Aurora residents were treated to a special surprise when they sat down to watch the first part of the season premiere of "The Bachelor" Sunday night.
The 18th season of ABC's hit reality program includes a hometown contestant. Christy Hansen, a 24-year-old marketing manager from Aurora, will compete with 26 other women for the affections of Juan Pablo Galavis, a 32-year-old Spanish single father and former contestant on the ninth season of the "Bachelorette."
According to her show profile:
Occupation: Marketing Manager
Hometown: Aurora, IL
Favorite Flower: Orchid
Time it takes to get ready for a big night: 1 hr and 20 min.
Favorite Snack: Apples and Peanut Butter
Christy's full profile can be found at ABC.
Christy will compete with another Chicago-area resident, 26-year-old Alli from Orland Park, whose show profile can be found at ABC.
The 18th season of "The Bachelor" premiered Jan. 5 at 7 p.m.