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SPOILER ALERT: Do not read if you have not yet watched “The Bachelor” Season 24 premiere.
The new season of ABC’s “The Bachelor” has landed, with Delta pilot Peter Weber leading the franchise into its 24th season. While some of women vying for his heart have already found ways to stand out, it is the surprise return by Hannah Brown that promises to really shake up this season.
Premiere - ABC - Weber - Contestant - Brown
During the three-hour premiere, ABC reintroduced Weber, who originated as a contestant on Brown’s Season 15 of “The Bachelorette.” While several other contestants were up for the gig (including Mike Johnson, who would have been the first black Bachelor in the show’s history), Weber ultimately won the title after Brown admitted they had sex four times in a windmill during their final date in Greece on “The Bachelorette.”
At the start of his season, 28-year-old Weber welcomed 30 women vying for his heart, including five Texans, three flight attendants, two Victorias and only one woman over 30.
Premiere - Contestants - Bachelor - Mansion - Loop
The premiere kicked off as each does, with contestants arriving by limo outside the Bachelor mansion. In a loop of awkward hugs and rushed introductions, several women used their time to make pilot puns and attempt memorable entrances: Madison Prewett kicked off with an oversized paper airplane and a plan to “land [Weber’s] heart”; Kiarra Norman contorted into a suitcase and was delivered by a bellman and a cart (“That’s some David Copperfield s—,” chimed host Chris Harrison); Tammy Ly used a TSA metal detector to inspect Weber; and Courtney Perry pedaled out on a mechanical bike plane. There were also several introductions with a nod to seasons-past, including when Deandra Kanu showed up with windmill-wings (“Are you ready for round five?”), and there was even an emotional support cow named Ashley P. that escorted Jenna Serrano into the...
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