The Bachelorette star JoJo Fletcher is just days away from her overnight dates, with just one hometown date remaining with her final four guys. Filming for her final hometown takes place on Monday, followed by the rose ceremony that will determine which three men will spend the night in the Fantasy Suite with the 25-year-old Texas real estate developer.
Who are JoJo’s final four picks, where were the hometown dates filmed, and who is expected to make it to the overnight dates? Here’s the scoop on the guys who introduced JoJo to their families and some information on one of the guys who may be there to win the role of the next Bachelor star, not JoJo’s heart.
Filming for hometown dates started last week after JoJo and her final four guys — Chase McNary, Robby Hayes, Luke Pell, and Jordan Rodgers — returned from filming in Argentina.
JoJo’s first date took place in Chase McNary’s hometown of Castle Rock, Colorado, which is just 30 miles south of Denver where Ben Higgins and his fiancée, Lauren Bushnell, live.
According to his LinkedIn profile, Chase is a 2011 graduate of Colorado State University and currently works as a sales rep with Trilogy-Mountain States Medical in Littleton, Colorado. McNary’s Twitter and Facebook accounts have been pulled down, but fans can get a look at the guy who scored the first hometown date in the YouTube video below.
JoJo headed to Florida for her second hometown date with contestant Robby Hayes on Thursday and Friday. That’s a first for the show — most hometown dates are filmed in one day. Photos leaked on Twitter (below) show the film crew setting up at Robby’s parents’ home for the meet-the-family date in St. Augustine on Friday, followed by a one-on-one date in Jacksonville on Friday.
— SheShe Made (@sheshemade) April 22, 2016
Robby is one contestant who fans should watch closely. According to a previous report from the Inquisitr, Robby split with his girlfriend, Hope Higgenbotham, right before going on The Bachelorette. He dated her for four years prior to their split, and oddly enough, she could be JoJo’s twin.
Is Robby there for the right reasons or gunning for a spot as the next Bachelor star? If he makes it to the overnight dates this week, expect his name to pop up as a potential front-runner for ABC’s next leading man.
The third hometown date took place in her home state of Texas this weekend. On Saturday, JoJo was spotted arriving in Austin, Texas, for her date with Nashville-based musician Luke Pell. According to a tweet from Reality Steve, the date is being filmed in Burnet, Texas, before she leaves to film her final hometown date on Monday.
— Luke Pell (@Luke__Pell) June 29, 2015
A Texas native and graduate of West Point in 2007, Luke, 31, served as an officer in the Army for five years after graduation. Reality Steve states that Pell currently lives in Nashville, but Luke’s personal website indicates that he formed a band in 2014 and was playing gigs in Texas “and surrounding states” up until he joined The Bachelorette. If he doesn’t win JoJo’s final rose, he will certainly get plenty of exposure for his music after his appearance on The Bachelorette.
Spoilers indicate that JoJo’s last hometown date with Jordan Rodgers will be filmed on Monday, April 25 at his parents’ home in Chico, California. According to Us Weekly, Jordan Rodgers has been a front-runner all season, leaving many fans wondering if JoJo already had her mind made up early on.
A Vanderbilt University graduate and former Canadian Football league player, Jordan, 27, is the younger brother of Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. However, NFL fans probably won’t see Aaron or his girlfriend, Olivia Munn, during the family meet-and-greet.
“For those expecting Aaron and Olivia to show up, it’s probably not gonna happen,” Steve writes. “Mainly because Jordan and Aaron don’t have much of a relationship, and well, neither do Aaron/Olivia with his family.”
Who will JoJo send home after the hometown dates, and who will move on to the overnight dates? Spoilers point to Thailand as the filming location for the overnights and the final rose ceremony, but fans will have to wait until after the hometowns wrap up early this week before the names of the final three guys leak out online.
The Bachelorette Season 12 premieres on May 23 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.
[Image via JoJo Fletcher Instagram]