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Meet The Men Vying For A Rose From 'Bachelorette' Katie Thurston: Lineup Includes Ex-Athletes, Single Dads, A ‘Mystery Man,’ More

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May. 18 2021, Published 9:36 p.m. ET

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ABC’s newest Bachelorette, Katie Thurston, is ready to find the one and now we have a look at the lineup of 29 men — including one “mystery” man  — who has the chance to win her heart.

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The premiere of the show’s 17th season, beginning on Monday, June 7 at 8 p.m., will be a season premiere unlike any in Bachelor franchise history. Following longtime host Chris Harrison’s departure from the show, after his comments about Rachael Kirkconnell and the show’s racism controversy, Bachelor favorites Kaitlyn Bristowe and Tayshia Adams will be joining Thurston as her hosts and mentors. 

Thurston was first introduced to Bachelor nation on Matt James’ season of the Bachelor where she was eliminated by the handsome star in week six. She quickly won over audiences as she jokingly showed up with a vibrator on night one and stood up for other contestants when she felt that they were “being bullied” by the other girls in the house. 

Now, she is ready to take center stage! The outspoken contestant was announced as the newest Bachelorette, following The Bachelor’s season finale in March. 

Scroll through the gallery below to take look at the men that are set to sweep The Bachelorette off her feet this season. 

Christian

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A Broker of love: Christian, 26, is a real estate agent from Boston, Mass.. A self professed romantic and family man, he has sold over $25 million worth of residential real estate properties. Christian's biggest dream is to one day "driving the Batmobile."

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Marty

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He's Got the Rhythm: Marty, 25, is a dancer from Reno, Nev.. According to his bio, he is a guy with "big energy, big confidence and a lot of love to go around." Marty loves to express himself "through physical touch" and "explicitly prefers to watch movies indoors."

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Josh

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Technically A Hopeless Romantic: Josh, 25, is an IT Consultant in Miami, Fla.. Josh sees himself as humble, kind-hearted and goofy. He has to sleep on the right side of the bed and starts celebrating Christmas in October. 

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Mike

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Playing The Field: Mike, 31, is a gym owner and ex-professional baseball player from San Diego, Calif.. A self described "one-woman type of guy", Mike does NOT like dessert and "occasionally describes himself as basic."

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Andrew M

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A Man of the Law: Andrew is a deputy district attorney from Newport Beach, Calif.. But that’s not all — he also spends his time coaching youth water polo and "building bonfires on the beach." Fun fact-he "loves to sample men's fragrances from magazine inserts."

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Cody

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He Can Zip Up Your Love: Cody, 27, is a Zipper Sales Manager from San Diego, Calif.. He loves surfing, hanging with his boys and is a "very proud" Eagle Scout. 

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Jeff

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He's Got Skin In The Game: Jeff, 31, is a Surgical Skin Salesman from Jersey City, N.J.. Jeff loves spending time with his big Italian family when he is not working at his unique job as an artificial skin sales rep. Jeff also has "never met an animal who didn't love him" and thinks he could be a CIA agent. 

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David

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Driven For Love: David, 27, is a Technical Product Specialist originally from New York but recently relocated to Nashville for his job. Incredibly driven, he is hoping to find a partner who is equally passionate about leading a successful life. He was also on the debate team in high school and loves 'N Sync.

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Garrett

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Ready to Program Your Heart: Garrett, 29, a Software Marketing Manager from Salinas, Calif.. According to his bio, Garrett is a "YOLO type of guy". He does NOT like any "tangy" foods and wants to climb to the summit of Mount Everest.

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Thomas

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Ready For The Feast Of Love: Thomas, 28, is a Real Estate Broker from Poway, Calif.. He loves to show you he cares by bringing you food especially from San Diego where he can show you his "meticulously curated tour of the best burritos, burgers and brunch the city has to offer." He was also "guilty of rocking the Ed Hardy trend back in high school."

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Aaron

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Best all around: Aron, 26, is an Insurance agent From San Diego, Calif.. According to his bio he “works in sales and enjoys being outdoors, surfing and lifting weights, and he was an NCAA swimmer in college.” His favorite holiday is Halloween because he loves when things get spooky.

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Greg

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A Sensitive Soul: Greg, 27, is a Marketing Sales Representative from Edison, N.J.. Greg says that he wants to have "at least" six children and is "not afraid to admit that he cries during movies."

