Melissa, 28, an event planner who currently resides in Westchester, NY.
McCarten, 26, an account manager who currently resides in San Diego, CA.
Michele, 30, a realtor who currently resides in South Brunswick, NJ.
Morgan, 24, a graduate student who currently resides in Tempe, AZ.
Natalie, 25, a law student who currently resides in Duncanville, TX.
Rigina, 31, an account representative who currently resides in San Diego, CA.
Sarah, 23, a bar manager who currently resides in O'Fallon, IL.
Sheena, 23, an internet marketing executive who currently resides in Walnut Creek, CA.
Solisa, 25, an esthetician who currently resides in Georgetown, TX.
Susan, 35, a project analyst who currently resides in St. Charles, IL.
Tauni, 31, an ER nurse who currently resides in St. Louis Park, MN.
Hosted by Chris Harrison, "The Bachelor" is a production of Next Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television. Mike Fleiss and Lisa Levenson are the executive producers. David Bohnert and Martin Hilton are the co-executive producers. "The Bachelor" is broadcast with Spanish subtitles via secondary closed captioning. A TV parental guideline will be posted closer to airdate.