PHOTOS Nicki Sterling from The Bachelor Season 16 with Ben Flajnik

Nicki Sterling

Season 16 of The Bachelor premiered last night on ABC as the 26 young ladies (plus one not-so-young lady) vying for the love of Ben Flajnik introduced themselves to him and millions of television viewers, including Nicki Sterling, a 26-year-old dental student from Hurst, Texas.

For Bachelor and Bachelorette fans “dental student” might ring a bell as the last female dental student to compete on the show would eventually go on to become The Bachelorette! (Ashley Hebert y’all!) Unlike Ashley Hebert, though, Nicki Sterling has been to the altar once before! That’s right, Nicki was divorced just prior to going on the show (something I’m sure we’ll hear more about soon – assuming she continues getting roses) and had the maiden name Nicki Felix.

The Bachelor Nicki Sterling

The Bachelor dental student Nicki SterlingAs far as anyone knows Nicki has no children, so that means Shawn Reynolds (not counting Brittney’s Grandma Sheryl) is the only mom on the show.

The ol’ internet doesn’t seem to know a lot about Nicki Sterling other than her recent marriage and name change, and the fact that she is currently a student at Blinn College where she is studying to be a dental hygienist. (That’s her there on the right from when she took a trip with fellow Blinn College dental hygeine students to Austin, Texas for Legislative Awareness Day earlier this year.)

Thanks to The Bachelor blogger extraordinaire Reality Steve, we do have some fun candid photos though! Check out these Nikki Sterling photos that feature her getting her party on with friends and some Coors Light:

The Bachelor contestant Nicki Sterling photo
Nicki Sterling from The Bachelor 16 partying with a friend
The Bachelor Nicki Sterling photos

Pro: I love a girl who loves a good time – especially when she has a dental hygeinist’s smile!

Con: Grrrrrr!! Official ABC portrait frilly shirt! Stop the madness!

Heterosexual dude notes: What can I say? If there were a Heterosexual Dude magazine, Nicki Sterling would be the cover girl. She is super fine, likes to party from a can, and will soon be able to pay for her own meals. That’s what our magazine calls “The Trifecta!”

Nicki Sterling from The Bachelor Season 16

Nicki Sterling

Age: 26

Occupation: Dental Hygienist currently in dental school at Blinn College in Texas

Education: Graduated Texas A&M in 2007

Hometown: Hurst, TX

What are your 3 best attributes?
1. Ability to make people feel comfortable
2. Sincerity
3. I’m fun!

What is your ideal mate’s personality like?
Funny (love sarcasm!), outgoing, well-mannered, hard-working, family man, honest and sincere

What is your best date memory?
Pulling over on the side of a country road after a great dinner to dance under the stars to a Jack Ingram song.

Tattoo Count: 1

Location: Back

If you wanted to approach a man you had never met before, how would you go about doing it?
Make him notice me (walk by, talk to his friend, etc.) then make flirtatious eye contact with him until he approaches me.

The Bachelor Ben Flajnik meets Nicki Sterling in the Season 16 premiere

Are you a friend of Nicki’s and would like to share some more information, funny stories, or more awesome party photos? Comment below or drop us a line at starcasmtips (at)!

Official profile photo (blue background):
Craig Sjodin/ABC Television Group © 2011 Disney

Meeting Ben Flajnik photo:
Rick Rowell/ABC Television Group © 2011 Disney