We're getting closer and closer to the Season 22 premiere of The Bachelor — and meeting the lucky ladies who will compete for Arie Luyendyk Jr.'s final rose. The racecar driver is almost done filming, and based on photos from a group date earlier in the season, the kissing bandit is striking again! Warning: Spoilers ahead.
The 36-year-old was spotted putting on a dog show with seven of the 2018 contestants at popular LA mall The Grove. Dressed up in a white tux, Arie and his group of women entertained the crowd, which included Bachelorette alums Dean Unglert and Alex Boryukov. One of the women, who Reality Steve identified as Caroline Lunny, seemingly dressed up as a sexy circus ringmaster and nabbed a kiss from the controversial Bachelor.
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According to RS, Arie has a good selection when it comes to his future wife. Keep scrolling for a look at some of the girls competing for his heart!
Caroline Lunny, 25
As stated above, we definitely know Caroline has chemistry with Arie, but we also know the brunette beauty is a realtor from South Florida who just happens to be a former Miss USA contestant.
Jenna Cooper, 29
The bubbly blonde is a fitness instructor from Raleigh, NC. Her social media accounts may be deactivated, but Reality Steve found some old YouTube videos of the trainer "glamorcizing!"
Becca Kurfin, 27
The senior account executive has an inspiring backstory. Her father died eight years ago and her mom is a breast cancer survivor currently in remission.
Ali Harrington, 25
According to LinkedIn, Ali graduated from University of Oklahoma in 2013 with a Bachelor’s in Human Relations. She's currently seeking a fashion/marketing position in the LA area.
Chelsea Roy, 29
The University of Southern Maine graduate is a single mom with a three-year-old son named Sammy... Do we think Arie is ready to be a stepdad? Her Instagram, like many of the contestants' social media pages, has been deactivated.
Lauren Schleyer, 31
One of three Laurens this season, Lauren S. is from Dallas, like former Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay, and works as a social media manager for AT&T. You can check out her work bio here!
Maquel Cooper, 23
A part-time model, Maquel (pronounced MA-kell) also has her own photography business in Utah and was previously married. She may be a little young for Arie, but he does have a reputation...
Krystal Nielson, Age Unknown
The OrangeTheory fitness coach currently lives in San Diego, and graduated from Boise St. University with a degree in Journalism. She later attended UCLA for Broadcasting.
Valerie Biles, 25
Unfortunately, she is not related to U.S. gymnast Simone Biles, but Valerie is a waitress and social media manager at a popular Tennessee restaurant.
Lauren Burnham, 25
Another Dallas beauty for Arie, Lauren B. works in sales and has a degree in psychology.
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Tia Booth, 26
Tia happens to be really good friends with Bachelor in Paradise star Raven Gates (oh, so that's how she got the gig). The Arkansas native is also a physical therapist.
Amber Wilkerson, 29
Marikh Mathias, 27
The Salt Lake City beauty is a model — which is right up Arie's alley! Check out her bio here.
Kendall Long, 26
The Bachelor is getting a touch of Kardashians thanks to Kendall, who used to work as a set dresser — most recently for the 10th anniversary special of KUWTK. She also has a twin sister named Kylie (we can't make this stuff up!)
Seinne Fleming, 27
Seinne brings beauty and brains to the competition. The Yale graduate works as an assistant property manager in Southern California.
Bri Amaranthus, 25
The digital reporter is obsessed with Oregon sports. She even has a podcast called “Duck Squad" where she talks about the University of Oregon's football team. Naturally, she also graduated from the school with a degree in public relations.
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Jenny Delaney, 27
The blonde beauty is a graphic designer, and you can check out some of her work here.
Bibiana Julian, 30
The brunette beauty was a former Miami Dolphins cheerleader. Plus, she has some reality TV experience thanks to her job as an executive assistant at MTV.
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Jacqueline Trumbull, 26
The NYC resident graduated from the University of Virginia in 2013 with a B.A. in Philosophy and currently works at Mount Sinai as a clinical research coordinator.
Bekah Martinez, 22
According to Reality Steve, Bekah is the Corinne of this season. Though she currently works as a nanny in LA, she was recently accepted to UC Irvine.
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Lauren Jarreau, 33
Lauren J. graduated from LSU in 2006 with a Bachelor’s in Psychology. She is currently pursuing a career in the mental health field.
Britt Johnson, Age Unknown
The brunette beauty has been on reality TV before. She appeared on the WEtv series Ex Isle, which saw five on-again, off-again couples go through intensive therapy "in order to break free of their toxic relationships forever."
Brittany Taylor, Age Unknown
Not much is known about Brittany, who — unlike her castmates — kept her Instagram public. But based on her profile, she lives in Austin, TX, works for Google, and has a corgi named Bizkit.
Annaliese Puccini, 33
The LA-based actress is originally from Northern California. She may be trying to jumpstart her career by appearing on the franchise, given that her last acting credit was in 2013, according to IMDb.
Ashley Luebke, 25
The brunette beauty is currently a real estate agent in West Palm Beach after graduating from Florida Gulf Coast University in 2014.
Jessica Carroll, 26
The Canadian currently lives in LA, and works as an on-camera host. Check out her reel below:
Nysha Norris, 30
Nysha works as a nurse at AnMed Health in Anderson, SC, according to Reality Steve. She attended college at Clemson.
Olivia Goethals, 23
Based on her LinkedIn, Olivia graduated from North Central College with a B.A. in Sports Management. For the past year, she's worked as an account manager/marketing associate at AGENCY 360.
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