ANDI BEGINS HER SEARCH FOR THAT ONE SPECIAL MAN WHEN THE BACHELORETTE PREMIERES MONDAY, MAY 19 ON ABC

Andi’s Suitors are Revealed…            Who is the Party Crasher and Will He Stay?

 

What do a former pro baseball player, a social media marketer who loves living life in the fast lane, a handsome man with some painful secrets about his past, a small town bachelor who takes farming to another level and a tall, attractive gentleman who deals with tough guys for a living, but has a soft spot for cookies all have in common? They’re all on the hunt for the new Bachelorette, Andi Dorfman, when the tenth edition of the female version of ABC’s popular romance reality series, “The Bachelorette,” premieres on MONDAY, MAY 19 at a special time (9:30-11:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.

 

Editors’ note: “The Bachelorette” will return to its regular time slot on Monday, May 26 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET).

 

As previously announced, this season will be dedicated to the late Eric Hill, 32, who died tragically after concluding his filming of the show.

 

Andi, 27, who put her dream job of being an Atlanta assistant district attorney on hold to pursue her love of a lifetime, meets 25 potential soul mates as she begins her own search for true love. In the premiere, “Episode 1001,” 25 eligible men come from all over to try and win Andi’s heart. Her nervousness melts away as soon as she begins to meet the bachelors, who are just as anxious and excited as she is. Tasos, a romantic young musician, entices Andi by having her fasten a lock on a gate with him like the “Love Lock” on Paris’ Bridge of Sighs. Cody shows off his physical prowess as a hunky personal trainer by pushing his limo up the driveway and Brett, a hairstylist with an off-beat sense of humor, offers her a curious gift – the floor lamp from his hotel room. Professional golfer Nick S. skips the limo and drives up in a golf cart. Eric, quite the world traveler, offers Andi a pair of dolls that a little girl in the Andes gave him for his future girlfriend. But it’s party time when Craig makes a splash, uncorking a bottle of champagne in the driveway, spraying it everywhere.

 

            The competition ramps up inside as a professional opera singer impresses Andi with his powerful voice. Marquel, who has quite the sweet tooth, treats the Bachelorette to a cookie tasting and Josh M., a former professional baseball player, whisks her away for some alone time.

 

When Chris Harrison brings out the coveted first impression rose, the men try anything to capture that prize. But unbeknownst to the bachelors inside the house, there’s one former Bachelorette cast member who is so infatuated with Andi that he flew across country and is trying to crash the party from outside the mansion gates. The uninvited guest hopes that he will be allowed to join the group of men vying for Andi’s affections. Meanwhile, J J brings her a one-of-a-kind pair of pants he sewed just for her, and professional golfer Nick S. offers her a putting lesson. In her first key verdicts, Andi must decide whether to allow the party crasher to stay and who will get the first impression rose.

 

            The other apprehensive men wait for the start of the season’s first rose ceremony. Finally, Andi will have the 19 men who will move into mansion and continue on the quest for her heart.

 

 

Andi’s 25 suitors are:

Andrew, 30, a social media marketer from Culver City, CA

Bradley, 32, an opera singer from Holland, MI

Brett, 29, a hairstylist from Westminster, PA

Brian, 27, a basketball coach from Camp Hill, PA

Carl, 30, a firefighter from Fort Lauderdale, FL

Chris, 32, a farmer from Arlington, IA

Cody, 28, a personal trainer from Chicago, IL

Craig, 29, a tax accountant from Denver, CO

Dylan, 26, an accountant from Boston, MA

Emil, 33, a helicopter pilot from Costa Mesa, CA

Eric, 31, an explorer from Citrus Heights, CA

Jason, 35, an urgent care physician from Sturgeon Bay, WI

J J, 30, a pantsapreneur from San Francisco, CA

Josh B., 29, a telecommunication marketer from Denver, CO

Josh M., 29, a former professional baseball player from Atlanta, GA

Marcus, 25, a sports medicine manager from Dallas, TX

Marquel, 26, a sponsorship salesman from Las Vegas, NV

Mike, 29, a bartender from Alta, UT

Nick S., 27, a professional golfer from Kissimmee, FL

Nick V., 33, a software sales executive from Chicago, IL

Patrick, 29, an advertising executive from Newport Beach, CA

Ron, 28, a beverage sales manager from Memphis, TN

Rudie, 31, an attorney from Long Beach, CA

Steven, 30, a snowboard product developer from Encinitas, CA

Tasos, 30, a wedding event coordinator from Denver, CO

 

Hosted by Chris Harrison, “The Bachelorette” is a production of Next Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television. Mike Fleiss, Martin Hilton and Alycia Rossiter are the executive producers. “The Bachelor” is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format, with 5.1 stereo surround sound. A parental guideline will be assigned closer to the airdate.

 

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