As the 14th season of The Bachelor approaches, ABC has revealed more details about the adventures that await Jake Pavelka and his 25 aspiring bachelorettes.
Below, see their latest press release, which provides an overview of the romantic dates, reveals this season’s international destination, and even hints at some of the major drama to come in the January 4 series premiere and beyond.
Mild spoilers are below for those of you who are still shocked by anything that happens on The Bachelor anymore. I’ve taken the liberty to bold the main date destinations and activities, plus the big giveaways about this season’s crazy contestants!
Who’s excited for this one-way ticket to LOOOVE? (Sorry.)
“In this season’s premiere, “Episode 1401,” Jake returns to the Malibu mansion where he first met Jillian. Tonight his life will start to change forever as 25 gorgeous bachelorettes have traveled across the U.S. to meet him — and they will do anything to become his wife and share a life with him.
The party takes off quickly as the women swoon as Jake makes the rounds and greets each bachelorette. One charming woman confesses her fear of flying, an alluring teacher causes a stir when she dons a revealing flight attendant’s uniform and steals Jake away from an unsuspecting single mom. After an athletic hottie grabs Jake to play touch football, it’s blondes vs. brunettes in the first sexy, barefoot-in-eveningwear football scrimmage in Bachelor history!
The competition intensifies when Chris Harrison introduces the “first impression” rose, and announces a twist: the ladies not only must impress Jake, but also last’s season’s happy couple – Jillian and Ed. The former Bachelorette and her fiance join Jake to help him with his tough decision, and they will also share a special announcement with him. Finally, Jake must eliminate ten of the 25 women the first night, leaving 15 to compete for his affections, and in the end, his heart.
Romantic and adventurous dates will reach new heights this season, testing the ladies’ perseverance in pursuing their romantic objective, along with fun, exciting and exotic dates that will elicit real and raw passions.
Jake invites six bachelorettes on a glamorous photo shoot for InStyle Magazine’s February issue. He whisks away one lucky woman, piloting her in a private plane to a glamorous Palm Springs getaway and a private concert by the rock superstar group Chicago.
Exciting exploits await Jake and the women at Six Flags Magic Mountain, where they have the amusement park all to themselves. On one heart-pounding date, Jake and one bachelorette bungee jump off the infamous Bridge to Nowhere in the San Gabriel Mountains. Laughs abound when Jake takes eight women to the famous Jon Lovitz Comedy Club, but who will get the last laugh when the ladies find out they are the ones performing?
A surprise road trip up California’s panoramic coast makes for close quarters for the bachelorettes and some of most romantic dates ever, including an intimate date for Jake and two women at the Castillo di Amorosa in Napa Valley and a dream visit to San Francisco, culminating in a romantic dinner for two at the top of Coit Tower.
The three final women are treated to a breathtaking trip to the magical island paradise of St. Lucia for sexy overnight dates, as well as the thrilling finale.
But Jake is in for a wild ride as he faces one bombshell after another on this journey of a lifetime. Secrets are revealed, emotions run deep and one bachelorette crosses a line that should never be crossed with devastating results. Will Jake finally find the special woman who is right for him or will this nice guy’s dream of love end in heartbreak?”
Senior Writer, BuddyTV
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