- Season 23 of the Bachelor premiered on Monday, January 7th
- The Bachelor Colton is a virgin – how many times will the v word be said this season?
- See the odds for each remaining contestant and who could be heading home after Episode 2
Everyone’s favorite virgin returns to our lives with the 23rd installment of the Bachelor, with 30 stunning women vying for the affection of Colton, an ex football player.
This season has been promised to be the most dramatic and unlike anything we’ve ever seen before. (Would they ever say it was a boring and predictable season?)
— The Bachelor (@BachelorABC) December 6, 2018
Colton assures us he’s in it for the right reasons as he embarks on his epic journey to find love and he’ll surely let his walls down and be vulnerable.
We’ve got you primed with odds on who will win Colton’s heart, plus a bevy of fun props to enjoy throughout the season.
Odds to Win Season 23 of the Bachelor
|Contestant||SBD’s Odds to Win|
Hannah G. received Colton’s first impression rose and he also spoke glowingly of her when Chris Harrison asked about her at the Bachelor viewing party.
On the other end of the spectrum, Catherine has clearly established herself as the pot-stirrer this season (it’s required that every season has one!), as she alienated herself from everyone and set a new bachelor record for times interrupting another girl’s visit with the Bachelor!
— Amanda Lombardo (@amandalombardoo) January 8, 2019
Caelynn (Miss North Carolina) got the first kiss, so she’s a lead contender, while sadly Alex D (aka Sloth) didn’t receive a rose and was sent packing!
Bachelor Nation Reacts to Sloth Girl's Hilarious Entrance During Colton Underwood's Premiere https://t.co/LhkqtIEOvq
— People (@people) January 8, 2019
Odds to be Eliminated in Episode 2
|Contestant||SBD’s Odds to be Eliminated|
The top four ladies in line to be axed haven’t done much to establish themselves, apart from Sydney who had an orchestra arranged to play for Colton.
Catherine has the longest odds to win, but isn’t a favorite to be kicked off episode two, since the show tends to keep women who create drama for at least the first few weeks.
What will be annoying as well are the contestants that can’t see/don’t know that Catherine will stick around week after week because of producers, not Colton (as Tahzjuan just demonstrated). They’ve all seen this show before, right?#TheBachlor
— Bachelor Secrets (@BachelorTellAll) January 10, 2019
The huge storyline of the season is that Colton is a virgin and it was repeated ad nauseam throughout the first episode. He’s mentioned that he’s not saving himself for marriage but rather just wants to be with the right person.
— Vulture (@vulture) January 9, 2019
That leads us to wonder, just when will Colton lose his virginity this season?
What episode will Colton lose his virginity?
|Episode Colton loses his virginity||9.5|
Each season spans ten episodes, with the second last installment focused on the fantasy suites (where extra curricular activities often occur). With that said, it would seem reasonable to suggest he’d either hand that card in during the fantasy suite episode, or he’ll save himself this season.
How many times will virgin be said this season?
|How many times will they reference Colton’s virginity this season?||75.5|
Initially you’d think that there’s no way something could be beaten like a dead horse this many times – but this is The Bachelor and they always exploit some angle about contestants in order to capitalize on the social media firestorm that follows.
— E! News (@enews) January 9, 2019
Virginity was said, or alluded to, a whopping 18 times in episode one, so how many times will it be said during the entire ten episode duration?
Spoiler Alert: too many times.
During episode one, it was a major plot point but you’d figure the discussion will die down as the season wears on – at least until the fantasy suite episode, where it’ll surely be said a nauseating amount of times yet again!
— SheKnows (@SheKnows) January 4, 2019
How many times will Colton’s ex Tia be mentioned this season?
|How many times will Tia be mentioned this season?||25.5|
— Edufive HashNetworK (@hashNetworK) September 5, 2018
Surely Tia will either make an appearance or be a major focal point in discussions because that’s just the show’s style! Bank on there being a lot of discussion about Colton’s ex this season.
What will the final ten contestants be comprised of?
There are eight contestants from California, five African Americans remaining, ten blondes, and ten brunettes (three women with other hair color – Katie, Elyse, Courtney).
— The Bachelor (@BachelorABC) January 8, 2019
Odds the Winner is…
|Contestant Characteristic||SBD’s Odds|
|New York/New Jersey||9/1|