The Bachelor 2015 kicks off with Chris Soules in his hometown of Arlington, Iowa, which is a town with about 450 people living in it. We see Chris Soules getting ready for his Bachelor gig with the help of fitness trainer Cody Sattler, who was a fellow contestant with Soules on The Bachelorette. But, don’t think that’s all we see of Soules’ hometown this season. Usually, much of the season is filmed in California, but this time around, there will be spending some time in the mid-west. The Inquisitr reports:
The Iowa location could be an interesting and telling one for the ladies. Fans know that Soules is from Iowa, and, in fact, Steve reveals that one of the individual dates over the weekend will be filmed at Chris’ high school alma mater.
As far as the other locations on the show go, Reality Steve reports:
The first four episodes filmed in Los Angeles and episode 5 was in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Episode 6 was in South Dakota, and now, episode 7 will be filmed in Iowa.
In addition to Arlington, the contestants are also said to be filmed in Des Moines, Iowa. So, let’s get to know a little bit about Soules’ hometown as we head into the 19th season of The Bachelor. Arlington was originally called Brush Creek, Iowa and as far as the land Soules’ family owns, along with his background in the town, OKHereIsTheSituation writes:
Born Christopher Douglas Soules to Gary and Linda Rae Soules in 1982 in Arlington, Iowa, he is a 4th generation farmer and a real estate mogul. He farms corn and soybean and raises hogs. Chris grew up on a grain farm in northeast Iowa near Strawberry Point.
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