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Weatherford contestant set to appear on ABC’s reality show, The Bachelor

Maegan will be appearing on The Bachelor beginning in January.
Maegan will be appearing on The Bachelor beginning in January. Photo courtesy

A self-described “country girl” from Weatherford will be one of 28 women vying for the heart of Ben Higgins as the 20th season of ABC’s The Bachelor kicks off on Jan. 4.

The 30-year-old woman uses only her first name, Maegan, in her bio on the show’s website.

Asked how she would go about approaching a man she had never met, Maegan replied: “Shoot, I do this all the time! It’s called you walk up and ask the guy a question.”

“It’s not rocket science,” she says in the bio.

When she’s interested in someone, Maegan said, she prefers to be herself.

“I try to watch my mouth when I’m around them, but honestly I’m never happy if I’m not being my complete self,” she said. “I’d rather just put it all out there early on and let them decide if they can handle it.”

She said her typical Saturday night includes sitting on the back patio with her sister, “BBQ’ing and drinking some beers.”

“My mini-horse and chocolate Lab always hang with us too,” she said.

Maegan said that she is a “country person through and through” and that her favorite music is “red dirt country music” — Texas music. Her all-time favorite movies are Secretariat, Iron Man and Old School.

She considers herself neat — “OCD neat” — as opposed to messy.

“My house is always put together and ready for company,” she said.

Her only serious fear of animals is snake, and of course her favorite animal is what you’d expect from a Weatherfordian — a kangaroo.

Other North Texans among the bachelorettes include Joelle, aka “Jo Jo,” 24, a real estate developer from Dallas (it’s pretty easy to determine from her LinkedIn profile that her full name is Joelle Fletcher).

Higgins, a software salesman who once considered himself “unlovable,” gets to try his hand at handing out the roses and possibly finding a wife. Whether he finds his soulmate remains to be seen, but ABC promises that there will be lots of surprises on the way, including some special guests, exotic dates and “shocking” eliminations.

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