Brown was known as “Hannah B.” before she was eliminated on Colton Underwood’s season of The Bachelor, where she placed seventh. In March, before she began filming the 15th cycle, Brown was unveiled as ABC’s newest star of the long-running reality dating franchise during The Bachelor‘s live finale. Her placement makes her the first-ever Bachelorette to have finished outside of the Top 4 (all Bachelorettes have been cast from previous Bachelor cycles).
The franchise rolled the dice by casting Brown, who had her biggest televised moment during the Women Tell All reunion show, which came after her elimination from The Bachelor. The moment saw Brown opening up to viewers in a way they had yet to see, since most of her screen time on The Bachelor involved drama with a fellow beauty pageant contestant. Brown, who has used her Miss USA platform to become an advocate for people who suffer from depression and anxiety, discuss her own anxiety on the special, and host Chris Harrison now says the 24-year-old beauty queen and interior decorator will continue to do so on what will be a very “raw and real” season.
“Sometimes the most strength you can show is when you’re really showing your weaknesses and when you’re embracing your shortcomings and are being vulnerable. That’s when I really found Hannah the most powerful and the strongest,” Harrison told THR when previewing the season. “I think she may be the most relatable woman we’ve ever had on the show. I think women are going to really rally around her.”
After releasing the names of Brown’s contestants early for the first time ever in April as a casting experiment of sorts, the network officially confirmed the 30 men (whittled down from the initial 33; see Harrison talk about it here) who will be competing for Brown’s heart when The Bachelorette premieres on Monday. A quick glance reveals that Brown’s season seems to be on par with recent seasons in the diversity department and that they overall have more serious job descriptions than in years prior.
The official ABC bios and photos of Brown’s men are listed in alphabetical order below.
A math teacher from Louisville, KY
Brian loves math. He loves math so much that he teaches it at the same high school he attended. Brian is passionate about helping his students achieve their dreams and is hoping this journey will lead him to his dream woman. Does Brian + Hannah = Love?
Brian was born on Flag Day, so naturally, it’s his favorite holiday! He is a pun and sarcasm enthusiast and loves singing karaoke until he loses his voice.
A software salesman from Austin, TX
Cam is a sales manager from Texas with a competitive personality. He loves to be the life of the party and is the self-proclaimed “dance floor king.” Will he have the right moves to impress our Bachelorette?
The Notebook is his all-time favorite movie. Cam can freestyle rap about anything and play the harmonica. The most important thing he looks for in a woman is good dental hygiene.
A pilot from Ann Arbor, MI
According to Chasen, “Women always love a man in uniform,” so naturally, he became a commercial airline pilot. Chasen is a soft-spoken charmer who refers to himself as the “forever wingman” — pun intended. Now, he’s ready to spread his wings and find the love of his life, hopefully in Hannah.
His favorite pastime is watching The Bachelor and drinking cocktails with his mom. He once bought a Tiffany necklace for a girlfriend, but she dumped him before he could give it to her, so he gave it to his sister instead.
Connor J., 28
A sales manager from Newport Beach, CA
Connor J. is looking for a woman with whom he can build a life of love and fun. He’s full of charisma and is someone that will always open your door and pull out your chair. he is the kind of guy your dad wants you to end up with. Will his manners help him fit in with Hannah’s Southern hospitality way of life?
His biggest turn-off is a girl who gossips. Connor has been to 40 out of the 50 states in the U.S. and his grandmother says he deserves a “sexy woman” who is ready to give her grandkids!
Connor S., 24
An investment analyst from Dallas, TX
Connor S. is a travel junkie looking for a partner with whom to make lifelong memories. Not only is he easy on the eyes, he considers himself to be a true gentleman. His family is the most important thing to him and finding someone to start a family is high on his priority list. Sounds like he and Hannah could have a lot in common.
Connor LOVES Justin Bieber. He swam competitively in college. Even though he doesn’t speak Spanish, he loves listening and dancing to Spanish songs in the clubs.
An IT consultant from Buckhead, GA
Daron may seem like a tough guy on the outside, but really, he is just a giant teddy bear. He is a former college athlete and no stranger to competition. Along with sharing a love of football, Daron and Hannah share a lot of similar values when it comes to love. Daron says he loves a woman who can take charge. Does that sound like anyone we know?
