Age: 24 Occupation: Communications Director Hometown: Tampa Fun Fact: On her bucket list: “I’d love to be able to travel the world and educate other cultures about the Catholic faith as well as help improve their physical lives.”
Age: 26 Occupation: Federal Prosecutor Hometown: Atlanta Fun Fact: The self-described “feisty” gal has climbed the Leaning Tower of Pisa and hopes to visit every country in the world, “all like almost 200 of them. It’s a stretch but I think it would be awesome.”
Age: 24 Occupation: Science Educator Hometown: Lexington, Ohio Fun Fact: A true nature girl, she loves “hiking, bonfires, outdoor activities. I live in a very small town in the middle of the woods. It’s just how I grew up, so when I go back I do those things.”
Age: 23 Occupation: Police Support Specialist Hometown: Miami Fun Fact: Get ready for some LOL moments from her on the show. “I think I have an embarrassing moment daily. Usually consisting of me falling; I’m pretty clumsy.”
Age: 32 Occupation: Hairstylist Hometown: Sacramento Fun Fact: Here’s hoping she makes it to one of The Bachelor’s super-romantic destination dates. “I have never taken a vacation. I’ve always worked my buns off and never made time.”
Age: 25 Occupation: Psychiatric Nurse Hometown: Litchfield, Ill. Fun Fact: Growing up as one of very few girls in her neighborhood, she spent time “hanging out with my older brother and his friends riding four-wheelers.”
Age: 27 Occupation: First Grade Teacher Hometown: Forty Fort, Pa. Fun Fact: The seafood lover is all about helping others – especially children. “My career is extremely important! To make a difference in a life of a child is my passion. The children are our future.”
Age: 27 Occupation: Dog Lover Hometown: Conyers, Ga. Fun Fact: Inspired by the book Eat, Pray, Love, she wants to travel, skydive and then settle down with a family. “I know in my heart it’s what I’m destined for, to be a mother and wife.”
Age: 25 Occupation: Nursing Home Owner Hometown: Antelope Acres, Calif. Fun Fact: She has 10 siblings, “9 of them being mentally handicapped,” and gives her parents props for their “hearts of gold” and everlasting patience.
Age: 25 Occupation: Mineral Coordinator Hometown: Edmond, Okla. Fun Fact: Her dream is to be Gwyneth Paltrow for a day, “so I could actually live out my fantasy of Chris Martin serenading me [with] a love song.”
Age: 24 Occupation: Free Spirit Hometown: Santa Barbara, Calif. Fun Fact:Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Kate Upton is her best friend, and she once “organized a 50-person, fully nude dance party on a beach in Mexico.”
Age: 26 Occupation: Pediatric Nurse Hometown: Kearney, Mo. Fun Fact: She admits to being messy, but is also focused, calling her nursing degree and the “dream job” that followed her greatest achievement to date.
Age: 29 Occupation: Opera Singer Hometown: Ottawa, Canada Fun Fact: Applying to be on The Bachelor was the most outrageous thing she’s ever done. “I’m not a big risk-taker and have made most major decisions calculatedly and with my career in mind.”
Age: 26 Occupation: Personal Trainer Hometown: Sutter, Calif. Fun Fact: She’s completed a Tough Mudder (a hardcore obstacle course not for the faint of heart), but is just as known for her cooking as her butt-kicking. “Men are always impressed with my food.”
Age: 24 Occupation: Legal Assistant Hometown: Porto Alegre, Brazil Fun Fact: Don’t expect her to overshare once the cameras are rolling. “I prefer to be more mysterious. It’s best to leave some things to the imagination.”