When The Bachelorette premieres Monday, May 28 at 8PM ET/PT on ABC, viewers will be introduced to 28 handsome men, ranging from professional athletes to a software engineer to a "colognoisseur." (Chris will later explain what that means).
"The athletes this season, there seems to be a theme there, but this really is a diverse group as far as where these guys come from," Chris said during a Thursday Facebook Live video in which he announced Becca's 28 suitors.
Chris added that he "couldn't be more excited" for Bachelor Nation to watch these men compete for Becca's final rose after she got her heart broken by Arie Luyendyk Jr. on the latest season of The Bachelor.
"It's such a great season that of course has all the drama and tears and all the trappings that make for a great show. I can't wait for you guys to see it," Chris said. "It's exciting. When I know we have a great season in store, it's like Christmas morning for me. I can't wait to watch you guys unwrap this present."
Becca's lineup of men includes a fashion aficionado with over-the-top confidence, a nine-year NFL veteran who is a big teddy bear despite his gruff exterior, an outdoorsman who likes to take things slow, a former pro football player who has a secret that could potentially end his chances with Becca, and a dashing gentleman who pulls out all the stops on Night 1, according to the network.
In his Facebook Live video, Chris shared his thoughts on each of the suitors that will appear on The Bachelorette.
Which guys develop a strong connection with the 28-year-old Minnesota publicist? Who looks like Tom Brady and Matt Damon? And which bachelors are going to fight -- verbally fight -- for Becca?!
"Blake is an interesting guy. He and Becca hit it off; they had a really good connection... You might remember him from After the Final Rose. He's the guy that rode the horse in during that live telecast. Well, he also rides something else in on Night 1. It's a different animal and I'll let you see it for yourself."
- Chase Vergason, a 27-year-old advertising vice president from Sanford, FL
"Chase you also met during the After the Final Rose special. Chase is involved in a little drama on Night 1. I think the facial hair may have led you to know that he was going to be a part of some drama. He just looks like that kind of a character."
- Christian, a 28-year-old banker from San Diego, CA
"He was born in Mexico but moved to the U.S. with his mother when he was three-years-old. He's a solid athlete, a soccer player."
- Christon Staples, a 31-year-old former Harlem Globetrotter from Los Angeles, CA
"This man is not used to losing because the Globetrotters never lose."
- Clay Harbor, a 30-year-old professional football player from Chicago, IL
"Clay is a stud... Clay might be the most athletic guy we've ever had on the show. He plays professional ball. Here's the thing, a lot of guys who come on the show say they play pro ball, but it's like, 'What does that mean?' But Clay actually plays in the NFL. This guy is legit.
He's had a great career and he's still playing. I think the thing with Clay is trying to figure out, you know, is he ready to give up his career? He's 30-years-old, it's time to move on, but is he still going to try to seek out the rest of that professional playing career? So, that's an interesting thing he and Becca will have to figure out."
- Colton Underwood, a 26-year-old former professional football player from Denver, CO
"[There's some] interesting stuff about Colton. He has a couple of issues, and maybe some stuff you've heard about in some of the tabloids about his past, but Colton has another big story that he and Becca will deal with."
"Pretty early on, he gets involved in some drama in the house, which you wouldn't think of while looking at that smiley, sunny disposition of his."
- Darius Feaster, a 26-year-old pharmaceutical sales representative from Sherman Oaks, CA
"He's a good looking guy. You met him on After the Final Rose as well and he made a pretty good first impression."
- David Ravitz, a 25-year-old venture capitalist from Denver, CO
"Umm, wow. So David, aka 'The Chicken Man' -- David is a really interesting guy. If you've seen any of the pictures from Night 1... David arrives in a chicken suit. I would love to tell you there's a reason for that, and I'm sure he came up with some clever reason, but there's never a reason to show up in a chicken suit -- ever.
Unless you're working on the street corner for Chik-Fil-A, you're not showing up in a chicken costume... He's also involved in another moment, an incident, on the show that will go down in The Bachelor history. And sadly for David, I can't wait to talk to you guys about that."
"Good looking dude and great guy. He's a sneaky good athlete. We always of course with The Bachelorette... we have some athletic dates and stuff like that, and Garrett rises to the top.
He's a good guy and he's the kind of guy -- there's always that one man or woman on the show that always just takes care of the Bachelor or the Bachelorette.
One thing that's great about Garrett is he just cares about Becca, and he's always that guy who walks into a situation and is just like, 'What can I do to make you happy?' So he's always kind of disarming and puts Becca at ease. Good dude."
