Kaitlyn Bristowe’s season of The Bachelorette premieres May 18, but fans will soon find out that not all 25 guys are there for the right reasons. Who gets the first impression rose, who leaves the show for another woman, and why do so many guys get eliminated before the rose ceremonies?
Here’s the latest scoop on Kaitlyn’s guys, including a cast list, and what to expect on the 11th season of the Bachelorette. [Spoilers ahead]
At the end of Bachelor Chris Soules’ After the Final Rose special last month, host Chris Harrison announced that the upcoming season of the Bachelorette would feature two of Soules’ rejected ladies — Kaitlyn Bristowe and Britt Nilsson. The men had to vote which woman to keep, and it wasn’t long before spoilers announced that Kaitlyn was selected. Reality Steve states that Britt still has a role on the show, but is now rumored to be dating Brady Toops, one of the men who leaves the show early-on.
After Brady’s departure, Kaitlyn was left with 24 guys who traveled with her several states in the U.S., and to a few international locations as well — unless they left or were eliminated. According to a previous report from the Inquisitr, by the time Episode 4 was filmed, at least four men left without going to a rose ceremony. This prompted rumors that either they weren’t into Kaitlyn, or she found out they weren’t on the show to find love.
Reality Steve has yet to reveal all of the men cast for the Bachelorette Season 11, but there are several guys that fans will want to keep tabs on, including Shawn Booth, Nick Viall, and Ryan McDill. Find a cast list of the men who Steve has confirmed as contestants below.
Contestant Shawn Booth may end up making it to the end of the show, if Reality Steve’s predictions are correct. Booth, who is also rumored to have his eye on becoming the next Bachelor, received the first impression rose this season and was spotted out on a date in San Antonio with Kaitlyn.
— Lauren Hudson (@Lauren123789) April 2, 2015
Bachelorette Andi Dorfman’s runner-up, Nick Viall comes on to the show while the show is filming in New York City (Episode 4). Viall made it clear to his Twitter followers that he has the hots for Kaitlyn, so it’s not a big surprise that producers put him on the show. Reality Steve states that Nick makes it to at least Episode 6, but will he make it to the final four for hometowns?
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— Pamela Rogers (@RogersPam29697) April 2, 2015
Contestant Ryan McDill‘s name may sound familiar to fans — he’s the ex-boyfriend of Nikki Ferrell, who won a “like” and a rose from Bachelor Juan Pablo. There’s no word on how long McDill stays on the show, but it will be interesting to see what Nikki has to say about his appearance when the show airs in May.
Here is a list of the guys Reality Steve has confirmed as contestants on the Bachelorette 2015. All 25 men have not been officially revealed by ABC, but expect that to happen closer to the May 18 premiere date.
- Ben Zorn: 26, San Jose, California
- Joshua Albers: 31, Kuna, Idaho
- Jared Haibon: 26, Providence, Rhode Island
- Ryan Beckett: 33, Wellington, Florida
- Daniel Finney: 25, Nashville, Tennessee
- Corey Stansell: 30, New York, New York
- Shawn Evans: 32, London, Ontario
- Tanner Tolbert: 26, Kansas City, Kansas
- Brady Toops: 33, Nashville, Tennessee
- Ryan McDill: 28, Kansas City, Missouri
- Ben Higgins: 25, Denver, Colorado
- Clint Arlis: 27, Chicago, Illinois
- JJ Lane III: 30, Denver, Colorado
- Shawn Booth: 28, Nashville, Tennessee
- Josh Seiter: 27, Chicago, Illinois
- Tony Harris: 35, St. Louis, Missouri
- Kupah James: 32, Boston, Massachusetts
- Cory Shivar: 35, Houston, Texas
- Nick Viall: 34, Chicago, Illinois
- Chris Strandburg, 28, Clarksville, Tennessee
Who will make it to the final two? Find out when the Bachelorette Season Finale airs on on July 27. See a full episode-by-episode schedule here, and tune in to watch the two-night premiere on May 18 and 19 on ABC.
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