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Occupation: Communications Director
Fun Fact: On her bucket list: "I'd love to be able to travel the world and educate other cultures about the Catholic faith as well as help improve their physical lives."
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Hometown: Orland Park, Ill.
Fun Fact: The most outrageous thing she's ever done is "move to Australia after college by myself, stayed for 2 years."
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Occupation: Massage Therapist
Hometown: Apopka, Fla.
Fun Fact: Her favorite holidays are Thanksgiving and the Fourth of July. "It's so romantic and I'm grateful for our freedom!"
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Occupation: Local News Reporter
Hometown: Clermont, Fla.
Fun Fact: She has three sisters, two cats and isn't afraid to walk up to a guy she's interested in.
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Occupation: Federal Prosecutor
Fun Fact: The self-described "feisty" gal has climbed the Leaning Tower of Pisa and hopes to visit every country in the world, "all like almost 200 of them. It's a stretch but I think it would be awesome."
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Occupation: Grade School Teacher
Hometown: Roanoke, Texas
Fun Fact: One of the quotes she lives by comes from Oscar Wilde: "You can never be overdressed or overeducated."
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Occupation: Former NBA Dancer
Hometown: Shelby Township, Mich.
Fun Fact: The pizza lover's ideal date is "sightseeing in Italy followed with yummy food and a boat ride through the town."
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Occupation: Account Manager
Fun Fact: She's ready for a relationship with Juan Pablo. "I believe in a 'fairy tale' love and fall hard for someone I really like."
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Occupation: Science Educator
Hometown: Lexington, Ohio
Fun Fact: A true nature girl, she loves "hiking, bonfires, outdoor activities. I live in a very small town in the middle of the woods. It's just how I grew up, so when I go back I do those things."
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Occupation: Police Support Specialist
Fun Fact: Get ready for some LOL moments from her on the show. "I think I have an embarrassing moment daily. Usually consisting of me falling; I'm pretty clumsy."
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Occupation: Marketing Manager
Hometown: Aurora, Ill.
Fun Fact: Her favorite actor is Adam Sandler. "I've been obsessed with him since I was little."
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Fun Fact: Here's hoping she makes it to one of The Bachelor's super-romantic destination dates. "I have never taken a vacation. I've always worked my buns off and never made time."
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Occupation: Psychiatric Nurse
Hometown: Litchfield, Ill.
Fun Fact: Growing up as one of very few girls in her neighborhood, she spent time "hanging out with my older brother and his friends … riding four-wheelers."
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Occupation: First Grade Teacher
Hometown: Forty Fort, Pa.
Fun Fact: The seafood lover is all about helping others – especially children. "My career is extremely important! To make a difference in a life of a child is my passion. The children are our future."
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Occupation: Medical Sales Rep
Hometown: Iowa City, Iowa
Fun Fact: Her most adventurous moment came when she "backpacked through the east coast of Australia for four weeks – by myself!"
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Occupation: Dog Lover
Hometown: Conyers, Ga.
Fun Fact: Inspired by the book Eat, Pray, Love, she wants to travel, skydive and then settle down with a family. "I know in my heart it's what I'm destined for, to be a mother and wife."
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Occupation: Interior Designer
Hometown: Rockford, Ill.
Fun Fact: Growing up with several cats named after cars, the "involved aunt" wants "a big loyal dog!"
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Occupation: Nursing Home Owner
Hometown: Antelope Acres, Calif.
Fun Fact: She has 10 siblings, "9 of them being mentally handicapped," and gives her parents props for their "hearts of gold" and everlasting patience.
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Occupation: Mineral Coordinator
Hometown: Edmond, Okla.
Fun Fact: Her dream is to be Gwyneth Paltrow for a day, "so I could actually live out my fantasy of Chris Martin serenading me [with] a love song."
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Occupation: Music Composer
Fun Fact: She runs her own successful business, and is working on her sixth piano album.
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Occupation: Free Spirit
Hometown: Santa Barbara, Calif.
Fun Fact: Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Kate Upton is her best friend, and she once "organized a 50-person, fully nude dance party on a beach in Mexico."
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Occupation: Personal Banker
Hometown: Wagener, S.C.
Fun Fact: The first time she'd ever flown on a plane was to come to Los Angeles for The Bachelor.
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Occupation: Pediatric Nurse
Hometown: Kearney, Mo.
Fun Fact: She admits to being messy, but is also focused, calling her nursing degree and the "dream job" that followed her greatest achievement to date.
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Occupation: Real Estate Agent
Hometown: Martha's Vineyard, Mass.
Fun Fact: The country music lover would like to be a fighter pilot for a day. "I want to fly under a canopy really fast!"
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Occupation: Opera Singer
Hometown: Ottawa, Canada
Fun Fact: Applying to be on The Bachelor was the most outrageous thing she's ever done. "I'm not a big risk-taker and have made most major decisions calculatedly and with my career in mind."
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Occupation: Personal Trainer
Hometown: Sutter, Calif.
Fun Fact: She's completed a Tough Mudder (a hardcore obstacle course not for the faint of heart), but is just as known for her cooking as her butt-kicking. "Men are always impressed with my food."
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Occupation: Legal Assistant
Hometown: Porto Alegre, Brazil
Fun Fact: Don't expect her to overshare once the cameras are rolling. "I prefer to be more mysterious. It's best to leave some things to the imagination."
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