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Although “The Bachelor” hasn’t chosen its leads for its upcoming season, the show just unveiled a first look at 30 women who might be in love in Season 26.

On Saturday, the official Facebook page of “The Bachelor” showed viewers photos showing the women who might compete next season. The collection of images includes the names and hometowns of women aged 23 to 33 who have made it to the spot as potential contestants. Not every one in 30 women will make it over night.


We’re giving you an early look at the women who could be on this season of The Bachelor! Leave [rose] Who will get your first impression?” The caption on the post says.

Although the official identity of the next Bachelor remains a mystery, fans believe it is safe enough to put money on upcoming “The Bachelorette” candidate Clayton Eckard. Although her season doesn’t begin airing until October 19 when Michelle Young walks in as The Bachelorette, Diversity It was previously reported that Echard, a 28-year-old orthopedic sales representative and former college football star, was seen with a camera crew in his hometown of Missouri. Sources told the outlet that he’s actually ABC’s next choice to be “The Bachelor.”

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‘Bachelor’ host Chris Harrison ‘steps aside’ after reaction to racism controversy

“I’m excited. I’m very, very nervous too,” Echard told the crowd gathered during the shoot, Granthshala 2 now. “I’m looking for my person.”

Regardless, some of the 30 women who debuted on “The Bachelor” Facebook page over the weekend, and likely Echard, will be the first group to appear on the show following the highly public and highly controversial exit of longtime franchise host Chris Harrison.

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Harrison had originally stepped down from her hosting duties for “The Bachelorette” Season 17 after defending “Bachelor” contestant Rachel Kirkconnell, when it came to light that she was an antebellum-themed character before appearing on the show. had attended the party.

The 24-year-old, who appeared in season 25 alongside the show’s first male black lead Matt James, issued a lengthy apology after the photos resurfaced. She denounced her past actions, which included attending an “Old South”-themed party at a plantation in 2018 and wearing a Native American dress.

Harrison appeared on extras In an interview with former “Bachelorette” Rachel Lindsay, who was the show’s first black female lead. In interviews, he defended Kirkconnell, arguing that three years ago times were different. The host caught a swift and immediate response, prompting her to issue an apology of her own.

“I have this incredible platform to speak about love, and yesterday I took a stance on topics I should have known better about. Although I don’t speak for Rachel Kirkconnell, my intention is simply to give her one.” Had to ask for grace to be given the opportunity. Speak on your behalf,” he wrote at the time.

Granthshala News’ Jessica Napoli contributed to this report.