Why Does Cam Have a Rose on 'The Bachelorette'?

Hannah Brown's Bachelorette season is also going off with a bang. Not only has she already given her first impression rose, she'd also given a rose previously, so two guys are already off to a major head start on the road to that final rose. Here's everything we know about the two guys.

Social group, Event, Team, Suit, Formal wear, Tuxedo, Ceremony, Family,
(Image credit: ABC)

Spoilers for the premiere of The Bachelorette

Hannah Brown's Bachelorette season is also going off with a bang (in one case, literally, with "The Box King" jumping out at her and making big package jokes. This season's guys are really dramatic, I can already tell.). Not only has she already given her first impression rose, she'd also given a rose previously, so two guys are already off to a major head start on the road to that final rose. Here's everything we know about the two guys.

Hannah got an advanced look at five guys when she was announced as bachelorette in Colton Underwood's "After the Final Rose Ceremony" from his season of The Bachelor. One of them, Cam—the "dance floor king" from Texas—got an initial rose from Hannah.

Photograph, Green, Red, Yellow, Fashion, Event, Fun, Formal wear, Suit, Performance,

(Image credit: John Fleenor)

During the premiere, Chris Harrison re-emphasized that Cam already had a rose, so he's probably safe from the axe, at least tonight. Tonight, Cam threw caution to the wind, rapping AND blowing rose petals to Hannah, so he's 100%...leading with confidence.

He also snagged the first kiss, saying that technically it was his second date with Hannah. WHOA.

The second guy is Luke Parker, who's shown up in promos and is thought to be a frontrunner. He's also the dude who literally climbed on a car and roared at her and told her he was "king of the jungle," lol. He's a former football player, obsessed with Crossfit, and Southern like Hannah. He also grabbed her first from the rest of the guys, and told her he was super, super into her. She agreed—their chemistry is hawt.

I'm sensing a theme—the more over the top the better, I think, is the key to standing out right away for Hannahbama. 

For more stories like this, including celebrity news, beauty and fashion advice, savvy political commentary, and fascinating features, sign up for the Marie Claire newsletter.


Katherine J. Igoe
Contributing Editor

Katherine’s a contributing syndications editor at Marie Claire who covers fashion, culture, and lifestyle. In her role, she writes stories that are syndicated by MSN and other outlets. She’s been a full-time freelancer for over a decade and has had roles with Cosmopolitan (where she covered lifestyle, culture, and fashion SEO content) and Bustle (where she was their movies and culture writer). She has bylines in New York TimesParentsInStyle, Refinery29, and elsewhere. Her work has also been syndicated by ELLEHarper’s BazaarSeventeenGood Housekeeping, and Women’s Health, among others. In addition to her stories reaching millions of readers, content she's written and edited has qualified for a Bell Ringer Award and received a Communicator Award. 

Katherine has a BA in English and art history from the University of Notre Dame and an MA in art business from the Sotheby's Institute of Art (with a focus on marketing/communications). She covers a wide breadth of topics: she's written about how to find the very best petite jeanshow sustainable travel has found its footing on Instagram, and what it's like to be a professional advice-giver in the modern world. Her personal essays have run the gamut from learning to dress as a queer woman to navigating food allergies as a mom. She also has deep knowledge of SEO/EATT, affiliate revenue, commerce, and social media; she regularly edits the work of other writers. She speaks at writing-related events and podcasts about freelancing and journalism, mentors students and other new writers, and consults on coursework. Currently, Katherine lives in Boston with her husband and two kids, and you can follow her on Instagram. If you're wondering about her last name, it’s “I go to dinner,” not “Her huge ego,” but she responds to both.