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[05/17/17 - 01:48 PM]
ABC's "The Bachelorette" Reveals Rachel Lindsay's Suitors; The Bachelorette Fantasy League Goes Live Today
The memorable first meetings begin with Brady, a male model who hauls out a sledgehammer to "break the ice" and get acquainted.

[via press release from ABC]

RACHEL LINDSAY BEGINS HER SEARCH FOR THAT ONE SPECIAL MAN WHEN 'THE BACHELORETTE' PREMIERES MONDAY, MAY 22, ON ABC

Rachel's Suitors Are Revealed

What do a professional wrestler by day and a doting dad by night, a chiropractor with magic hands, a secret admirer who has had a crush since early childhood days, a charmer who wanted to go to Las Vegas and immediately get married and a startup recruiter who had a memorable introduction with an unforgettable opening line have in common? They're all on the hunt for Rachel Lindsay when the 13th edition of ABC's popular romance reality series "The Bachelorette" premieres on MONDAY, MAY 22, at a special time (9:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network.

Editors' note: "The Bachelorette" will return to its regular time slot on Monday, May 29 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT).

A luminous enthusiastic Bachelorette braces herself for the experience of a lifetime and the possibility of finding her Prince Charming. The memorable first meetings begin with Brady, a male model who hauls out a sledgehammer to "break the ice" and get acquainted. Matt, a construction sales rep, attempts to endear himself to Rachel by wearing a penguin costume. Blake E., one of the men who received an early introduction on the "After the Final Rose" show, doesn't want to waste his second chance. The aspiring drummer, not to be outdone, brings along a marching band to stir things up.

Inside the mansion, the men continue to try and captivate Rachel. Josiah, a fellow attorney, pulls her away for the first one-one-one conversation. He discusses his troubled past and how it changed the course of his life. Fred, who went to elementary school with Rachel, brings a yearbook and admits to a lifelong fascination with his former classmate. Adam arrives with a surprise friend - an identical dummy named "A.J." - much to Rachel's delight. Bryan comes on strong, captivating the Bachelorette and literally sweeping her off her feet. But as passion flourishes, so do the confrontations between the bachelors: Blake E. challenges Lucas about whether he is there for the "right reasons."

Kenny, a single dad, moves Rachel with her devotion to his daughter. Many relationships look promising as Rachel continues to familiarize herself with the men, but there is only one first impression rose. The Bachelorette follows her best instincts in choosing who should get her first rose.

The apprehensive men have to hope they are among the 23 left to move into the mansion and continue in the race for Rachel's heart.

Rachel's 31 suitors 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

Hosted by Chris Harrison, "The Bachelorette" is a production of Next Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television. Mike Fleiss, Elan Gale, Bennett Graebner and Nicole Woods are the executive producers. "The Bachelorette" 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.

The Bachelorette Fantasy League, the official ultimate fantasy game experience from ABC and sister company ESPN, the worldwide leader in sports and fantasy gaming, will be live today at 3 p.m. PDT at ABC.com/BFL and the ESPN Fantasy App. The league - which is presented this season by Universal Pictures' "Girls Trip" - allows players to challenge their family, friends and #BachelorNation in predicting the final four men, the one who will receive the final rose on "The Bachelorette," and play along weekly for chances to win the grand-prize trip for two to Los Angeles for the taping of "The Bachelor: After The Final Rose" in 2018.

ABC AND ESPN ARE LIVE TODAY WITH A FANTASY LEAGUE GAME FOR THIS SEASON OF 'THE BACHELORETTE'

Grand-Prize Winner Gets a Trip for Two to Los Angeles to Attend 'The Bachelor: After the Final Rose' in 2018

On the heels of unveiling the full cast of men for Rachel Lindsay's season of the "The Bachelorette," ABC will be live today at 3:00 p.m. PDT with The Bachelorette Fantasy League, the official ultimate fantasy game experience for the 13th season of "The Bachelorette," which premieres at a special time, Monday, May 22 (9:00-11:00 p.m. EDT). The game, which is powered by ABC sister-company ESPN, the worldwide leader in sports and fantasy gaming, is available now on ABC.com/BFL and the ESPN Fantasy App.

The Bachelorette Fantasy League - which is presented this season by Universal Pictures' "Girls Trip" - allows players to challenge their family, friends and #BachelorNation in predicting the final four men and the one who will receive the final rose on "The Bachelorette." Players earn points for correct predictions, and each point is an entry into the grand-prize drawing for a chance to win a trip for two to Los Angeles, hotel and airfare included, and two tickets to "The Bachelor: After The Final Rose," the tell-all special episode after "The Bachelor" season finale in 2018. Players can modify their picks for the final four hometown men and final rose recipient up until Monday, June 19th at 4:59 p.m. PDT/7:59 p.m. EDT.

In addition to the final four men and final rose gameplay, The Bachelorette Fantasy League also features a weekly game throughout the season based on player predictions of events that will take place in the upcoming episode. Players earn points for correct answers, and each point is an entry into both that week's drawing for a prize bag that includes a signed headshot and $100 gift card and the grand-prize drawing at the end of the season. The Bachelorette Fantasy League sweepstakes is open to legal U.S. residents, 18 or older. No purchase necessary. See Official Rules ABC.com/BFL for full details, including eligibility and season long and weekly prediction deadlines.

Hosted by Chris Harrison, "The Bachelorette" is a production of Next Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television. Mike Fleiss, Elan Gale, Bennett Graebner and Nicole Woods are the executive producers. "The Bachelorette" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format, with 5.1 stereo surround sound.

For more information on "The Bachelorette," please visit ABC.com.





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