'The Bachelorette' Contestants: Meet the 26 Men Vying for JoJo Fletcher's Heart

Aaron Rodgers's brother Jordan, a male model and so much more.

May 12, 2016, 4:03 PM
PHOTO: JoJo Fletcher will be on "The Bachelorette" on the ABC Television Network on May 23, 2016.
THE BACHELORETTE - JoJo Fletcher first stole America's heart on Ben Higgins season of "The Bachelor," where she charmed both Ben and Bachelor Nation with her bubbly personality and sweet, girl-next-door wit and spunk. JoJo embarks on her own journey to find love when she stars in the 12th edition of "The Bachelorette," which premieres on MONDAY, MAY 23 on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/Craig Sjodin)

— -- It's the greatest day of the year, "Bachelorette" fans.

The bios for this season's contestants have been released.

Among the guys competing for JoJo Fletcher's heart: an erectile dysfunction specialist, a U.S. Marine, and yes, NFL quarterback Aaron Rodgers' younger brother, Jordan.

Read on to meet the 26 men who will appear on the reality show's May 23 premiere.

Alex: Alex, a U.S. Marine, describes himself as "self-motivated," and that certainly seems to be accurate: When asked where he sees himself in five years, he gave a fairly straightforward answer: "With a master's degree, running my own business, partnered up with my twin." (Is it safe to assume his twin will be mentioned at several points throughout the show?) It also seems that this contestant could become a chivalrous contender. Rather than tell a crazy party story when asked about the most outrageous thing he's ever done, Alex explained that once he "ripped the door off a totaled, burning car and pulled the unconscious driver out to safety."

Ali: This 27-year-old bartender didn't give didn't give too much detail about himself in his bio, though he's desperately afraid of insects, specifically cockroaches and bees, and loves when his date "dresses sexy."

Brandon: When asked what his occupation is, Brandon wrote, "hipster." He also seems to be on the shy side, as his biggest date fear is "being so attracted to her that I don’t know how to approach her or be myself."

Chad: Chad is a big Matthew McConaughey fan, and quoted the actor's 2014 Oscars speech when asked whose shoes he'd like to fill for a day: "Myself in 10 years, all right, all right, all right!" But then the luxury real estate agents' bio takes an interesting turn, as he answers the question, "What's your greatest achievement to date?" by responding, "Being born good-looking."

Chase: A 6'3" medical sales rep, Chase's ideal woman has an "athletic build, natural beauty and perfect teeth," making him a perfect for "The Bachelorette" (or "Bachelor in Paradise"). But there's more: It's possible that Chase has a deeper backstory with his family, given his response to the question about who he'd like to be for a day: "My dad, to get a better understanding of the decisions he made."

Christian: Christian's bio has it all: sweet details (his ex took his chihuahua and he hopes to spoil grandchildren someday), big dreams (his bucket list includes earning the respect of Mark Cuban and snapping selfies in space) and edge (the most outrageous thing he's ever done is "strip shows and lap dances in college").

Coley: This 6'2" real estate consultant has a pretty standard bio in which he explains that he loves the fourth of July ("because 'Merica"), the "Harry Potter" series, and traveling.

Derek: Derek took his bio very seriously, writing that the person he admires most is Ben Franklin, because "he was able to view the world with childlike wonder to feed his creative/inventive side and balance that with a work ethic that produced massive shifts for the greater good." His best attributes include his "baby blues" and his "thirst for knowledge," and he hates cucumbers.

Daniel: A male model, Daniel considers himself to be the human embodiment of a Lamborghini. He brought it up twice in his bio, writing that he doesn't have a tattoo for the "same reason you don't put stickers on a "Lambo" and that he's "very comfortable" wearing swimwear in public because "why have a 'Lambo' if you park it in the garage?" He doesn't like to be embarrassed on dates, and the worst, he wrote, is when a woman doesn't look as good in person as she does in photos. This guy should be an exciting one to watch.

Evan: Evan describes himself as an "erectile dysfunction expert" who's in touch with his "very powerful and beautiful" sexual energy. (This could make for a very memorable limo exit.) He also has a ton of deal-breakers: "Girls with chipped nail polish, girls who talk too much, narcissists, clingers, girls who have serious food allergies."

Grant: Grant has a sweet side (he's a firefighter who has saved a life) but can also be a bad boy (he evaded police in Mexico on an ATV). His dating history seems spotty though; even though he considers himself to be a romantic, he volunteered that he's been slapped in the face by an ex at a bar.

Jake: Jake, a 6'1" landscape architect, is "humble, intellectual and courageous" and seems to be a very practical guy. His ideal superpower would be to fly (to help people and avoid L.A. traffic) and in five years, he seems himself "married to the 'Bachelorette' with our first child."

