Desiree Hartsock's 'The Bachelorette' bachelors revealed by ABC
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 05/14/2013
ABC has revealed the identities of the 25 bachelors competing for Desiree Hartsock's heart on The Bachelorette's ninth season, which will premiere Monday, May 27 at 8PM ET/PT.
The Bachelorette's ninth season will begin with the 27-year-old bridal stylist from Los Angeles, CA, moving into a cliffside Malibu estate, being given the keys to a brand new Bentley convertible, and then greeting her 25 eligible suitors for the season's initial cocktail party.
Several of Hartsock's bachelors will attempt to make memorable first impressions during their arrivals -- including Larry, a nervous ER doctor who tries to sweep her off her feet with his dance moves but fails; Nick R., a professional magician who makes something "magically" appear for her; Zak W., a "hunky" oil rig worker who shows off his six-pack abs; Diogo, a man who introduces himself in a medieval suit of armor; and Ben, a proud single dad who follows his adorable four-year-old son Brody out of the limo.
Once the cocktail party begins, the night's 19 roses will be brought out early and the competition to impress Hartsock only intensifies, as Nick R. announces he's going to make the Bachelorette disappear and therefore creates anxiety amongst his fellow bachelors.
The mood will then become quite serious when Hartsock hands out her first impression rose and the guys become increasingly jealous and competitive. At that point, Brad, a part-time deejay, whips out some hip-hop dance moves; Zak W. strips down completely and jumps in the pool; some suitors interrupt Juan Pablo, a "handsome" former pro soccer player, trying to give her a "dribbling lesson" outside the mansion; and Jonathan wants to show Hartsock his own private "fantasy suite" -- sparking an "explosive reaction" from The Bachelorette star.
The premiere will conclude with Hartsock whittling her 25 bachelors down to 19 during the season's first Rose Ceremony.
The 25 men competing on The Bachelorette's ninth edition -- and their ABC-supplied bios -- are:
- Ben, a 28-year-old entrepreneur from Dallas, TX
- Brad, a 27-year-old accountant from Denver, CO
- Brandon, a 26-year-old painting contractor from Costa Mesa, CA
- Brian, a 29-year-old financial advisor from Baltimore, MD
- Brooks, a 28-year-old marketing consultant from Salt Lake City, UT
- Bryden, a 26-year-old Iraqi War veteran from Missoula, MT
- Chris, a 27-year-old mortgage broker from Seattle, WA
- Dan, a 30-year-old beverage sales director from Las Vegas, NV
- Diogo, a 29-year-old ski resort manager from Lake Tahoe, CA
- Drew, a 27-year-old digital marketing analyst from Scottsdale, AZ
- James, a 27-year-old advertising executive from Chicago, IL
- Jonathan, a 26-year-old lawyer from Hickory, NC
- Juan Pablo, a 31-year-old former pro soccer player from Miami, FL
- Kasey, a 29-year-old advertising executive from San Luis Obispo, CA
- Larry, a 34-year-old ER doctor from Berkeley, CA
- Micah, a 32-year-old law student from Denver, CO
- Michael G., a 33-year-old federal prosecutor from Miami Beach, FL
- Mike R., a 28-year-old dental student from Dallas, TX
- Mikey T., a 30-year-old plumbing contractor from Winfield, IL
- Nick M., a 27-year-old investment advisor from Charlotte, NC
- Nick R, a 26-year-old tailor and magician from Chicago, IL
- Robert, a 30-year-old advertising entrepreneur from Los Angeles, CA
- Will, a 28-year-old banker from Chicago, IL
- Zack K., a 28-year-old book publisher from Newport Beach, CA
- Zak W., a 31-year-old drilling fluid engineer from Mico, TX