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Gabriel

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A Romantic "Renaissance Man": Gabriel, 35, is a Entrepreneur from Charlotte, North Carolina. According to his bio, Gabriel is not a fan of "athleisure" and and believes that "people should respect elegant styles of the past." 

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Karl

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He Will Motivate You To Love Him: Karl, 34, is a Motivational Speaker from Miami, Fla.. Karl is a man of many skills, some including jet skiing, writing poetry, playing chess and speaking multiple languages. He also loves New Year's Day because he "loves the feeling of a fresh start."

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John

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Ready To Stir Up A Cocktail Of Love: John, 27, is a Bartender from Pacific Beach, Calif.. John considers himself a "thrill seeker" and says that he "would love to find a woman to share a burrito with while watching the daily sunset over the San Diego coastline." He also loves the smell of fireplaces and thinks that swing dancing is so much fun. 

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Michael

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In The Business Of Romance: Michael, 36, is a Business Owner and single dad from Akron, Ohio. According to his bio, he makes a mean plate of Dino Nuggies and "prefers the mountains over the beach any day of the week."

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Tre

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A Heart Of Gold: Tre, 26, is a Software Engineer from Covington, Ga.. Tre is very close with his family and dreams of having the biggest family possible. Tre enjoys "meeting his friends for their brunch and book club" and plays the harmonica. 

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Marcus

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Clean, Tidy and Ready For Love: Marcus, 30, is a Real Estate Agent from Portland, Ore.. Marcus is looking for someone who is "smart, ambitious and tidy!" He also fears a living in a world where soap does not exist.

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Kyle

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Recruiting A Romantic Partner: Kyle, 26, is a Technical Recruiter from Fort Lauderdale, Fla.. Kyle is looking for a fairytale ending and is "looking for the princess to his Prince Charming". Steve Irwin is his lifelong idol and he hates mayo and mustard.

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Landon

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He Will Dribble His Way Into Your Heart: Landon, 25, is a Basketball Coach from Dallas, Texas. He is about to receive his Master's Degree in Global Business and is a proud and loyal Belieber. Also, Christmas Lights make him "very happy." 

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Quartney

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He Will Keep Your Heart and Your Body Healthy: Quartney, 26, is a Nutrition Entrepreneur from Dallas, Texas. Quartney loves to country line dance and has Scuba Diving on the top of his bucket list. 

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Justin

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He is a catch: Justin, 26, is an Investment Sales Consultant from Baltimore, Md.. He is very gifted painter and his favorite artist of all time is Basquiat. He says that if he could be any superhero, he would be Black Panther. 

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Brandon

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Fluent In the Language of Love: Brandon, 26, is an Auto Parts Manager from Queens, N.Y..  He is fluent in Japanese and Spanish and is currently working on his Korean vocabulary. He loves the "occasional" rave and HATES exorbitantly overpriced restaurants. 

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Connor B

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He'll Teach You How To Love: Connor B, 29, is an eighth-grade math teacher, has a master's degree in in Medical Physics and was once a nuclear engineer. When he's not being incredibly intelligent, you can find him getting dressed up in his very own tux and eating cereal "faster than anyone."

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Andrew S

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A Man Of the World: Andrew S, 26, is a Pro Football player from Vienna Austria but partially resides in Chicago. According to his bio, Andrew has a "great sense of humor" and one of his favorite party tricks is imitating accents from around the globe.

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Brendan

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He'll Put Out Any Fire But Not The Fire In Your Heart: Brendan, 26, is a Firefighter Trainee from Toronto, Ont., Canada. When he's not training at becoming a full time Fire Fighter, you can find him tearing up the dance floor (but not well). Brendan also "really does not like vegetables."

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Conor C

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Ready To Step Up To The Plate For Love: Conor C., 28, is a former baseball player from Costa Mesa, Calif.. He has a heart of gold and loves spending time at the beach and bowling with friends. Conor is very religious and "love his puka shell necklaces" growing up. 

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Hunter

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Already A Great Dad: Hunter, 34, is a Software Strategist from Houston, Texas and a father of two children who he loves dearly. His bio states that he is "known for writing incredible love letters and always being the guy to surprise his crushes with mix tapes or flowers." Hunter has also never ridden a horse but "really wants to!"

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Austin

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Ready To Invest In A Relationship: Austin, 25, is a Real Estate Investor from Mission Viejo, Calif.. He is a hard working guy who has "flipped 20 properties" and is setting his sights on flipping over 100 houses in 2021. He also loves his white shoes and "fears the day that someone spills on them."

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