It’s almost here, “Bachelorette” fans. The two-night premiere event is almost upon us. Monday (May 11) ABC finally released the names and information about the suitors vying for Kaitlyn Bristowe and Britt Nilsson’s hearts on the upcoming 11th season of the dating competition show.
The lucky fellas include two Bens, two Coreys, two Joshes, two Ryans and two Shawns. That won’t be annoying at all. Plus! One guy lists his job as “law student and exotic dancer” — woo woo — and one guy lists his job as “amateur sex coach.”
As opposed to a professional sex coach? Or does he coach amateurs about how become professional sex-havers? So many questions!
Host Chris Harrison tells Yahoo! TV that having two bachelorettes was weird right from the start, but not for the two ladies — for the guys. “I thought it was going to be really awkward for the girls, but it ended up being more awkward for the guys,” says Harrison. “They got out of the limos and there were two women they had to get to know and impress.”
Harrison also picks his Top 5 bachelors to keep your eye on this season.
1. Chris Strandburg, 28, dentist, Nashville, Tenn.
“He also has one of the best arrivals we have ever had on the show. It is up there with Kalon on the helicopter and Jeff on the skateboard.”
2. Ian Thomson, 28, executive recruiter, Los Angeles, Calif.
“He’s a Princeton graduate and definitely approaches being on the show analytically and very cerebrally. … He is approaching it like a project, but he is very sincere and real about it.”
3. Clint Arlis, 27, architectural engineer, Chicago, IL
“The best thing about him is that on night one he gave Kaitlyn a picture of me riding a triceratops. He’s a talented artist, but why he chose to draw that I have no idea. It was like something someone in prison might draw and send to you. You would be both flattered and frightened.”
4. Ben Zorn, 26, fitness coach, San Jose, Calif.
“Ben is our buff bachelor. He is this season’s Cody. He has this unbelievable body, which he shows off often. … I guess he was a big guy, upwards of 300 pounds, and after his mom’s death shook him up, he got his life and health in order. He has such a good perspective on life and I think audiences will fall in love with him.”
5. Joe Bailey, 28, insurance agent, Columbia, KY
“He is just off the farm and ready to settle down. I think it will depend on who the bachelorette is and if she will be a good fit for him. And really the question for the girl will be, ‘Is this guy too good to be true?'”
Here is the full list of bachelors. “The Bachelorette” premieres Monday, May 18 and Tuesday, May 19 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.
Ben H., 26, a software salesman from Denver, CO
Ben Z., 26, a fitness coach from San Jose, CA
Bradley, 25, an international auto shipper from Atlanta, GA
Brady, 33, a singer-songwriter from Nashville, TN
Chris, 28, a dentist from Nashville, TN
Clint, 27, an architectural engineer from Chicago, IL
Corey, 30, an investment banker from New York, NY
Cory, 35, a residential developer from Pearland, TX
Daniel, 28, a fashion designer from Nashville, TN
David, 28, a real estate agent from Orlando, FL
Ian, 28, an executive recruiter from Los Angeles, CA
Jared, 26, a restaurant manager from Warwick, RI
JJ, 32, a former investment banker from Denver, CO
Joe, 28, an insurance agent from Columbia, KY
Jonathan, 33, an automotive spokesman, Detroit, MI
Josh, 27, a law student and exotic dancer, Chicago, IL
Joshua, 31, an industrial welder from Kuna, ID
Justin, 28, a fitness trainer from Naperville, IL
Kupah, 32, an entrepreneur from Boston, MA
Ryan B., 32, a realtor from Wellington, FL
Ryan M, 28, a junkyard specialist from Kansas City, MO
Shawn B., 28, a personal trainer from Windsor Locks, CT
Shawn E., 31, an amateur sex coach from Ontario, Canada
Tanner, 28, an auto finance manager from Kansas City, MO
Tony, 35, a healer from St. Louis, MO