Katie Thurston's 'Bachelorette' Cast: Every Detail We Know

Including familiar faces, several athletes, and a famous rapper's brother.

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Katie Thurston's Bachelorette season comes at a difficult time for the Bachelor franchise. What should have been a breath of fresh air for the Bachelor-verse—the casting of Matt James as the first Black Bachelor—went up in smoke at the beginning of 2021, when Matt's season was marred by bullying and racism. Longtime host Chris Harrison attempted to defend said racism and was ejected from the franchise, leaving Katie's upcoming season the most uncertain yet. But the lead's refreshing candor and sex positivity, in addition to an intriguing slate of contestants and two charismatic hosts, has made Katie's season a rare win for the franchise. The below is a full list of Katie's original contestants, with her final four up top (if you want full spoilers, check out our guide to everything that happens, including Katie's top four and eventual winner). And Katie's season might not be the last you see of these men—as we've marked below, several of the below show up on Bachelor in Paradise this year.

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Greg Grippo, 27
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ABC

One of two carryover contestants from Clare/Tayshia's season (not including Moynes), Grippo is from Edison, NJ, and (spoiler alert!!) got Thurston's first impression rose. So he's absolutely one to watch. He went to St. Michael's College, where his attractiveness was noted thanks to an anonymous, unofficial school Twitter (lol).

Current status: Still in the competition

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Blake Moynes, 30
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ABC

If you're thinking Hang on, I've seen that guy before, it's because Moynes was a major player in the last season of the Bachelorette, competing for both Clare Crawley and Tayshia Adams's hearts. Moynes wasn't in the initial ABC lineup of Katie's men, but joins the show mid-season.

Current status: Still in the competition

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Justin Glaze, 26
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ABC

From Ellicott City, MD, Glaze did track and field at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, is a sales consultant at T. Rowe Price, and is also a (pretty good!) artist.

Current status: Still in the competition

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Michael Allio, 36
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ABC

This single dad of a son, James (per Instagram), lives in Akron, OH. His wife Laura, who passed away in 2019 of breast cancer, spurred Allio to create The L4 Project. He's also a business founder.

Current status: Made final 4, then left

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Connor Brennan, 29
ABC

Brennan's from Columbia, IL, and is a musician (according to Reality Steve, this is him, which would mean he now lives in Nashville. Just like Jed Wyatt...).

Current status: Gone, but will be on Paradise

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Aaron Clancy, 26
ABC

Clancy hails from Walnut, CA. It looks like he was a swimmer at UC San Diego and is an impressive 6'4". He's now an account exec at Health IQ.

Current status: Gone, but will be on Paradise

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James Bonsall, 30
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ABC

Thanks to Instagram, we know that Bonsall lives in San Diego (he's from New York, NY). It looks like he works for Paycor after having gone to State University of New York College at Cortland.

Current status: Gone, but will be on Paradise

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Tre Cooper, 26
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ABC

Cooper hails from Covington, GA, and does have Instagram. Aside from knowing he potentially went to Georgia State University and works as a software engineer at the Home Depot, that's about all the info we have.

Current status: Gone, but will be on Paradise

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Andrew Milcovich, 31
ABC

Milcovich is from Walnut Hill, CA, and he has Instagram. He played water polo at Pepperdine and now works as an associate attorney.

Current status: Gone

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Andrew Spencer, 26
ABC

This Waukegan, IL, native might look familiar—he's apparently Clay Harbor's cousin. Via his Instagram, he played football at Winona State University and now plays for the Dacia Vienna Vikings in Austria.

Current status: Gone

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Austin Tinsley, 25
ABC

Tinsley hails from Mission Viejo, CA, and his Instagram is here. Per his LinkedIn, he's a graduate of California State University-Sacramento, where he did track and field.

Current status: Gone

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Bao Wu, 36
ABC

This Concord, NH, native lives in San Diego and is into real estate and stocks, per his Instagram (it looks like his realtor profile is here). He's also a fur-daddy to two adorable animals.

Current status: Gone

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Brandon Torres, 26
ABC

Torres is from Mokena, IL, but per his Instagram he moved from Chicago to Tokyo to New York. Also per his Instagram, he's family-oriented and into motorcycles and travel.

Current status: Gone

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Brendan Scanzano, 26
ABC

Scanzano's a Toronto, Canada, native, customer rep at Scotiabank, Texas A&M grad, part-time model, and dog-lover, per his Instagram.

Current status: Gone

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Christian Smith, 26
ABC

From Newburyport, MA, this life coach and real estate agent is a "professional optimist," per Instagram.

