15 Need-to-Know Details About Rachel Lindsay’s ‘Bachelorette’ 2017 Contestants

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15 Need-to-Know Details About Rachel Lindsay’s ‘Bachelorette’ 2017 Contestants

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15 Need-to-Know Details About Rachel Lindsay’s ‘Bachelorette’ 2017 Contestants

Technically, Rachel Lindsay is the “star” of Bachelorette 2017 — and we love her! — but really, the show is all about her 31 contestants.

We’ve now been officially introduced to the Dallas lawyer’s many suitors, and it’s a little daunting to try to unpack all of their bios to help predict who she’s now engaged to.

Lucky for you, we’re breaking down the most noteworthy facts about this year’s batch, from the weird (guys obsessed with death) to the surprising (a man who has a past with Rachel!) to the bothersome (watch out for those creeps, girl!).

Plus, thanks to Chris Harrison, we’re also highlighting a couple of the ones to watch — both for good and for bad. Scroll through for your 15 Bachelorette bio takeaways!

The Bachelorette premieres Monday, May 22 at 9 p.m. ET on ABC.

15 Need-to-Know Details About Rachel Lindsay’s ‘Bachelorette’ 2017 Contestants
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Of course, there’s a pot stirrer

Of course, there’s a pot stirrer
During the Facebook Live bio reveal, Host Harrison called Nashville-based singer/songwriter Lee Garrett a “Southern gentleman” whose smooth comments make him a bit of an “instigator” this season.
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Of course, there’s a pot stirrer

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During the Facebook Live bio reveal, Host Harrison called Nashville-based singer/songwriter Lee Garrett a “Southern gentleman” whose smooth comments make him a bit of an “instigator” this season.

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Also, the divisive guy

Also, the divisive guy
Lucas Yancey, aka “WHABOOM,” is basically the next Corinne Olympios — “some of you are going to love this guy, some of you are going to love to hate him, and some of you will just hate him,” Chris said.
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Also, the divisive guy

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Lucas Yancey, aka “WHABOOM,” is basically the next Corinne Olympios — “some of you are going to love this guy, some of you are going to love to hate him, and some of you will just hate him,” Chris said.

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There’s a cute single dad

There’s a cute single dad
Don’t judge muscle-y wrestler Kenny Lane by his cover — he’s a totally sweet single dad who loves his daughter dearly!

There’s a cute single dad

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Don’t judge muscle-y wrestler Kenny Lane by his cover — he’s a totally sweet single dad who loves his daughter dearly!

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A blast from Rachel’s past

A blast from Rachel’s past
That guy that knows our Bachelorette from before? Fred Johnson, who used to crush on the Bachelorette when she was his counselor at summer camp back in the day!
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A blast from Rachel’s past

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That guy that knows our Bachelorette from before? Fred Johnson, who used to crush on the Bachelorette when she was his counselor at summer camp back in the day!

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A potential “wrong reasons” fella

A potential “wrong reasons” fella
Chris warns that 6-foot-4 hunk DeMario Jackson might have some ulterior motives going into the show. Cue the Soulja Boy, guys!
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A potential “wrong reasons” fella

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Chris warns that 6-foot-4 hunk DeMario Jackson might have some ulterior motives going into the show. Cue the Soulja Boy, guys!

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But he seems like a fun hang

But he seems like a fun hang
Hands down, DeMario’s answers are the best, from his reference to “Justin and Brit” and “those incredible denim outfits,” to calling himself “geeky but cool like The Fonz.”

But he seems like a fun hang

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Hands down, DeMario’s answers are the best, from his reference to “Justin and Brit” and “those incredible denim outfits,” to calling himself “geeky but cool like The Fonz.”

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A lot of McDreamies

A lot of McDreamies
Rachel does have an impressive group when it comes to careers, particularly in the medical field with an impressive four doctors — including “Tickle Monster” Jonathan.
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A lot of McDreamies

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Rachel does have an impressive group when it comes to careers, particularly in the medical field with an impressive four doctors — including “Tickle Monster” Jonathan.

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Fewer legal eagles

Fewer legal eagles
There are far fewer lawyers in the pack than you’d think for the gal — just three with Jack Stone, Josiah Graham, and Rob — but that’s because “she doesn’t necessarily want a lawyer,” according to the host.
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Fewer legal eagles

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There are far fewer lawyers in the pack than you’d think for the gal — just three with Jack Stone, Josiah Graham, and Rob — but that’s because “she doesn’t necessarily want a lawyer,” according to the host.

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Still some personal trainers and models

Still some personal trainers and models
They’re not going to abandon their model completely, right? We’ve got one model (Brady Ervin), one personal trainer (Eric Bigger), and one singer-songwriter (Lee). Still, the casting department dialed it down.

