PHOTOS Rachel Truehart from The Bachelor 16 with Ben Flajnik

Rachel Truehart from season 16 of The Bachelor with Ben Flajnik

Meet Rachel Truehart, one of twenty-five eligible bachelorettes competing for the heart of hunky wine maker Ben Flajnik on Season 16 of The Bachelor set to premiere January 2, 2012 on ABC.

Rachel is a 27-year-old sales rep originally from Massachusetts currently living in New York. As her name would suggest, Rachel seems to have a true heart at least as far as her desire to meet someone special goes. She has a profile on that she created in February of 2011 with this description of herself:

I’m really just interested in meeting some new people, maybe trying some new things. Just looking to open myself up to new experiences and hopefully make some friends along the way 🙂

Rachel Truehart of The Bachelor 2011 from her online dating profile

I don’t think Rachel being on the show “for the right reasons” will be an issue!

Pro: Call me a sucker, but Rachel’s last name has me thinking fairy tales and Kasey Kahl tattoos! She seems to be a perfect companion for Prince Charming Ben Flajnik! (And if not Mrs. Flajnik, can you say Bachelorette?)

Con: Ben Flajnik might not be so enamored by fairy tale romance surnames.

Heterosexual dude notes: I’m telling you – that name and that face has me wanting to put on armor, mount a horse and risk my life jousting for her honor! I think I might even considering changing my name when we marry – Asa Truehart. I like it!

The Bachelor contestant Rachel Truehart photo

Rachel Truehart

Age: 27

Occupation: Fashion Sales Rep at Lucerne Textiles in New York

Education: Graduated from Roger Williams Univerity in 2006

Hometown: Southhampton, Massachusetts

The Bachelor 2011 contestant Rachel Truehart photo

If you could be someone else for just one day, who would it be and why?
I think I would want to be a guy for the day just to see what it’s like….I think I would hate it but it would be good insight. Either that or a huge celebrity and see what it’s like to be followed and photographed everywhere you go.

What is your greatest achievement to date?
Moving to NYC on my own when I had no friends moving there or to live with. I was determined to make it work, even though I had some people back home who doubted me.

What is your all-time favorite book and why?
“A Return to Love” by Marianne Williamson – I found it very empowering way to let more love in your life and just very different ways of looking at situations than people are used to.

Tattoo Count: 1

Location: Back

What is your biggest date fear?
That a date that I was really excited for and looking forward to just go terrible and is a huge disappointment.

Rachel Truehart meets The Bachelor Ben Flajnik on episode 1 of Season 16

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

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