“The Bachelor” begins its 24th season Monday evening at 8 p.m. with a three-hour episode on ABC, with two Southern California women among the field of 30 bachelorettes vying for the affection of Peter Weber, a Westlake Village native.
Lauren Jones is a 26-year-old marketing executive for a beauty company from Glendale who spent one season as a Laker Girl. She also manages her own fashion blog. She said she is hoping to find a man who will open the car door for her and will hold her hand on the way to church on Sunday.
Kylie Ramos is a 26-year-old entertainment sales associate from Santa Monica who won’t commit to a man until her family approves. She says her only relationship ended three years ago after her long-term boyfriend turned out to be a big cheater.
The field of bachelorettes will be reduced to 22 by the end of the episode.
Weber is a 28-year-old airline pilot who finished third in the 2019 season of “The Bachelorette.”
Monday’s episode includes a fashion show in which model Janice Dickinson and Carson Kressley — the original “Queer Eye” fashion expert — will serve as celebrity judges, an “extreme pillow fight” with host Chris Harrison and comedian Fred Willard handling the play-by-play, and country music star Chase Rice performing for Weber and his date.