JoJo Fletcher’s season of The Bachelorette is just five weeks away, and aside from the spoilers that are already circulating about JoJo’s guys, ABC released the first promotional photo of the 25-year-old Texas beauty along with a little dig at her ex, former Bachelor Ben Higgins.
Released by People on Tuesday, the photo shows Fletcher in a sparkly red gown surrounded by red rose petals and staring up at this season’s tagline — “From Ben to 26 new men.”
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— Bachelor Nation (@BachelorNation6) April 20, 2016
It didn’t take long for JoJo to move on from Ben. During the After the Final Rose special in March, they came face-to-face for the first time since their breakup was filmed last November. The couple’s on-screen romance was quickly downplayed when host Chris Harrison announced that JoJo would be the next Bachelorette star.
Since then, she has been traveling around the globe and is already down to her final four guys. ABC has revealed that there are 26 guys cast for this season, but they have yet to release the full cast list. However, information has already leaked out about the guys who make it the final episodes, including the four men who are heading to hometowns this week.
Who are some of the key contestants this season and who are JoJo’s final group of guys?
Warning: Spoilers ahead!
— Mike Fleiss (@fleissmeister) April 18, 2016
Bachelor creator Mike Fleiss has been leaking out details about the season, but his tweets don’t give away any of the down-and-dirty details that fans are looking for. He recently tweeted out a photo of one of the guys in the cast, but it turns out that he’s not one of JoJo’s final guys — he’s this season’s villain, and he got a one-way ticket home during a rose ceremony earlier in the season.
— Mike Fleiss (@fleissmeister) April 5, 2016
Reality Steve states that the contestant in the photo above is Chad Johnson from Tulsa, Oklahoma. According to his profile on Realtor.com, Chad works as realtor with Chinowth & Cohen Realtors. He served in the U.S. Marines and worked as “an investor, auto dealer, day trader, and website flipper.”
Sounds like Chad was very busy before his latest venture as a Bachelorette contestant. However, it doesn’t sound like he was a fun guy to be around during his time on the show.
“He’s quite the gem this season I tell ya,” Steve writes. “I think he pretty much wanted to fight every guy from what I heard. Gee, can’t imagine why with all those veins popping out of his head, neck, biceps, arms, chest, and brain. Seems like such a level headed guy.”
Although it sounds like Chad will create a negative buzz on The Bachelorette this season, there are at least six guys who make a big impression on JoJo. Reality Steve’s spoilers indicate that the following men made it to Episode 7 filmed in Argentina last week — Luke Pell, Chase McNary, James Taylor, Jordan Rodgers, Wells Adams, and Robby Hayes.
This week, JoJo travels to the hometowns of her final four picks, and there may be a twist coming for fans. Steve confirmed that those are the six guys who made it to Episode 7, he revealed the names of three of the four guys who got hometowns — Chase McNary, Robby Hayes, and Jordan Rodgers.
Fans will find out soon enough exactly how JoJo’s journey to find love turns out. The premiere for The Bachelorette Season 12 is scheduled to air on May 23 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.
[Image via JoJo Fletcher Instagram]