Matt James’s time in The Bachelor is about to get a lot more exciting!
In an all-new episode airing Monday, January 25 at 8 p.m. ET / PT on ABC, five more women will be coming home hoping to win your heart this season. The announcement comes after Sarah Trott abruptly left the show earlier this week amid drama with the other cast members and concern over her father’s debilitating ALS.
“A record number of women applied for Matt James … [it was] “The biggest response we’ve ever had, and we wanted to give as many women as possible the opportunity to find love,” host Chris Harrison joked to ET last month. “So we started with 32, but there will be more to come. And I can also give you this nugget: a woman who comes in is a very, very familiar face to the Bachelor Nation.”
Now, ET is looking at everything you need to know about new women.
Years: 2. 3
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Featured Bio: Brittany can’t be with a man who won’t let her live her life … she says she doesn’t have time for unnecessary dramas!
Occupation: Former Miss Puerto Rico
Location: Caguas, Puerto Rico
Featured Bio: Catalina admits that she has probably seen too many romantic comedies in her life. She is single for the first time in a long time and hopes to find her forever as Prince Charming in Matt.
Occupation: ICU nurse
Location: Los Angeles California
Featured Bio: Kim, who has spent the last year battling on the front lines of COVID-19, tends to wear pants in relationships. You need a man who is confident and who is not intimidated by your professional success.
Location: Edina, Minnesota
Featured Bio: Michelle is looking for the superman for her superwoman. The former Division I basketball player hopes she and Matt can fall in love and change the world.
Occupation: Dancer / Choreographer
Location: Brooklyn, New York
Featured Bio: Ryan wants to marry a man who exhibits good husbandry qualities and has similar values and beliefs. She intends to get married just once … could Matt be the one she was waiting for?
To learn more about the newcomers, check out the video below ahead of Monday’s new episode: