Meet the 5 new 'Bachelor' contestants hoping to win Matt James' heart

From a Puerto Rican beauty queen to an ICU nurse fighting COVID-19.

January 25, 2021, 4:03 PM

Five new contestants are joining this season of "The Bachelor" in the hopes of ending up with Matt James.

With the Bachelor still reeling from one contestant's sudden exit, he and the other 18 remaining women welcome five new ladies on the Jan. 25 episode.

Having premiered Jan. 4, this season began with 32 hopefuls competing for James' heart. James, a real estate broker, entrepreneur and community organization founder, made history last year when he was announced as the franchise's first Black Bachelor.

Meet the newcomers who are shaking things up on "The Bachelor":

Brittany

PHOTO: Brittany is a contestant on "The Bachelor."
Brittany is a contestant on "The Bachelor."
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Chicago, Illinois

Model, 23

Finding herself single for the first time in a long time, serial monogamist Brittany -- a self-described social butterfly -- is looking for the man of her dreams.

Catalina

PHOTO: Catalina is a contestant on "The Bachelor."
Catalina is a contestant on "The Bachelor."
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Caguas, Puerto Rico

Former Miss Puerto Rico, 29

Catalina, a Puerto Rican beauty queen, describes herself as a "you only live once" kind of person who watches too many rom-coms and says not wanting kids is a dealbreaker.

Kim

PHOTO: Kim is one of the contestants in "The Bachelor."
Kim is one of the contestants in "The Bachelor."
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Los Angeles, California

ICU nurse, 28

Kim -- who has been fighting on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic for the past year -- loves to play pool, dance and seek out thrills to get her adrenaline pumping.

Michelle

PHOTO: Michelle is a contestant on "The Bachelor."
Michelle is a contestant on "The Bachelor."
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Edina, Minnesota

Teacher, 27

Michelle, a former Division I basketball player and current elementary school teacher, loves spending time with friends, wine tasting and eating at food trucks.

Ryan

PHOTO: Ryan is one of the contestants in "The Bachelor."
Ryan is one of the contestants in "The Bachelor."
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Brooklyn, New York

Dancer/choreographer, 26

As someone who knows how to bust a move on the dance floor, Ryan is looking to find chemistry with life partner who loves focusing on giving back to their community.

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