'The Bachelorette's twelfth-season bachelor men officially revealed!
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 05/12/2016
ABC has announced the 26 eligible bachelors who will be competing on The Bachelorette's twelfth season starring JoJo Fletcher, and the cast's occupations are becoming increasingly more absurd.
According to the network, a buff firefighter who saves lives for a living; a former pro quarterback who is driven and confident; a charming bachelor with movie star good looks, an Olympian body and super-size ego; a courageous war veteran who was a platoon leader in the Afghan war; and a devoted single dad raising three boys while running a chain of erectile dysfunction clinics, will all be among the men competing for JoJo when The Bachelorette premieres with a two-night event on Monday, May 18 from 9-11PM ET/PT and Tuesday, May 19 from 8-9PM ET/PT.
The show will then return to its regular time slot of Mondays from 8-10PM ET/PT beginning on May 25.
The Bachelorette's twelfth season will debut with JoJo, a 25-year-old real estate developer from Dallas, TX, sitting down with former The Bachelorette stars Kaitlyn Bristowe, Desiree Hartsock and Ali Fedotowsky to soak up some helpful advice on how to handle nerves, drama and emotional pitfalls as she searches for her future husband. The trio warns Fletcher there is a big difference between "red hot chemistry" and love.
Fletcher will then be introduced to the eligible suitors willing to fight for her heart.
Many of Fletcher's bachelors will attempt to make memorable first impressions during their limo arrivals -- including James Taylor, a southern singer who uses his guitar to charm Fletcher with a song he wrote for her; Wells, a radio DJ from Nashville, who brings the R&B group All-4-One to serenade her; Nick B., who dresses as Santa Claus and brings a full bag of gifts; Jonathan, a shy Canadian man who shows off his Scottish heritage by wearing a kilt; and Luke, who really stands out by riding in on a unicorn.
The unicorn entrance proves Luke was paying attention to Fletcher's own entrance on The Bachelor's twentieth season when she greeted Ben Higgins with a giant unicorn head on, insisting unicorns do exist.
At the cocktail party, the men will try to dazzle the Bachelorette during their short but precious one-on-one time. Alex, a U.S. Marine boldly steals her away to demonstrate his "physical prowess" by showing off a string of pushups; Jordan, a former pro quarterback tries a quarterback sneak; and JoJo gets her first kiss of the season after a conversation sparks "burning hot" chemistry.
JoJo wonders, however, if three bachelors are there for the "right reasons" or just there to party, as one of them strips down into his underwear while the alcohol is flowing. But the Bachelorette finds "a worthy recipient" for the First Impression Rose -- much to "the horror of his envious competitors."
And before the season's first Rose Ceremony commences, "a surprise visitor lures the stunned Bachelorette away." The other apprehensive men, worried they have another suitor challenging them, hope they will receive a rose and be among the 20 men remaining in the race for her heart after Night 1.
Below is the list of the 26 suitors who will be appearing on the next edition of The Bachelorette:
- Alex Woytkiw, a 26-year-old U.S. Marine from Oceanside, CA
- Ali, a 27-year-old bartender from Santa Monica, CA