Meet the women of ''The Bachelor''
The tables were turned this season when not one but two bachelors, real estate agent Jay Overbye and bass fisherman Byron Velvick, were presented to 25 female competitors, who each gave a rose to the fella they preferred. Byron won the vote (apparently the fishy smell wasn't too noticeable), then proceeded to eliminate 10 of the women. Here are the remaining 15, who include a weepy dental hygienist, a jealous model, and a puppy-toting actress, all hoping to win his heart and maybe a ring. Since the women are, on average, a couple of years older than the usual Bachelor cast, the proceedings are more urgent than ever.