The Bachelorette's seventh season will begin at a familiar setting with the 27-year-old former fifteenth-season The Bachelor bachelorette, who is finishing her degree in dentistry, greeting her 25 eligible suitors prior to the season's initial cocktail reception.
Several of Hebert's bachelors will attempt to make memorable first impressions during their arrivals -- including Mickey, a chef who snags a kiss; Ames, a Wall Street banker who offers her a pair of ballet tickets; Ben F., a winery owner who pours her a glass of her own special vintage wine; Nick, a former professional baseball player who recites a poem he wrote for her; and Jeff, a mysterious suitor who wears an opera mask upon his exit from the limo.
In addition, Hebert will meet Bentley, who a former The Bachelor cast member has already warned her might be on the show for the wrong reasons. However, despite the warning, Hebert still comes away impressed with how genuine, handsome and charming Bentley seems to be, according to ABC.
Once the cocktail reception begins, the competition to impress Hebert only intensifies, as Ryan P., a "successful and upbeat" solar energy executive attempts to calm her insecurities; Matt, a "clever" man introduces her to his mother via speakerphone; Ben C., an attorney, displays a romantic message from a distance on giant cue cards; Mike serenades her with a guitar then startles her; and Jeff, the masked man, suggests Hebert should "appreciate the person he is inside."
However, the mood becomes more somber when host Chris Harrison arrives and reveals it's time for Hebert to present one of the men with a first impression rose -- causing Tim to drink too much in attempt to alleviate his nerves, a situation in which Hebert chooses to take "drastic measures." She'll then award the special rose to a "charming" bachelor who "took a risk" during the night.
The premiere will conclude with Hebert whittling her 25 bachelors down to 18.
The 25 men competing on The Bachelorette's seventh season -- and their ABC-supplied bios -- are:
- Ames Brown, a 31-year-old portfolio manager from New York, NY
- William Holman, a 30-year-old cellular phone salesman from Galloway, OH
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