The inaugural cast of The Golden Bachelor is proof that there’s no age limit when it comes to finding love.
On Wednesday, ABC announced the group of 22 ladies, all 60 and over, who will be vying for lead Gerry Turner’s heart.
Among the roster of single and accomplished women that will appear on the highly-anticipated Bachelor spinoff, some viewers will recognize at least one familiar face.
Former Bachelor Matt James’ mother, Patty, has been officially confirmed as a contestant by the network.
Back in 2021, her son, 31, met his current girlfriend, Rachael Kirkconnell, who teased that she was ‘rooting for’ Patty to find love ‘any day, whether it’s on TV or off.’
The ladies: The inaugural cast of The Golden Bachelor is proof that there’s no age limit when it comes to finding love
The graphic designer, who lives in Atlanta, Georgia, also told Us Weekly that she believes Turner ‘seems like the absolute perfect candidate’ to be the Bachelor.
Last month, Turner, 71, was announced as the first senior lead for The Golden Bachelor.
‘It feels amazing and it’s still sinking in,’ he said during the morning show.
Gerry revealed he is looking to find a partner who is ‘high-energy.’
Gerry is a widow; his wife (and high school sweetheart) Toni died in 2017.
Below, DailyMail.com has rounded up everything you need to know about this season’s group of lovely women.
Looking for love: On Wednesday, ABC announced the group of 22 ladies, all 65 and over, who will be vying for lead Gerry Turner’s heart
Hometown: Durham, North Carolina
Job: Retired real estate professional
Bio fun fact: ‘Patty loves her body glitter and encourages you to do the same.’
Hopeful: Former Bachelor Matt James’ mother, Patty, has been officially confirmed as a contestant by the network (seen above)
Hometown: East Haven, CT
Job: Dental hygienist
Bio fun fact: ‘Peggy is a go-karting enthusiast.’
Smiling bright: Peggy, 69, is a dental hygienist that loves go-karting
Hometown: Sierra Madre, CA
Job: Retired purchasing manager
Bio fun fact: ‘Christina’s first concert ever was The Beatles in 1964.’
Thriving: Christina is a retired purchasing manager, from Sierra Madre
Hometown: Downey, CA
Job: Retired Realtor
Bio fun fact: ‘Edith is building an ADU in her backyard, and she is the project manager.’
Edith, 60, is one of the youngest women on this season
Hometown: New York, NY
Job: Pro-aging coach and midlife speaker
Bio fun fact: ‘Natascha wants bell bottoms to make a comeback.’
Beautiful smile: Natascha is a pro-aging coach and midlife speaker
Hometown: Benton City, WA
Job: High school teacher
Bio fun fact: ‘Faith loves riding her horse, Liberty, through the mountains.’
His perfect match? Like our Golden Bachelor, Faith, 60, is outdoorsy and loves to ride horses
Hometown: Austin, TX
Job: Retired educational consultant
Bio fun fact: ‘Kathy is OBSESSED with Christmas.’
Bringing the holiday cheer! Kathy says she is ‘OBSESSED with Christmas’
Hometown: Shrewsbury, NJ
Job: Financial services professional
Bio fun fact: ‘Theresa taught herself all about the stock market.’
Smart: Theresa, 69, works as a financial services professional
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Bio fun fact: ‘Marina has not one, not two, but THREE master’s degrees.’
Beauty and brains: Marina has ‘not one, not two, but THREE master’s degrees’
Hometown: Teaneck, NJ
Job: Health and wellness director
Bio fun fact: ‘Maria has never gone paintballing but really wants to try!’
Adventurous: Maria is looking forward to trying new things, like going paintballing for the first time
Hometown: Port St. Lucie, FL
Bio fun fact: ‘April dreams of writing a bestselling book.’
Ambitious: April dreams of writing a bestselling book
Hometown: Summit, NJ
Job: Retired nutritionist
Bio fun fact: ‘When Anna dives with sharks, she goes cageless.’
