(LOS ANGELES) — Rachel Lindsay didn’t find love with Nick Viall onThe Bachelor, but later this month, fans of the reality TV franchise will watch her explore new relationships in The Bachelorette.
Lindsay, an attorney from Dallas, Texas, will meet 31 single men during the show’s premiere next week, and on Wednesday, ABC revealed who those bachelors are.
Among those who make a memorable impression, according to a press release: male model Brady brings a sledgehammer to “break the ice” with Lindsay; construction sales rep Matt wears a penguin costume to appeal to her silly side; and Blake E., an “aspiring drummer” whom fans first met during After the Final Rose, enlists a marching band to impress the new Bachelorette. There is also a person from Lindsay’s past on the show: Fred went to elementary school with the reality star, and admits to having had a “lifelong fascination” with her, according to the release.
Lindsay is the first African-American person to star in the Bachelor and Bachelorette franchise. Earlier this year, she told ABC News that the designation was an honor.
“I just hope that people rally behind me like they did in Nick’s season…just realize that my journey is just trying to find love,” she said in an interview with Good Morning America. “Even though I’m an African-American woman, it’s no different from any other Bachelorette.”
The 31 men competing for Lindsay’s affections are:
Adam, 27, a real estate agent from Dallas, TX
Alex, 28, an information systems supervisor from Grosse Pointe Park, MI
Anthony, 26, an education software manager from Chicago, IL
Blake E., 31, an aspiring drummer from Marina del Rey, CA
Blake K., 29, a U.S. Marine veteran from San Francisco, CA
Brady, 29, a male model from Miami, FL
Bryan, 37, a chiropractor from Miami, FL
Bryce, 30, a firefighter from Orlando, FL
Dean, 26., a startup recruiter from Venice, CA
DeMario, 30, an executive recruiter from Century City, CA
Eric, 29, a personal trainer from Los Angeles, CA
Fred, 27, an executive assistant from Dallas, TX
Grant, 29, an emergency medicine physician from New York City, NY
Ignacio, “Iggy,” 30, a consulting firm CEO from Chicago, IL
Jack Stone, 32, an attorney from Dallas, TX
Jamey, 32, a sales account executive from Santa Monica, CA
Jedidiah, 35, an ER physician from Augusta, GA
Jonathan, 31, a tickle monster from New Smyrna Beach, FL
Josiah, 28, a prosecuting attorney from Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Kenneth, “Diggy,” 31, a senior inventory analyst from Chicago, IL
Kenny, 35, a professional wrestler from Las Vegas, NV
Kyle 26, a marketing consultant from Los Angeles, CA
Lee, 30, a singer/songwriter from Nashville, TN
Lucas, 30, a “whaboom” from Santa Monica, CA
Matthew, “Matt,” 32, a construction sales rep from Meriden, CT
Michael, 26, a former professional basketball player from Chicago, IL
Milton, 31, a hotel recreation supervisor from North Bay Village, FL
Mohit, 26, a product manager from Pacifica, CA
Peter, 31, a business owner from Madison, WI
Robert “Rob,” 30, a law student from Houston, TX
Will, 28, a sales manager from Miami, FL
The Bachelorette will premiere at 9 p.m. ET on May 22. The next week, it will resume airing in its regular time slot, at 8 p.m. ET.
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