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'The Bachelor' cast 2023: Meet the 30 women chosen for Zach Shallcross

Get to know the women vying for Zach Shallcross' heart.

Zach Shallcross is on the hunt for his soulmate once again! The former "Bachelorette" contestant wasn't lucky in love when he appeared on the ABC dating show last season, but he's giving it another go as the latest star of "The Bachelor."

Lucky for us, we don't have to wait long to watch the 26-year-old tech executive begin his quest for romance. The 27th season of "The Bachelor" premiered on Monday, Jan. 23 at 8 p.m. ET and from the looks of the trailer, there will be plenty of romance and drama.

As a contestant on "The Bachelorette," Shallcross had chemistry with Rachel Recchia, but their romance didn't go the distance and he ultimately decided to leave the show towards the end of the season.

This time around, the California native will be putting his heart on the line to find "the one," and there are 30 ladies vying for his attention. Per the tech executive's bio, he's looking for a connection similar to the one his parents have (which he characterizes as "true love").

If Shallcross is truly seeking a soulmate, he might have luck with Aly, a “Southern sweetheart” and “hopeless romantic” who is ready for marriage, per her ABC bio.

The self-described "family man at heart" could also vibe with Anastasia, who comes from a "big, loving Greek family," or Becca, who says her mom is the person she “loves most in this world.” On the other hand, if Shallcross is looking for a bit of excitement, thrill-seeker Ariel might be a great match.

Since Shallcross seems to be pretty serious about finding “the one,” he’ll likely relate to Bailey, who is “ready to settle down and meet her dream man,” or Davia, who is "ready for marriage and wants it soon."

The new bachelor will likely have great conversations with Charity, a mental health therapist, and will probably be charmed by Holland, a “spunky and confident woman who needs a man who can keep up with her energy.” 

Read on for photos and snippets of the bios from all 30 women. We'll be updating this cast list as the show goes on – so you can see who stays and who goes.

Aly Jacobs, 26

Aly.Ricky Middlesworth / ABC

Occupation: Healthcare strategy project manager

Hometown: Houston, Texas

Hobbies/Passions: Disneyland, porcelain dolls and her goldendoodle named Texas

Fun Fact: Aly attended the same high school as singer Beyoncé

Is she still in the running? No

Anastasia Keramidas, 30

Anastasia.Ricky Middlesworth / ABC

Occupation: Senior content marketing manager

Hometown: Baltimore, Md.

Hobbies/Passions: “Harry Potter” movies, Rufus Du Sol’s music, traveling to Greece

Fun Fact: Anastasia is an animal lover but she's afraid of monkeys.

Is she still in the running? No, she went home following accusations that she was talking about her Instagram following after the show.

Ariel Frenkel, 28

Ariel.Ricky Middlesworth / ABC

Occupation: Freelance marketing

Hometown: New York, N.Y.

Hobbies/Passions: Dancing to Abba music, reading "Architectural Digest", exploring New York City

Fun Fact: Ariel has traveled all over the world, including spots in Europe, Asia and South America.

Is she still in the running? Yes

Bailey Brown, 27

Bailey.Ricky Middlesworth / ABC

Occupation: Executive Recruiter

Hometown: Nashville, Tenn.

Hobbies/Passions: Spicy margaritas, her dog Charlie (named after Charlie Brown), traveling

Fun Fact: Bailey wants to own her own health and wellness business in the future.

Is she still in the running? No, she left after a conversation in Episode Three.

Becca Serrano, 25

Becca.Ricky Middlesworth / ABC

Occupation: Nursing student

Hometown: Burbank, Calif.

Hobbies/Passions: The outdoors, romance novels

Fun Fact: Becca is craving "natural chemistry" with her future husband and wants someone who can be goofy with her.

Is she still in the running? No, she went home on the first night.

Brianna Thorbourne, 24

Brianna.Ricky Middlesworth / ABC

Occupation: Entrepreneur

Hometown: Jersey City, N.J.

Hobbies/Passions: Her successful beauty company, traveling, thrill-seeking

Fun Fact: Brianna called Paris home for several years while she was growing up.