James F.: A fitness fanatic who practices carb cycling (a quick Google search shows that this means he cycles high carb days with low ones), this boxing club owner "left the safety of chiropractic to pursue my fitness and acting dreams." Now 34, this proud uncle lists the Bible as one of his favorite books and added that he's currently in the process of having his three tattoos lasered off.

James S.: James S. lists his occupation as "'Bachelor' superfan" and will never "be forced to eat fish" at a sushi restaurant. A self-described romantic who came close to marrying his ex-girlfriend of seven years, he wrote that he has been "intimate with very few women because I think sex is very important and not to be taken lightly." "Never had a one-night stand or any intimacy with anyone I haven’t gotten to know for a while," he added.

James Taylor: No, not James T. He's going by "James Taylor," which is notable, especially because he too is a singer-songwriter. It's also safe to assume that he'll try to develop a friendship with Jordan (more on him below), as his dream job is to be a starting NFL quarterback. "How much fun/pressure would that be?" he wrote. "Hero one week and hated the next…love that pressure."

Jonathan: Jonathan boasts a tattoo of his grandma and lists his greatest achievement as "buying my own home and completing the renovations myself." He's also earnest. When asked, "If you could be someone else for just one day, who would it be and why?" he wrote, "I would be someone incredibly poor in a third world country to see what it’s like and appreciate what I have."

Jordan: There's a lot to like about this contestant, and not just because a hometown date with him could include interviews with his older brother, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. He gave a clever answer to the TMI-baiting question, "What’s the wildest thing you’ve done in the bedroom?" ("Try to hang a TV on the wall without directions or a stud finder," he wrote). Rather than brag about his famous sibling, he gushed about how much he loves his grandparents. "They broke the mold after their generation. They are the most loving people and best example of love and selflessness," he wrote.

Luke: Like Christian, Luke really respects Mark Cuban, and listed him as the person with whom he'd most like to have lunch. A war veteran, he also said that if he could be any superhero, he'd chose Superman because "he's got swag and powers."

Nick B.: One of the older guys in the group, 33-year-old Nick B. reads Ducks Unlimited magazine, has played rugby internationally and would love to get into the head of his future wife, though, he joked, "I'm pretty sure I could only last a day being in a woman's head." Nick B. also raises a question mark about his romantic history, writing that he's never received a romantic present "and I'm not sure why."

Nick S.: A former Eagle Scout, Nick S. seems to admire men of mystery, writing that he'd love to be Don Draper or James Bond because "they kill it." He's chased a mountain lion, hates "scary cheeses" and hopes one day to run a ranch and tomato farm.

Peter: If things don't work out with JoJo, Peter could probably get a job producing "The Bachelor," as his ultimate date includes "doing something active, something where we have to communicate or explore something new. His dream date? Scuba diving in Australia or Fiji then dinner on a beach. He's earnest too. He plans to get a tattoo in honor of his grandfather and wrote that if he could live in any other time period, it would be the "Mesozoic era, so I could see dinosaurs."

Robby: A 27-year-old former competitive swimmer, Robby was the only person who did not say "a rose" is his favorite flower. (For the record, he loves "honeysuckle - delicious!") Robby is a family man who would love to meet his maternal grandfather and gave an interesting answer to the question, "Do you plan on having kids someday?" He responded: "Yes!! And hopefully soon! 3 … 4 … 5 … whatever my future wife and I are comfortable with. But coming from a large family, there’s no chance we stop at two!" Are you listening, JoJo?

Sal: Sal's bio doesn't give a lot of information about him, though he did admit to egging his gym teacher's house when he was in high school. He also wrote that he hates the Kardashians (sorry, Ashley I.) and if asked to bring three things to a desert island, he'd pack a cell phone, a gun, and a portable air conditioner.

Vinny: Vinny loves his mom (she's why he doesn't have tattoos), can cook up a mean Italian meal, and refuses to use turkey meat in place of ground beef. The most outrageous thing he's ever done? "At 16, I flew to Mexico to surprise my boys on spring break."

Wells: Wells is another one in his thirties. A radio DJ who has had great experiences traveling in Africa, he described his dream date as "really good tacos, a great live band, a walk around the city, and wine and cheese on my front porch as Otis Redding plays on my turn table" and admitted that he doesn't love pizza. "That’s weird, but it’s true," he added.

Will: This civil engineer may have a tough time on "The Bachelorette," as his pet peeve is women who talk about "heavy subjects too soon." It's possible that Will could be at the heart of some of this season's more dramatic moments, as he admitted that he can be "competitive, argumentative, stubborn." Still, he added, "I’m working on these!"

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