With just two weeks until the new season of The Bachelorette debuts, ABC has now released the photos of the 25 contestants vying for the love of Ashley Hebert!
The new season will feature extraordinary trips around the world, a private concert by hit pop singer Colbie Caillat, a bachelor Las Vegas competition featuring “Jabbawockeez,” a flash mob hip hop routine and a concert by Far East Movement, and the first Bachelorette roast ever, headlined by roastmaster general Jeffrey Ross.
Host Chris Harrison also returns this season. The two hour season premiere will air on ABC Monday, May 23 at 9/8c.
Ames Brown, Age: 31 Occupation: Portfolio Manager Hometown: New York, NY What is your most embarrassing moment? I had a teacher walk in on me while I was hooking up in boarding school.
Anthony Santucci, Age: 28 Occupation: Butcher Hometown: Saddle River, NJ What are your three best attributes? Being loyal. Being entertaining, Taking care of business.
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Ashley Herbert returns to television on May 23 to find love once again.
Following her rejection byBrad Womack on his most recent season of the Bachelor, Ashley, 27, was chosen to be the nextBachelorette, you know, after Brad’s runner-up and ABC’s first choice Chantal O’Brien declined the offer.
On the season premiere, the dramabegins right away when Ashley reveals she already knows one of the men – Bentley – someone a former “Bachelor” cast member has warned her is there for the wrong reasons. Meanwhile, former baseball player Nick will try to woo Ashley with a love poem, while liquor distributor Tim will drink away his stress. Ashley will then eliminate seven men, with the remaining 18 moving on in the competition.
Ashley’s hunt for Mr. Right will take place during some of the most romantic and adventurous dates ever, with exciting surprises in store for her bachelors as they travel around the globe for intimate dates in Hollywood, Las Vegas, Thailand, Hong Kong and the Fiji Islands.
Below is the full list of the 25 bachelors!
Ames Brown, 31, a portfolio manager from New York, N.Y. Anthony Santucci, 28, a butcher from Wyckoff, N.J. Ben Castoriano, 28, a lawyer from New Orleans, La. Ben Flajnik, 28, a winemaker from Sonoma, Calif. Bentley Williams, 28, a businessman from Salt Lake City, Utah Blake Julian, 27, a dentist from Greenville, S.C. Chris Drish, 25, a sports marketing coordinator from Chicago, Ill. Chris M., 27, a construction company CEO from Edmonton, Canada Constantine Tzortzis, 30, a restaurant owner from Atlanta, Ga. Frank Carpenter, 29, a college admissions director from Murfreesboro, Tenn. Jeff, 35, an entrepreneur from St. Louis, Mo. Jon Ellsworth, 26, an e-commerce executive from Vancouver, Wash. J.P., 34, a construction manager from New York, N.Y. Lucas Daniels, 30, an oilfield equipment distributor from Odessa, Texas Matt, 28, an office supply salesman from Bridgewater, Mass. Mike Burns, 29, a technology salesman from San Diego, Calif. Ryan “Mickey” McLean, 31, a chef from Cleveland, Ohio Nick Peterson, 26, a personal trainer from Tampa, Fla. Rob Dahm, 27, a technology executive from Monroe, Mich. Ryan M., 27, a construction estimator from Royal Oak, Mich. Ryan Park, 31, a solar energy executive from Corona Del Mar, Calif. Stephen D’Amico, 27, a hairstylist from Manhattan Beach, Calif. Tim, 35, a liquor distributor from Long Beach, N.Y. West Lee, 30, a lawyer from Chapin, S.C. William “Will” Holman, 30, a cellular phone salesman from Galloway, Ohio
The Bachelorette premieres Monday, May 23 at 9/8c on ABC.
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According to PEOPLE, both Ali and her fiance Roberto Martinez (yes they are still shockingly together) were both involved in the mishap. “Ali and Roberto had a little mishap when their kayak capsized this weekend,” her rep confirms. “Ali was taken to the hospital and had five staples put in her head.”
Meanwhile, Ali tweeted about the accident. “Made it out of the ER w/staples in my head & a little less hair after falling out of a kayak. Scary stuff. Wearing a helmet next time,” she wrote later adding that she was more concerned with her mane “I think I freaked out more when the doctor cut my hair rather than when he put staples into my head. Lol. Very thankful to be ok.”
As for Roberto, he is fine with Ali’s rep crediting him for keeping “her calm” and taking “great care of her.” Ali is said to be “doing fine” as well.
PEOPLE also adds that Ali is currently planning her wedding to Roberto. The two have been together for close to a year, equivalent to about a decade in Bachelor years.
And speaking of theBachelor, weeks after it was reported that Brad Womackwas house hunting in Texas and wanted his fiance Emily Maynard to move in with him, a new report is now stating the two have broken up again and this time for good.
According to the Rumorfix, Brad and Emily are done and the break-up occurred early last week. The reason for the break-up? “Emily couldn’t put up with his little temper and all the fighting,” says a source. Brad’s ex-girlfriend Laurel Kagay had accused him of having a volatile temper and repeatedly breaking up with her only to get back together days later.
“They always were pretty on-again-off-again, but this time it’s a done deal,” the insider says. Adding more fuel to the fire is the fact that the couple hasn’t been photographed together since March 27.
The Bachelor producers are reportedly aware of the split and are now trying to come up with a plan for damage control. We’re guessing a ratings bonanza via a break-up sit down special with the two is in the works.
