Bachelor's Maria was given a pacifier as a baby

Between the sister contestants and the arrival of the Christmas-themed "limo," a lot of women made a lasting impression at the premiere of Joey Graziadei's "The Bachelor." One of them is 29-year-old Maria Georgas, who came here from her hometown of Kleinburg, Ontario, looking for a chance to find love after being single for the past five years.

"Growing up and seeing my parents separate and divorce, it obviously affected my relationships," she said in the premiere episode. "Like, I tend to push people away. But this time, I didn't want to run away from the opportunity to be with Joey."

Despite initially planning to avoid kissing Joey on night one and "leave him wanting more," Mariah and Joey ended up kissing at the Bachelor mansion. "Maria is one of a kind," Joy said in a confessional. "She's an absolute swaggering firecracker that I'm obsessed with. I can already tell she'll keep me on my toes."

Not surprisingly, Mariah won a rose from Joey on night one. Here's everything you need to know about Mariah's limousine arrival, her surprising on-screen resume, and her future on Joey's season.

Maria's Canadian Controversy

Maria greeted Joey with a Canadian flag and hid it in his jacket pocket so he wouldn't forget her. It worked! But why was Mariah's flag blurred during the Bachelor broadcast?

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TVLine cites a source close to the show as saying this comes down to Canada's regulations regarding the commercial use of its country's symbols. who knows?

While Maria still calls Canada "home," she tells Joy she's willing to change that. It's a promising sign that she's flexible about their future together.

This isn't her first Disney gig

During the couple's conversation later in the evening, Mariah asked Joey to name some of his favorite movies and was upset that his first choice was Remember the Titans.

But if he says "pacifier," she'll probably be happy. Some fans noticed that Mariah posted photos from the 2005 film on her Instagram, including one with Vin Diesel. She actually plays one of the Girl Scout-esque Fireflies in the movie.


Pacifier was Maria's only acting role, so it doesn't appear to be her chosen career path. According to her bachelor 's degree resume, she worked as an administrative assistant. In addition to her job, she has a black belt in taekwondo and is happy to share Bachelor memes on Instagram, which shows that she's going to be a great athlete no matter what happens this season.

Maria and Joey's single destiny

Speaking of which, will Maria stick around for a while? In case you were wondering, there were reports about her fate on Joey's season. Of course, there may be spoilers ahead!

According to Reality Steve, Mariah survived her two-on-one date with Sidney Gordon and returned to her hometown. However, she was reportedly eliminated from the Fantasy Suites competition in Tulum, Mexico.