The brand spanking new season of The Bachelor Australia is almost upon us, with astrophysicist Matt Agnew as this year's lucky suitor. While the official air date is yet to be released, we've been given our first glimpse at the ladies battling it out for Matt's heart.
First off, who is Matt Agnew? The astrophysicist hosts an impressive CV with a double undergraduate degree in science and engineering and a master of astrophysics. He also has the ability to speak in several languages.
While the ladies are yet to make their Instagram accounts public (which will happen the night the series airs) we do know a little bit about some of the contestants who have appeared in the first teasers. Below, meet the ladies vying for Matt's heart this season.
Abbie, 23, QLD
Abbie has already left a mark on Australian viewers, having accidentally mistaken Matt's job as an astrophysicist for an astrologer. Meeting for the first time on the red carpet, Abbie asked what Matt did for a living to which he told her. She quickly responded, "Ok, I'm a Gemini." Safe to say we can't wait to see more from Abbie.
Sogand, 30, NSW
Teaching Matt Persian on the red carpet, Sogand has the hunky Bachie proposing within the first few minutes!
Helena, 25, WA
Upon their first meeting, Matt is "infatuated" by Helena's accent, and the two engage in a conversation in French. Add that to the list of things to love about the new Bachelor.
Kristen, 24, QLD
Kristen has just returned from a two-year stint in China and Matt quickly relayed one word in Chinese, which clearly won her over.
Some of last year's contestants from Nick 'The Honey Badger' Cummin's season of The Bachelor have left lasting impressions on us. From Cass Wood, Brittany Hockley, Vanessa Sunshine, Shannon Baff, Sophie Tieman, Brooke Blurton and Tenille Favios to 'villains' Alisha Aitken-Radburn, Cat Henesey-Smith and Romy Poulier. Contestants on The Bachelorette make that list of memorable characters too. Who could forget Nathan Favro, Bill Goldsmith, Alex Bordyukov, PaddyColliar and Ivan Krslovic.
Of course, many later appeared on Bachelor In Paradise including the latest season in Fiji featuring the showdown of all showdowns between Alex Nation and Richie Strahan. James Trethewie (better known as jimmys.paradise on Instagram) also appeared on Paradise Australia, as well as Bachie alum Rachael Gouvignon.
WATCH: 'The Bachelor Australia' First Trailer.