'The Bachelorette' Contestants 2016: Meet JoJo's Men Who Will Be Vying For Her Heart
JoJo Fletcher's journey to love is just weeks away from airing, and ABC has officially announced the 2016 Bachelorette contestants! It's been a dark, dark few months since Ben Higgins' season wrapped, and without constant Bachelor Nation news, I've been going a little stir crazy. Fortunately, that sad time is almost over, and on May 23, we'll get to see JoJo (hopefully) meet the love of her life among the 26 lucky suitors. So who are the men on JoJo's season? There's precious little information right now, but ABC has released their pictures and bios, which is a great place to start learning about them.
In addition, host Chris Harrison spoke to Yahoo about five of JoJo's men, and he dished some really intriguing details to tide fans over until the premiere. Yahoo also released a group cast photo, so we can start to guesstimate who they all are and what their deals are. (Um, there's a guy in a Santa costume, and I can't WAIT to see what he's all about.)
But until the premiere airs on May 23 and we get to see all the limo unveilings, here's what you need to know about everyone in JoJo's set of guys.
The Group Shot
There's so much to unpack here. Who is Santa? Who's wearing a kilt? Did that guy in tan try to match JoJo on purpose? But more importantly, WHO IS SANTA?
This 25-year-old Marine says he's "Self-motivated, loyal, intuitive." Seems like a sweetheart to me!
This bartender states that he's a "party-starter with a laid-back attitude." As a bonus, he loves when his date "dresses sexy," so chalk one up for the shallow men, please!
His profession is "Hipster," so I think I hate him.
No, not her ex-boyfriend who tried to win her back with a letter during Ben's season. This is a different Chad. Harrison told Yahoo, "America is either going to love this guy or love to hate this guy." OMG, I can't wait.
There's one thing Chase won't do for love, and it's sell his truck. So if JoJo picks him, the ride comes with.
The 26-year-old wrote that his favorite movies are "The Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, The Matrix," so he seems like a little bit of a cute nerd. He also has a pretty cool bucket list: "1) Build a relationship with Mark Cuban and earn his respect. 2) Take a trip to space to experience the process and snap some epic selfies! 3) Spoil my grandchildren." Count me in, Christian ... assuming JoJo doesn't want you.
The real estate consultant is a patriotic dude, saying his favorite holiday is "4th of July … because ‘Merica." Aaaand scene.
He said in his bio that he's afraid of "fluffy kittens," which I do not buy for a hot minute. But if it's true, he's a crazy person.
He's a male model, and according to his bio, he doesn't have tattoos for the "same reason you don’t put stickers on a lambo." Likewise, he doesn't mind wearing his swimsuit in public because "Why have a lambo if you park it in the garage?" OK.
He is an "erectile dysfunction expert," so take from that what you will.
This firefighter's had a wild life. The most outrageous thing he's ever done is "evaded police in Mexico on an ATV." His greatest achievement is "Saving a life." I hope those two scenarios were connected in some way. But I do feel compelled to tell you that his "worst" date was: "Getting lunch with a girl and listening to her talk about Harry Potter for 20 minutes." Since that is my dream date, BYE Grant.
In five years, Jake sees himself "married to the Bachelorette with our first child." So, points for confidence?
This boxing club owner revealed in his bio that his most embarrassing look was a "buzz cut with big bangs up front." Pics or it didn't happen, James.
His profession is "Bachelor Superfan," which, same. Also, can JoJo send him home so I can date him instead? I've been searching for a fellow superfan all my life.
James is way more patriotic than Coley. He has a tattoo of an "American flag and eagle on my left arm/shoulder." Plus, he's a singer/songwriter (OF COURSE HE IS). I can't wait to see him whip out that tattoo and a guitar to serenade JoJo with some country hits.
The 29-year-old has some cool ink. "My grandma on my inner arm and a tiger and Asian artwork on my left shoulder." Gotta love a man who loves his family enough to permanently put them on his body!
He's a former pro quarterback for the Miami Dolphins, and I love him. Look at his cute, swoopy hair! Pick him, JoJo.
If Luke could be any superhero? "Superman, because he’s got swag and powers." All about that swag, baby.
The 33-year-old electrical engineer's favorite magazine is Ducks Unlimited, which is about, you guessed it, unlimited ducks.
The software salesman (yes, that's what Ben does, too) is most afraid of "scary cheeses," whatever those are.
The 26-year-old wrote in his bio that if he could visit another time period, he'd pick the "Mesozoic Era, so I could see dinosaurs." Ross Geller, is that you?
Robby is a former competitive swimmer, and as such, wrote in his bio that he's "spent more of my life in a Speedo than in everyday clothes." What a visual.
Sal is an operations manager, and he seems kinda boring from his bio. He's afraid of snakes, doesn't have any tattoos, and the most outrageous thing he's done was egg a teacher's house in high school (which, like, rude). Hopefully he'll come out of his shell a bit on the show — but leave the eggs at home, man.
The one thing he won't do for love? "Use turkey meat." Use it how? He won't eat it? He won't give it to JoJo? IDK, man. IDK.
He's a radio DJ, in case you couldn't tell from that jacket. His bio also states that he doesn't like pizza, so he's pretty much dead to me.
His bio says that he hates it when his date "talks about heavy subjects too soon," so good luck on The Bachelorette, Will.
See all these men in action starting Monday, May 23!
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