12:44pm PT by Rebecca Ford
'The Bachelorette': Emily's 25 Bachelors Are Revealed
The 25 suitors vying for Emily Maynard’s heart have been announced. Among them are a racecar driver, a mushroom farmer, a pro sports trainer and a marine biologist.
When the new season of ABC’s reality show premieres on May 14, Emily, 26, a single mom who lives with her six-year-old daughter Ricki in Charlotte, North Carolina, will meet the 25 men in hopes of finding The One. The men will try their best to make a good first impression, with one suitor presenting Emily with a glass slipper and another arriving on a skateboard.
There’s also more than one single dad in the group, and they plan to bond with Emily over being a single parent. In the first episode, Doug shares a tender moment with the Bachelorette, bringing with him a touching letter from his 11-year-old son.
What would the show be without a little bit of a battle in the very first episode? Stevie, the brash entertainer, confronts Kalon, the luxury brand consultant, accusing him of being selfish and insincere.
Emily's 25 suitors are:
Aaron, 36, a biology teacher from Long Beach, CA
Alessandro, 30, a grain merchant from St. Paul, MN
Alejandro, 25, a mushroom farmer from San Francisco, CA
Arie, 30, a race car driver from Scottsdale, AZ
Brent, 41, a technology salesman from Fresno, CA
Charlie, 32, a recruiter from Nashville, TN
Chris, 25, a corporate sales director from Chicago, IL
David, 33, a singer/songwriter from New York, NY
Doug, 33, a real estate agent from Seattle, WA
Jackson, 29, a fitness model from Lockport, IL
Jean-Paul, 35, a marine biologist from Seattle, WA
Jef, 27, an entrepreneur from Salt Lake City, UT
Joe, 27, a field energy advisor from Los Angeles, CA
John "Wolf," 30, a data destruction specialist from St. Louis, MO
Kalon, 27, a luxury brand consultant from Houston, TX
Kyle, 29, a financial advisor from Long Beach, CA
Lerone, 29, a real estate consultant from Los Angeles, CA
Michael, 26, a rehab counselor from Austin, TX
Nate, 25, an accountant from Los Angeles, CA
Randy, 30, a marketing manager from Hermosa Beach, CA
Ryan, 31, a pro sports trainer from Augusta, GA
Sean, 28, an insurance agent from Dallas, TX
Stevie, 26, a party MC from Staten Island, NJ
Tony, 31, a lumber trader from Beaverton, OR
Travis, 30, an advertising sales representative from Madison, MS
View photos and bios of all of the bachelors on ABC's site.