Daron is a total video game nerd! He is even a globally ranked champion in Guitar Hero. He is terrified of spiders.
A talent manager from Sherman Oaks, CA
Devin loves being in love. He has been in three relationships, with the shortest one being two years and the longest being five. He says he has trouble finding love in Los Angeles because no one in L.A. wants anything serious. Will Devin have better luck with a woman from outside of Southern California? Maybe an Alabama gal is more his speed.
Devin and Wills from Becca’s season of The Bachelorette are good friends. His advice for anyone who wants to find love is “don’t be a sleaze.” He has an 8-year-old step brother who is one of his best friends.
A real estate broker from Chicago, IL
Dustin is a passionate guy who loves a good night of Netflix and chill, and is looking for a mature woman that his family will love. The son of a single mom, Dustin says that if a woman wants to be with him, she’ll definitely need mom’s approval first. She’ll also need the approval of the other important woman in his life, his English bulldog, Sophia.
Dustin loves Tony Robbins. He says he can beat anyone in a game of Jenga. Christmas time is his favorite of year because all the lights and music remind him of his childhood.
A tech entrepreneur from San Diego, CA
Dylan is a handsome entrepreneur with a giant smile and a heart of gold. He is the co-founder of a fitness company that allows people to work out while donating food to those in need. He loves to drive his boat, scuba dive and cook up a big meal. Hopefully, Hannah’s hungry.
The majority of Dylan’s friends are women. His favorite sport is basketball and he has two tattoos: a palm tree on his ankle and a heart with roses on his chest for his mom and dad.
A golf pro from Birmingham, AL
Garrett may be a good-looking pro golfer, but he’s really just a humble country boy enjoying life in Alabama. When he’s not practicing his putting on the green, he enjoys going to church, running and drinking beers with his friends. Garrett’s sister-in-law signed him up for The Bachelorette because she sees so many similarities between him and Hannah. Only time will tell if this match is a hole-in-one or a total mulligan.
He once snuck into Mississippi State’s football stadium after-hours and made out with his girlfriend on the 50-yard line. He says the most romantic city in the world is Savannah, Georgia.
Unemployed from San Clemente, CA
Grant is the real-life “The Dude.” He loves White Russians and has no interest in hearing about your CrossFit workout plan or recent Instagram post. Grant considers himself to be romantic because he enjoys PDA. He loves to impress the ladies with his surprisingly good dance moves and is hoping his blunt realness stands out to Hannah.
His biggest fashion regret is wearing fake earrings to his high school prom. He isn’t afraid of a dance-off. Grant has a hard time believing that any young guy who comes on The Bachelorette is “here for the right reasons,” and he plans to call them out on it.
A pro surfer from Westchester, CA
Hunter’s life revolves around the ocean. If the waves allow it, he’ll be in the water every day. He recently quit his dream job working for the World Surf League to follow his passion and pursue his own surfing goals as an athlete, and to start his own creative agency. We’d help Hunter wax his surfboard anytime.
He has been in two serious relationships and both of them were long distance. Hunter still lives at home with his parents and loves to host a good Bachelor viewing party.
A singer-songwriter from Nashville, TN
Jed is an adventurous singer/songwriter from Tennessee who is looking for a forever type of love. Jed finds it easiest to express his feelings and be vulnerable through his music; but after his last relationship ended terribly, Jed stopped making music and said it was one of the hardest times in his life. Will Hannah be able to help this songbird sing again?
Jed can rap Nicki Minaj’s part in “Bottoms Up” flawlessly, and says he can shoot a rubber band with freakish accuracy. He grew up in the Smoky Mountains, the birthplace of Dolly Parton. His biggest fan is his little sister, who thinks that he and Hannah are a perfect match!
“The Box King” from Chicago, IL
For this Italian boy, family is everything. Joe’s two older siblings both have families of their own, and his parents are ready for more grandbabies. When he’s not killing it in the family cardboard box business, he enjoys going to Las Vegas and club-hopping. He is also a whiz on the blackjack and craps tables. Will Hannah roll the dice and take a chance with Joe?
Las Vegas is Joe’s favorite place in the world. He went four times in the last year alone. He once went streaking in college and his most complimented features are his eyebrows.
