Gabby Windey and Rachel Recchia will both be handing out roses when The Bachelorette returns for its nineteenth season.
WARNING: STOP READING IF YOU DON’T WANT SPOILERS FOR BACHELORette SEASON 19.
The women captured hearts across the country after their emotional departures on Clayton Echard’s season of The Bachelor. But, as ABC announced, “Rachel and Gabby have put their breakups on the back burner and are ready to find their person … even if it means breaking all the rules on the first night.”
Jesse Palmer will return as host after making his debut in Echard’s season.
Here’s what you need to know:
Thirty-two men will greet Windey and Recchia outside of the Bachelor Mansion. According to the episode description, the potential suitors arrive in “hopes to woo the ladies with their charms, but they’ll soon realize that it takes more than good looks and a memorable performance to win the heart of one of these bachelorettes.” ”
The 32 contestants vying for the hearts of the Bachelorettes are:
Each season, Bachelor Nation leads give someone who made an early impression a first impression before the rose ceremony. The franchise’s female stars have a better track record, with most recipients making it into the bottom four. According to Us Weekly, eight Bachelorettes have passed their first impression rose to their eventual winner.
The two men receiving the Windey and Recchia roses were not spoiled. But given the track record, it’s probably two of the eight men who made it to Hometown Dates.
According to Reality Steve, Recchia’s final four men are Aven Jones, Tyler Norris, Zach Shallcross and Tino Franco. Based on photos from the season, @bachelorwhatever on Instagram believes Franco will receive the coveted rose.
Reality Steve also reported that three of Windey’s last four men are Erich Schwer, Jason Alabaster and Johnny DePhillippo. He also wrote on Instagram, “I’m not 100% sure but there is circumstantial evidence that leads me to believe she filmed an April 29th hometown with Justin Budfuloski.”
After Echard’s return to the Bachelor Mansion, The Bachelorette follows suit. This is the first time the female-led iteration has been filmed at this location since the pandemic began.
The seasons for Clare Crawley, Tayshia Adams, Matt James and Katie Thurston were all filmed in a “bubble”. This means the production took place after everyone had been quarantined and tested, with all the dates and rose ceremonies taking place entirely at one resort. Michelle Young presented a hybrid that took place partly at a resort before visiting her hometown and then finishing the season in Mexico.
As the show’s official Instagram account wrote, “The Bachelor Mansion suits these two.”
Season 19 of The Bachelorette premieres July 11, 2022 at 8 p.m. Eastern time and 7 p.m. Central time.
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