Let’s be honest: Arie’s season of The Bachelor was a dumpster fire. The kissing bandit lived up to his name on his season, but also managed to royally screw up the pivotal engagement moment by picking Becca and then choosing Lauren. Not only did he pull a Mesnick, but he did one better (well, worse). He made sure the whole awful breakup was filmed in Becca’s house, and he followed her around her house afterwards to really make it uncomfortable.
The good news? Becca got the Bachelorette gig out of the heartbreak and now she’s on to her own journey to do the damn thing and find the man of her dreams, starting May 28. ABC recently announced all the men vying for her heart, and I’ve cut through their nonsense for the big takeaways. Check it out below, to find out what’s interesting about each of these men (and check out their socials, linked below, for a bit more depth).
Just like in Rachel’s season, Chris Harrison surprised Becca with five of her men on the After the Final Rose. We met Lincoln (the man with an accent that caught everyone’s attention), Chase, Darius, Ryan (with an original banjo song), and the man with the horse, Blake. I’ll get into them with more detail below, but of all those men I’m most interested in Lincoln, by far.
Alex or @captain_colgate on IG; he’s a 31yo construction manager from Atlanta, but his IG shows a lot of beach partying and boat trips. Honestly, I wouldn’t be surprised if he was passed out drunk on the premiere from the looks of this IG.
Blake is the horse guy from ATFR, or @balockaye.h on IG. He’s a beer salesman in Denver, a college athlete, and fancies himself a good swing dancer. Honestly, he seems like a pretty fun, chill guy.
Chase (IG @chasevergason) seems like a tool. He has ‘inspirational’ quotes on his IG photos (“it’s not about the money, it’s about the game”) and is a 27yo advertising VP in Florida. Honestly, it’s an immediate no from me.
Chris R (IG @c__dome) is a ‘sales trainer’ in Florida. I don’t really know what a sales trainer is, but it seems like he’s here for his 15 minutes. He’s from a family of entrepreneurs who retired by 40… and I’ve already rolled my eyes.
Christian is a 28yo banker in California. Not that I can tell too much from a semi-awkward photo, but he seems sweet. Born in Mexico and raised in California, this guy is athletic and afraid of spilling something on himself. I mean…adorable.
Christon is a 31yo former Harlem Globetrotter and now a “professional dunker” which is code for aspiring actor, right? His IG is the place to be for abs + basketball @everybody_hatechriss but we have no substance.
Clay is an NFL player (most recently: New Orleans Saints) from Chicago and 30yo. His bio says he’s a true gentleman who “doesn’t even curse” but… is that a good thing? I don’t know, he seems a bit vanilla in a ‘treat you right’ kinda way. Check his IG @clayharbor82
Colton (IG @colt3five) is 26 and a former NFL player. Now, he focuses on his charity for kids with cystic fibrosis, but he’s also got some model shots so we’ll see how fame-hungry he is. So far, I’m swooning though.
Connor (25, Florida, @IAM_CJO) is HOT. Like, wow. But he’s a model/fitness coach so probably here for fame? He also had the ‘opportunity’ to play MLB for the Braves but…wasn’t good enough? IDK. I’m hear for him to stay a while, just on his good looks and ‘risk-taker’ mentality.
Darius (26, IG: feasthebeast) was a Milwaukee boy but is now a pharmaceutical sales rep in California, and presumably an aspiring model. He’s cute, seems caring, and likes to travel. Oh, and at ATFL he apologized on for Arie’s behaviour behalf of the male gender—thanks, bro.
David is 25, a business guy, and living in Colorado. He seems down-to-earth and his IG @dravitz shows he’s hopefully a nice family guy. However, he doesn’t like avocado so…he’s satan, right?
Okay, so Garrett’s photo isn’t great but he seems like a nice enough guy on IG (Garrett_yrigs12). He’s an outdoorsy guy and a medical sales rep in Reno. Downside? His eyes are throwing me off a bit, and he’s a big Chris Farley guy.
Grant’s bio says he’s an electrician but it seems he’s actually in the boxing trainer world? This 27yo in California is a big sarcasm guy and seems to be milking these 15 minutes.
Jake (29, Minneapolis) is a marketing consultant and a fan of risky activities. He’s a bungee jumping enthusiast, likes riding dirt bikes, and claims hopeless romantic status… We’ll see if his dancing is up to bar.
Jason (IG jason_tartick) is a 29yo corporate banker in Seattle. I swear, he’s cuter on IG when his hair isn’t slicked back. Apparently he loves Disney musicals and the Buffalo Bills, so let’s see whether Becca is into him.
Jean Blanc calls himself a Colognoisseur. What is this, you ask? Well, it seems to be his own creation for his collection of over 250 bottles of cologne. Okay, you say, but how does he make his money? Well, this 31yo works in finance in Florida, apparently, but he actually might be a model?
Joe is a 31yo grocery store owner from Chicago and seems SUPER cute and sweet, pretty down to earth. Here’s hoping his IG (joeamabile1) and Chris Harrison aren’t lying to us… Again, I’m swooning a little with this one.
John (28, @johngraham262) is a Silicon Valley guy who calls himself Chef G? I don’t know, I just want to try his apparently world-famous banana bread.
So Jordan is unabashedly a male model and basically Robbie 2.0 (which is gross, and I don’t like that at all). BUT he is ridiculously good looking, and will probably be around for long enough that he causes a little drama. Not gonna lie, but I’m here for those pictures (IG @Jordan_Kimball)
Although this photo may not show it, Kamil is a really fit, good-looking guy on his IG @kamiloo. This 30yo is a realtor/IG fitness model who really takes offence to ABC’s description of him as a “social media participant”. Honestly, ABC has never been more correct in their history. Apparently, he’s also afraid of spiders so bring on the fear factor date.
Leo (aka Fabio) is a 31yo stuntman in California. He has a real Tarzan look about him and on first meeting Becca, she tells him his hair looks like her sister’s. Is that a complement? I can’t tell, but I’m sure he’ll be entertaining on dates. IG: @leofdot
Lincoln over here, looking all fine as hell. Originally from Nigeria and now in LA, this 26yo sales exec has a damn fine accent that had everyone swooning on ATFR. His IG @linkin_ is a lot of gym and smiles, so I’m feeling positive.
Mike (IG: dudesthisisthebest) is a 27yo sports analyst in Ohio. There’s not much to say about him just yet, but he’s kind of Thor-like, so I’m not complaining too much. Just PLEASE don’t do the man-bun too much, okay? Thanks.
Nick calls this look “casual priest chic” on IG (nickspetsas) and is a 27yo lawyer in Florida. Don’t be fooled—he has some abs under that sweater and he might just have a good sense of humour, too.
Rickey (27, IT consultant, San Diego) has a LOT of shirtless solo photos on IG @rickeylaneii and I’m not mad. He also seems to have an apparel company? And maybe is an IG fitness model/trainer as well? I’m not exactly clear.
Ryan is a “banjoist” in California, because he came onto ATFR with his cute little song. Apparently he’s also in a family band, sometimes wears some very cute glasses, and knows how to take a very tasteful photo (IG @ogrp).
Have you ever thought WOW I don’t have a book with a Bachelor model on the cover? Well look no further, because Trent is the model for you (although ABC insists on calling him a realtor for some reason?). I don’t know, this guy just doesn’t seem that interesting to me.
Graphic designer Wills is an LA native who LOVES himself some Harry Potter. We don’t have much info on this cutie yet, but it’s safe to say he looks pretty good in a suit.
Our girl Becca really likes those athletic boys and the models, so hopefully she can pick one that’s not a total jackass jock.
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