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As the countdown begins for Season 17, ABC has just released a preview of the 34 potential candidates who could have the chance to fight for the next Bachelorette heart.
“We’re giving you a sneak peek at the men who could be part of this season of ‘The Bachelorette’!” the network shared in a Facebook post.
ABC announced that Katie Thurston would be the next big lady at the end of the special “After the Final Rose” on March 15th. Matt James finally decided they weren’t the right match in Episode 6 of Season 25 of “The Bachelor.””
Thurston became a fan favorite during James’ season for her bold and outspoken personality. Straight out of the limo, she did, of course, meet James with a vibrator in hand. So now how can his men get past that?
The group of potential suitors consists of males between the ages of 25 and 36. And after a controversial previous season – in which James finally gave up his final choice amid racial controversy – programming seems to emphasize diversity where previous seasons have failed. ABC previously expressed to The Post that efforts to “foster a diverse and inclusive culture” are underway.
A first glimpse of who might be on the new season of “The Bachelorette” may indicate this. Here’s a look at some of the men teased in the show’s Facebook gallery.
There is one that may sound familiar: Bachelor Nation instantly recognized that Karl Smith, 33, was supposed to be cast for Clare Crawley’s season of “The Bachelorette,” but ultimately failed.
Some are already hoping he’s there for the right reasons. “Karl was supposed to be part of Clare’s season, I think! He looks familiar. Why does it keep going up? He better be a good guy or I’ll be pissed off, ”one comment read. While other fans think he looks like Ivan Hall, who came in third place of the season from Tayshia Adams.
Fans are also comparing contestant Quartney, 26, from Arlington, TX to Crawley winner Dale Moss.
Comments such as “Does he look like Dale, or is it just me” and “Too many Dale vibes” flood the post.
Thurston, a 30-year-old bank marketing manager from Renton, Wash., Is currently in quarantine in New Mexico before filming her season. She said she was thrilled to begin her journey to find her perfect suitor.
“I’m ready to find love, and not just, like, the temporary kind. I speak forever, my husband, and I’m in a place in my life where I feel like the best version of me, ”Thurston said in an interview with “Good Morning America” on March 16. “Honestly, I’ve seen it work before, why isn’t it working for me?”
From her biography “Bachelorette”, Thurston is looking for a “mature man with the ambition to be successful in everything he does, both personally and professionally.”
Take notes, gentlemen! “Nothing turns her off more than someone who sits playing video games all day or a man who tries to kiss her at the inconvenient time. . . it’s about creating the right atmosphere with Katie, ”her bio said.