Unfortunately for these gents, the overwhelming majority of voices were…underwhelmed.
For the first time ever, we are giving you an early look at the men who may be on #TheBachelorette. Leave a 🌹 for who would get your first impression rose: https://t.co/ul470sTTBr pic.twitter.com/7TSUKrTs61
— The Bachelorette (@BacheloretteABC) March 14, 2019
While it’s unfair to give these dudes anything but the benefit of the doubt—you can’t judge a book by its cover!—people just expected a little more for Hannah B when it came to ~bachelor~ options.
None of these guys are cutting it. pic.twitter.com/SfCkhBOkhW
— ChargerVoomSpears (@TheChargerVoom) March 14, 2019
I’m sure they all have great personalities… pic.twitter.com/8XDfyzT04O
— Chelsea Heimann (@chelsjewel) March 14, 2019
— liz (@lizhooper__) March 14, 2019
One of the deepest burns was by Twitter user @ashleyyjaade, who (tbh, not incorrectly) said many of the dudes look like they’d hang out with last season’s bach, racecar driver and enormous d-bag Arie Luyendyk Jr.
Most of them look like they would be friends with Arie. GTG. pic.twitter.com/g8s4KoXmX4
— ⓐⓢⓗⓛⓔⓨ (@ashleyyjaade) March 14, 2019
But the true savagery shone through on Facebook, where ABC posted photos of each of the 37 potential contenders.
Ben G. (30) Charlotte, NC
Connor S. (24) Dallas, TX
Daron B. (25) Atlanta, GA
Devin H. (27) Sherman Oaks, CA
Dylan B. (24) San Diego, CA
Grant E. (30) San Clemente, CA
Joe B. (30) Chicago, IL
Joe R. (27) Staten Island, NY
John Paul J. (24) New Carrolton, MD
Luke P. (24) Gainesville, GA
Luke S. (29) Washington DC
Tyler G. (28) Boca Raton, FL
While some felt ABC did Hannah B. dirty, others argued that it was actually the guys they did dirty with their poorly shot and chosen photos.
They did these guys dirty with these photos. I stalked a couple of them (and know another one IRL) and they’re hot. Need a better photographer ABC.
— Team Hannah G. (@brunchwithnat) March 14, 2019
And it’s true that photos often don’t do people justice.
THESE POOR FELLAS DONT DESERVE THIS (THE MEMORY OF PHOTO RELEASE DAY STILL MAKES ME CRY)
— Evan Bass (@ebassclinics) March 14, 2019
However, the ratio of white men to non-white men is still far too large.
Are these stock photos searchable under “white men”?
— ashley (@saltysalute_) March 14, 2019
Why wasn’t Tayshia selected as the next Bachelorette? Also, when are we finally going to see an Asian, Latino and/or African-American Bachelor? Believe it or not, men from these groups represent a large portion of the US population.
— Craig M. Muckle (@cmmuckle) March 14, 2019
What do you think of the new crop of potential Bachelorette contestants? Sound off in the comments! 🔈🔈🔈