"Andi, 26, has it all at first glance – her loving family, her great friends, and her dream job [as an Assistant District Attorney]," said ABC. "But she realized there was something missing. So, last September, she put her busy life on hold to try and find love on the Bachelor. She thought she had found her match, but in the end it was not meant to be, and Andi walked away from Juan Pablo Galavis. Andi did not, however, let that experience stop her desire to find her perfect soul mate." The Bachelorette returns Monday, May 19.
Among Andi's bachelors is Eric Hill, who passed away on April 23 following a paragliding accident. Season ten will be dedicated to Eric, and Chris Harrison will honor him in an encore presentation of the premiere on Thursday, May 22. Mike Fleiss said about Eric, "We're all just devastated. He was such a vibrant young dude. He was. It's tragic."
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Andi will embark on her own journey to find love when she stars in the tenth edition of The Bachelorette, which will premiere MONDAY, MAY 19 (9:30 - 11:00 p.m., ET) on ABC. (ABC/Craig Sjodin)
Andrew, 30, Social Media Marketer
Do you like being the center of attention, or do you prefer being more mysterious? Mysterious. I've been told I am mysterious and kind of like the title.
I hate it when my date.... Doesn't ask me any questions about myself/talks about herself incessantly.
Bradley, 32, Opera Singer
What are your 3 best attributes? Authenticity, Empathy, Passion for the things I love.
What are deal-breakers when it comes to relationships? Recently divorced with children.
Brett, 29, Hairstylist
What is your ideal mate's personailty like? Very outgoing, no snobs or divas, caring, funny, family oriented, hard worker, independent, not needy!
I hate it when my date... Is on her phone the whole time.
Brian, 27, Basketball Coach
If you were stranded on a desert island, what 3 things would you bring with you and why? The Bible, suncreen and a surf board. It'll keep me busy and safe.
What is your best date memory? Being on the "kiss cam" at a hockey game.
Carl, 30, Firefighter
What is your ideal mate's personality? Funny, down-to-earth, smart, easy to talk to. Just an all-around cool gal.
What's your worst date memory? Burning a roast that I prepared all day.
Chris, 32, Farmer
What does your ideal mate look like? Slender, athletic, beautiful.
What's your biggest date fear? Accidental diarrhea.
I love it when my date... Is beautiful, funny, smart and can hold an amazing conversation.
Cody, 28, Personal Trainer
Do you consider yourself a romantic? Not a cheesy romantic but I would consider myself romantic. I really enjoy pleasing the girl I am with.
What does being married mean to you? Being married means finding your best friend, who is going to experience this crazy life with you through the thick and the thin.
Craig, 29, Tax Accountant
What is your most embarrassing moment?Dressing as a stripper and stripping for my uncle's 50th birthday! OUCH!
What does your ideal mate look like? Great complexion, beautiful hair.
Dylan, 26, Accountant
What are your top three favorite movies? Dumb & Dumber, Good Will Hunting, Shawshank Redemption.
What's your biggest date fear? The girl being a mute and just having an awkward time.
Emil, 33, Helicopter Pilot
Center of attention or mysterious? I prefer being the center of attention. It bothers me when I see other people trying to be the center of attention. I still enjoy being laid back and just enjoying the company I'm with.
What is the most romantic present you have ever given? I gave my girlfriend a card and in that card I had written a sentence about what happened that day, everyday for three months since we started dating.
Eric, 31, an explorer from Citrus Heights, CA, passed away last month.
Do you consider yourself a romantic? Yes, because when I'm into a girl I'm constantly thinking of creative ways to show her she's something special to me. As much thought as I give it, most of the time it ends up spontaneous anyway.
Jason, 35, Urgent Care Physician
Who do you admire most in the world? Any philanthropist -- people who use money and fame to help the misfortunes of others.
Meatloaf said he would do anything for love, but he won't do that. What will you not do? Forsake my family.