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Following weeks of drama both on and off the show, it all ends tonight as Brad Womack will pick and propose to one of his final two women on the Bachelor.
The two lucky ladies areChantal O’Brien, 28, – the sassy divorcee who slapped Brad on the first night, andEmily Maynard, 24, – the single mother of one.
“When you know [you're in love], you just know. And I just knew,” Brad, 38, told UsWeekly of his final pick. “I’m grateful to have a second chance…I can promise you there is a very happy ending.” The latest issue of UsWeekly also sheds some light on the proposal details, revealing that Brad ended up proposing to his final pick a total of 4 times! Apparently, “the crew wanted different camera angles,” explained an onlooker.
Meanwhile, Bachelor insider Reality Steve posted a surprising report yesterday, revealing that there is already some trouble in paradise for Brad and his final pick. In fact, the two have reportedly broken up and gotten back together once since the show stopped filming months ago.
According to RS, Brad and his “fiance” make that shocking revelation on tonight’s After The Final Rose on ABC. RS also reveals that unlike the previous Bachelor(ette) couples who appear very lovey-dovey on the ATFR tapings, Brad and his final pick appeared very tense on stage. Wowzers.
And finally, the new Bachelorette will officially be announced tonight on the Jimmy Kimmel Show. According to reports, that job went to Ashley Hebertbecause Brad’s runner up turned it down. The reason? She is already in a new relationship.
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The Bachelor insider Reality Steve has now revealed who will be the next ABC Bacheloretteand yes, it will be one of the remaining 3 contestants above.
The name of the new Bachelorette is revealed below so please do not read any further if you don’t want the show spoiled. Warning – the post will also contain the name of the runner up, plus the comments might also contain spoilers.
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According to a new report by AM NewYork, Vienna, 23, former fiance of Jake Pavelka, was overheard “plugging” herself to be the next Bachelorette over dinner at Primo KO in New York City.
She was apparently in NYCto take part in a Bachelor reunion that was also attended by show alums Molly Malaney Mesnick, David Good, Rozlyn Papa, and Gia Allemand. No word on whether or not ABC is even considering having Vienna return as the Bachelorette though it might not be far fetched as Brad’s return is currently proving to be a success for the network. Monday’s episode of the Bachelor was the highest rated this season, bringing in 9.4 million viewers.
In other Vienna news, UsWeekly is also reporting she and former Bachelor contestant Gia Allemand got into a recent twitter war. It gets even better as it was over former Bachelorette contestant Wes Hayden, also Gia’s ex-boyfriend.
“I guess I can hope to be the Bachelorette now that Wes is dating Vienna!” Gia, 26, tweeted late Tuesday. Vienna didn’t take too well to Gia’s tweet as she denied dating Wes, despite claims they hooked up at a recent Bachelor reunion in Texas.
“It’s sad that people have to make up lies (Gia) that I’m dating someone so they can get sympathy and attempt to become the Bachelorette,” Vienna sniped back on twitter.
“[You are] a bad friend [and] everyone saw you guys at the reunion and in Texas. And [you] even approached me — hope they got it on camera. We will see soon on the Women Tell All [special],” Gia snapped back. “The world already knows [your] true colors.”
Yikes. As for what happened between Gia and Wes, Gia said the following to Realitysteve.com about his rumored hook up with Vienna, “Wes is a snake who only cares about himself and uses people to try to get another 15 minutes of fame, so this doesn’t shock me about him at all.” Safe to assume these are not friendly exes.
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Chris, who was the runner up on Ali Fedotowsky’s season of The Bachelorette, has found love off camera. In a new interview with UsWeekly, Chris finally admits he is indeed dating Bachelor Pad alum Peyton Wright. In fact, the two have been dating since last August.
“I love her and I’m so happy to be with her,” Chris, 33, told UsWeekly at a Bachelor reunion party in NYC Saturday. “And you know what, the one good thing that came from this show, well two good things– one, meeting Peyton and two, the strong friendships I made. I have no regrets about doing the show.”
Chris reveals he made things official with Peyton last fall. “I think I asked her to be my girlfriend October 3rd,” said Chris. “I made him!” chimed in Peyton. “I’m like, ‘Are we going to define this?’ And he said, ‘Peyton, will you be my girlfriend?’”
And when it comes to the current season of the Bachelor with Brad Womack, Peyton reveals her top choice for Brad. “I like Emily a lot — they definitely have a connection!” she said. As for Chris, he reveals he is “definitely not” watching this season of the show.
The former Bachelorette star tells UsWeekly that she and Roberto, her fiance of seven months, almost exchanged quickie vows in Las Vegas recently. “I was like, ‘Maybe we should just go with them and get married,” Ali, 26, said. “But it would probably upset a few people.” By them, she is referring to Bachelor couple Jason and Molly Mesnick who were in Vegas to renew their wedding vows for their 10 month anniversary. Yes, their ’10-month’ anniversary.
Despite axing the Vegas quickie wedding idea, it seems Ali is now planning for a 2011 wedding. ”I’ve been looking at a lot of wedding things and I’m always like, ‘That looks tacky.’” Ali adds that “maybe it’s just the ones I’ve seen are really matchy, matchy,” she told US. “I kind of want to make it a little different. Very light and air, I guess, is my theme.”
Ali also knows who will be in her wedding party. “My sister, his sister definitely,” said Ali. “And then I have a couple good friends in my life. I definitely have some in mind.”
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