ABC unveiled the 29 women hoping to find love on The Bachelor in a press release on Friday. Interestingly, shared the women "who can be revealed" -- and 29 is less than the 30 women who competed for Nick Viall last season of The Bachelor.
The average age of this season's women is 27, nine years younger than Luyendyk. Among them are four Laurens, two Rebeccas (though one spells her name Rebekah), two Brittanys (one spells her name Brittane), a Jenny and a Jenna. Something tells us things will get a little complicated on night one!
Meet Luyendyk's ladies below:
Ali, 27, personal stylist, Dallas, Texas
Amber, 29, business owner, Denver, Colorado
Annaliese, 32, event designer, San Francisco, California
Ashley, 25, real estate agent, West Palm Beach, Florida
Seinne, 27, commercial real estate manager, Newport Beach, California
Tia, 26, physical therapist, Weiner, Arkansas
Valerie, 25, server, Nashville, Tennessee
ET spoke with ABC executive Robert Mills just after Luyendyk was announced as Bachelor No. 22, where he revealed that there was some "fallout" of women expecting Peter Kraus to score the lead spot. According to Mills, however, other women "came out of the woodwork" to date the race car driver, and he similarities between Luyendyk and Kraus led to a successful casting.
"At the end of the day, the goal is always the same, which is for them to find their person. You're going to see with Arie, he's very similar to Nick. They're open to everybody, so you'll see the same diversity as the last few cycles," he revealed. "There's a lot of similarities between Peter and Arie, so I think a lot of thew women who applied are going to be happy with Arie. So it's going to be great."