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New 'Bachelor' Juan Pablo Galavis Meets the Women on Monday

ABC/Craig Sjodin(NEW YORK) -- The Bachelor gets down to business Monday night on ABC.

New "Bachelor" Juan Pablo Galavis will begin his search for his soul mate, as previewed Sunday night in a special aired by the network.

Galavis, a 32-year-old single dad and former pro soccer player from Venezuela now living in Miami, was one of the rejected contestants on the 2013 season of The Bachelorette, which starred Desiree Hartsock.  He is the first non-Caucasian "Bachelor" in the series' history.

Galavis will meet 27 women in the two-hour season premiere, which begins at 8 p.m. Eastern time.  Perhaps the most noteworthy bachelorette is Clare, a 32-year-old hairstylist from Sacramento, Calif., who -- believe it or not -– shows up to the mansion seven months pregnant.

Only 18 women will remain following Galavis’ first rose ceremony of the show's 18th season.

Here are the 27 bachelorettes:

  • Alexis, 24, communications director, Tampa, FL
  • Alli, 26, nanny, Chicago, IL
  • Amy J., 31, massage therapist, Los Angeles, CA
  • Amy L., 27, local news reporter, Orlando, FL
  • Andi, 26, federal prosecutor, Atlanta, GA
  • Ashley, 25, grade school teacher, Dallas, TX
  • Cassandra, 21, former NBA dancer, Rochester Hills, MI
  • Chantel, 27, account manager, San Diego, CA
  • Chelsie, 24, science educator, Columbus, OH
  • Christine, 23, police support specialist, Miami, FL
  • Christy, 24, marketing manager, Chicago, IL
  • Clare, 32, hairstylist, Sacramento, CA
  • Danielle, 25, psychiatric nurse, St. Louis, MO
  • Elise, 27, first grade teacher, Forty Fort, PA
  • Kat, 29, medical sales rep, Scottsdale, AZ
  • Kelly, 27, dog lover, Atlanta, GA
  • Kylie, 23, interior designer, Rockford, IL
  • Lacy, 25, nursing home owner, La Jolla, CA
  • Lauren H., 25, mineral coordinator, Oklahoma City, OK
  • Lauren S., 26, music composer, Austin, TX
  • Lucy, 24, free spirit, Santa Barbara, CA
  • Maggie, 24, personal banker, North Augusta, SC
  • Nikki, 26, pediatric nurse, Kansas City, MO
  • Renee, 32, real estate agent, Sarasota, FL
  • Sharleen, 29, opera singer, Heidelberg, Germany
  • Valerie, 26, personal trainer, Sutter, CA
  • Victoria, 24, legal assistant, Boca Raton, FL

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