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An Austin woman is competing to win Arie Luyendyk’s heart on ‘The Bachelor’

A new season of ABC’s “The Bachelor” starts on New Year’s Day, and an Austin woman is laying on the charm to receive the final rose. Brittany, 30, is a tech recruiter from South Carolina, but she and her corgi currently call Austin home. 

She’s competing to win the heart of 36-year-old Arie Luyendyk Jr. from Emily Maynard’s season of “The Bachelorette,” where he was nicknamed the “Kissing Bandit” for, well, obvious reasons. He kissed a lot of girls. 

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Luyendyk, a racecar driver, told “People” that he fell for two women on the upcoming season

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Is one of those two people Brittany? 

Well, in the teaser for the first episode, our hometown girl challenges him to a race and talks about his luscious lips (he is the Kissing Bandit, after all) before scoring a kiss. But no word yet on whether or not she gets a rose. 

The 22nd season of “The Bachelor” premieres Monday, Jan. 1 on ABC.

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