Season 19 of The Bachelor starts tonight!! If you’re like me, you’ve been anxiously anticipating this season! Here is everything you need to know before you pop open that bottle of bubbly (or wine) and your Bachelor viewing parties get underway – a little refresher for some, a cheat sheet for others.

Meet Chris Souleschrissoules

Chris’s Bio

Where do you know him from? Chris was sent home on Andi’s season (Season 9) of The Bachelorette.

How old is Chris Soules? 33 years old

How tall is he? 6’1”

Where is Chris Soules from? He grew up in Lamont, Iowa and now resides in Arlington, Iowa

How many siblings does he have? 3 sisters

What college did Chris Soules attend? Iowa State University. He studied agronomy and agriculture.

Fun Fact: He’s been engaged before. It was a seven-year relationship that he ended months before his wedding date. Umm….red flags?

The Big Question: Is he a millionaire? According to celebrity news sources, Chris Harrison spilled the beans about Chris’s wealthy status in an interview with USA Today. Chris Harrison said, “I think people are going to very much fall in love with this guy. He’s a small-town farmer from Iowa, fourth-generation land baron. If you say he’s just a farmer, you’re missing it. He’s a millionaire. Very good-looking guy. He really wants to find a wife and live the American dream.” 

I’m sorry say that again, Chris. Land baron? A baroness I will be? Sign me up.

I can just anticipate all of the jokes sure to arrive: Prince Farming. Tilling the soil. Plowing the land. Drinking game board soon to follow. I cannot wait for the Fantasy Suite episode promotions.

Meet Chris’ Ladies

And this year we have a myriad of PhD’s and doctors and Nobel Peace Prize winners. Just kidding. We’re still keeping it real with a nice mix of flight attendants, teachers, and dancers. Take Alissa for example. She’s a flight attendant AND a yoga instructor. Oh wait, I lied about the doctors. We do have a fertility specialist in the house. Lots of California kids. And one (Mackenzie) that’s just barely able to legally drink. And what season wouldn’t be complete with a handful of Ashley’s? But the winner? That would have to go to Tara the Sport Fishing Enthusiast. (Almost as great as JJ the Pantstrepreneur. Aw, miss that kid.) Fun fact: she also has an identical twin. So fear not. There’s more where that came from. 

This year we also apparently have too many young ladies to choose from because there are 30 ladies this season (more than the typical 25) vying for Chris’s heart. Bring on the estrogen!

And I think that calls for snap judgment time!! Exactly what you think it is – when I snap judge the 30 girls based solely on their ABC profiles. Woot! Let’s get going.

Carly – Cruise Ship Singer. On her questionnaire she answered the question What’s the most romantic present you have ever received? with…

A handpicked flower from his walk to pick me up. Something about a man twirling a flower in his fingers…so sweet and thoughtful.

Girl, if the most romantic present you ever got was a handpicked, secondhand flower that he picked as an afterthought because he was like “Oh, crap, I better show up with something. Hmm. This’ll do,” we have a problem. We need to introduce you to this magical place called Tiffany’s.

Screen shot 2015-01-05 at 2.30.13 AMKudos to Kara for rocking the animal print and flutter sleeves to boot – 70’s a great era.

Juelia with an “e.” Naturally.

Blonde count: 13

Brunette count: 15

Screen shot 2015-01-05 at 2.31.44 AMAnd 1 token redhead and let’s not even get started on the fact there is only one black girl.

For the full list of the Bachelor cast visit ABC’s site.

But the big questions remain: Who will be the first to cry? And which one is the token single mom?

 

Get ready, Bachelor Fans!!! It all starts – the tears, the dates, and the parade of prom dresses – tonight at 8pm!!

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