ABC has announced the contestants for Season 21 of The Bachelor, whichpremieres Monday, Jan. 2. Here are the names, photos, ages and occupations for the 30(!!!) women vying for Nick Viall's heart.
Unfortunately, the women's jobs on The Bachelor matter less than the men's do on The Bachelorette, because gender roles are traditional in this franchise. So, income level and prestige are not the predictors of victory or elimination that they are on The Bachelorette. But they're not meaningless, either, since a contestant's job still tells you something about the contestant.
Usually the jobs are funnier than the ones in this crop, in which the only one on the level of "chicken enthusiast" is "aspiring dolphin trainer" -- which, admittedly, is hilarious.
Here's how we think Nick's contestants might do, based only on snap judgments from the information at hand. We'll have to wait for limousine entrances to really get a sense of who these girls are. We can't wait.
The Bachelor premieres Monday, Jan. 2 at 8/7c on ABC.