The Bachelor contestants for 2016 season include kindergarten teacher, twins, news anchor


By: Krystal Vivian

ABC recently released the names of the 28 women who will try to win over the heart of Warsaw native Ben Higgins on The Bachelor in the 2016 season.

The 20th season of The Bachelor will premiere Jan. 4 on ABC. Some of the show was filmed in Warsaw.

The youngest contestant is 22 and the oldest is 30. One woman is unemployed. Other listed professions include war veteran, kindergarten teacher, bartender and chicken enthusiast. Two women are twins.

Higgins, 26, was chosen to be the next Bachelor after he was voted off of The Bachelorette in July.

He lives in Denver, Colo., where he is a business analyst at Talisys. He grew up in Warsaw and graduated from Warsaw High School and Indiana University.

Here’s the full list of the women who will be on The Bachelor:

  • Amanda, 25, esthetician, Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.
  • Amber, 30, bartender, Chicago
  • Becca, 26, chiropractic assistant, San Diego
  • Breanne, 30, nutritional therapist, Seattle
  • Caila, 23, software sales representative, Hudson, Ohio
  • Emily, 22, twin, Las Vegas
  • Haley, 22, twin, Las Vegas
  • Isabel “Izzy,” 24, graphic designer, Branford, Conn.
  • Jackie, 23, gerontologist, San Francisco
  • Jami, 23, bartender, St. Albert, Alberta, Canada
  • Jennifer, 25, small business owner, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
  • Jessica, 23, accountant, Boca Raton, Fla.
  • Joelle “Jo Jo,” 24, real estate developer, Dallas
  • Jubilee, 24, war veteran, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
  • Lace, 25, real estate agent, Denver
  • Laura, 24, account executive, Louisville, Ky.
  • Lauren “LB,” 23, fashion buyer, Stillwater, Ok.
  • Lauren B., 25, flight attendant, Marina Del Rey, Calif.
  • Lauren H., 25, kindergarten teacher, Ann Arbor, Mich.
  • Lauren R., 26, math teacher, Houston
  • Leah, 25, event planner, Denver
  • Maegan, 30, cowgirl, Weatherford, Texas
  • Mandi, 28, dentist, Portland, Ore.
  • Olivia, 23, news anchor, Austin, Texas
  • Rachel, 23, unemployed, Little Rock, Ark.
  • Samantha, 26, attorney, New Smyrna Beach, Fla.
  • Shushanna, 27, mathematician, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Tiara, 26, chicken enthusiast, Redmond, Wash.