Get ready to ring in the new year with a new season of ‘The Bachelor’ on ABC! Matt James is looking for love once again, and the 32 amazing women who want a Bachelor Nation happy ending have been revealed.

The Bachelor season 25 will premiere Jan. 4 at 8 p.m. on ABC. Matt James is making history as the Bachelor Nation’s first Black bachelor. This season, 32 women will be looking for love with Matt.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the entire season was filmed at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in Farmington, Pennsylvania. Matt, a 28-year-old real estate broker, entrepreneur, and community organization founder is on an emotional journey to find love. At the end of the first night, 24 lucky bachelorettes will remain in the running to capture Matt’s heart. Meet all 32 women before the season 25 premiere.

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Matt James with the women of season 25. (ABC)

Abigail, 25, a client financial manager from Beaverton, Ore.

Alana, 26, a photographer from Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Alicia, 24, a professional ballerina from New York City, N.Y.

Amber, 30, a nursing student from Costa Mesa, Calif.

Anna, 24, a copywriter from Chicago, Ill.

Bri, 24, a communications manager from San Francisco, Calif.

Carolyn, 30, a journalist from Los Angeles, Calif.

Casandra, 25, a social worker from Newport Beach, Calif.

Chelsea, 28, a runway model from Brooklyn, N.Y.

Corrinne, 22, a marketing manager from Pomfret, Conn.

Emani, 25, a realtor from Albuquerque, N.M.

Illeana, 25, a health food developer from New York City, N.Y.

Jessenia, 27, a social media marketer from San Antonio, Texas

Kaili, 26, a hostess from Chicago, Ill.

Katie, 29, a bank marketing manager from Renton, Wash.

Khaylah, 28, a healthcare advocate from Durham, N.C.

Kimberly, 28, an airline recruiter from Seattle, Wash.

Kit, 21, a socialite from New York City, N.Y.

Kristin, 27, an attorney from Jersey City, N.J.

Lauren, 29, a corporate attorney from Miami, Fla.

Magi, 32, a pharmacist from Adwa, Ethiopia

Mari, 24, a marketing director from Odenton, Md.

Marylynn, 28, an event coordinator from Studio City, Calif.

MJ, 23, a hairstylist from Hudson, Ohio

Pieper, 23, a graduate student from Happy Valley, Ore.

Rachael, 24, a graphic designer from Cumming, Ga.

Saneh, 25, an IT consultant from Denver, Colo.

Sarah, 24, a broadcast journalist from San Diego, Calif.

Serena C., 24, a flight attendant from San Francisco, Calif.

Serena P., 22, a publicist from Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Sydney, 28, a marketing specialist from Nashville, Tenn.

Victoria, 27, a queen from Los Angeles, Calif.

Matt was originally supposed to compete for Clare Crawley’s heart during her season of The Bachelorette, but ABC announced in June 2020 that Matt would be the star of The Bachelor season 25. Matt already has a strong connection to Bachelor Nation. The former football player’s best friend is Tyler Cameron, who came in second place on Hannah Brown’s season of The Bachelorette.

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Matt James with ‘Bachelor’ host Chris Harrison. (ABC)

The North Carolina native went to Wake Forest University and majored in economics. He played college football and pursued the sport professionally. He now lives in New York City. He’s ready to start a new chapter in his love, one that includes falling in love and finding his soulmate. The Bachelor will air Mondays on ABC.

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