Welcome to another season of ‘The Bachelor’! Who is ready to get started!?!

I know I am! I am excited to see more of farmer Chris Soule’s personality as the lead and to meet the various ladies that will be (clawing) vying for his heart! He seems like a genuine, all-American guy that knows how to treat a lady. With his small town charm and good looks I have a feeling this season will be a lot like watching a Nicholas Sparks film more than anything. With that said, you will be able to find me wine in hand with a box of tissues every Monday night. I do hope there are some quality women for Chris to choose from along with a mix of ladies that will keep it entertaining. There’s always one in the bunch.

Head over to to meet the ladies we will be introduced to next week as ‘The Bachelor’ premieres and get a head start on your bracket! From a flight attendant to a high school soccer coach to a wedding cake decorator, I am sure there will be a lot that goes down in the coming weeks.

Follow along as I fill in my top picks for Chris. Share your picks below or on Twitter and let’s see who can get the most points! No cheating or spoilers, let’s have fun with it! 😉

PRINT the BRACKET off Here:   BachelorBracket


xo Des

  • Catherine Allen

    Thank you for posting this! I was wracking my brain how to figure out the bracket spread based on 30 women! Are you confident this is how the number of eliminations will shake out? I have about 10 friends/family who do this every year. It’s great fun! (We’re also considering a $5 side bet for “pregnancy scare girl.” 🙂

    • desireehartsock

      I’m not exactly sure if this is how it will breakdown but should be close enough. 🙂 have fun with it! I look forward to seeing who gets the most points!!

  • Harper Smith

    When do you fill out the bracket? Before watching the week’s episode or just before the rose ceremony of each episode?

    • desireehartsock

      Hi Harper! You can fill it out all at once prior to the season starting or fill it out each week prior to the episode airing. Good Luck!

  • Jenae Jones Bauer

    Can someone explain? This looks like a great addition to Bachelor night!! Do we fill them all out at once? Before that weeks show begins? How would we fill out week one? THanks for any help 🙂

    • desireehartsock

      Hi Jenae! It will be a fun game for Bachelor night. It’s the most fun to fill it out all at once to see how close you get from the beginning but if everyone you watch it with fills the week out prior to it airing then that will work too. Good Luck!

  • Victoria Lynn

    How does the bracket work? Someone help me!!

    • desireehartsock

      Hi Victoria! You can check out the girls on the season at and fill out the bracket before the season starts with who you think will make it each episode. You can also fill it out prior to each episode if you want to do it that way as well. Good luck!

      • The Bachelor Bracket

        Hi Des! Did you get the week to week eliminations confirmed by ABC or another source? Are you sure there will be 22 remaining after the first ceremony and so forth? I haven’t been able to confirm and there have been some questions. Also, Happy New Years!

        • desireehartsock

          No confirmation for the episodes and how many each week but it does say on and maybe the press release that there would be 22 left the first night. Let you know if I find out any more of the episodes.

          • The Bachelor Bracket

            Awesome, thanks 🙂 Likewise, if we hear anything we’ll let you know.

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  • Laurie Baker Sodomka

    Des, is there a place online that tells which girls are eliminated (or kept) each week?

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