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ABC’s ‘The Bachelor’ Returns Monday Night

ABC/MATT KLITSCHER(NEW YORK) -- The new season of The Bachelor begins Monday night on ABC.

This time, the "bachelor" is Ben Flajnik, a 29-year-old California winemaker who was the runner-up on the 2011 edition of The Bachelorette.  He popped the question to "bachelorette" Ashley Hebert, but she turned him down and accepted winner J.P. Rosenbaum's proposal instead.

The 16th season of The Bachelor gets underway with a two-hour season premiere that begins at 8:00 p.m. Eastern time.

Here are the 25 women who will compete for Flajnik's roses:

* Amber B., 23, labor and delivery nurse, Port Coquitlam, Canada
* Amber T., 29, critical care nurse, Waverly, NE
* Anna, 25, student, Detroit, MI
* Blakeley, 34, VIP cocktail waitress, Charlotte, NC
* Brittney, 26, medical sales rep, Denver, CO
* Casey S., 26, trading clerk, Leawood, KS
* Courtney, 28, model, Santa Monica, CA
* Dianna, 30, non-profit director, San Gabriel, CA
* Elyse, 24, personal trainer, Chicago, IL
* Emily, 27, PhD student, Chapel Hill, NC
* Erika, 23, law student, Chicago, IL
* Holly, 34, pharmaceutical sales rep, Salyersville, KY
* Jaclyn, 27, advertising account manager, Newton, MA
* Jamie, 25, registered nurse, Dryden, NY
* Jenna, 27, blogger, New York City, NY
* Jennifer, 28, accountant, Oklahoma City, OK
* Kacie B., 24, administrative assistant, Clarksville, TN
* Lindzi C., 27, business development manager, Seattle, WA
* Lyndsie J., 29, Internet entrepreneur, Scottsdale, AZ
* Monica, 33, dental consultant, Salt Lake City, UT
* Nicki, 26, dental hygienist, Hurst, TX
* Rachel, 27, fashion sales rep., New York City, NY
* Samantha, 26, advertising account manager, Los Angeles, CA
* Shawn, 28, financial advisor, Phoenix, AZ
* Shira, actress, Los Angeles, CA

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