ABC has revealed the names and faces of the 25 men who will vying for the heart of Emily Maynard on the upcoming season of The Bachelorette. You can’t tell much from a picture and a short bio, but here are a few details that stand out:
Alejandro is a mushroom farmer from Medellin, Colombia. There’s nothing in that sentence that should make anyone optimistic he has a shot with Emily.
Arie ought to have a major leg up in the competition, as he comes from the same arena, auto racing, that produced Emily’s late fiancé. He’s the son of former Indianapolis 500 winner Arie Luyendyk, and has actually driven in the race himself. Of course, here he is doing The Bachelorette, so perhaps things aren’t going as well behind the wheel these days?
Brent … why is this guy here? He’s 41 and looks it, which makes him too old for Emily. If she lets him within 50 miles of her daughter, I’d be stunned.
Charlie looks like Cory Monteith of Glee, and of course his name is a huge plus. We’ll make him a “maybe.”
Chris says “I’m always trying to find the net best way to romanticize a woman.” Someone put a net over this guy.
David is one to watch out for. He’s a “singer-songwriter,” and there’s a long history in this franchise proving that guitars = trouble.
Doug says that he hates it when his date is hard to talk to. Um … did he watch Emily’s season of The
Bachelor? The awkward pause is her go-to phrase.
Jean-Paul is a mite different for this show: he’s a marine biologist who says his ideal superpower would be to “calm people down preventing wars and conflicts & just get people to chill out.” He may be in the wrong place.
John is a “data destruction specialist.” Is that a new term for “vandal?”
Kalon – hmmm. You can’t tell much from just a picture, but he looks like someone you just sort of want to smack, even before you learn he’s a “luxury brand consultant.” He’s my prediction for the contestant who is too much in love with himself to care about a mere woman.
Lerone is black, which bears mentioning due to recent headlines and this show’s history. Good luck!
Nate says his most outrageous action is having skinny-dipped. Given who the Bachelorette is, I don’t think we have to worry about a repeat of that this season.
Sean is a former college football player, and he and Emily just look like a match physically. I foresee big things.
Stevie …uh, I do not foresee big things. He’s a “party MC” who calls Vegas the most romantic of all cities. He might scare Emily half to death.
Tony is an Oregon lumber trader who might be too low key to stand out on this show, but has looks going for him. I can see him as a fan favorite.
The Bachelorette premieres May 14 on ABC.