Credit: Ben Flajnik on Twitter Photo: Ben Flajnik’s Dog, Scotch, on August 9, 2011

*Spoilers* If you don’t want to read any of Reality Steve’s Bachelor 16 spoilers, now is the time to skedaddle.

Two down, 23 (or so) to go! The Bachelor Season 16 just started filming, so right now — as we speak — Ben Flajnik is dating someone. Feel the magic! Sense the tears! And perhaps prepare for some fist pumps.  Wait, fist pumps?  But...why?  Here's why!  It seems one of the two bachelorettes Spoiler King Reality Steve just announced for the season has a thing for...DJ Pauly D of Jersey Shore. Crossover!!

Bachelor 16 hits airwaves on Monday, Jan. 2, 2012, but we’ll be getting spoilers every now and then in advance of the season.

As Steve posted in his Sept. 20 blog:

“Over the course of the next two months, I will be giving you as much info as I can regarding the bachelorettes who are on the show, plus any sort of production notes and spoilers that I can. Since the show has begun to embrace social media, and Chris Harrison now tweets during filming without giving too much away, lets just say that the locations of where they are shouldn’t be too hard to figure out if I haven’t found out beforehand. Right now, I have the names of 9 women currently on the show. Only have pictures of 5 of them so far, so, I’m patiently waiting for more stuff to come in. I’ll be releasing them however I feel like doing it.”

Here are the first two bachelorettes on the list:


1. Elyse Myers: 24, a personal trainer/fitness instructor living in Tampa, FL. She’s originally from Illinois and graduated from Eastern Illinois University with a degree in exercise physiology. According to the little bio blurb on her Twitter account, @ElysedMyers, she’s a “Chicago girl new to tampa. I love going to the beach, exercising, and being with my family and friends.”

She’s not much of a tweeter, but it sounds like she might be a Jersey Shore fan, tweeting on Feb. 10: “I want to marry @DJPaulyD.” Sorry, he’s not The Bachelor! (Neither is The Situation.) Elyse also noted, on Sept. 12, “One more week on twitter for a while,” which is a big hint that she’s off and running to find love … or just get a step closer to Pauly D.

Credit: Elyse Myers on Twitter Photo: Bachelor Season 16 Contestant Elyse Myers


2. Erika Uhlig: 23, is the current Miss Chicago 2011. On her Miss Chicago site, http://www.misschicago.org/erika.html — which has lots of pics of her — it says she graduated from the University of Pittsburgh and attends the University of Illinois College of Law. She’s a political science major. Her pageant platform was Arts for Alzheimer's and her talent is listed as Jazz Violin.

As she tweeted @misschicago on Sept. 16, “Alrighty ladies and gentleman, my time on twitter has come to a close. Any future updates will come from someone on the Miss Chicago board.
It's been a blast and I will continue to serve Chicago to the fullest even whilst you don't hear directly from me <3.”

Credit: Miss Chicago on Twitter Photo: Bachelor Season 16 Contestant Erica Uhlig

What do you think of the ladies so far? Kind of young for a show that’s supposed to end in an engagement, but Bachelors tend to pick the young’uns. Brad Womack, 38, chose 24-year-old Emily Maynard; Jake Pavelka, then 31, chose 23-year-old Vienna Girardi. Ben is 28, so this is actually an improvement as far as matching ages goes.

What do you think? Getting pumped for the season?

Source: Reality Steve

 

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