Meet Olivia Caridi, ‘Bachelor’ 2016 Contestant (PHOTOS)
The Bachelor has a long, rich history of broadcast journalists as contestants, from the bubbly sweet Topanga lookalike Amy Long to our own KardAshley, Ashley Iaconetti. And Ben Higgins’s Season 20 looks to be no different!
Bachelor Nation, may we introduce you to news anchor and reporter Olivia Caridi, one of the recently spoiled contestants for Bachelor 2016 who looks to be a solid (if not a little young) contender for the season.
According to Reality Steve, the blonde beauty has a lot to offer — from her Southern belle charm as a Texas native living in Virginia, all the way to her ambitious career goals. At just 23 years old, Olivia nabbed a gig at Virginia’s NBC affiliate WCYB less than a year after graduating from Texas Christian University in 2014.
We know Ben will love an accomplished gal like her, seeing as he’s already bought a home and is doing a job he loves as a software salesman at just 26. Plus, Southern girls tend to be family and faith focused, something our Bachelor has in spades.
Our only hesitancy? Liv’s age, as she is right out of school and still quite young to be looking for marriage — even if 23 isn’t age inappropriate for 26-year-old Ben. Maybe they’re both beyond their years?
The Bachelor Season 20 premieres Monday, January 4 on ABC.