‘The Bachelorette’ 2021: Meet the Men Vying for Katie Thurston’s Heart

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ABC/Craig Sjodin Katie Thurston on After the Final Rose.

Bachelor Nation announced the men who could appear on season 17 of The Bachelorette, vying for Katie Thurston’s heart.

As is the typical practice, on Thursday, the dating franchise released the first names, ages and hometowns of the men quarantining in New Mexico to appear on the upcoming season. While there are 34 men listed, it is expected a few will not make it to night one.

This season of The Bachelorette will follow the quarantined bubble model first employed with the last season of The Bachelorette and used again on The Bachelor, with production entirely taking place at the Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa. For these contestants to make it into the competition, they will need to test negative for COVID-19.


There Are 34 Men in the Running for Thurston’s Heart

Aaron Clancy is a 26-year-old from Walnut, California.

Andrew Milcovich is a 31-year-old from Walnut Creek, California.

Andrew Spencer is a 26-year-old from Waukegan, Illinois. Reality Steve reported Spencer’s first cousin is Clay Harbor, who first appeared on season 14 of The Bachelorette before heading to Bachelor in Paradise.

Austin Tinsley is a 25-year-old from Mission Viejo, California.

Bao Wu is a 36-year-old from Concord, New Hampshire. Wu works in real estate and stocks.

Brandon Torres is a 26-year-old from Mokena, Illinois. According to his Instagram, he has lived in Chicago, Tokoyo and New York City.

Brendan Scanzano is a 26-year-old from Toronto, Canada who works at Scotiabank. Reality Steve is reporting he is a part-time model.

Christian Smith is a 26-year-old from Newburyport, Massachusettes is a life coach and real estate agent and investor according to his Instagram.

Cody Menk is a 27-year-old Montclair, New Jersey. According to Reality Steve, he is an account manager at Zip Pak.

Connor Brennan is a 29-year-old from Columbia, Illinois. He is a musician with songs – “Rough Draft” and “Back to You” – available on Spotify.

Conor Costello is a 28-year-old from Edmond, Oklahoma. Though,  Reality Steve is saying Costello is based in Newport Beach, California. He is a former baseball player who played at Oklahoma State and in the minor leagues.

David Scott is a 27-year-old from New York City, New York who now lives in Nashville, Tennessee. Reality Steve tweeted he works as a technical product specialist for Dell.

Dennis Walega is a 26-year-old police officer from Chicago, Illinois.

Gabriel Everett is a 35-year-old from Charlotte, North Carolina. According to Reality Steve, Everett was on season two of Bravo’s Make Me a Supermodel which aired in 2009. He finished in eleventh place.

Garrett Schwartz is a 29-year-old from Salinas, California.

Greg Grippo is a 27-year-old from Edison, New Jersey. While his job is not currently known, he graduated from Saint Michael’s College with a degree in business administration and management. Reality Steve revealed Grippo was originally cast for Clare Crawley’s season last year.

Hunter Montgomery is a 34-year-old from San Angelo, Texas. According to Reality Steve, he is one of two fathers this season. The father of two is a former addict who now works as an advocate. Like Thurston, Montgomery is also on TikTok with 61.2 thousand followers.

James Bonsall is a 30-year-old who, according to The Bachelorette, is from New York City, New York. Though a screenshot of his Instagram account on Reality Steve’s Twitter says he is in San Diego, California.

Jeff Caravello is a 31-year-old from Cranford, New Jersey who Reality Steve said lives in Brooklyn, New York. He is a sales representative for Integra LifeSciences with a past in pole vaulting at Wagner College.

John Hersey is a 27-year-old from Santa Cruz, California. According to Reality Steve, Hersey is training to become a pilot.

Joshua Tylerbest is a 25-year-old Sales Consultant from Pembroke Pines, Florida, according to Reality Steve.

Justin Glaze is a 26-year-old from Ellicott City, Maryland. Glaze is a “sales consultant for T. Rowe Price” and “ran track and field” at the University of Maryland Baltimore reported Reality Steve.

Karl Smith is a 33-year-old from Miami, Florida. The motivational speaker was originally cast for Clare Crawley’s season but was cut before filming began.

Kyle Howard is a 26-year-old from Sarasota, Florida. According to his Instagram, he is a traveler who has been to “47 states and 14 countries so far.”

Landon Goesling is a 25-year-old from Bakersfield, California. According to Reality Steve, he is a former college basketball player turned high school basketball coach. He played at Appalachian State, St. Edward’s University and the University of Houston.

Marcus Lathan is a 30-year-old real estate agent from Vancouver, Washington.

Marty Hargrove is a 25-year-old male model from Reno, Nevada.

Michael Allio is a 36-year-old single father from Akron, Ohio. According to Reality Steve, he started the L4 project – Live Life Like Laura -after his wife’s 2019 death.

Mike Planeta is a 31-year-old from Surprise, Arizona, though Reality Steve reports that he now is based out of San Diego, California. He tweeted he is a “former minor league baseball player then played college basketball at Point Loma Nazarene University.” He currently works as a personal trainer.

Quartney Mixon is a 26-year-old from Arlington, Texas. According to Reality Steve, Mixon’s mother passed away while he was attending Stephen F Austin University, where he earned a degree in biology. He is a medical sales representative.

Tanner Guisness is the 28-year-old founder of DyeisLife Beer Die & Snapps. He lives in Del Mar, California.

Thomas Jacobs is a 28-year-old from San Diego, California. Reality Steve tweeted the real estate agent was a former basketball player at the University of San Diego.

Tré Cooper is a 26-year-old from Covington, Georgia

Viktor Simco is a 32-year-old from Galveston, Texas. According to his Instagram, he is a “vet housing advocate” and “disaster relief volunteer.”

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