The Bachelorette announces contestants for upcoming season

ABC releases biographies of the Bachelorette contestants. The new season starts 8pm CST May 23.
The Bachelorette

The new season of the Bachelorette begins airing 8 p.m. central time Monday, May 23 and the recently released profiles of the bachelors already have fans buzzing.

Season 12 features JoJo Fletcher, who had her heart broken by former Bachelor Ben Higgins. The 25-year-old real estate agent will meet 26 men who want to win her heart. The men range from veterans and firefighters to bankers and former pro football players.

Which will you cheer for?

Click here to read the contestants’ full biographies 

Alex, 26, a U.S. Marine from Oceanside, CA

Ali, 27, a bartender from Santa Monica, CA

Brandon, 28, a hipster from Los Angeles, CA

Chad, 28, a luxury real estate agent from Tulsa, OK

Chase, 27, a medical sale representative from Highlands Ranch, CO

Christian, 26, a telecom consultant from Los Angeles, CA

Colin “Coley,” 27, a real estate consultant from Chicago, IL

Daniel, 31, a Canadian from Vancouver, B.C., Canada

Derek, 29, a commercial banker from Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Evan, 33, an erectile dysfunction specialist from Nashville, TN

Grant, 28, a firefighter from San Francisco, CA

Jake, 26, a landscape architect from Playa Vista, CA

James F., 34, a boxing club owner from Nashville, TN

James S., 27, a “Bachelor” superfan from Phoenix, AZ

James Taylor, 29, a singer-songwriter from Katy, TX

Jonathan, 29, a technical sales representative from Vancouver, B.C., Canada

Jordan, 27, a former pro quarterback, Chico, CA

Luke, 31, a war veteran from Burnet, TX

Nick B., 33, an electrical engineer, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Nick S., 26, a software salesman from San Francisco, CA

Peter, 26, a staffing agency manager from Chicago, IL

Robert “Robby,” 27, a former competitive swimmer from Jacksonville, FL

Sal, 28, an operations manager from Fort Lauderdale, FL

Vincent “Vinny,” 28, a barber from Delray Beach, FL

Wells, 31, a radio DJ from Nashville, TN

William “Will,” 26, a civil engineer from Jersey City, NJ