Current status: Gone

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Cody Menk, 27
ABC

Menk, from Montclair, NJ, currently lives in San Diego, CA, per his Instagram. He went to High Point University and now is an account manager for Zip-Pak.

Current status: Gone

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Conor Costello, 28
ABC

Costello lives in Newport Beach, CA, but is originally from Edmond, OK. He played baseball for Oklahoma State (per Instagram) and in the minor leagues and is now an account manager at Apex Systems.

Current status: Gone

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David Scott, 27
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ABC

Another Nashville, TN, resident, Scott hails from New York, NY, and does have Instagram.

Current status: Gone

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Dennis Walega, 26
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ABC

Walega, who's from Chicago, IL, is a police officer at Village of Barrington Hills and a Western Illinois University grad. He is, per Insta, huge into travel.

Current status: Gone

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Gabriel Everett, 35
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ABC

This Charlotte, NC, might be familiar to you if you watched season two of Make Me a Supermodel on Bravo. Apparently he went to Belmont University and studied PR.

Current status: Gone

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Garrett Schwartz, 29
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ABC

Schwartz is from Salinas, CA and apparently still lives there, per Instagram. He played baseball at Sonoma State University and is now a product marketing manager at Adobe.

Current status: Gone

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Hunter Montgomery, 34
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ABC

This San Angelo, TX, native has something in common with Tayshia Adam's final pick Zac Clark: He's a former addict who is now a "motivator and mentor," per LinkedIn. He works at Workday, is a single dad who now lives in Houston, per Instagram, and is apparently on TikTok too.

Current status: Gone

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Jeff Caravello, 31
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ABC

Caravello, from Cranford, NJ, lives in Brooklyn, NY. He still channels that athleticism A LOT, according to his Insta.

Current status: Gone

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John Hershey, 27
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ABC

Paging Pilot Pete: this Santa Cruz, CA, is apparently training to be a pilot. He had an Instagram @johnalexhershey, but it's not available. His Facebook is still active.

Current status: Gone

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Joshua Tylerbest, 25
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ABC

Per Insta, this Pembroke Pines, FL, native is a University of Florida alum and a sales consultant at Invisors in Miami.

Current status: Gone

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Karl Smith, 33
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ABC

The second of the "carryover" bachelors from Crawley/Adams' season, Smith's a motivational speaker from Miami, FL, and founder of Next Level Success per Instagram. His website has clips of his speaking work.

Current status: Gone

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Kyle Howard, 26
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ABC

The "original golden retriever," per Instagram (lol), Howard is from Sarasota, FL, and is a two-time University of Florida alum and huge traveler. He's now a technical recruiter at Lorien.

Current status: Gone

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Landon Goesling, 25
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ABC

Now living in Dallas, TX, Goesling is from Bakersfield, CA, played college football at the University of Houston, and is a high school basketball coach and a trainer, per Insta.

Current status: Gone

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Marcus Lathan, 30
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ABC

This realtor is also a model and DJ (thanks, Instagram!) from Vancouver, WA. He went to Washington State University Vancouver.

Current status: Gone

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Marty Hargrove, 25
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ABC

This Reno, NV, native is a model and actor who played football and did track and field at Dakota State College.

Current status: Gone

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Mike Planeta, 31
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ABC

"Mikey" is from Surprise, AZ, and lives in San Diego, CA. He played college at Point Loma Nazarene University and baseball in the minors; he's a trainer and dog-lover, per Insta.

Current status: Gone

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Quartney Mixon, 26
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ABC

This Arlington, TX, native is a sales rep at CPM Medical, and got a degree from Stephen F Austin University. His mom passed away when he was in college. He's also owner of Iron Muscle Nutrition, per Insta.

Current status: Gone

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Tanner Guisness, 28
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ABC

This native of Del Mar, CA, is now the owner of Dyeislife (bringing together Beer Die and Snappa players, per Instagram). He's a University of Colorado Boulder alum and lives in San Diego now. Huge dog-lover, too!

Current status: Gone

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Thomas Jacobs, 28
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ABC

Jacobs is from (and lives in) San Diego, CA, thanks to his Instagram. He's a real estate agent, and per his bio, he grew up in a military family and played basketball at the University of San Diego.

Current status: Gone

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Viktor Simco, 32
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ABC

Simco's from Galveston, TX and, per, Instagram, is a veteran housing advocate who's super into fitness, surfing, and snowboarding. He's rapper Riff Raff's younger brother(!) and regularly talks about his mom and late father.

Current status: Gone

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