Instagram Followers: 8.296Insta Bio: Portland, Linfield CollegeWhat We Learned: When announcing the contestants, Chris Harrison predicted this 25-year-old "gem of a woman" would be a favorite. He also shared that Abigail is the first hearing-impaired contestant on the show and she makes a big first impression on Matt.
Based on her social media, we could see the two sharing a passion for the outdoors and being active. She's also a big fan of Coors Light, Friends and posing in front of number balloons, so, you know, she's 25.
Instagram Followers: 4,121Insta Bio: san antonio | toronto, click for bio & important thingsWhat We Learned: Wine, travel and short and snappy Instagram captions. From her "A bit about me :)" Google doc, we discovered she works for her family's acting training studio as a headshot photographer and videographer after spending her post-high school years abroad. "I found out how to spend my entire college experience (and time after college) abroad for far less than you'd think- if you have any questions about this DM me!" the 26-year-old wrote.
But after COVID-19, Alana is now "back in the states, working from home, looking for a beach to settle by, and developing a completely sustainable eco friendly and ethically made clothing line."
Instagram Followers: 11.2KInsta Bio: Professional Ballerina w/@dancetheatreofharlem, The Bachelor S25, Morgantown, WV-—>NYC, Model•CESD talent•BGDB Mentor, @sab_nyc Visiting Faculty ChairWhat We Learned: Brunch, ballet and bikinis, that's the Alicia lifestyle and we're not mad about it! The 24-year-old has danced with Aretha Franklin and Alicia Keys during her time at the Dance Theatre of Harlem and was nominated for the Princess Grace Award in 2018, per her official website. Oh, and you can also book her for lessons.
Instagram Followers: 7,261Insta Bio: Momma, Future Nurse, Animal lover, Adventure seeker, BelieverWhat We Learned: A quick scroll shows that the single mom is quite close with her 13-year-old son, Noah. Amber, 30, also appears to be a fan of shooting ranges, animals and, yes, bikinis.
Instagram Followers: 10.1KInsta Bio: As Seen On Tv, For the love of god please do not message me about your pyramid schemeWhat We Learned: That she is not very tall and her net worth is not in the millions "Some website said 'I appear to be very tall' BAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHABHAHAHAHAHHAHA," she captioned a Dec. 14 pic after she was announced as one of Matt's contestants. (they also said my net worth was somewhere between 3-5 million)...who is writing these?"
So, to avoid being called out by the 24-year-old writer, we will just say she is 5-foot-2 "on a good day," loves boating and margaritas and her roommate/best friend Devon appears to be the Matt to her Tyler Cameron.
Instagram Followers: 3,102Insta Bio: Sushi emojisWhat We Learned: Chris previously revealed the 24-year-old is a communications manager at a big unnamed tech company and almost had to give up her job to be on the show. But she's only posted three times on Instagram in 2020, which we think is a bigger deal, TBH.
Instagram Followers: 2,030Insta Bio: Paisa Colombianita. Bostonian turned Angeleno. Failing plant Mom but fairly successful dog Mom. You can probably find me at the beach.What We Learned: Yep, the journalist's bio was pretty accurate. Lots of pics at the beach, sunsets and her dog. And ahead of the Jan. 4 premiere, she posted to her Instagram Stories that she is more than ready to deal with any potential hateful comments that could come her way. "It makes me cry. LOLZ jokes," the 30-year-old wrote. "I don't waste my time or energy on that ish and neither should you."
Instagram Followers: 3,073Insta Bio: social worker. usc | sjsu. san diego. she/herWhat We Learned: The 26-year-old social worker earned her master's degree from USC over the summer. "Only 4% of Latinas have a master's degree or higher and today, I'm proud to be one of them," she captioned a post on Aug. 17. "The little Mexican girl who grew up on the "east side" only dreamed of this life I'm living."
Instagram Followers: 4,017Insta Bio: I don't think you're ready, for this Chelly. ATL, NYC.What We Learned: Respect for being the only contestant to put her bio landing page from ABC as the link in her bio! Per Chris, the 28-year-old is the "real deal" kind of model. "No swipe-up codes," more like hitting the runway..
In a 2020 lookback post, Chelsea revealed she had a few firsts, including a solo trip, walking during Paris Fashion Week, shaving her head and dyeing her hair blonde.
Instagram Followers: 26.7KInsta Bio: nyc | ct, EMG modelsWhat We Learned: Her bio describes her as the marketing manager at her family's Italian restaurant in Pomfret, CT, but the 22-year-old's feed tells us she's an aspiring Instagram influencer, with lots of bikini pics and more than a few self-deprecating captions.
Instagram Followers: 3,301Insta Bio: n/aWhat We Learned: The realtor is into yoga, books and hitting the beach...sometimes doing all three at once.
Instagram Followers: 6,141Insta Bio:NYC | Co-founder @funkymunkyenergy | Model @wilhelminamodels. email@example.com | Real Estate Agent @triplemintrealestateWhat We Learned: Nicknamed Illy, it's clear from her feed that the 26-year-old is a model and an aspiring influencer. But she's also a health food developer and is looking to release her own nutritional snack, Funky Munky Energy, this year.
Instagram Followers: 4,042Insta Bio: PR | TX | when joy is a habit, love is a reflexWhat We Learned: The 27-year-old from San Antonio, Texas, is a social media marketer and a former pageant girl. She won Miss El Paso in 2016 (including the title of "most photogenic") and is "dog obsessed," per her Twitter bio.
