Now that Katie Thurston's season of The Bachelorette is wrapped up, fans are already looking ahead to the upcoming seasons of both Bachelor in Paradise and The Bachelorette, which will next star Michelle Young.
Here's everything we know about the upcoming season:
Young is another contestant from Matt James’s season. Just like Thurston, she made an impression right away and won over tons of fans. She ended up placing second, and her choice for a franchise lead was announced alongside Thurston's, during the After the Final Rose special on March 15.
During that special she revealed (per People), “I really do think this process works…. When you get to set down all the outside distractions and really dive in, I think you can learn a lot about somebody. I'm just excited. I'm ready to get started.”
She’s a teacher. Love school is in session, fellas. She celebrated her profession in June, writing on Instagram, “'Hey Alexa, play 𝒮𝓊𝓂𝓂𝑒𝓇𝓉𝒾𝓂𝑒 by DJ Jazzy and Fresh Prince' 😜 So proud of my fellow teachers for persevering throughout a history-breaking school year ♥️🍎”
Tayshia Adams and Kaitlyn Bristowe will host again. With Chris Harrison gone, these two Bachelorette vets will continue filling in as hosts. They were generally well-received by viewers, though there's no word on whether this will become a “permanent” gig. What if Thurston joins, and then they just keep adding more and more hosts? Hey, that's basically what's happening on BiP.
There will be hoops! Franchise creator Mike Fleiss shared a behind-the-scenes pic of Young on a basketball court, revealing they were “on location.” Love is the slammiest of dunks. We've always said that.
According to Variety's sources, cameras are already rolling on Young's season.
The premiere date. October 19 on ABC.
The suitors. ABC released their photos and bios on Monday, September 27. Here's the full list:
Alec, 29, an engineer from North Charleston, South Carolina
Brandon J., 26, a traveling nurse recruiter from Portland, Oregon
Brandon K., 29, a brand manager from Austin
Bryan, 31, an NFL player from Chicago
Casey, 36, an advertising creative director from Miami Beach
Chris G., 28, a motivational speaker from Halifax, Nova Scotia
Chris S., 28, a commodities broker from West Hollywood
Clayton, 28, a medical sales rep from Columbia, Missouri
Daniel, 26, a firefighter from Austin
Edward, 27, a wellness coach from Los Angeles
Garrett, 33, a tech CEO from Salt Lake City
Jack, 30, a former Army officer from Philadelphia
Jamie, 32, a biotech CEO from San Diego
Joe, 28, a real estate developer from Minneapolis
JoMarri, 26, a personal trainer from Fresno, California
Leroy, 27, a biomedical Ph.D. student from Dallas
LT, 38, a yoga guru from Bellevue, Washington
Martin, 29, a personal trainer from Miami
Mollique, 36, an academic administrator from San Diego
Nayte, 27, a sales executive from Austin
Olu, 27, an IT analyst from Newark, New Jersey
Pardeep, 30, a neuroscientist from Brooklyn
Peter, 26, a pizzapreneur from Port St. Joe, Florida
PJ, 30, a firefighter from Houston
Rick, 32, a medical sales rep from Los Angeles
Rodney, 29, a sales rep from Rancho Cucamonga, California
Romeo, 32, a mathematician from New York City
Ryan, 30, an environmental consultant from San Jose
Spencer, 25, a financial crimes analyst from Cleveland
Will, 28, an academic interventionist from Grand Rapids, Michigan
This post will be updated as more information is revealed.
Originally Appeared on Glamour