September 8, 2023 at 11:10 a.m.

Dodgeville grad to be on TV show Golden Bachelor

Dodgeville High School graduate and daughter of Charles “Chuck” Halverson and the late Shirley Halverson, Renee Halversohn (Wright) will be a contestant on the TV show “Golden Bachelor”.

She is the president and CEO of Renee’s Fitness LLC “Rock Solid Training” in based Skokie, Illinois.

Her hometown now is Chicago, Illinois. She is a former Chicago Honey Bears cheerleader

She would really like to meet Harry Styles.

They've had careers in education, real estate, finance — even cheerleading and competitive aerobics. They hail from small towns (Estill Springs, TN) and big cities (New York, NY), and their musical tastes run the gamut from classic rock to Harry Styles. (One of them even saw the Beatles in concert.) They have names like Edith, Joan, and Peggy. And every last one of them is at least 60 years old.

They are the women of The Golden Bachelor. ABC released a brief teaser recently, and now EW has your exclusive first look at all 22 contestants who will be vying for the heart of the Golden Bachelor himself, 72-year-old widower Gerry Turner, this fall.

The women of 'The Golden Bachelor' | CREDIT: ABC/RICKY MIDDLESWORTH

The Golden Bachelor premieres Thursday, September 28, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC. And perhaps one of them will be the very first Golden Bachelorette?