A finance manager from Bethesda, MD
Joey spent his 20s having adventures and starting his career. He’s lived in Australia, Hong Kong and San Francisco; and while he still loves adventures, his priority now is looking for a life partner to settle down and have children with. He is excited to be married, have a house with a pool in the backyard and a couple of kids running around. Hopefully, Hannah likes minivans.
While Joey has bungee jumped and skydived, he is afraid of heights. He is currently re-learning how to play the piano and loves to document important moments with his Polaroid camera.
John Paul Jones, 24
A financial analyst from Lanham, MD
John Paul Jones is a financial analyst from Maryland who is here looking for the real deal. When John Paul Jones isn’t daydreaming about his future wedding, he enjoys traveling the world and contemplating the meaning of life. Could Hannah be John Paul Jones’ future bride?
When referring to John Paul Jones, always use his full name: John Paul Jones. John Paul Jones’ favorite drink is champagne. John Paul Jones rarely uses words that are less than three syllables long.
A server from Los Angeles, CA
This Los Angeles native is the life of the party. Jonathan loves to go out, but what he really enjoys is the process of getting ready. He is a perfectionist looking for a woman who appreciates attention to detail just as he does. When he’s not at the clubs, he loves playing basketball and spending time with his family at church. Jonathan may be the answer to Hannah’s prayers.
Two places Jonathan really wants to visit are Miami and New Orleans. Jonathan loves sparklers. Religion plays a very important role in his life.
A behavioral health specialist from Manteno, IL
Kevin is a small-town guy who is the ultimate family man. He works as a behavioral health specialist for the army, helping vets deal with trauma. When he’s not working, he’s pumping iron at the gym. Kevin says his past relationships haven’t worked out because he “loves too hard.” Sounds like he may have that fierce love that Hannah is looking for.
Kevin loves the Harry Potter series, and loves to play the piano and sing. He wants to travel more, but he won’t go anywhere that doesn’t have an available gym.
Luke P., 24
An import-export manager from Gainesville, GA
Luke P. is a good Christian boy from Gainesville. He prides himself on being able to get along with anyone, and he loves team sports. After a religious awakening in college, Luke decided that when he dates, it’s for marriage. To Luke, “for better or for worse” means unconditional love. Luke seems to be everything Hannah wants in a husband. Is this a match made in heaven, or is it all too good to be true?
Tim Tebow is his hero. His worst fear is having bad gas on a date.
Luke S., 29
A political consultant from Washington, D.C.
Luke S. works as a political fundraiser on Capitol Hill and is also a tequila expert and entrepreneur. He says he is looking for someone to enjoy the beauties of life with, someone to challenge him, and a partner that has the same thirst for knowledge that he has. Luke’s best friends say his perfect girl is a Southern belle with a quirky personality. Does that sound like anyone we know?
Luke’s grandma and grandpa were married for 70 years and got engaged after three weeks of knowing each other. People tell Luke that he looks like Nick Viall all the time. Luke says that he once hit on Emily Ratajkowski and made her blush.
Matt Donald, 26
A medical device salesman from Los Gatos, CA
Matt Donald is an old-fashioned guy who loves to bring flowers to a girl on a first date. When he’s not killing it in the medical device sales game, he’s spending time with his family and watching Alabama football. Matt’s brother and parents are deaf, and he grew up speaking sign language. We love a man that can communicate what he’s thinking with his hands without ever saying a word, and we think Hannah will too.
Matt loves salsa dancing, even though he says he is terrible at it. His biggest fear in the world is being trapped in a room with spiders. He says that he “loves Hannah and he hasn’t even met her.”
A management consultant from Atlanta, GA
Matteo grew up all over the world, living in places such as Austria and Kenya before settling in Atlanta with his family. He graduated from Georgia Tech and has a degree in mechanical engineering, which is very helpful now in getting his virtual reality startup off the ground. On the side, Matteo is a sperm donor who has helped create 114 children for all types of families — talk about an ice breaker. Matteo may be the strong and silent type, but we have a feeling he and Hannah will have a lot to talk about.
Matteo once competed in a talent show where he chugged a gallon of milk in 10 seconds. If he could have any job in the world, he would be a firefighter. First item on his bucket list: Take someone to a ball in a castle.
