“The Bachelorette” premiered on Monday, May 27, bringing with it 25 smoking hot men! While many were easy on the eyes, not all the guys managed to capture Desiree Hartsock’s interest.
Viewers said goodbye to six contestants vying for Desiree’s heart -- Diogo, Nick R., Mike R., Micah, Larry, and Jonathan. With 19 men left after week one, we’re breaking down the five guys to watch for in season nine of “The Bachelorette.”
Ben Scott, 28, pulled a pretty interesting move on night one -- he brought his 4-year-old son, Brody, with him. The bold introduction could have went either way, and it turns out that Desiree (and the viewers) loved it! “As soon as he stepped out, I’m like, ‘No he didn’t. This is a disaster,’” host Chris Harrison told TVGuide.com. But as Harrison explained, it ended up being “the most precious moment.” The entrepreneur from Lubbock, Texas, ended up winning the first impression rose thanks to his son Ben and his love of the outdoors. As Des said, he does have “husband material!”
Zak Waddell definitely caught viewers eyes on Monday night. The drilling fluid engineer from Dallas stepped out of the limo shirtless to show off his killer abs. Attempting to get Des’ attention throughout the night, Zak took his shirtless attention seeking to the next level by diving into the pool. While Des didn’t jump in with him, Zak did manage to get a rose -- probably for those abs.
Bryden Vukasin, a 26-year-old Iraq war veteran from Havre, Mont., started off the night by telling Des that she looked stunning and that Sean made a big mistake (duh!). Bryden won Des and the viewers over by talking about how much he loves his dog, and how he bonded with a kid while in Iraq.
Drew Kenney is definitely a smoke show, which we’re sure is one of the reasons why Desiree decided to give him a rose during the premiere. The 27-year-old is a digital marketing analyst from Scottsdale, Ariz., who love to snowboard, surf, and play basketball. Drew gets his rose after having a nice talk with Des.
Brooks Forester, 28, is from Salt Lake City and works in sales and marketing. While a first impression of Brooks was nothing special, we have to keep him as one of the five guys to watch because of this pretty massive SPOILER.