It’s time to get your brackets ready and bring out the drinks. I’m talking about a different and equally competitive version of March Madness, Bachelor season. (Arguably more interesting)
Birmingham resident Sydney Hightower will compete along with 30 other women to get to know Peter Weber (affectionately known as Pilot Pete) a little better. She may even end up with a ring at the end. The 24th season premiers Monday, Jan. 6, 2020.
How much do we know about Sydney?
Personally, not much. We’re not stalkers here at Bham Now. But, we are happy to have another Birmingham resident represent our city and are fully prepared to support her throughout the season.
For those of you unfamiliar with the show, it’s one of the most popular reality TV programs, with viewership averaging over six million in recent seasons. So, it’s a pretty big deal to be cast.
Sydney is a retail marketing manager and according to her Bachelor bio:
- Her favorite holiday is Valentine’s Day.
- She can speak a little Spanish, but on salsa night, she rules the dance floor.
- Sydney jogs once a day and then rewards herself with a cupcake she bakes herself.
Sydney attended high school at Tuscaloosa County High in Northport, AL. Funnily enough, it’s the same school as former Bachelorette and current “Dancing with the Stars” champion, Hannah Brown. According to the promos, Hannah B. makes dramatic appearance in the show.
She’s not the first Birminghamian to be on the show.
Last year, viewers saw three Alabama women compete on the show. Among them was Birmingham native Hannah Godwin.
Hannah took the network and former bachelor Colton Underwood to our city on her hometown date. However, the finalist didn’t end up with him in the end. Possibly because he spent the day taking etiquette lessons and not what I would’ve suggested—spending the day in the Pizitz Food Hall.
Although she did end up finding love on the show’s spinoff, “Bachelor in Paradise” with Dylan Barbour. In fact, you could’ve caught the couple back in Birmingham just a few weeks ago.
What can we expect from this season of “The Bachelor?”
First of all, Sydney isn’t the only woman from Alabama to be cast on the show. Madison Prewett, a foster parent recruiter from Auburn, is also set to make her reality TV debut.
In addition, rumors have it Sydney makes it fairly far—at least top 12. Although we don’t know anything for sure, additional rumors lead us to believe she won’t bring with her tons of drama. Who knows, maybe we’ll get to see a little of Birmingham on this season.