A car bid spotter from Newport Beach, CA
Matthew works in the family business of auctioneering, mainly cars and motorcycles, but he is working toward getting a real estate license. He describes himself as quick-witted, adventurous and energetic, and he enjoys exercising, golfing and hanging out with friends. Matthew is into the ink and has a full sleeve on his left arm, a chest tattoo, two right-arm tattoos and four leg tattoos. Most people’s bodies are their temples, but Matthew’s is an art gallery.
Matthew’s 3-year-old sister is his favorite person. He grew up on his family’s winery and would love to join that business one day. Matthew has never left the country and would love to see the world.
A portfolio manager from San Antonio, TX
Mike is an Air Force vet who enjoys Krav Maga and going to trampoline parks. He has a lot of swag but is a romantic at heart. Mike says he’s a “city boy who loves to get down and dirty,” perfect for Alabama Hannah.
Mike has been to 30 countries. He’s so excited to meet Hannah, but is terrified that she will ask him to go skydiving with her. He really wants to learn Mandarin and get into Parkour.
A pilot from Westlake Village, CA
In this pilot’s family, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Peter’s parents met while his dad was a pilot and his mom was a flight attendant. When Peter is not flying the friendly skies, he enjoys snowboarding, watching football and line dancing. Peter’s life motto is “you should live this life always expecting something great is about to happen to you.” Could meeting Hannah be that next great thing?
Peter’s grandma’s name is Rose. He once took a girl on a sunset flight to Santa Barbara for dinner. Even though he is a man of the world, Peter still lives at home.
A “roller boy” from Phialdelphia, PA
Ryan is an adventurous risk-taker from Philly. When he’s not spending time outdoors hiking or rock climbing, he is passionately working as a data analyst to improve healthcare for women. Ryan says he’s never been in love, but he’s hoping that Hannah can change that.
Ryan was his high school valedictorian. He is a skilled tightrope walker: He once walked a 1-inch wire over a 300-foot canyon in Utah. His favorite food is ice cream and though he loves being outdoors, birds freak him out.
A software sales executive from Chicago, IL
Scott is a sales executive from the Windy City. When he’s not closing deals, he likes to day drink with his buds on rooftops and watch sports. Scott says that he’s a great catch because “I’m employed with a real job and have friends who are a blast to be around. Along with all that, I come from a great family.” Okay, Scott, you’ve convinced us. Now it’s up to you to make our Bachelorette feel the same.
Scott is an admirer of Kris Jenner. He says he is very skilled at schmoozing waitresses into giving him free food and drinks. Just for fun, Scott once ran in a circle around the mall food court, acting like a flying chicken.
An international pro basketball player from Detroit, MI
Before Thomas was a national recruiter for big energy business, he was an international basketball star. He played overseas for a year but is happy to now have settled in Michigan, where his family still lives. Thomas says the person he loves most in the world is his mother because she cares for him like no one else can. Will that change when he meets Hannah?
Thomas’ family has never met anyone he’s dated. He loves going to clubs and dancing to EDM music. His nickname in basketball was “Mr. Fourth Quarter.”
Tyler C., 26
A general contractor from Jupiter, FL
Don’t let Tyler C.’s good looks fool you. This stud has his MBA from Florida Atlantic University and kills it as a general contractor in his hometown of Jupiter, Florida. When he’s not working, he’s spending time with his family, scuba diving and hanging out with his rescue dog, Harley. Tyler’s only been in one serious relationship but says he will know when he meets the right one because that love will “smack him right in the face.”
Tyler LOVES to dance. He says his friends get embarrassed by how intense he gets on the dance floor, but he doesn’t care. He was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens but had to leave football because of a bad shoulder injury. Skydiving is at the top of Tyler’s bucket list.
Tyler G., 28
A psychology graduate student from Boca Raton, FL
Tyler G. is a very laid-back guy with a go-with-the-flow kind of attitude. He avoids clubs at all costs and would much rather spend time reading, going to Soul Cycle or relaxing on his boat. Tyler considers himself a modern romantic and is looking for his equal match, who he says is a confident girl that isn’t afraid to lay it all out on the table and is one that can make him laugh. Knock, knock. Who’s there? Hannah!
Tyler’s life goal is to get his PhD in psychology and become a clinical psychologist. He adheres to a strict Keto diet and has a side business in Dream Therapy Analysis.
The Bachelorette premieres Monday at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.