ABC Announces The Bachelors For The 5th Edition Of The Bachelorette

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For the First Time Ever, 30 Bachelors Look to Capture the Bachelorette’s Heart

Jillian’s Suitors Are Revealed

What do a handsome southern charmer with a foot obsession, a sophisticated Latin lover who doesn’t mind rubbing other men the wrong way, a soulful country singer with bad boy appeal, a hunky all-American pilot, a confident Alpha male who isn’t afraid to stir up trouble and a charming country boy with a heart of gold all have in common? They’re all on the hunt for the new Bachelorette, Jillian Harris, when the fifth edition of the female version of ABC’s popular romance reality series, “The Bachelorette,” premieres MONDAY, MAY 18 (9:02-11:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.

Editors note: The program’s regular time is 8:00-10:00 p.m., ET, beginning Monday, May 25.

Jillian, 29, a restaurant designer from Vancouver, Canada, meets 30 potential soul mates as she begins her own search for true love. In the premiere, “Episode 501,” 30 eligible men come from all over the country to try and win her heart. First out of the limo, Kiptyn, a California business developer, wows Jillian with his amazing good looks and quiet charm, but this hottie might just break her heart, and Bryan, a hunky high school coach from Oklahoma, literally scoops her up in his arms to start the evening.

Once inside, Jillian lives every woman’s dream surrounded by 25 handsome men all there just for her. As the biggest night of her life begins, so does the competition between the men. Juan, a general contractor, tries to woo her with his Latin style, country crooner Wes charms Jillian with a song. But will break dance instructor Michael destroy Greg, the entrepreneur, as the two face off in heated dance-off?

Then, when five striking handsome late arrivals crash the party, Jillian becomes the first Bachelorette to have 30 suitors battle over her. Tanner P, an engaging Texan financial analyst, reveals to Jillian that he is secretly obsessed with her feet. What has the Bachelorette gotten herself into? And Ed, a wealthy technology consultant from Chicago, makes an impact with his understated confidence.

Tensions mount and sparks fly as the bachelors vie for the first impression rose. Finally, Jillian must eliminate ten of the 30 men, leaving 20 to compete for her affections and, in the end, her heart.

Jillian’s 30 suitors are:

Bachelorette Adam

Adam, 27, Olympic cyclist from Long Beach, CA.

Bachelorette Brad

Brad, 27, financial advisor from Chicago, IL.

Bachelorette Brian

Brian, 32, IT consultant from Atlanta, GA.

Bachelorette Bryan

Bryan, 28, high school coach from Lawton, OK.

Bachelorette Bryce

Bryce, 31, furniture dealer from Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

Bachelorette Caleb

Caleb, 27, photographer, Nashville, TN.

Bachelorette David

David, 27, trucking contractor from Dayton, OH.

Bachelorette Edward

Ed, 29, technology consultant from Chicago, IL.

Bachelorette Greg

Greg, 31, entrepreneur from Scottdale, AZ.

Bachelorette Jacob Jake

Jake, 31, commercial pilot from Dallas, TX.

Bachelorette Jesse

Jesse, 27, wine maker from Carmel Valley, CA.

Bachelorette John H.

John H., 27, branding consultant from Boise, ID.

Bachelorette John P.

John P., 29, marketing specialist from South Norwalk, CT.

Bachelorette Joshua Josh

Josh, 25, lifeguard from Newport Beach, CA.

Bachelorette Juan

Juan, 35, general contractor from Santa Monica, CA.

Bachelorette Julien

Julien, 34, restauranteur from San Diego, CA.

Bachelorette Kiptyn

Kiptyn, 31, business developer from Encinitas, CA.

Bachelorette Kyle

Kyle, 26, graphic designer from Brooklyn, NY.

Bachelorette Mark

Mark, 26, pizza entrepreneur from Denver, CO.

Bachelorette Mathue

Mathue, 26, personal trainer from Wichita, KS.

Bachelorette Michael

Michael, 25, break dance instructor from Astoria, NY.

Bachelorette Mike

Mike, 28, baseball camp owner from New York, NY.

Bachelorette Reid

Reid, 30, realtor from Philadelphia, PA.

Bachelorette Robby Robert

Robby, 25, bartender from Spring, TX.

Bachelorette Sasha

Sasha, 27, oil and gas consultant from Tiki Island, TX.

Bachelorette Simon

Simon, 26, soccer coach from Bradford, England

Bachelorette Stephen

Stephen, 30, lawyer from New York, NY.

Bachelorette Tanner F

Tanner F., 28, sales representative from Derby, KS.

Bachelorette Tanner P

Tanner P., 30, financial analyst from Dallas, TX.

Bachelorette Wes

Wes, 32, musician from Austin, TX.

Hosted by Chris Harrison, “The Bachelorette” is a production of Next Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television. Mike Fleiss and Martin Hilton are executive producers. “The Bachelorette” is broadcast with Spanish subtitles via secondary closed captioning. A TV parental guideline will be posted closer to airdate.

This episode of “The Bachelorette” will be available on the day after airing on the network for users to watch online.

THE BACHELORETTE – “Episode 501” – Jillian Harris, the intelligent, independent, passionate woman who fell just short of her goal has her own opportunity to find true love, as the fifth edition of the female version of the ABC’s popular romance reality series premieres MONDAY, MAY 18 (9:02-11:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. This season’s premiere, “Episode 501,” begins with 25 eligible men arriving from all over the country to try and win Jillian’s heart, including an Olympic cyclist, a break dance instructor, a pizza entrepreneur, a commercial pilot and a wine maker, as well as a successful lawyer, general contractor, business developer and oil and gas consultant. Each is more handsome than the next with standout personalities. All the men saw Jillian on “The Bachelor” and can’t wait to meet her. (ABC/ADAM LARKEY) BACHELORS, JILLIAN HARRIS