Two Swedes Grace ABC’s The Bachelor Winter Games

CHRISTIAN RAUCH, DEAN UNGLERT, LAURA BLAIR, BENOIT SAVARD, ZOE TANG, KEVIN WENDT, YUKI KIMURA, LUKE PELL, CLARE CRAWLEY, ERIC BIGGER, MICHAEL GAROFOLA, BIBIANA JULIAN, JOSIAH GRAHAM, BEN HIGGINS, LAUREN GRIFFIN, JENNY HELENIUS, LESLEY MURPHY, JAMEY KOCAN, ALLY THOMPSON, COURTNEY DOBER, LILY MCMANUS, ASHLEY IACONETTI, NASTASSIA YARAMCHUK, REBECCA CARLSON
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Two Swedes Grace ABC’s The Bachelor Winter Games

Photo: ABC/Lorenzo Bevilaqua

Love is a universal language, and ABC’s “Bachelor” franchise is out to prove it.

Since 2002, ABC has been playing matchmaker with singles all over the nation. The show has somewhat of a cult following, with viewers completely invested in a new group of strangers each season. More often than not, contestants become “social media influencers,” using their newfound followings to sell things like fit tea, sugar bear hair gummies and MVMT watches.

The show has been so successful in the States, it has expanded to 37 other countries, so the pool of international contestants is substantial.

That’s where “The Bachelor Winter Games” comes in.

ABC’s new spinoff brings together past “Bachelor” and “Bachelorette” contestants from all over the country. And in the spirit of the winter Olympics, the 26 participants – including two Swedes – will  compete in winter sporting events to win date cards in the hopes of finding some romance (and maybe a soulmate).

Nastassia Yaramchuk; Photo: ABC/Edward Herrera

The show is set in snowy Vermont at The Hermitage Club winter resort and is hosted by The Bachelor’s Chris Harrison, ESPN SportsCenter anchor and sports journalist Hannah Storm and KABC-TV sports anchor and correspondent Ashley Brewer.

Rebecca Carlsson; Photo: ABC/Edward Herrera

From heartthrob Ben Higgins to crybaby “Ashley I” and fan favorite-turned-player Dean Unglert, there is a lot of potential in the babe pool. But we are most excited to see how this diverse group, including many who barely speak English, come together to form friendships and relationships.

The two female contestants from Sweden are Nastassia (Stassy) Yaramchuk (she was born in Belarus and lives in Sweden), 26, and Rebecca Karlsson, 26, both from Season 3 of The Bachelor Sweden.

Right now, we don’t know much about them, other than that they are both beautiful. But we’ll be tuning in to find out how their journey begins.

The Bachelor Winter Games premieres Tuesday, Feb. 13 on ABC.

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