Meet The New Bachelorette Contestants!

Ashley’s Suitors Are Revealed, and Her Search for Mr. Right Starts with a Shocker… She is Warned By a Former “Bachelor” Cast Member About One of the Men Before the Series Even Starts!

What do a buffed butcher who is ready to slice up the competition, a handsome brokenhearted winemaker, a masked mystery man who wants to be known as more than a pretty face, a solar energy executive who will try to light up Ashley’s life, an amusing “boy next door” who can crack a joke but might not be ready to settle down, and a divorced, single dad who may be there for the wrong reasons all have in common? They’re all on the hunt for the new Bachelorette, Ashley Hebert, when the seventh edition of the female version of ABC’s popular romance reality series, “The Bachelorette,” premieres MONDAY, MAY 23 (9:00-11:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. (The program’s regular time is 8:00-10:01 p.m., ET, beginning Monday, May 30.)

Ashley, 27, who is finishing her degree in dentistry in Philadelphia, meets 25 potential soul mates as she begins her own search for true love. In the premiere, “Episode 701,” 25 eligible men come from all over to try and win her heart. Immediately, the drama begins: Chris Harrison is surprised to find out that Ashley already knows about one of the men — Bentley — before meeting him. Mickey, a handsome chef, can’t help himself and steals a kiss. A sharp Wall Street banker, Ames, is right on the money when he offers Ashley a pair of tickets to the ballet. Ben F., a vintner who knows his way around fine wines, pours a glass for Ashley from her own special vintage he created. And Nick, a former baseball player, recites a poem he wrote just for her. Meanwhile Jeff, the mysterious masked bachelor, attempts to draw all of Ashley’s attention, but manages to irritate the other men at the same time. Then Bentley finally arrives… He is the man whom Ashley was made aware of before the show even began; a former “Bachelor” cast member tipped her that he might be there for the wrong reasons. When he steps out of the limo, all bets are off. She starts off being cynical, but is blown away by how attractive and charming Bentley is.

Once inside, Ashley 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. Ryan P. is the first to steal the Bachelorette away for some alone time and tries to quiet her fears about the men not liking her. Matt scores big points for introducing Ashley to his mother over a speakerphone. Ben C., an attorney, makes his case by communicating a romantic message to her from across the room on giant cue cards. From behind his mask, Jeff explains to Ashley that he is not just a pretty face — and wants her to get to get to know the person he is on the inside. But will his enigmatic efforts pay off with a rose? Mike has a special song for the Bachelorette and starts to accompany himself on his guitar, but she is unprepared for what happens next. Moreover, Bentley surprises her with how genuine he seems.

Tensions mount and sparks fly as the bachelors vie for the first impression rose, but Tim is so nervous, he begins to drink to cover his stress, forcing Ashley to make her first major decision.

Finally, Ashley will eliminate seven of the 25 men, leaving 18 to compete for her affections and, in the end, her heart.

Ashley’s 25 suitors are:

Ames, 31, a portfolio manager from New York, NY
Anthony, 28, a butcher from Wyckoff, NJ
Ben C., 28, a lawyer from New Orleans, LA
Ben F., 28, a winemaker from Sonoma, CA
Bentley, 28, a businessman from Salt Lake City, UT
Blake, 27, a dentist from Greenville, SC
Chris D., 25, a sports marketing coordinator from Chicago, IL
Chris M. 27, a construction company CEO from Edmonton, Canada
Constantine, 30, a restaurant owner from Atlanta, GA
Frank, 29, a college admissions director from Murfreesboro, TN
Jeff, 35, an entrepreneur from St. Louis, MO
Jon, 26, an e-commerce executive from Vancouver, WA
J.P., 34, a construction manager from New York, NY
Lucas, 30, an oilfield equipment distributor from Odessa, TX
Matt, 28, an office supply salesman from Bridgewater, MA
Michael, 29, a technology salesman from San Diego, CA
Mickey, 31, a chef from Cleveland, OH
Nick, 26, a personal trainer from Tampa, FL
Rob, 27, a technology executive from Monroe, MI
Ryan M., 27, a construction estimator from Royal Oak, MI
Ryan P, 31, a solar energy executive from Corona Del Mar, CA
Stephen, 27, a hairstylist from Manhattan Beach, CA
Tim, 35, a liquor distributor from Long Beach, NY
West, 30, a lawyer from Chapin, SC
William, 30, a cellular phone salesman from Galloway, OH


  1. YAAAY! Cannot wait! I do hope she finds a good man. She’s a cutie-pie and smart so we all hope she will weed out the ones that aren’t good for her.

    Comment by coolcanuckchick — May 13, 2011 @ 7:31 pm

  2. Ashley, I’m sure you will follow your heart, but it is also important to really use your head too! I hope and pray you found your soul mate, just as my Ali did! God Bless You Sweetie. Kelly :)

    Comment by Kelly Lopez — May 14, 2011 @ 11:13 am

  3. Jon is a totally puss for crying after not getting picked
    Tim is a drunk clown from Long Island
    Batman is a total loser that never got picked for dodgeball

    Comment by pete — May 24, 2011 @ 2:59 am

  4. I think Ashey, will end up with Ryan(solar enegy guy) or William!!! Those are my predictions and I have been correct last 6 seasons!!! Hoping she finds A WINNER!!

    Comment by jennifer frostman — May 24, 2011 @ 3:34 am

  5. HATE Bentley!!! Take him off! If he doesn’t like her done.

    Comment by Kate — May 31, 2011 @ 1:44 am

  6. Bentley needs to go home

    Comment by Roxanne T — June 1, 2011 @ 9:17 am

  7. This is all hype. Some of this drama in intentional to lure you in. Second, this is not reality. A large part of the reason this couples do not work out is they do not date or experience things like normal dates. When the fantasy flights, trips, travels……(who does that?) wears off and reality sets in its bye bye time. I also believe that many are on the show just for the glitz, glamour, and travel. What a life, who would not want to experience that.

    Comment by CJ — June 2, 2011 @ 3:32 pm

  8. I like J.P. =-) He’s adorable and genuine. I’ll take him if she does want him =-D

    Comment by Jennifer P — June 7, 2011 @ 2:32 am

  9. Bentley is being portrayed as the bad guy. ABC is doing some great editing to make him sound the way he does. I went to school with him for four years and never once saw this bad guy that is being watched on tv. And please dont bring his daughter into it. He is one of the best fathers I know. He loves his daughter so much and would absolutely do anything for her. It is sad she was even brought into the season.

    Comment by ashley b — June 8, 2011 @ 12:25 pm


    Comment by JAN A. — June 21, 2011 @ 1:16 pm

  11. Yep, JordanPaul(JP) is THE ONE…IF NOT I WILL TAKE EM’!
    He is def. a cutiepie;)…yes, Will looks like that famous guy!

    Comment by jennifer frostman — July 4, 2011 @ 9:12 am

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