Michelle Young is set to kick off her journey to find love on “The Bachelorette,” and fans of the show f-i-n-a-l-l-y know who the guys are who will be getting their shot to impress our new leading lady!
Young, a 28-year-old teacher from Minnesota, was on Matt James’ season of “The Bachelor.” She and Katie Thurston were both announced as the next “Bachelorette” stars, with Thurston filming her season first, and Young set to film over the summer so that she didn’t have to take additional time away from her students.
Although production hasn’t quite started yet, Reality Steve has confirmed that the guys were expected to quarantine in California this week for “a few days” before meeting Young. In a tweet, Steve wrote that filming is set to take place at the Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa in Indian Wells. After a couple of weeks, filming is going to move to Young’s home state.
The spoiler king also predicted that ABC would release the first photos of Young’s suitors this week, and the network did so on Monday, July 26, 2021.
The full list of guys with their locations and ages are below. Their Instagram handles (if available) are linked on their names (courtesy of Reality Steve).
Alec Thompson, 29, Forest, Virginia.
Brandon Jones, 26, Portland, Oregon.
Brandon Kieffer, 29, Sulphur, Louisiana.
Brett Parker, 29, Houston, Texas.
Bryan Witzmann, 30, Houlton, Wisconsin.
Casey Woods, 36, Parkland, Florida.
Chris Gallant, 27, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Chris Sutton, 28, New Orleans, Louisiana.
Clayton Echard, 28, Eureka, Missouri.
Daniel, 26, Austin, Texas.
Edward Naranjo, 27, Brownsville, Texas.
Eric Tai, 25, Bridgewater, New Jersey.
Garrett Aida, 33, Salt Lake City, Utah.
Jack Russell, 30, Greensborough, North Carolina.
Jamie Skaar, 32, Tacoma, Washington.
Joe Coleman, 28, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Joel Wilkinson, 31, Prescott, Arizona.
Jomarri Gable, 26, Portland, Oregon.
Leroy Arthur, 27, Durham, North Carolina.
LT Murray IV, 38, Bellevue, Washington.
Martin Gelbspan, 28, Cordoba, Argentina.
Mike Sambol, 30, Omaha, Nebraska.
Mollique Johsnon, 36 Jameshill, Jamaica.
Nayte Olukoya, 27, Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Olumide Onajide, 28, Woodland Park, New Jersey.
Pardeep N. Singh, 30, Brooklyn, New York.
Peter Izzo, 26, Bellmore, New York.
PJ Henderson, 30, Austin, Texas.
Rick Leach, 32, Munroe Falls, Ohio.
Rodney Mathews, 29, Rancho Cucamonga, California.
Romeo Alexander, 32, New York, New York.
Ryan Michael Fox, 30, Sanger, California.
Spencer Williams, 25, Cleveland, Ohio.
Trevor Abrams, 26, Rocklin, California.
Will, 29, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
Here’s what you need to know:
Chris Sutton & Alex Thompson Have Received the Most ‘Likes’ on ABC’s Facebook Page
“The Bachelorette” Facebook page encourages fans to go through and “like” the photos of the guys by asking “who would get your first impression rose?” In the first five hours that the post was live, fans seemed very keen on 31-year-old Joel Wilkinson from Arizona, who received more than 220 likes.
Joel works as a physical therapist in Arizona. He has only recently been active on social media, but judging by his account, he loves spending time with his niece and nephew, and he’s an avid gym-goer.
However, after several hours, the frontrunner — based on looks alone — is now Chris Sutton from New Orleans.
Another early fan-favorite, based on looks alone, is 29-year-old Alec Thompson from Forest, Virginia. According to Reality Steve, Thompson graduated from Virginia Military Institute 2014 with degree in Civil Engineering. According to his Instagram account, he currently calls Charleston, South Carolina, home.
There Are a Few Suitors Who Don’t Live in the U.S.
It seems that producers had a wide variety of guys to choose from for Young’s season, and the cast is quite geographically diverse.
One of the guys, Mollique Johnson, is from Jamaica. Although he isn’t active on social media, his Instagram account suggests that he’d be a great fit for the new “Bachelorette.” He seems to love being outdoors, as evidenced by his many outdoor snaps, he likes kids, and he played basketball — Young was a star athlete in college!
In addition to Johnson, Young will meet 28-year-old Martin from Argentina. He’s already racking up the “likes” on Facebook.
Young will also be getting to know Will, a 29-year-old from the Dominican Republic.