Peter Weber's 'Bachelor' Contestants Are Already Insanely Dramatic

Katherine J Igoe
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From Marie Claire

Spoilers for The Bachelor ahead. On the final episode of Bachelor in Paradise, it became official what's been known for a while: Peter Weber is The Bachelor. We're already gotten a fair amount of information about his women for this season and will continue to do so over the next four months—including photos from ABC showcasing the potential contestants vying to be Mrs. Pilot Peter/Mrs. I Get to Marry the Windmill Hookup Guy. As internet sleuths, spoiler Instagram accounts, and Reality Steve get busy researching these young women (a lot of them are under 30, no surprise), what do we know, and what does it mean for this upcoming season?

Three more women have been eliminated.

This season has gone fast, y'all. Three more women went home at the last rose ceremony: Deandra Kanu, Savannah Mullins, and Kiarra Norman. You can see pictures of the remaining women here:

So now there's only these 12 women left—start placing your bets on the winner now.

In other news, watch out for all the pageant queens on this particular season, because there's about to be some insanity. And it's going to be much, much worse than last season (which was honestly really bad).

One woman came back to plead her case.

Alayah Benavidez, who may or may not have had a boyfriend right before she went on the show, came back to defend herself against a lie Victoria Paul had allegedly spread about her (maybe the boyfriend thing?), but was ultimately sent back home a second time.

We know some of the one-on-ones.

Since usually the coveted individual dates are a good indicator of who The Bachelor really likes, Kelsey Weier, Kelley Flanagan, Victoria Paul, and Victoria Fuller have all had one-on-one dates. There may be and will be more, but keep your eyes on these four, because they're early favorites.

Hannah Brown shows up?!

I guess I shouldn't be surprised that the producers are trying to inject some drama into the situation, but apparently Brown (who's currently filming Dancing With the Stars, another ABC show) comes to talk to Weber and basically is just there to freak out the woman. The heart-to-heart apparently "rattles" Weber so much that he cancels the group date because of it. But we've since seen pictures and reports of the show continuing to film,'s not like the Fence Jump, where Colton Underwood just quit the show because of events that happened his season. It was just a cameo, and Weber is still on track for filming.

We know who makes it through the first few rose ceremonies.

Big spoiler alert, if you don't want to know about what actually happens this season, but the field has been whittled down to 15:

  • Hannah Sluss—first impression rose
  • Lexi Buchanan
  • Kelsey Weier
  • Mykenna Dorn
  • Deandra Kanu
  • Natasha Parker
  • Victoria Paul
  • Victoria Fuller
  • Tammy Ly
  • Kelley Flanagan—met Weber before the show
  • Sydney Hightower—went to school with Brown
  • Shiann Lewis
  • Kiarra Norman
  • Savannah Mullins
  • Madison Prewett

Of note, the potentially rumored frontrunner (Sarah Coffin) is off the show, so this might be a surprising, unexpected season after all!

One person has already self-eliminated.

Oh WOW that was fast. Lauren M., who is apparently from Miami, Florida, took issue with the show's proceedings and never made it on camera. I mean, we know the producers can be super-manipulative, so I can't fault anyone for getting the heck out of there if they're getting a bad vibe out of the proceedings:

Photo credit: bachelor.spoilers - Instagram

I also wonder if that means this season will be crazier than usual. Chances are, two more women will be eliminated by the time the show airs, judging by past season numbers.

The girls are...extra.

Or at least some of them, anyways, judging by what the night one spoilers have to say:

Photo credit: bachelor. spoilers - Instagram
Photo credit: bachelor.spoilers - Instagram

I think I'm most intrigued by the...cow situation? Is it a real cow? (No, right? Right??) And also the making out for 30 seconds. I mean, if I were Weber, I would find that to be alarming. Also, I need to know what someone dressing up as a windmill looks like.

ABC released 33 potential women.

Today, September 17, ABC released photos of potential contestants. About three or so of these women will probably be cut before the show actually airs, but ABC actually did this with last season's Bachelorette men and people got very excited (Update: ABC inexplicably took the post down).

It was a smart tactic—people already started voting for their faves.

We know basic details.

Reality Steve released details on the women's basic info and Insta accounts, although it's pretty common show practice at this point to set your account to private until the show starts airing, so don't expect many details from social media:

(Content warning: animal cruelty.) Two of the women have a photo of her and her friends posing with animals they've shot. I'm not going to link to those photos, but going to be a problem for those contestants in the future, I think. Last season of The Bachelor (not to mention previous seasons), contestants have gotten in hot water for their social media life pre-show.

There are several pageant winners.

We have a Miss Texas 2019, Miss Louisiana 2019, Miss Tennessee contestant, a former Miss Iowa 2017, a former pro cheerleader, a Price Is Right winner (lol), and several models. There have been comments that this particular pool of contestants is pretty homogenous in that regard.

Interestingly, there's evidence Alayah broke up with her BF riiiiight before coming on the show. There aren't any rumors thus far that the pageant winners/contestants might get into it, as with Hannah Brown and Caelynn Miller-Keyes.

And there are guesses on the frontrunner.

Reality Steve thinks it's this girl, Sarah Coffin (she set her Instagram account to private), who will either be a strong contender to win it all or a potential Bachelorette if not. FYI, this is Sarah:

Photo credit: ABC

Interesting, another contestant, Kelley Flanagan, apparently met Weber at a wedding in August and they really hit it off—so, TBD what that means for the show, but she kind of has a leg up.

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Jade Gilliland is a flight attendant, and divorced, and has already gotten flack about it (so she might not even make it on the show):

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Update: Jade's husband has spoken out, saying that there may be hard feelings from family members but that he was happy where he was in life and grateful to her.

And Megan Hops is also a flight attendant:

Photo credit: ABC

Alexis Thind is a pilot, and became one after her dad died:

Sydney Hightower was high school classmates with Hannah Brown at Tuscaloosa County High School.

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Watch this space. We'll update when we know more.

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