Season 19 of "The Bachelor" kicked off in style on Monday with 30 contestants trying to win over the farmer from Iowa, Chris Soules.
With 30 girls around, there was no dearth for drama, and the premiere night even saw one contestant turning up drunk. Tara, a 26-year-old "sport fishing enthusiast" from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, spent a lot of time with her best friends "Jameson, Johnny Walker and Jack Daniels," and Soules was visibly uncomfortable watching her stumble and yawn during the first rose ceremony.
Although many contestants and viewers were surprised when Soules gave her a rose, they don't have to worry as Tara doesn't make it far ahead in the season. As Soules continues on his journey to find a life partner, Whitney Bischoff, a 29-year-old fertility nurse from Chicago, will win him over, according to "Bachelor" spy Reality Steve.
The blogger noted that Bischoff will compete with Becca Tilley, Kaitlyn Bristowe and Jade Roper in the final rounds, and the finale will be held at a farm owned by Soules' parents in Lamont, Iowa. Steve also noted that Bischoff and Soules are currently engaged.
Talking to People magazine about the contestants and first impressions, Soules said that Bischoff did create a good first impression, and the fact that she had a Southern twang helped her cause.
"Whitney obviously impressed me. She had a little Southern twang and talked about Iowa. She said Iowa with a little Southern accent," Soules said. Although people expect him to choose a Southern girl considering his background, the farmer said he didn't try to go for a specific type of girl.
"Going into that night, I really didn't have a certain type. Maybe I do, but if I do, I was going in completely open-minded and there were so many great girls after I met them all, like I felt I could see myself falling in love with a lot of them right away, and it was pretty amazing the quality of women, and they were all my type at that point. I think I'm old enough and mature enough to not fall into a certain type. I think I'm more worried about finding the person who is the right one that I can spend the rest of my life with."