The Bachelorette Season 18: Everything We Know

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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