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Another Utahn will be a villain on "The Bachelor"

Published December 7, 2011 1:38 pm

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Yet another season of "The Bachelor" begins on Monday, Jan. 2, and yet another Utahn will be part of the drama.

Sigh.

ABC announced the 25 bachelorettes vying for the heart of Ben Flajnik are - sort of. They gave us first names, ages and hometowns, and not much more.

Among the hopefuls vying to win the love of Flajnik, who was the runner-up on the most-recent season of "The Bachelorette," is "Monica, 33, dental consultant, Salt Lake City, UT."

Here's is ABC's description of what happens in the first episode. Pay particular attention to the sentences in bold:

"Erika, the young law student, informs Ben that the verdict is in and he is convicted of being sexy. Emily, the germ conscious epidemiologist, doesn't miss a beat, quickly sanitizing both herself and Ben before grabbing the season's first kiss. And in a questionable move, Anna decides that Ben should only get a look at her before she struts right by him and straight into the mansion. But Ben is taken aback when Sheryl, a sprite senior citizen, confesses she is madly in love with him. But what is her real motive? Finally, making her grand entrance, Lindzi arrives on horseback in time to intrigue Ben and capture his attention.

"As the party begins and the "first impression" rose is brought out, the competition ramps up. Shawn, a single, athletic mom, pulls Ben aside for a quick soccer game. Elyse, an attractive personal trainer, commands Ben to do pushups. Emily decides to show Ben a different side of her personality as she performs a rap she wrote just for him. However, when Jenna, a sensitive New York blogger, is brought to tears by the more forceful Monica, there are storm clouds ahead — particularly since Monica seems a lot more interested in Blakeley then Ben. The commotion and cat fighting culminate in Jenna dissolving in uncontrollable tears."

First Desiree Valentin represented Utah on "The Bachelor." Then Michelle Money. Then Bentley Williams on "The Bachelorette."

Now Monica (no last name).

Sigh.