The Bachelorette, starring JoJo Fletcher, premieres on May 23 and fans can expect a season filled with tears, drama, a few drunk guys, and at least one villain among the 26 men who are competing for JoJo’s final rose.
Although spoilers already hint that JoJo gets engaged during the romantic final rose ceremony in Thailand, many viewers simply want to know who this season’s guys are, who the villain is, and which former Bachelor makes an appearance at the first rose ceremony.
Here’s a look at the men who arrived at the Bachelor mansion when filming started in mid-March. JoJo tells E! that night one was “crazy,” but one look at ABC’s new promo (video below) confirms that the drama and craziness goes beyond the season premiere of the Bachelorette.
According to ABC, one man will show up after the first cocktail ceremony and he’s not only someone JoJo knew before the show started filming, he’s a blast from the past for fans, as well. [spoilers ahead]
Although many viewers have been buzzing about the possible return of former Bachelor Juan Pablo Galavis, blogger Reality Steve has confirmed that it’s another Bachelor who makes an appearance — Jake Pavelka. Although Jake pulls JoJo aside during the first rose ceremony, he’s just there to give her a little advice. Steve states that Pavelka has known JoJo and her family for years and his arrival on the show was “just a stunt” that was arranged to “freak out the guys.”
According to a previous report from the Inquisitr, fans will see JoJo develop feelings for a number of guys, but contestants Chase McNary, Robby Hayes, Luke Pell, and Jordan Rodgers are the ones to watch. Spoilers indicate that all four guys made it to the hometown dates that were filmed two weeks ago.
Bachelorette JoJo Fletcher’s Guys
Coley Knust (Illinois) — Works for Ernst & Young
Wells Adams (Tennessee) — Radio host on 105.9 The Rock, Alt 98.3 Nashville
Robby Hayes (Florida) — Sales rep for Myrtha Pools USA
Jordan Rodgers (Tennessee) — Former Canadian Football league player
Chase McNary (Colorado) — Sales Rep with Trilogy-Mountain States Medical
Luke Pell (Tennessee) — Musician and former U.S. Army
James Taylor (Texas) — Sales rep for ABC Home & Commercial Services
Vincent Ventiera (Florida) — Professional DJ
Jon Hamilton (British Columbia) — Sales Rep for HVAC Solutions
Sal DeJulio (Florida) — Operations Manager for GL Homes
Chad Johnson (Oklahoma) — Real estate agent (Spoilers indicate that he is this season’s villain.)
Alex Woytkiw (California) — Unclear from his social media accounts what his job is, but he was apparently a weight lifting champion in high school. Personal trainer, perhaps?
Evan Bass (Tennessee) — runs a number of clinics for men with erectile dysfunction
Grant Kemp (California) — Firefighter and model
James Fuertes (Tennessee) — Co-owner of Title Boxing Club, model, and actor
Christian Bishop (California) — account director for a communications company and a personal trainer.
Nick Benvenutti (Florida) — Engineer for Atlas Marine Systems
Brandon Howell (California) — Actor and model
Will Haduch (New Jersey) — Construction company superintendent
Derek Peth (New York) — Banker
Daniel Maguire (British Columbia) — Personal trainer and model
Update: Five additional men were revealed by ABC, although the bio page only reveals their first names. Reality Steve reports that the finalists in the list above, so expect the five men added to the lineup to be sent home early-on in the season.
The season finale of the Bachelorette was being filmed in Thailand this week. Fans can expect spoilers to leak out online later this week about JoJo’s final pick unless producers do a good job of keeping the outcome of this season a secret.
The Bachelorette Season 12 two-hour season premiere begins at 9 p.m. ET on Monday, May 23, on ABC. The show will then move to the 8 p.m. ET timeslot on Monday nights, starting with Episode 2 on May 30.
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