Is she still in the running? No, she self eliminated in Episode Three.

Brooklyn Willie, 25

BrooklynRicky Middlesworth / ABC

Occupation: Dental Lab Tech

Hometown: Stillwater, Okla.

Hobbies/Passions: Breakfast burritos, two-step dancing, horse barrel racing

Fun Fact: Brooklyn would love to be a professional rodeo cowgirl and horse trainer.

Is she still in the running? Yes

Cara Ammon, 27

CaraRicky Middlesworth / ABC

Occupation: Corporate recruiter

Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pa.

Hobbies/Passions: Christmas music, Justin Bieber

Fun Fact: Cara hates it when people toss their garbage on the sidewalk.

Is she still in the running? No, she went home on the first night.

Cat Wong, 26

CatRicky Middlesworth / ABC

Occupation: Professional dancer

Hometown: New York, N.Y.

Hobbies/Passions: Hot dogs, sailing, picnics

Fun Fact: Cat doesn’t like dinner dates.

Is she still in the running? No, she went home in Episode Two.

Charity Lawson, 26

CharityRicky Middlesworth / ABC

Occupation: Child and family therapist

Hometown: Columbus, Ga.

Hobbies/Passions: “The Notebook,” throwing axes

Fun Fact: Charity would love to live in Disney World.

Is she still in the running? Yes

Christina Mandrell, 25

Christina.Ricky Middlesworth / ABC

Occupation: Content creator

Hometown: Nashville, Tenn.

Hobbies/Passions: Her 5-year-old daughter named Blakely, CrossFit, her daughter’s pet turtle

Fun Fact: Christina is "selective" about who she dates, according to her ABC bio, since she wants to find someone who is perfect for both her and her daughter.

Is she still in the running? No, she left in Episode Three.

Davia Bunch, 25

DaviaRicky Middlesworth / ABC

Occupation: Marketing manager

Hometown: Spartanburg, S.C.

Hobbies/Passions: Taylor Swift, oysters, romance novels

Fun Fact: Davia claims that she can "out-burp" anyone.

Is she still in the running? No

Gabi Elnicki, 25

GabiRicky Middlesworth / ABC

Occupation: Account executive

Hometown: Pittsford, Vt.

Hobbies/Passions: The outdoors, tailgating, destination weddings

Fun Fact: She aspires to own a pilates studio.

Is she still in the running? Yes

Genevie Mayo, 26

Genevie.Ricky Middlesworth / ABC

Occupation: Neonatal nurse

Hometown: Baltimore City, Md.

Hobbies/Passions: The Baltimore Ravens, Colleen Hoover books, playing sports

Fun Fact: She'd like to be CEO of a hospital one day.

Is she still in the running? No

Greer Blitzer, 24

GreerRicky Middlesworth / ABC

Occupation: Medical sales rep

Hometown: Houston, Texas

Hobbies/Passions: Flea markets, forehead kisses, sushi

Fun Fact: She currently lives in New York City.

Is she still in the running? No, she was sent home after coming out of COVID-19 quarantine.

Holland Parsons, 24

Holland.Ricky Middlesworth / ABC

Occupation: Insurance marketer

Hometown: Boca Raton, Fla.

Hobbies/Passions: Yachting, Pilates, the beach

Fun Fact: Holland says her favorite TV show is "The Bachelor."

Is she still in the running? No, she went home on the first night.

Jess Girod, 23

JessRicky Middlesworth / ABC

Occupation: E-Commerce coordinator

Hometown: Winter Springs, Fla.

Hobbies/Passions: Bananagrams, puppies, romance

Fun Fact: Jess says she never leaves the house without applying sunscreen first.

Is she still in the running? No

Kaity Biggar, 27

Kaity.Ricky Middlesworth / ABC

Occupation: ER nurse

Hometown: Austin, Texas

Hobbies/Passions: Figure skating. roller coasters, swimming

Fun Fact: Kaity's dealbreaker is a man who doesn't want kids.

Is she still in the running? Yes

Katherine Izzo, 26

KatherineRicky Middlesworth / ABC

Occupation: Registered nurse

Hometown: Tampa, Fla.

