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Bibiana Julian & Lauren G. Were Just Added to the Cast of ‘The Bachelor Winter Games’ & I’m Ready to Break Out the Popcorn

Despite only being three weeks into Arie’s season on The Bachelor, dedicated fans are already thrilled to know the latest spin-off, The Bachelor Winter Games, is set to premiere February 13. The cast includes some of America’s favorites, including season 20 Bachelor Ben Higgins and heartthrob Dean Unglert from Rachel Lindsay’s season of The Bachelorette

In addition to Ashley Iaconetti, former contestant on Chris Soules’ season and current co-host of the I Don’t Get It podcast series, Bibiana Julian will be making an appearance as a last-minute cast add-on. The newest series promo shows both girls having mini-meltdowns, and we wouldn’t expect anything less. A much more unknown Lauren G. will also be competing, but what’s her claim to fame? She was one of four Laurens vying for Arie’s heart this season.

Of course, Chris Harrison will return to host the four-part series featuring 26 former contestants from across the globe. They will face head-to-head in low-key versions of events from The Winter Olympics. Where do date cards come into play? The winners of each event will receive one.

Something interesting to note is the monitoring of drinks during the taping of Winter Games. After the controversy surrounding Bachelor in Paradise last summer, it’s only right the producers would be more careful. In fact, a source told People that contestants had could only have two drinks per hour and had to limit their alcohol intake before all competitions.

Between the amazing cast and the knowledge about alcohol safety, I’m sure many of us will be tuning in on February 13 for some mid-Olympics entertainment.

Emily Schmidt

Stanford '20

Emily Schmidt is a junior at Stanford University, studying English and Spanish. Originally from the suburbs of Philadelphia, she quickly fell in love with the Californian sunshine and warm winter temperatures. Emily writes a hodgepodge of pieces from satiric articles for The Stanford Daily to free-verse poetry to historical fiction. Just like her writing repertoire, her collection of hobbies are widely scattered from speed-crocheting to Irish dancing to practicing calligraphy. When she is not writing or reading, Emily can also be found jamming out to Phil Collins or watching her favorite film, 'Belle.'
Follow Allison on Twitter @AllisonMCrist.