It's no shock that I'm a huge Bachelor fan. I can talk your ears off about all 21 seasons and absolutely loved our Mix 106 "Bachelor on The Big Screen" viewing party last season when Nick Viall was The Bachelor. This year the competition looks fierce and it turns out we have a former Mix girl in the race!

According to Reality Steve, Krystal Nielson, currently an Orange Theory fitness coach in San Diego, graduated from BSU with a degree in journalism in 2010. While she was here in Boise, she worked for Mix 106 and our cluster of radio stations before moving to Los Angeles to pursue entertainment reporting and to get a degree in Broadcasting from UCLA.

We will definitely be cheering her on this season!

Krystal and the other 28 women will be trying to win over 35 year old Arie Luyendyk, Jr. - a former racecar driver turned real estate broker. Arie is no stranger to The Bachelor as he made his reality show debut on Season 8 of The Bachelorette back in 2012.

The Bachelor premieres January 1 at 8pm on ABC.

To get the scoop (and some spoilers) on Krystal and the other women featured on the 22nd season of The Bachelor, click HERE.

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