We made it, Bachelor Nation! It was a sad couple of months without our dramatic Monday nights, but season 22 of The Bachelor is finally here. Arie Luyendyk Jr., a 36-year-old race car driver and realtor in Scottsdale, AZ, was runner-up on Emily Maynard's season of The Bachelorette back in 2012. Now he's back and must get to know more than two dozen girls to (hopefully) find "the one."
One of the great things about this franchise is that past contestants are never really gone. Many of them end up on Bachelor in Paradise or at least with an Instagram sponsorship or two. But beyond that, many are actually insanely funny as they live tweet new Bachelor episodes! They have an insider's perspective and aren't afraid to point out the good, the bad, and the downright weird.