Instagram Followers: 24.5KInsta Bio: Amateur Runner // Cookie Connoisseur, The Bachelor Season 25. SD // LV, San Diego, CAWhat We Learned: "Realizing my life is about to become a meme for America," she wrote on Instagram Stories the day of the premiere. "Please at least be funny."
The 26-year-old works in the nightclub scene in Chicago and loves a bikini pic, which is probably why she shows up in lingerie on night one.
Instagram Followers: 21.1KInsta Bio: Seattle, Just for fun. Inquires: firstname.lastname@example.orgRandomly gained a large audience on TikTokWhat We Learned: She is basically the franchise's first TikTok influencer. Watch out, Instagram! The 30-year-old bank marketing manager has over 240,000 followers on the platform and over 1.4 million likes. She's sex-positive (and brings a vibrator on night one!), loves cats and is fully aware she looks like Bachelor Nation's Becca Kufrin and Kristina Schulman.
Instagram Followers: 5,623Insta Bio: K-Sway on the 1s and 2s sharing a little bit of everything and a whole lot of love.What We Learned: Khaylah is a North Carolina-based professional photographer who specializes in fashion and portraits. "When I'm not taking photos, you'll find me traveling the world, thrift shopping, or watching Netflix," she wrote on her website.
Instagram Followers: 3,219Insta Bio: Seattle | recruiter What We Learned: The 27-year-old is a talent acquisition partner for Alaska Airlines, and yeah, that's really all we've got. She seems nice!
Instagram Followers: 46.2KInsta Bio: small and in charge, student, designer, small business owner & Co-host of @agelesspodcast, partnerships: email@example.comWhat We Learned: The 22-year-old comes into the season with the most Instagram followers, likely because her mom is fashion designer Cynthia Rowley. The mother-daughter duo host their own podcast and Kit often models for her mom's label.
Kit is also a lifestyle influencer, posting recipes, workouts and outfits to her social media page. And she's created her own brand, which collaborates with contemporary artists to bring an awareness to a younger audience through clothing. Curiously, there's been no mention of the show on her Instagram.
Instagram Followers: 4,294Insta Bio: Shine bright, shine far. Attorney. NYC | VA. Hebrews 10:35-36.What We Learned: The attorney from Virginia Beach is all about sass in her Instagram captions and we love it. "you can't even pay me enough to react" and "hot take: the Whos bullied the Grinch and traumatized him and that's why he stole their Christmas (including the roast beast) the moral is—don't be a bully!" are just two of our favorites.
The 27-year-old recently went viral when a Twitter user detailed an encounter she had with Kristin.
"a girl i knew in college is gonna be on the bachelor and one time after an alumni event she took a subway w/ me & a man all the way in the wrong direction bc he was trying to cheat on his wife w/ me and i was too dull to notice," the tweet read. "so anyways i think she should win."
She later added, "i didn't know the man was hitting on me, he was a rando we met at the event, she stayed with me so he'd leave me alone and that's all folks."
Instagram Followers: 1,515Insta Bio: Miami,FL, Esq., Romans 8:28, Give the world good energyWhat We Learned: The corporate attorney is all about wineries, bikinis and positivity on her page. Per her Twitter, she loves the Real Housewives, rosé and is obsessed with Bridgerton on Netflix. Basically, she is us.
Instagram Followers: 12.3KInsta Bio: God First, Pharmacist/Model, Founder of @msyshoesorgWhat We Learned: The 32-year-old pharmacist from Adwa, Ethiopia is also a model and her feed is filled some some seriously stunning shots. But more recent posts have focused on the Tigray conflict in her home country and raising awareness for refugees, including members of her family.
"The past two months have been some of the most difficult times of my life mentally," Magi, who now resides in Virginia, wrote in late December, "bc of the war in my home, being disconnected from my family, my brother not receiving his medication even though I am a pharmacist and I have access to all that he needs.
Magi also started her own non-profit, which provides shoes to girls in developing countries.
Instagram Followers: 12.6KInsta Bio: Que será será, Towson University AlumnaWhat We Learned: Originally from Puerto Rico and a former pageant queen, Mari was introduced to the show by Alayah, from Peter Weber's season. Her feed has lots of modeling shots and positivity and her Twitter feed tells us she's a fan of Ikea's meatballs. Relatable content! The 24-year-old also recently launched her own social media management company.
Instagram Followers: 6,150Insta Bio: Live an inspired life, LA, tiktok: @marylynnsiennaWhat We Learned: She's already got roses all over her feed, including taking a bath in a rose petal-filled tub. She also wrote about what it meant to be part of one of the show's most diverse casts ever.
"This season is the first time the show features a black male lead in 25 shows! Can you believe it? It's about time!" she captioned a photo in December. "I'm so proud to be a part of this very diverse cast and break down the boundaries necessary for more equality and acceptance. The Bachelor is one of the most watched shows of all time and it's imperative we start showing the viewers all types of love stories—not just white ones."
The event coordinator is also passionate about the environment and sustainability.
Instagram Followers: 5,761Insta Bio: hairstylist + hype woman, ohio state alum, @hairbymj___What We Learned: Shocker, the 24-year-old hairdresser has really good hair! MJ specializes in hair extensions and "lived-in color" and we can only assume the other ladies in the house will turn to her for tips. Plus, she also has a side business operating a mobile spray tan booth around Columbus, Ohio.