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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The duo released a statement yesterday admitting that while things have been bumpy at times, they are still in love and dedicated to one another.
“At long last, Emily and I can be open to the world and each other about our relationship. Though we are madly in love, it has been a bumpy couple of months for us and our priority right now is to focus on our relationship,” said Brad, 38, and Emily, 25. “We hope that you can respect our privacy as we return to normalcy and begin our off-screen lives together,” they added in the statement.
Meanwhile, Bachelor host Chris Harrison appeared on the Ryan Seacrest radio show yesterday morning during which he revealed Brad and Emily have broken up more than once before. “They actually broke up a couple of times. They both are incredibly stubborn, they’re very much alike and neither one of them give. And they’ve had some knock-down drag out fights,” said Chris.
Brad and Emily also grace the latest cover of PEOPLE magazine, out tomorrow, opening up about their relationship to the mag.
“I’m so happily engaged. I’ve never been happier, I promise you that,” Brad tells PEOPLE. “The hardest part is behind us,” adds Emily. “I feel pretty confident if we can make it through [the past three months], we can make it through.”
The mag also teases that Brad and Emily might be trying to have a baby despite their bumpy relationship thus far.
And finally, despite the not so positive response from fans of the show, ABC is moving full speed ahead with Ashley Hebert as their next Bachelorette. The network in fact released some new promo images of Ashley, 26. Those photos are below!
However, immediately following the show, we discovered there was already trouble in paradise for the engaged couple. Unlike the previous couples who came on the After The Final Rose special and pretended stated all was perfect in their relationship, Emily, 24, and Brad, 38, displayed some refreshing honesty by admitting they have had some troubles.
They both shockingly revealed they had even broken up once and canceled a planned wedding. The two however stated they are now committed to making things work.
Fast forward to today and sources tell Popeater the two have broken up for good due to Emily’s insecurities. “Emily is so insecure, she just isn’t cut out for all the fame and attention her relationship is under,” a show insider reveals. “The six weeks of shooting the show in paradise was easy, away from prying eyes and photographers, but since they both returned to their normal lives things have been a disaster.”
The sources claim Emily has simply had a tough time adjusting to life after the show with Brad. One of the sources adds that they “would love to say they are going to make it, but they won’t. After we taped the ‘After the Rose,’ it was clear to everyone that this one was not going to work.”
In other news, Ashley Hebert was officially announced as the next Bachelorette last night to the disappointment of many fans, who simply believe she is too boring for the job. “I’ve been single for almost four years,” said Ashley. “I’m excited — I’m making up for lost time.” Ashley’s season of the Bachelorette airs May 23 on ABC.
And finally, it seems former Bachelor “winner” Vienna Girardi has found love again… With a former Bachelorette contestant as she is now dating Kasey Kahl, you know, the crazypants hopeless romantic from Ali Fedotowsky’s season. Yep, the two have been dating for a couple of weeks now and photos of the two lovebirds are below.
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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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Brad Womack narrowed down his Bachelor contestants to his final two yesterday after eliminating Ashley Hebert — the rumored next Bachelorette according to Bachelor insider Reality Steve. ABC will reportedly be making the official announcement within the next 2 weeks.
Ashley’s elimination was not a shocker considering how awry her one on one date went. Brad’s dates with Chantal O’Brien and Emily Maynardhowever went much smoother, and in his latest blog for PEOPLE, Brad tries to explain what really happens on these overnight dates. Excerpts are below -
“I’m told that the majority of you that are watching find this particular week the most interesting because this is the week of the fantasy overnight dates. I’ll be the first to admit, as a fan of the show before I was on it, I would always tune in and wonder what exactly happens on those overnight dates. Will the couple really stay the night together? Are they really free from cameras or is there a crew on standby, waiting to capture the next groundbreaking moment? Well I, of course, found out the answer to my questions. Yes, we (the couple) are completely alone and camera free. Yes, we stay in the same room together overnight. What happens is completely up to the couple.
I’d like to explain why overnight dates are so important and what I used those nights away from the cameras for. I wanted to take the opportunity with all three of the women to talk, off camera, so we could all feel even more comfortable. By this time, I had gotten to know the women so very well and I wanted to feel confident in the fact that, after talking with each of them all night, I knew exactly what type of woman each of them is. I wanted to be confident that I actually knew these women as well as I thought I did. The overnight dates actually gave me quite a bit of clarity – clarity that I had been looking for!”
Airing next week is the Women Tell All episode and in two weeks, Brad will make his final pick!
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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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Following the very dramatic and scandalous last season of the Bachelor, the ABC hit show returns this year in what is being called a scandal free season.
The 15th season of the Bachelor brings us back Brad Womack, a 38-year-old Texas bar owner. ABC’s decision to choose Brad as the new bachelor was met with some criticism as some felt he already had his chance and blew it. This is in reference to Brad’s now infamous decision to not pick either of this two finalists, DeAnna Pappasand Jenni Croft, back in 2007.
In a new interview with PEOPLE magazine, Brad reveals he has turned a new leaf and even declares he is “very much in love” with his final pick. “I did find love, and I’m very happy to say that,” Brad said. “I’m very much in love. I’m a happy guy.”
Brad adds, “A true love story happened.” The new season of the Bachelor premieres Jan. 3 (8 p.m. ET) on ABC.
In related Bachelor news, Dancing With The Stars professional dancer Maksim Chmerkovskiy blogged recently that he is now filming the Ukrainian version of the Bachelor. Even more interesting, Maksim revealed ABC had asked him to be the Bachelor on the US version but he declined.
The photos and brief bios of the 30, yes 30 bachelorettes this season is below!