Five years after coming in second place on Season 8 of The Bachelorette, Arie Luyendyk Jr. is making his return to Bachelor Nation in January as ABC's newest Bachelor. But while some fans are already getting their wine glasses ready and settling down in front of the small screen to see which lucky lady will get the first rose of the season, Luyendyk's return is likely causing many fans to wonder what the other Bachelorette Season 8 contestants are doing now.
Appearing on reality TV — dating shows, especially — can be such a life-changer, though not everyone always feels comfortable staying in the spotlight. We were able to find out what a handful of the men who appeared on Emily Maynard's season of The Bachelorette have been up to, though a heavy majority of the men who were on the show appear to be keeping their lives under wraps. Men like Doug Clerget, Travis Pope, Charlie Grogan, Nathan Baake, Stevie Alberino, Alessandro Goulart, Tony Pieper, Aaron Martell, Kyle Dillon, Joe Gendreau, Brent Richter, David Homyk, Jackson Longnecker, Jean-Paul LaCount, Lerone Anu, and Randy Lee Woyak were a little difficult to track down. Others who were able to make a bigger impression during the season were a little easier to find. So here's what everyone else from Emily's season of The Bachelorette has been up to.