Emily Maynard met her future (maybe) husband for the first time when the Bachelorette Season 8 suitors arrived in North Carolina on March 14, 2012. The competition is fierce and majorly hot, as witnessed in these pre-Bachelorette personal photos (and onscreen every Monday on ABC). We now know personal trainer Ryan Bowers won the first one-on-one date with Emily, and Chris Bukowski and Arie Luyendyk, Jr., got the following two intimate evenings — and that all three dates involved live music and slow dancing.
After we witness Em's love journey heat up in The Bachelorette Season 8, Episode 3, filming will move to Bermuda — and word is Emily’s 6-year-old daughter, Ricki, and will also be joining them on the island, and then in England, and possibly Croatia and Prague. For more about what happens in Bermuda (cliff-jumping, sailing, and who gets the one-on-one date), click here.
Before you pick a favorite (our money’s on Jef Holm), you should know who makes it to Bermuda, from what we can tell from these INF photos and intel from spoiler mogul Reality Steve. Who’s safe, for now? We can confirm these guys made it as far as Bermuda:
Arie Luyendyk, Jr.
Source: Reality Steve