The Bachelor Premiere: Camels, Shark Costumes, and More Outrageous Moments

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Nick Viall has renewed his quest to find love and the entirety of Bachelor Nation tuned in Monday night to watch the 36-year-old kick off his attempts to find the one during the Season 21 premiere of ABC's The Bachelor.

For his fourth round of reality TV (following two seasons as runner-up on The Bachelorette and a season of Bachelor in Paradise), it seems the Wisconsin native is finally ready to shed his bad boy reputation and turn over a new leaf. Before all the roses, red dresses, and dramatic entrances from the ladies, Viall aired his character flaws and sought advice from Bachelor alums Sean Lowe, Ben Higgins, and Chris Soules about finding love. But then we're launched into his tear-filled, drama-heavy, journey to popping the question as he meets the 30 women who are competing for his heart.

ICYMI, check out the five biggest moments from The Bachelor premiere.

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1. One Contestant Arrives on a Camel

Lacey pretty much made the best entrance ever when she came in on a camel and cheekily told Viall, "I hear you like a good hump." The other women were in awe, with a few proclaiming, "A girl came out on a camel. Why was that not me? How are you going to beat a camel?" Good question ...

2. Another Woman Wears a Shark Costume

Second-best entrance goes to the dolphin-loving Alexis. She arrived last and made a splash with a shark costume, which she insisted was a dolphin costume.

3. Practically Everyone (Else) Dresses in Red

A large percentage of the ladies made their Bachelor debuts in red, and the women couldn't stop freaking out—even the contestants who almost wore red but decided against it. "How did this happen?" they wanted to know.

4. One Contender Brings Her Own Engagement Ring

Viall was not so thrilled when Jasmine made her entrance with a Neil Lane engagement ring in tow, and he sent her home later that night.

5. Viall Already Knows a Contestants

Once upon a time, the new Bachelor apparently had a one-night romance at a wedding with one of the contestants, Liz, and she arrived to see if there is anything there.

We can't wait to get to know the ladies better and pick a favorite out of the lineup! The Bachelor airs Mondays at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

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