"He has kind of a Matt Damon thing going on... A little bit. But I think you see it more when he's in real life."
- Jake, a 29-year-old marketing consultant from Minneapolis, MN
"So the interesting thing about Jake -- other than looking like former professional golfer Mike Weir -- he and Becca have a past. Now, they have different versions of this past, and you'll learn more about that of course as the show goes on."
- Jason Tartick, a 29-year-old senior corporate banker from Seattle, WA
"He's really from Buffalo, and this kid is Buffalo through and through. He's a huge Bills fan and just a good guy, that blue-collar guy that's going to come in there, do what's right, be a good guy, and try to sweep Becca off her feet. And he's another one with whom Becca has a really, really good relationship."
- Jean Blanc, a 31-year-old colognoisseur from Pensacola, FL
"Colognoisseur. I don't think that's a word, nor do I think that is an actual vocation... It means he loves cologne. I don't know if any woman loves to hear that, I don't know. I guess I'll leave that up to Becca to decide. But he has like 250 types of cologne."
- Joe, a 31-year-old grocery store owner from Chicago, IL
"Joe is a good guy. He's a grocery store owner. How are you not a good guy when your name is Joe, you're from Chicago, and you're a grocery store owner? Of course you're a good guy!"
- John Graham, a 28-year-old software engineer from San Francisco, CA
"Arguably the most successful guy we've ever had on this show. I'm not just talking this season, but maybe ever. Silicon Valley guy, engineer of software. This guy is legit. So Becca, I'm just saying, he's legit."
"Oh, Jordan," Chris said before letting out a sinister laugh. "He's a pretty guy. He's a good looking guy. Look at him!... Devastatingly handsome.
And Jordan will talk a lot about being a male model and how difficult it is to be a male model. I know you think it's easy to get up here and smile and look as good as Jordan, but it's not an easy job. Just think Ben Stiller, Zoolander. That's what you're going to see this season, and I'll just say this: You're welcome, America. You are welcome."
- Kamil Nicalek, a 30-year-old social media participant from Monroe, NY
"He doesn't have the Blue Steel [expression] that Jordan has and doesn't talk as much about being a male model, but he's handsome in his own right."
"Leo is a Renaissance man. I know you're looking at him and thinking, 'Fabio, the hair,' the whole thing, but I'll just say this for Leo: Don't judge a book by its hair. Leo, first of all, he's a stuntman. All stuntmen are just a little bit crazy.
I don't mean bad crazy, but you'd have to be a little bit crazy to say, 'I'm going to throw myself off this building or drive this car over this canyon on fire.' So you have to have a little bit of an edge.
Leo does have that edge. But he's a very well-read guy, a very articulate man. And it's interesting because Becca, like the rest of us, the more you get to know Leo, the more you can only love Leo. And the hair is just awesome."
- Lincoln Adim, a 26-year-old account sales executive from Los Angeles, CA
"On After the Final Rose, Lincoln -- in his beautiful accent -- said, 'Arie is a wanker.' So if you describe Lincoln in three words, other than the great accent, I would say 'drama, drama and drama.' He's always involved in a little drama.
And little fact, even though, I believe, he was born in Nigeria and then came to America, he was actually named after Abraham Lincoln... And a little tid bit, Abraham Lincoln is on this season of The Bachelorette... He was a part of a date of ours, and it was a really good Lincoln.
And so, there are some interesting things you're going to learn about Lincoln that I think you will enjoy."
- Mike Renner, a 27-year-old sports analyst from Cincinnati, OH
"Mike shows up on Night 1, not with Leo hair, but good hair. Those aren't extensions. That's legit. That's all Mike. He kind of looks like... [someone from] those 80s surfing movies... He's a good guy and he shows up on Night 1 with a cutout lifesize image of Arie. You'll see what he does to it."
"On After the Final Rose, he's the guy who showed up with a banjo. Some call him a banjoist. He does have a real job, but we're going to call him a banjoist. I like what we reduce everybody to. He's a quirky dude; he's a fun guy."
"Night 1, very interesting gift for Becca. Very interesting gift for Becca that kind of sets the tone for their relationship. I'll let you decide for yourself."
- Wills Reid, a 29-year-old graphic designer from Los Angeles, CA
"He's a romantic guy and makes a really good connection. He's kind of that silent guy that flies under the radar this season with Becca. He's a really nice guy and we'll see if he can sweep Becca off her feet."