Hobbies/Passions: Breakfast pastries, her nieces and nephews

Fun Fact: Katherine describes her dream man as loyal, trustworthy and a great communicator.

Is she still in the running? No, she went home before hometowns.

Kimberly Gutierrez, 30

KimberlyRicky Middlesworth / ABC

Occupation: Hospitality manager

Hometown: Los Angeles, Calif.

Hobbies/Passions: Wine, old-school hip-hop, picnics

Fun Fact: Kimberly can't wait to start her own family.

Is she still in the running? No, she went home in Episode Two.

Kylee Russell, 25

KyleeRicky Middlesworth / ABC

Occupation: Postpartum nurse

Hometown: Charlotte, N.C.

Hobbies/Passions: Dancing, buttery popcorn with M&Ms

Fun Fact: Kylee is a former NBA dancer.

Is she still in the running? No

Lekha Ravi, 29

LekhaRicky Middlesworth / ABC

Occupation: Financial advisor

Hometown: Miami, Fla.

Hobbies/Passions: Massages, belly dancing

Fun Fact: Lekha moved to the U.S. when she was 7 and was born in India.

Is she still in the running? No, she was eliminated on the first night.

Madison Johnson, 26

MadisonRicky Middlesworth / ABC

Occupation: Business owner

Hometown: Fargo, N.D.

Hobbies/Passions: Her two younger sisters, hard work

Fun Fact: Madison became a caretaker for her two sisters while growing up, so her perfect match will have to meet their seal of approval.

Is she still in the running? No, she was eliminated on the first night.

Mercedes Northup, 24

MercedesRicky Middlesworth / ABC

Occupation: Non-profit owner

Hometown: Bloomfield, Iowa

Hobbies/Passions: Showing pigs at the Iowa State Fair, country music, her dog

Fun Fact: Mercedes describes herself as a hard worker and has four jobs.

Is she still in the running? No

Olivia Lewis, 23

Olivia L.
Olivia L.Ricky Middlesworth / ABC

Occupation: Patient care technician

Hometown: Rochester, N.Y.

Hobbies/Passions: Basketball, “Grey’s Anatomy,” jet-skiing

Fun Fact: Olivia has visited almost every state in the U.S.

Is she still in the running? No, she was eliminated on the first night.

Olivia Miller, 25

Olivia M.
Olivia M.Ricky Middlesworth / ABC

Occupation: Stylist

Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio

Hobbies/Passions: Reading, binge-watching TV, hot yoga

Fun Fact: Olivia studied fashion.

Is she still in the running? No, she was eliminated on the first night.

Sonia Sharma, 28

SoniaRicky Middlesworth / ABC

Occupation: Project manager

Hometown: Long Island, N.Y.

Hobbies/Passions: Elvis, dogs, bungee jumping

Fun Fact: One day, Sonia wants to move to the suburbs and have three golden retrievers.

Is she still in the running? No, she was eliminated on the first night.

Vanessa Dinh, 23

VanessaRicky Middlesworth / ABC

Occupation: Restaurant marketer

Hometown: Baton Rouge, La.

Hobbies/Passions: Cherries, top-notch food, marketing

Fun Fact: If she had to pick a duet partner, Vanessa would choose Barry Gibb of the Bee Gees.

Is she still in the running? No, she was eliminated on the first night.

Victoria Jameson

 Victoria J.
Victoria J.Ricky Middlesworth / ABC

Occupation: Makeup artist

Hometown: Fort Worth, Texas

Hobbies/Passions: Emo-punk music, dancing

Fun Fact: Victoria J. holds a degree in dance performance.

Is she still in the running? No, she went home in Episode Two.

Viktoria Eichner, 29

Viktoria E.
Viktoria E.Ricky Middlesworth / ABC

Occupation: Nanny

Hometown: Vienna, Austria

Hobbies/Passions: Christmas movies, Norah Jones music, painting

Fun Fact: Viktoria E. was born and raised in Austria and moved to the United States in 2013.

Is she still in the running? No, she was eliminated on the first night.