Still some personal trainers and models

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They’re not going to abandon their model completely, right? We’ve got one model (Brady Ervin), one personal trainer (Eric Bigger), and one singer-songwriter (Lee). Still, the casting department dialed it down.

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Lots of diversity

Lots of diversity
“Rachel is our Bachelorette and we have the most diverse cast ever. It’s not a theme, it’s just something you will see throughout,” Harrison said of the nearly half non-white cast.
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Lots of diversity

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“Rachel is our Bachelorette and we have the most diverse cast ever. It’s not a theme, it’s just something you will see throughout,” Harrison said of the nearly half non-white cast.

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A couple of transphobes

A couple of transphobes
Unfortunately, we’re not fully in 2017, as two contestants make jokes about being transgender in their bios. First, there’s firefighter Bryce who says his worst fear on a date is “the chick is actually a dude.” Then, there’s that damn “WHABOOM” Lucas again, who, when asked which person dead or alive he’d want to have lunch with responds as follows: "Dead: Bruce Jenner, Alive: Caitlyn Jenner... Would be a very interesting convo.”
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A couple of transphobes

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Unfortunately, we’re not fully in 2017, as two contestants make jokes about being transgender in their bios. First, there’s firefighter Bryce who says his worst fear on a date is “the chick is actually a dude.” Then, there’s that damn “WHABOOM” Lucas again, who, when asked which person dead or alive he’d want to have lunch with responds as follows: "Dead: Bruce Jenner, Alive: Caitlyn Jenner... Would be a very interesting convo.”

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Some definite creeps

Some definite creeps
We’re not just talking about that “Tickle Monster” Jonathan, which, seriously WTF. There’s also Lucas (again), who said his perfect partner would resemble a cartoon character like "Belle, Cinderella, Little Mermaid... and the best, Jessica Rabbit!"

Some definite creeps

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We’re not just talking about that “Tickle Monster” Jonathan, which, seriously WTF. There’s also Lucas (again), who said his perfect partner would resemble a cartoon character like "Belle, Cinderella, Little Mermaid... and the best, Jessica Rabbit!"

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A few potential sociopaths

A few potential sociopaths
There’s a good chance a handful of Rach’s suitors are fully dead inside. We’ve got Michigan native Alex who lists his worst qualities as being "selfish, unemotional, unapologetic.” Then, there’s 26-year-old Dean Unglert, who admits he never scattered his mom’s ashes according to her wishes, and the worst culprit, Diggy, who pretended to be asleep when his one-night stand found out her brother was missing. Cool.
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A few potential sociopaths

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There’s a good chance a handful of Rach’s suitors are fully dead inside. We’ve got Michigan native Alex who lists his worst qualities as being "selfish, unemotional, unapologetic.” Then, there’s 26-year-old Dean Unglert, who admits he never scattered his mom’s ashes according to her wishes, and the worst culprit, Diggy, who pretended to be asleep when his one-night stand found out her brother was missing. Cool.

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And a pyromaniac

And a pyromaniac
Bryce might be a firefighter, but he seems inordinately obsessed with starting fires, if you ask us. He describes himself as a "laid back shot of gasoline when the fire starts to die," and reveals he once “accidentally” lit a girl's hair on fire while they were having sex.
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And a pyromaniac

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Bryce might be a firefighter, but he seems inordinately obsessed with starting fires, if you ask us. He describes himself as a "laid back shot of gasoline when the fire starts to die," and reveals he once “accidentally” lit a girl's hair on fire while they were having sex.

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Also, some Debbie Downers

Also, some Debbie Downers
On one hand, we have law student Rob, who seems like a real conversation killer saying things like how he wants to “control time” because “we can never get it back once lost.” Also, there’s Jedidiah who no joke lists “very real problems like HIV and violence” as one of the reasons he finds South Africa “incredible.” Excuse us?

Also, some Debbie Downers

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On one hand, we have law student Rob, who seems like a real conversation killer saying things like how he wants to “control time” because “we can never get it back once lost.” Also, there’s Jedidiah who no joke lists “very real problems like HIV and violence” as one of the reasons he finds South Africa “incredible.” Excuse us?

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Technically, Rachel Lindsay is the “star” of Bachelorette 2017 — and we love her! — but really, the show is all about her 31 contestants.

We’ve now been officially introduced to the Dallas lawyer’s many suitors, and it’s a little daunting to try to unpack all of their bios to help predict who she’s now engaged to.

Lucky for you, we’re breaking down the most noteworthy facts about this year’s batch, from the weird (guys obsessed with death) to the surprising (a man who has a past with Rachel!) to the bothersome (watch out for those creeps, girl!).

Plus, thanks to Chris Harrison, we’re also highlighting a couple of the ones to watch — both for good and for bad. Scroll through for your 15 Bachelorette bio takeaways!

The Bachelorette premieres Monday, May 22 at 9 p.m. ET on ABC.