The Bachelorette seems to be going through a major shake-up this season, and the surprises just keep on coming before the first episode even airs. While some of Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay's suitors were revealed on The Bachelor's After The Final Rose special earlier in March, there are still some mysteries regarding who was in her line up. Now, thanks to Ellen DeGeneres, six more of Rachel's The Bachelorette suitors have been revealed, and the competition looks fierce.
Thursday's edition of The Ellen DeGeneres Show featured a very special segment starring Rachel, in which the talk show host helped orchestrate a group date for several The Bachelorette contestants. And, once you've seen the impressive array of men competing this season, you'll understand why Rachel is feeling so good about her love life right now. She told DeGeneres,
"I’m super skeptical. But I will honestly say that I am so hopeful. I have an amazing group of men, I see a lot of potential, and I’m really excited to see where this goes. I feel good!”
After seeing six of the contestants competing for Rachel's affections, I'm also feeling pretty hopeful. The After The Rose special introduced us to Demario, Blake, Dean, and Eric. And, thanks to The Ellen DeGeneres Show, we've now been introduced to Fred, Alex, Jonathan, Brian, Will, and Peter. Hello.
The creator of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, Mike Fleiss, has been regularly sharing photos from the set on Twitter, one of which included a first look at Rachel's contestants all in one room. But the group date courtesy of DeGeneres is so much better than photos, as it gives the audience an insight into the personalities of the men on The Bachelorette. It's clear that a lot of thought has gone into choosing this season's contestants, and that Rachel has some extremely difficult choices ahead.
She also revealed to DeGeneres that she's already kissed one of the suitors, and Brian later revealed that he was the sneaky kisser. I already can't wait to see if Brian's reveal causes some drama backstage on the show. So what else do we know about the suitors so far?
1. Fred Johnson
Fred's from Dallas, Texas, and I pick him.
Alex wowed the audience by speaking in Russian.
Jonathan is from New Smyrna Beach, Florida. According to Wetpaint, Jonathan is a doctor in family medicine. Swoon.
He's from Miami, Florida, and is the first suitor to have kissed Rachel.
5. Willie G
He introduced himself as "Willie G" and said that he's from "Miami, by way of New York City."
Peter is from Wisconsin. And adorable.
It's exciting to know that life is already heating up on the set of The Bachelorette, and viewers have a lot to look forward to when the show starts airing on May 22 on ABC.