It just wouldn't be a season of The Bachelor or The Bachelorette without some wonderfully wacky contestants.
While we won't know for sure who makes the most memorable impression on Arie Luyendyk Jr. until the show's premiere on ABC on Jan. 1 at 8 p.m. ET, here are some of the ladies already letting their freak flag fly in their official bios.
Occupation: Creative Director
Craziest part of her bio: (What is the most romantic present you have ever received and why?) "My ex gave me an alligator hand holding an iron heart in a jar! I collect taxidermy so it was sweet to me."prevnext
Craziest part of her bio: (Do you have any pets?) "I do have a plant, his name is Phil."prevnext
Occupation: Research Coordinator
Craziest part of her bio: (If you won the lottery, what would you do with your winnings?) "Buy a penthouse in Soho ... have a pet cheetah."prevnext
Occupation: Social Media Manager
Craziest part of her bio: (If you could be any fruit or vegetable, which one would you be?) "I would be a pineapple, standing tall, wearing a crown and sweet on the inside."prevnext
Occupation: Television host
Craziest part of her bio: (I love it when my date...) "Kisses me. Kissing is my favorite food. Lol."prevnext
Name: Lauren J.
Occupation: Recent Masters Graduate
Craziest part of her bio: (What's your guilty pleasure?) "Eating full meals in bed. Like putting a legit body towel over me and ordering pizza – no plates needed."prevnext
Occupation: Restaurant Owner
Craziest part of her bio: (Do you like being the center of attention or do you prefer being more mysterious?) "I enjoy being mysterious. People always make incorrect assumptions about me and I'd rather they not have me confirm those."prevnext
Occupation: Physical Therapist
Craziest part of her bio: (What is the best trip you have ever been on and why?) "Cancun to a random swingers resort. HA! It was actually fun."prevnext
Craziest part of her bio: (What's your favorite holiday?) "Halloween – you should see my closet. It's packed with over 50 costumes. I wish every day were Halloween."prevnext
Occupation: Real estate agent
Craziest part of her bio: (What's your least favorite household chore?) "LAUNDRY! Takes me a whole week from washing to folding and putting it all away."prevnext
Name: Becca K.
Craziest part of her bio: (What's the most embarrassing thing you listen to?) "Country (when I'm feeling sad) or the Sister Act 2 soundtrack, which I don't think is embarrassing at all, but my friends disagree."prevnext
Occupation: Executive assistant0comments
Craziest part of her bio: (Would you consider yourself a lover of art?) "Yes. Wish I could be art."
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