Bachelorette contestant Chase McNary is easy on the eyes, so it’s not surprising that he was one of 20 guys who received a rose from JoJo Fletcher on the Season 12 premiere.
The 27-year-old Denver-based medical sales rep really impresses JoJo on the second episode (May 30), but will his romantic gesture during the cocktail party be enough to make Chase one of this season’s front-runners?
[Warning: Bachelorette Season 12 spoilers ahead]
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According to his ABC bio, Chase’s biggest fear is having a girl fall in love with him that he’s “not so into,” but that doesn’t seem to be the case when it comes to his feelings for JoJo.
In the sneak peek video below, Chase creates a mini-date with JoJo during the cocktail party, complete with mittens and fake snow made of foam bubbles. [Video below]
Chase, who lives and works in Denver, Colorado, tells JoJo that winter is his favorite season and even brings mittens so JoJo can get a feel for life in his town — the same place her former TV boyfriend, Ben Higgins lives.
“Because I didn’t have a date with JoJo, I essentially wanted to bring a piece of my world so she could get to know me better,” Chase states in the video above. “Through my conversation with JoJo tonight, there’s definitely a spark there for me. She’s just so easy to talk to, so gorgeous, so fun to hang out with…I am 100 percent hoping to get a rose tonight.”
Spoilers indicate that Chase’s snow date was a winner — he is one of 17 men who get a rose from JoJo on Week 2 and move on to more dates in L.A. before the cast and crew packs up and starts traveling around the globe.
In his bio, he describes his ideal woman as someone with “natural beauty, and perfect teeth,” and there’s no doubt that JoJo fits the bill.
And if she is looking for a guy who will stand by her side, Chase sounds like a great catch, stating that marriage means “one, girl, one commitment – for the rest of forever.” The only thing he wouldn’t do for love is to sell his truck.
According to Reality Steve, Chase gets the second one-on-one date of the season on Episode 3 (June 6). The first one-on-one went to contestant Derek Peth on the second episode, and next week it will be Chase’s turn.
There will be no snow involved in his date with JoJo on Week 3. Instead, Chase and JoJo will have a steamy date doing hot yoga in the Los Angeles area.
Fans may remember Clare and Mikey having a similar date on Bachelor in Paradise last summer — expect Chase and JoJo’s date to be just as sexually charged. Their day wraps up in a vineyard near the Bachelor Mansion and Chase will get a rose, keeping him safe from elimination.
The rose is also Chase’s ticket to the first round of dates that take place away from the mansion. On Week 4, the remaining 14 guys, including Chase, will travel to Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in Pennsylvania. From there, spoilers indicate that they will head overseas to Uruguay and Argentina before JoJo picks her final four guys for hometown dates back in the U.S. (See the complete Bachelorette weekly episode and travel schedule here)
Reality Steve states that Chase scores one of this season’s hometown dates (air date July 11), but unfortunately his journey with JoJo will end there. Filmed back in late April, Steve states that JoJo eliminated Chase after their date in Denver.
UPDATE: Reality Steve revised his spoilers and now reveals that Chase, not Luke, make it to the overnight dates. However, if the spoilers are correct, Chase is eliminated after his night in the Fantasy Suite with JoJo.
In past seasons, the guy who is eliminated on hometowns or on the overnight dates (third and fourth place contestants) often scores the next Bachelor gig. Will fans see Chase handing out roses next season or will the rumored third place contestant — Luke Pell — become ABC’s next leading man?
The announcement of the next Bachelor won’t happen for several months. While you wait for host Chris Harrison’s big reveal, enjoy the remainder of JoJo’s season of the Bachelorette, followed by the season premiere of Bachelor in Paradise on August 2.
[Image via Chase McNary Facebook]