‘The Bachelor’ contestants: Meet the 29 ladies looking for love

Six years ago, Arie Luyendyk Jr. was in love and a day away from proposing to the woman of his dreams. And then, she broke his heart. Emily Maynard (now Emily Maynard Johnson) may not have been Arie's future wife, but he hasn't been able to find a love like hers since. Now Arie, 36, is back and ready to race into America's heart yet again when he returns for a second shot at love, starring in the 22nd season of ABC's hit romance reality series "The Bachelor," premiering MONDAY, JANUARY 1 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EST), on The ABC Television Network. () ARIE LUYENDYK JR. Craig Sjodin via Getty Images

Arie Luyendyk Jr. will take the stage as the next bachelor on Jan. 1 for Season 22 of The Bachelor.

He hasn’t been on a season of reality TV since he came in second place on Season 8 of The Bachelorette in 2012, when he tried to win Emily Maynard’s heart.

Luyendyk, a former racecar driver turned real estate broker, was revealed as the new Bachelor on Good Morning America in September.

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Now, 29 ladies will be fighting over the chance to fall in love with Luyendyck Jr. on television.

Among the women, there are a sports reporter, a social media manager, real estate agents and four different Laurens.

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Kendall, 26

Occupation: A creative directorHometown: Los Angeles, California.

Chelsea, 29

Occupation: Real estate executive assistantHometown: Portland, Maine.

Bibiana, 30

Occupation: Executive assistantHometown: Miami Beach, Florida.

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Seinne, 27

Occupation: Commercial real estate managerHometown: Newport Beach, California.

Rebekah (Bekah)

Occupation: NannyHometown: Los Angeles, California.

Valerie, 25

Occupation: ServerHometown: Nashville, Tennessee.

Amber, 29

Occupation: Business ownerHometown: Denver, Colorado.

Annaliese, 32

Occupation: Event designerHometown: San Francisco, California.

Ashley, 25

Occupation: Real estate agentHometown: West Palm Beach, Florida.

Brianna, 25

Occupation: A sports reporterHometown: Portland, Oregon.

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Brittane, 27

Occupation: Marketing managerHometown: Los Angeles, California.

Brittany, 30

Occupation: Tech recruiterHometown: Austin, Texas.

Caroline, 26

Occupation: RealtorHometown: Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

Nysha, 30

Occupation: Orthopedic nurseHometown: Anderson, South Carolina.

Jenna, 28

Occupation: Social media managerHometown: Raleigh, North Carolina.

Jennifer, 25

Occupation: Graphic designerHometown: Chicago, Illinois.

Krystal, 30

Occupation: Fitness coachHometown: San Diego, California.

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Jacqueline, 26

Occupation: Research co-ordinatorHometown: New York, New York.

Jessica, 26

Occupation: TV hostHometown: Santa Monica, California.

Lauren B., 25

Occupation: Technology salespersonHometown: Dallas, Texas.

Lauren G., 26

Occupation: Executive recruiterHometown: Los Angeles, California.

Lauren J., 33

Occupation: Recent masters graduateHometown: New Roads, Louisiana.

Lauren S., 31

Occupation: Social media managerHometown: Dallas, Texas.

Alison, 27

Occupation: Personal stylistHometown: Lawton, Oklahoma.

Maguel, 23

Occupation: PhotographerHometown: Orem, Utah.

Marikh, 27

Occupation: Restaurant ownerHometown: Salt Lake City, Utah.

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Olivia, 23 

Occupation: Marketing associateHometown: Chicago, Illinois.

Rebecca, 27

Occupation: PublicistHometown: Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Tia, 26

Occupation: Physical therapistHometown: Weiner, Arkansas.

Season 22 of The Bachelor begins on Jan. 1 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

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