The cast of ladies vying for Nick Cummins' affections on this season of The Bachelor have been revealed — and there's a surprising coincidence among the cast.

The 25-strong group contains two women who — as Twitter user Harrison Cartwright was quick to point out — together bear a very striking resemblance to Gilmore Girls' mother-daughter duo, Lorelai and Rory Gilmore.

People have been pointing out the resemblance between Bachelor contestants Brittany and Emily to Lorelai and Rory from Gilmore Girls. Photo / Bachelor Australia
People have been pointing out the resemblance between Bachelor contestants Brittany and Emily to Lorelai and Rory from Gilmore Girls. Photo / Bachelor Australia

That's 30-year-old radiographer Brittany on the left and 24-year-old dance teacher Emily on the right. You've got to admit, viewed together their resemblance to the fast-talking pair from Stars Hollow is pretty uncanny:

Lauren Graham (left) with Alexis Bledel in Gilmore Girls. And now. The Bachelor I guess? Photo / File
Lauren Graham (left) with Alexis Bledel in Gilmore Girls. And now. The Bachelor I guess? Photo / File

As for the rest of the group — here they are below, ranging in age from 23 and 34:

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While one contestant, 23-year-old Brooke, describes herself as a "proud Indigenous woman" from WA, the otherwise whiteness of the cast has already been questioned by some on social media (as happened with last year's cast):

And this year's choice of Bachelor, Nick 'Honey Badger' Cummins, has been a controversial choice for some, with a lukewarm reaction from some female viewers — but not Whimn.com.au writer Stefanie Jackson, who has penned an impassioned defence of the quirky sports star.

Nick Cummins, AKA the Honey Badger, is hoping to find love on the latest season of the reality TV show. Photo / Supplied
Nick Cummins, AKA the Honey Badger, is hoping to find love on the latest season of the reality TV show. Photo / Supplied

"I'm really looking forward to throwing everything at this opportunity to finding the one. The past 10 or so years has been on the road playing rugby or working on my projects, so I'm very excited to be part of a show that is centred around love and good times," Cummins said in a statement provided by Ten.

The Bachelor premieres Tuesday August 21, 8.30pm on Bravo.