He knows. Chris Harrison has the details of The Bachelor Season 16 in his Rosemaster mind. He’s not the type to slip up, but he’s good at giving hints on what’s to come. So when Entertainment Weekly got him to name his picks for the five most compelling bachelorettes of Ben Flajnik’s season — complete with detailed explanations of why he picked them — we paid attention.

Here’s a shortened look at Chris’ choices. Pick up the December 16 issue for the full shebang.

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1. Jenna, 27, blogger

“I don’t know if it’s because she’s a blogger or that she’s from New York City, but she is overanalytical and very emotional. The whole thing might have been a little too much for her.” Jenna looks like the girl crying and hugging herself in one of the early Bachelor promos. What that has to do with blogging and NYC is beyond us.

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2. Amber T., 29, critical care nurse

“Early on, you see clips of her back home shooting skeet with her shotgun. She’s a very interesting juxtaposition with Ben, who is this cosmopolitan winemaker.”

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3. Courtney, 28, model

“If Ben could have fallen on the cement when she got out of the limo, he would have. She’s this beautiful, leggy model from California, and he is infatuated with her. The big question is: Is there more to Courtney? [...] She’s also very competitive. So you have to question whether she is there to get her 15 minutes or is she there to win Ben.” Even Chris is questioning Courtney’s sincerity. But even actress/models want real love!

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4. Kacie B., 24, administrative assistant

“She is definitely America’s sweetheart this season. She’s a Southern girl who’s pure as the driven snow. She’s sweet tea sitting on a porch. Even the girls fall in love with her.” Chris calls her “an early front-runner.” If Ben doesn’t pick her, is she an early Bachelorette frontrunner as well?

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5. Lindzi C., 27, business development manager

“She’s the girl who trots up on a horse, making an entrance unlike anybody else. [...] She seems like a perfect, obvious fit for Ben, but as time goes by you wonder, is there more to this girl?” That “as time goes by” statement more than hints to Lindzi going far this season.

Watch EW’s exclusive video to REALLY meet Chris’ five ladies. Courtney is a classic mix of Vienna Girardi and Michelle Money — the scary Bachelor Michelle, not the real-life sweet Michelle.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

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