Louisiana fans of “The Bachelor” have someone to root for on the 27th season of the ABC reality series, Vanessa Dinh.
The Baton Rouge women will be one of 30 single women competing for Zach Charcross starting Monday at 7pm.
Shallcross, 26, is a technology executive in Anaheim Hills, California.
Ding, 23, from Louisiana, graduated from LSU in 2021 and is a Social Media Marketing Specialist at GO Eat Concepts. The company’s restaurant family includes Lit Pizza, Izzo’s Illegal Burrito, Modesto, Rocca Pizzeria and Central Kitchen.
“Vanessa is ready to say goodbye to single life! She’s so excited to meet Zach and hopes he’s the loyal and charismatic man she’s been looking for.” says the ABC news release.
ABC also provided these three fun facts about Ding:
- Growing up, she played freeze tag a lot.
- She loves cherries.
- Her dream duet partner is Barry Gibb of the Bee Gees.
Other contestants for this season are:
- Alyssa “Aly” Jacobs, 26, Smyrna, Georgia
- Anastasia Keramidas, 30, Baltimore, MD
- Ariel Frenkel, 28, Manhattan, NY
- Bailey Brown, 27, Brentwood, Tennessee
- Becca Serrano, 25, Burbank, CA
- Brianna Thorborn, 24, Jersey City, NJ
- Brooklyn Willie, 25, Mineola, TX
- Karla Amon, 27, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
- Katherine “Cat” Wong, 26, Chevy Chase, MD
- Charity Lawson, 26, Columbus, Georgia
- Christina Mandrell, 26, Hendersonville, Tennessee
- Davia Bunch, 25, Roebuck, South Carolina
- Gabriella “Gabi” Elnicki, 25, Pittsford, Vermont
- Genevie Mayo, 26, Baltimore, MD
- Greer Blitzer, 24, Bellaire, TX
- Holland Parsons, 24, Boca Raton, Florida
- Jessica “Jess” Girod, 23, Winter Springs, Florida
- Kaitlyn “Kaity” Biggar, 27, Kingston, Ontario
- Katherine Izzo, Tampa, Florida, 26
- Kimberly Gutierrez, 30, Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
- Kylie Russell, 25, Charlotte, North Carolina
- Lekha Ravi, 29 Miami, Florida
- Madison Johnson, 26, Fargo, North Dakota
- Mercedes Northup, 24, Bloomfield, Iowa
- Olivia Lewis, 24, Churchville, NY
- Olivia Miller, 25, Delphos, Ohio
- Sonia Sharma, 29, Jericho, NY
- Victoria Jameson, 30, Keller, TX
- Viktoria Eichne, 29, Vienna, Austria