Who Is Dylan Barbour on Hannah Brown's 'The Bachelorette' Season?

Judging by The Bachelorette previews, Hannah Brown is already letting all her guys know that she's not going to take any crap from anyone this season. In an attempt to identify who might be the source of some of the drama, Chris Harrison said that one bachelor to watch is 24-year-old Dylan Barbour.

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Judging by The Bachelorette previews, Hannah Brown is making sure to let her guys know she's not taking any crap from anybody this season. In an attempt to identify who might be the source of some of the drama—Luke Parker seems like he might be a candidate, for example, judging by promos—Chris Harrison said that one bachelor to watch is 24-year-old Dylan Barbour. Chris obviously didn't specify why Dylan is so important (he just likes to leave little hints here and there, I guess) but there might be some evidence Dylan could be part of a very crucial scene this season. Spoilers for The Bachelorette ahead.

First, here's what to know about this contestant.

He's from the West Coast.

Unlike a lot of Hannah's guys, Dylan's not from the South but instead hails from San Diego, California. Per his bio, "He loves to drive his boat, scuba dive and cook up a big meal," so he's definitely living the #beachlife at home and through travel.

He's a family guy, too: "Dylan has two tattoos: a palm tree on his ankle and a heart with roses on his chest for his mom and dad."

He's an entrepreneur.

Apparently, according to his LinkedIn, Dylan is the cofounder and COO of the Vizer app. Per his bio, Vizer "allows people to work out while donating food to those in need." He apparently used to work in finance, both at Citibank and Morgan Stanley. He graduated from Williams College in Massachusetts in 2016, and his work took him all over the U.S.

He made an impression the first night.

In his introduction during the premiere, Dylan told Hannah that he wanted her to be the Bachelorette (it's a phrase said a lot, but Hannah seemed to dig it) and said he couldn't believe Colton let her go.

He got a rose, so he definitely did something right. Although...

The promos made it look like he got in hot water with Hannah.

The Bachelor shows have a way of editing footage to look different from how it actually plays out. In previews, Hannah says angrily, "I have had sex, and Jesus still loves me," right as the camera cuts to what I think is Dylan (same eyebrows, same black hair, at 3:11) looking ticked off/embarrassed. Then Hannah says, "How dare I be judged by any man?" while she sits and cries.

Reality Steve got intel that the true culprit was different, and that was semi-confirmed by Chris Harrison. Go here to read more, although be warned that season spoilers are at that link.

Dylan made the top nine.

This according to Reality Steve, who's often right about such things. I'm hoping that we get a bit more footage of Dylan at some point and learn a bit more about him, because...

He's apparently now shooting Bachelor in Paradise.

Dylan's becoming part of the Bachelorverse! Though he doesn't score the final rose with Hannah, he apparently won with the producers. Here's what we know about that (again, spoilers at that link).

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