J J, 30, Pantsapreneur
What does being married mean to you? Being married means finding someone who you live for and care for more than yourself, whose happiness and well-being comes above your own, and who the thought of not waking up next to each morning is the most depressing thought you could have.
Josh B., 29, Telecommunications
What does being married mean to you? Having a true bond with one another. Sharing every feeling, thought, emotion, and experience with each other. Knowing they will be there for you no matter how up or down you are.
If you could do/have any job in the world, what would it be and why? Professional golfer -- they get to play on beautiful courses all around the world, get paid way too much, rarely get hurt, and can play until they're 80. I would then take all my money and be a philanthropist.
Josh M., 29, Former Pro Baseball
If you were stranded on a desert island, what 3 things would you bring with you and why? A woman to be with and to have company, a gun to easily kill animals to eat, and a knife to carve them up.
Do you consider yourself a romantic? Yes, I love to wine and dine and treat a woman how she should be treated. I like to please.
Marcus, 25, Sports Medicine Manager
Describe your idea of the ultimate date. Being alone on an island, walking on a beach with a full moon and drinking, eating, talking on the beach the rest of the night. It's corny but corny is good, I think.
Do you consider yourself a romantic, and why? I do. I just put thought into dates and presents for women I'm dating.
Marquel, 26, Sponsorship Sales
What is a typical Saturday night like for you? My Saturday night consists of Netflix, cookies, and a glass of wine.
What does being married mean to you? On a spiritual level it's a promise before God to become one. Selfless.
Mike, 29, Bartender
What is the best date you have ever been on in the city where you live? Hiking up the mountain at full moon, sipping hot chocolate under the stars.
What is your most embarrassing moment? I don't embarrass easily. It could be this.
Nick S., 27, Professional Golfer
What does being married mean to you? A teammate and best friend for life. Someone who through good and bad loves you unconditionally for who you are. Someone who won't give up on you. It's a commitment.
If you could have lunch with one person, who would it be and why? Michael Jackson. He was the greatest entertainer of all time. I love him and have since I was super young.
Nick V., 33, Software Sales Exec
What is your ideal mate's personality like? Someone who is truly confident in herself and expects a lot but gives as much. Someone who wants to bring out the best in me.
What's your biggest date fear? I don't really have one, but going on a date with someone who ended up having a boyfriend and running into him would suck.
Patrick, 29, Advertising Executive
What do you like to do for fun? Top Down Drives, Sailing, Outdoor Activities
What is the most romantic present you have ever received and why?
A surprise -- an artistic photo I took and loved was put onto a 36x20-inch canvas.
Ron, 28, Beverage Sales Manager
I hate it when my date... Tries too hard.
If you could be someone else for just a day, who would it be and why? A random dude renting jet skis on a nice island, because he's living pretty stress-free. No worries.
Rudie, 31, Attorney
I love it when my date... Lets me know they are having fun and/or lets me know they are attracted to me...it's nice to know when you're doing something right.
Do you consider yourself a romantic? Yes, my aim when dating is to make my date feel beautiful and amazing. Doing the extra things like getting a window seat of a restaurant, opening doors, and lighting candles, etc.
Steven, 30, Snowboard Developer
What do you like to do for fun? I like to surf, run on the beach, go to the beach, hike, go on bike rides, go shooting, relax and hang with friends. I like being outdoors.
If you could live in any other time period, what would it be? Probably the Cretaceous period. It would be awesome to see a T-Rex.
Tasos, 30, Wedding Coordinator
What is the most romantic gift you've ever been given and why? I was given a guitar and some money to pursue a musical career. It was more the encouragement and how the other person believed in me and my dreams.
If you could be someone else for just one day, who would it be and why? Mick Jagger for the rock star life and fortune. I already have the moves.
THE BACHELORETTE - "Episode 1001" - In the premiere episode, 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. (ABC/Rick Rowell)
Andi and Chris
The Bachelorette premieres MONDAY, MAY 19 at a special time (9:30-11:00p.m. ET) on ABC. (ABC/Rick Rowell)
Main Photo Credit: ABC/Craig Sjodin