Raleigh will be well represented when the new season of “The Bachelor” debuts on ABC next month.
Jenna Cooper, described on the ABC site as a 26-year-old social media manager from Raleigh, is one of 29 women who will compete for the heart of Arie Luyendyk Jr.
Jenna, who is originally from Indiana, works at Orangetheory Fitness in Raleigh. In addition to her marketing and social media duties, she has also worked as a fitness instructor. Her YouTube page has a few fitness videos, including a “glamourcizing” video and a video on healthy shakes.
Fans of “The Bachelor” franchise will remember Arie as the Indy race car driver who fell for Emily Maynard of Charlotte during her 2012 season as “The Bachelorette.” Arie was Emily’s runner-up that season.
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We will have more on Jenna later, and we will of course be here to follow her journey in pursuit of Arie’s heart.
“The Bachelor” premieres at 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 1, on ABC.