Okay, are you sitting down? Because I'm about to give you a lot of information. The 2020 season of The Bachelorette saw a major delay, a lead replacement, and two cast shake-ups—basically, in the vernacular of Chris Harrison, the most dramatic season ever (but, like, actually this time). This list of men is the official cast list for Clare Crawley's season: 31 men in all. (Forty-two men were cast, but we'll get to why this list only has 31 contestants on it in just a sec.) And boy, has it been a long road to get here.
Cast your mind back to early 2020. Producers initially cast men for Crawley's season—and then the COVID-19 pandemic hit. The show was put on hold and producers took the opportunity to, uh, take a closer look at the men and get rid of some of the younger ones (there was a 23-year-old, people, and Crawley is 39). They also set up more alternates for her cast in case someone tested positive for COVID-19 while they all isolated on set at the La Quinta Resort & Club in California. Seventeen men were from the original cast; the other 25 were new. But not all 42 cast members were going to make it on screen. This list is the men who do.
Oh, but then. Just in case we weren't already confused enough! Crawley only filmed a few episodes of her season before reportedly zeroing in on one particular contestant and choosing to move forward in a monogamous relationship, off the show. No spoilers in this intro, but we'll indicate who we're talking about in the slideshow. So then, Bachelor alum Tayshia Adams was asked to fill Crawley's shoes and come on as the season's second Bachelorette—the first time on the show this has happened—meaning she'll have her own cast list, which is here.
Details on the men come from their social accounts, Bachelorette spoilers, and Reality Steve, plus their full bios from ABC. I've included Instagram accounts where available (some of the men don't have them). Get to know these guys now, because there's going to be a lot of drama.
Jalawan, 28, is from Irvine, CA, and was a part of the coronavirus recasting. His Instagram is here.
Monar (love the tattoos!) is 30, lives in Phoenix, AZ, and is from Rockport, IN). He's president and CEO of Statum Style. He was part of the original cast who made it through recasting. His Instagram is here.
Moynes is 29 and from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. He was part of the original cast who made it through recasting. He does have Instagram.
Goss, 28, is from Cleveland, OH, and apparently lives in New York. He's a real estate agent and model. He's a new contestant thanks to COVID-19 recasting. His Instagram is here.
Morais, 30, is from Milford, MA, and is an artist, as per his Instagram. He was part of the recasting.
Nick is from Walnut Creek, CA, and is apparently a tech consultant. He was a part of the recasting. His Instagram is here.
Conran is from Salt Lake City, UT (hometown now listed as St. Louis, MO), and is 27. He's a business developer for Stack Rock Group and played baseball at Utah Valley University. He was part of the original cast and made it through recasting. His Instagram is here.
BIG SPOILERS IN THE NEXT SLIDE if you don't want to find out who Crawley (allegedly) quit the show for.
You might already know some things about Moss, but no spoilers here. Moss is 31 and lives in New York, NY (he's from South Dakota). He played football at South Dakota State University and even "got some practice squad time in the NFL," per Reality Steve. He is the owner of Dale Moss Fitness. I am loving that sweater, also. His Instagram is here.
Nwachukwu, 29, from Dallas, TX, played football for Texas A&M and the NFL. Nwachukwu was part of the recasting. He has Instagram.
One of the few original bachelors who came close to Crawley in age, Waisbrot is 36 and from Miami, FL (hometown now listed as Pittsburgh, PA). He's an account executive at CVS Health and went to the University of Pittsburgh. His Instagram is public.
Flowers is apparently a writer, journalist, professor, and director, per his Instagram. He's a new cast member from COVID-19 recasting.
Hall is from Dallas, TX, and is 28. He's an engineer, per his Instagram. He was a part of the COVID-19 recasting.
Smith is 29 and from Oakland Park, FL (hometown listed as Pennsylvania). His Instagram is here. He was an original cast member who made it past recasting.
Higgins, 40, is from Virginia Beach, VA. His Insta is here. He was part of the recasting.
Park, 36, from North Woodmere, NY, is apparently an anesthesiologist voted Top 20 Most Eligible Doctors in NY (per Reality Steve). He was a part of the recasting. His Instagram is here.
Chapman, 26, is from New York, NY (hometown is Connecticut). He attended Fordham University and played football there. His Instagram is here. He was an original cast member who made it past recasting.
Manier, 30, from Deerborn, MI, is a cybersecurity engineer living in Santa Monica, CA. His Instagram is here. He was a part of the recasting.
Braasch, 39, from Oaklawn, IL, now lives in Chicago as a talent buyer, model, and co-owner of The Right Stuff Entertainment, per his Instagram. He was a part of the recasting.
This 38-year-old (around the same age as Crawley!) is from Calgary, Canada. His Instagram is here. He was a part of the original cast and made it past recasting.
Pressley, 37, is from Santa Fe, NM (he now lives in Austin, TX). His Instagram tells us he's the founder and chef of Foxtail Supper Club; He's a dad, sober, and into fitness, too. He was a part of the recasting.
Christian, 30, is from Detroit, MI, lives in New York, and is a lawyer. He was a part of the recasting. His Insta is here.
Stahl, 31, is from St. Pete Beach, FL, and lives in Los Angeles. He apparently works for Stahl Insurance, per his Instagram. He was a part of the recast.
Cottrill's from Morgantown, West Virginia, and is 27. He's an attorney—at Mark Everett, Attorney at Law. He went to West Virginia University for undergrad and law school. His Instagram is here. He was a member of the original cast who survived recasting.
Smith, 36, from Dallas TX, has a number of jobs: He's a music manager, co-owner of an apparel company, and owner of a real estate company, per his Instagram. Per Reality Steve, "Smith is the brother and manager of country artist, Granger Smith, who coincidentally performed for Becca and Garrett's first 1-on-1 date in Utah on her season." He was part of the recasting.
Yosef's 30 and from Daphne, AL. He's divorced and has a 4-year-old daughter. He went to University of South Alabama Mitchell College of Business, he's a territorial manager for Northfield Medical, and he also works as a model. His Instagram is here. He was an original cast member who made it past recasting. Oh, and he might be the season's villain.