Introducting Andy Baldwin, New Star of The Bachelor

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When Andy Baldwin takes center stage on the new edition of The Bachelor, which premieres next week, he'll certainly have some tough choices.

One is a lawyer who's also a bodybuilder. That's hard core. Another will sing the national anthem to a guy in the first episode. There's a former beauty queen in there too (sadly, her name isn't Katie Rees - she's a one-time Miss Illinois).

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And there are 22 more.

Subtitled "Officer and a Gentleman," the 10th edition of The Bachelor will feature Andy Baldwin, a 30-year-old doctor and lieutenant in the U.S. Navy, surrounded by 25 women all looking for the man of their dreams.

The show debuts at 9:45 p.m. next Monday, April 2. We can't wait.

As usual, the festivities begin with the women arriving via limousine. But unlike past seasons of The Bachelor, Baldwin must give a rose to one of them as soon as she says hello.

ABC notes that Linda, the aforementioned bodybuilder, challenges Baldwin (a veteran triathlete not related to Alec Baldwin) to a push-up contest. Another lovely lady does backflips in her evening gown. Ten women go home on the first night, with one of them really not happy about it.

Maybe this time will be the charm for the lucky lady. None of the past seasons of The Bachelor have spawned an actual lasting marriage. That's right. We're talking 0-9.

It's worth noting that The Bachelorette spinoff star, Trista Rehn (now Trista Sutter) is married to Ryan Sutter, however. She's also pregnant with their first child! Congrats, Trista and Ryan!

As for last year's Bachelor, Lorenzo Borghese? He could still make it 1-8... sort of. In terms of entertainment, he set the bar pretty high for Andy Baldwin after choosing Jennifer Wilson in the season finale, only to dump her for runner-up Sadie Murray after the show ended.

Follow the link below for the first names, occupations and hometowns of the 25 would-be wives on this season's exciting season of The Bachelor ...

The 25 women are:

NAME: Alexis
AGE: 26
OCCUPATION: Attorney
HOMETOWN: Southlake, Texas

NAME: Amanda
AGE: 26
OCCUPATION: Financial analyst
HOMETOWN: Dallas

NAME: Amber
AGE: 23
OCCUPATION: Teacher
HOMETOWN: Sugar Land, Texas

NAME: Bevin
AGE: 28
OCCUPATION: Clinical research coordinator
HOMETOWN: Palo Alto, Calif.

NAME: Blakeney
AGE: 29
OCCUPATION: Radio sales
HOMETOWN: Birmingham, Ala.

NAME: Candace
AGE: 23
OCCUPATION: Waitress
HOMETOWN: Hilton Head Island, S.C.

NAME: Catherine
AGE: 23
OCCUPATION: Former Miss Illinois
HOMETOWN: Lake Forest, Ill.

NAME: Danielle I.
AGE: 25
OCCUPATION: Graphic designer
HOMETOWN: Bethel, Conn.

NAME: Danielle V.
AGE: 26
OCCUPATION: Attorney
HOMETOWN: Bronx, N.Y.

NAME: Erin
AGE: 24
OCCUPATION: Financial analyst
HOMETOWN: Logansport, La.

NAME: Jackie
AGE: 23
OCCUPATION: Executive coordinator
HOMETOWN: Minneapolis

NAME: Jeanette
AGE: 27
OCCUPATION: Health care manager
HOMETOWN: Tampa

NAME: Jessica
AGE: 32
OCCUPATION: Hedge fund analyst
HOMETOWN: New York City

NAME: Kate
AGE: 24
OCCUPATION: Boutique owner
HOMETOWN: Charleston, S.C.

NAME: Linda
AGE: 33
OCCUPATION: Attorney
HOMETOWN: Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio

NAME: Lindsay
AGE: 22
OCCUPATION: Student
HOMETOWN: Lawrence, Kan.

NAME: Nicole
AGE: 26
OCCUPATION: Sales manager
HOMETOWN: Charleston, S.C.

NAME: Peyton
AGE: 24
OCCUPATION: Sorority recruiter
HOMETOWN: Dallas

NAME: Stephanie T.
AGE: 27
OCCUPATION: Organ donor coordinator
HOMETOWN: Folly Beach, S.C.

NAME: Stephanie W.
AGE: 23
OCCUPATION: Project manager
HOMETOWN: Overland Park, Kan.

NAME: Susan
AGE: 23
OCCUPATION: Boutique manager
HOMETOWN: The Woodlands, Texas

NAME: Tessa
AGE: 26
OCCUPATION: Social worker
HOMETOWN: San Francisco

NAME: Tiffany F.
AGE: 27
OCCUPATION: Real estate sales/development
HOMETOWN: St. Louis Park, Minn.

NAME: Tiffany W.
AGE: 28
OCCUPATION: Medical equipment sales rep
HOMETOWN: Boston

NAME: Tina
AGE: 26
OCCUPATION: Medical student
HOMETOWN: Los Angeles

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