Fearless: Anna’s fun fact is that when she ‘dives with sharks, she goes cageless’
Hometown: Delray Beach, FL
Job: Retired teacher
Bio fun fact: ‘Ellen loves dancing despite her two left feet.’
Joyful: Ellen, 71, says she doesn’t like having ‘two left feet’ from hitting the dance floor
Hometown: Rockland, MD
Job: Private school administrator
Bio fun fact: ‘Joan loves dancing after a couple glasses of wine.’
Stunning: Joan, 60, is a private school administrator
Hometown: Doraville, GA
Job: Retired executive assistant
Bio fun fact: ‘Sandra is very proud of her high credit score.’
Sweet: Sandra, a retired executive assistant, is very proud of her high credit score
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Job: Former Chicago Honey Bears cheerleader
Bio fun fact: ‘Renee really wants to meet Harry Styles.’
Relatable: Renee ‘really wants to meet Harry Styles’
Hometown: Estill Springs, TN
Job: Retired project manager
Bio fun fact: ‘Jeanie’s favorite color is neon.’
Bold: Jeanie’s favorite color is neon
Hometown: Minneapolis, MN
Job: Fitness instructor
Bio fun fact: ‘Leslie is a former aerobics champion.’
Fit: Leslie is a former aerobics champion
Hometown: Alexandria, VA
Job: Retired interior designer
Bio fun fact: ‘Nancy is a Bruce Springsteen stan’
Young at heart: Nancy is a Bruce Springsteen stan
Hometown: Aurora, IL
Job: Retired salon owner
Bio fun fact: ‘Pamela can’t get enough Judge Judy in her life’
Passionate: Pamela can’t get enough Judge Judy in her life
Hometown: Aston, PA
Job: Wedding officiant
Bio fun fact: ‘Susan dreams of having lunch with Kris Jenner.’
Kardashian fan: Susan ‘dreams of having lunch with Kris Jenner’
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Job: Public affairs consultant
Bio fun fact: ‘Sylvia loves any excuse to put on a costume.’
Spirited: Sylvia, 64, says she ‘loves any excuse to put on a costume’
The Golden Bachelor: Gerry Turner
Hometown: Hudson, Indiana
Job: Retired restaurateur
Bio fun fact: He was previously married to his high school sweetheart Toni for 43 years.
Exciting: The Golden Bachelor was confirmed by ABC in May, describing the show as a ‘whole new kind of love story’
Optimistic: According to ABC, ’22 incredible women in the prime of their lives will roll up their stockings and step into the spotlight, hoping to find lasting love with Golden Bachelor Gerry Turner’
Shaking it up: In the show, the rose he gives out to the women who catch his eye or he makes a connection with is a golden hue – in contrast to a bright red rose on the regular Bachelor series
Sincere: This season, it looks like the women are here for the right reasons, not Instagram followers
This fall: The Golden Bachelor premieres Thursday, Sept. 28, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC
From the trailer, released on Wednesday, Turner will certainly have some tough choices to make.
In addition to looking for the perfect pickleball partner, many expressed their interest in travel, adventure and spending time with their families.
The Golden Bachelor was confirmed by ABC in May, describing the show as a ‘whole new kind of love story.’
‘The women arriving at the mansion have a lifetime of experience, living through love, loss and laughter, hoping for a spark that ignites a future full of endless possibilities.’
‘In the end, will our Golden man turn the page to start a new chapter with the woman of his dreams?’ the network asked in the press release.
‘There is an interesting thing about people who have hit the other end of spectrum, who’ve lived their lives, they’ve raised their kids, some have been widowed or divorced and maybe some have been in love,’ Rob Mills of ABC network said at the time, via Us Weekly.
Star: He was named the Bachelor on Monday during Good Morning America by the show’s host, Jesse Palmer
‘We thought that would be an interesting dynamic through the Bachelor prism,’ he added.
In early 2020, casting went out for the show during season 24 of The Bachelor, which was Peter Weber’s season.
The series originally was supposed to film in 2020 but was delayed due to Covid-19 pandemic.
The Bachelor franchise debuted in 2002, with the Bachelorette debuting in 2003.