Premiere night for season 23 of ‘The Bachelor’ is here! Here’s our recap of everything that went down on Colton Underwood’s first night.
Colton Underwood is getting his chance to find love beginning Jan. 7 with the premiere of season 23 of The Bachelor! As always, night one consists of Colton meeting all the women for the first time, but us viewers get know some of them first. Cassie is a beach babe, who works with kids as a speech pathologist and wants to “click” with Colton right off the bat. Then, there’s Hannah B, a former Miss Alabama, who is admittedly a “hot mess” and has only kissed four guys in her life. Katie is an aspiring dancer, who wants love like her parents have, and we also meet Heather, a self-proclaimed “beach girl,” who’s a virgin like Colton. But she has a second secret — she’s never been kissed! Heather actually met Colton briefly at a charity event in San Diego before he was the Bachelor, too.
Onyeka is goofy gal who doesn’t care what anyone thinks about her, and comes from a traditional Nigerian family. Nicole is a Miami girl who spends a lot of her time caring for her brother with Autism and is super close with her mom and grandmother. Kirpa is a dental hygienist, and Demi is a bubbly country girl who’s never been in a serious relationship and has a mother who’s serving time in prison for embezzlement.
Finally, it’s Colton’s turn to meet the ladies. The first woman out of the limo is Demi, who comes out swinging with the line, “I have not dated a virgin since I was 12, but I’m excited to give it another try.” Some other standouts include Caelynn, who wears her Miss North Carolina sash to let Colton know she’s a pageant girl right away. Caitlin brings a cherry-shaped balloon and pops it in front of Colton to get the virginity conversation out of the way, and Bri fakes an Australian accent to “stand out.”
One woman even shows up in a sloth costume, and she’s eventually revealed to be Alex D. Colton’s also impressed that some of the women took time to get to know him before the show, and brought up things they learned about him during night one. The final person to arrive is Erin, who makes the greatest entrance of all in a horse drawn carriage and leaves a silver shoe behind for Colton!
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Meanwhile, it looks like there’s going to be some drama off the bat. When Hannah gets in the house, she and Caelynn see each other for the first time, and realize they know each other. Caelynn beat Hannah in Miss USA, and there’s clearly going to be some tension between the two. Oh, two girls also show up wearing the same dress — awkward!
Demi is the first person to pull Colton aside to talk, and a lot of the other girls are shocked at her intensity. Erika is admittedly confused about Colton’s virginity, and decides to ask him why he’s still a virgin right off the bat. Colton explains that his personal life simply took a backseat to his football career, so now he wants to wait for the right person and moment since he’s already waited this long. He does make it clear, though, that he’s not necessarily waiting for marriage to give up his v-card. During his first conversations, Colton also gets his first kiss as the Bachelor, and Caelynn is the lucky lady! Katie also gets a kiss on night one.
When the first impression rose comes out, tensions get a little higher in the house, and the women go to great lengths to get Colton’s attention. Meanwhile, Catherine rubs some of the women the wrong way by stealing Colton to talk a second (then third) time, when others haven’t even had any one-on-one time with him. Tayshia takes it upon herself to call Catherine out, but Catherine defends her actions and the ladies go at it a bit.
Finally, Colton makes his decision about the first impression rose, and he decides to give it to Hannah G. because she reminds him of “home.” Of course, she accepts. Then, it’s time for the first rose ceremony. Colton gives roses to everyone except Revian, Erin, Tahzjuan, Devin, Alex D., Laura and Jane, who are heading home on night one. That means 23 are left — and we’ll have to wait until next week to see what happens next!