The new season of The Bachelor is almost here – it begins January 1st – but before the first episode airs, fans already think they know who wins Arie Luyendyk’s heart, and it’s not because of rumors or spoilers. Instead, figuring out this season’s winner could just be a simple math problem, with the answer being: the one who gets the final rose is Lauren. But which Lauren? Out of 29 contestants, there are four Laurens for Luyendyk to choose from, giving good odds that Luyendyk will pick one of them.
So, who are these four Laurens? ABC has yet to release the contestant bios, but we do know a few things about the women who will compete for Luyendyk’s attention and affection.
Lauren Burnham, or Lauren B., is a gorgeous 25-year-old from Dallas, who works in tech sales. And, hardcore fans of the show probably already know that she makes the final four.
Lauren Griffin, or Lauren G., is a Los Angeles native who is also 25, and she works as an executive recruiter. Since many believe that Luyendyk is on the show to build his brand and not to find love, it may make sense for him to go with Lauren G., so that she can help him out with networking.
33-year-old Lauren Jarreau, or Lauren J., is the oldest contestant on The Bachelor this season, making her the one closest to Luyendyk’s age. She recently finished a master’s program, but didn’t have a job when ABC released everyone’s name and photo.
The last Lauren is Lauren Schuyler, a 31-year-old social media manager who is also from Dallas. Yes, that makes two Laurens from Dallas, and it’s odd that the network would allow it. But, the two women must be different enough from each other for ABC to allow the casting of two women with the same name from the same city.
In addition to the four Laurens, there is also a Rebekah and a Rebecca, plus a Brittany and a Brittane. Fans better memorize names and faces quickly, or things could get confusing.
But, like Refinery 29 points out, Luyendyk could eliminate most or all of them the first night and make things easier on viewers. He will reportedly hand out 21 roses, eliminating eight women during the premiere.
If fans don’t want to wait and instead decide to skip the feuds, the romances, and the hometown dates, they can find spoilers of who actually gets the final rose from Reality Pete, who according to The Hollywood Gossip, seems to be reliable due to a pending lawsuit.
Catch the premiere of Season 22 of The Bachelor, January 1, 2018 on ABC.