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'The Bachelorette' Season 18: Meet the 30 contestants set to woo Michelle Young

Ready to begin her own love story, here's a look at the 30 men vying for Michelle Young's hand in 'The Bachelorette'
'The Bachelorette' stars Michelle Young (ABC/Sami Drasin)
'The Bachelorette' stars Michelle Young (ABC/Sami Drasin)

Finding love and dealing with heartache is all a part of the parcel for the Bachelor Nation fans. With 'Bachelor in Paradise' coming to an end, some couples walked away into the sunset, while others dealt with heartbreak. But don't let that be a bummer because there is something exciting to look forwards to -- yes, we're talking about 'The Bachelorette' Season 18.

Michelle Young won hearts the moment she made her way on Matt James season. Although Matt James didn't think she was the one for him, Michelle is now ready to begin her own journey and find love. With 30 men hoping to win her affection and hand, here's a look at the cast of Michelle Young's season!


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Alec is a 29-year-old Engineer from North Charleston, South Carolina. 
As per his ABC bio -- "Alec lives to make the most out of every day. After his first marriage ended, Alec learned a lot about the value of commitment and what it takes to truly make love last, so he is not here to waste anyone's time."

ABC’s 'The Bachelorette' stars Alec (ABC/Craig Sjodin)

Brandon J.

Brandon J is a 26-year-old Traveling Nurse Recruiter from Portland, Oregon. 
As per his ABC bio -- "Brandon J. may be young, but he knows exactly what he wants in life and is very serious about finding the one with whom to settle down. He is kind, confident and looking for a wife whose passionate personality can keep up with his."

ABC’s 'The Bachelorette' stars Brandon J (ABC/Craig Sjodin)

Brandon K.

Brandon K is a 29-year-old Brand Manager from Austin, Texas. 
As per his ABC bio -- "Brandon K. is a polished Southern gentleman who just hasn't found the right one yet. He is looking for love that is playful and feisty, and says that his dream woman will be able to make even the most mundane of moments special."

ABC’s 'The Bachelorette' stars Brandon K (ABC/Craig Sjodin)


Bryan is a 31-year old NFL player from Chicago, Illinois. As per his ABC bio -- "Bryan is not your stereotypical jock – he's a foodie, religious, family-oriented, completely down to earth and all about finding himself a wife."

ABC’s 'The Bachelorette' stars Bryan (ABC/Craig Sjodin)


Casey is a 31-year-old Advertising Creative Director from Miami Beach, Florida. As per his ABC bio -- "Casey is at the point in his life where he wants something serious and long-lasting."

ABC’s 'The Bachelorette' stars Casey (ABC/Craig Sjodin)

Chris G.

Chris G is a 28-year-old Motivational Speaker, from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. As per his ABC bio -- "For Chris G., commitment is the name of the game. As kindhearted as you would expect any Canadian man to be, Chris G. says he is looking for a genuine connection and for someone who is all in on him the way he is on her."

ABC’s 'The Bachelorette' stars Chris G. (ABC/Craig Sjodin)

Chris S.

Chris S is a 28-year-old Commodities Broker from West Hollywood, California. As per his ABC bio -- "This Southern gentleman-turned-California beach boy is ready to find love! Chris S.' friends describe him as goofy and easygoing, but when it comes to relationships, he isn't here to joke around."

ABC’s 'The Bachelorette' stars Chris S. (ABC/Craig Sjodin)


Clayton is a 28-year-old Medical Sales Representative from Columbia, Missouri. As per his ABC bio -- "Clayton is a Missouri thoroughbred who has it all – good looks, a great job and a wonderful family. The only thing missing is the perfect woman with whom to share his life."

ABC’s 'The Bachelorette' stars Clayton (ABC/Craig Sjodin)


Daniel is a 26-year-old Firefighter from Austin, Texas. As per his ABC bio -- "Daniel brings the heat in all aspects of his life! He's living out his childhood dream of being a firefighter and spends his free time playing sports, swimming, hiking and biking. His favorite thing in the world is being an uncle to his four nieces, and now he's ready to settle down and have a family of his own."

ABC’s 'The Bachelorette' stars Daniel (ABC/Craig Sjodin)


Edward is a 27-year-old Wellness Coach from Los Angeles, California. As per his ABC bio -- "Edward is outgoing, optimistic and a self-proclaimed amazing wingman, but now it's time to focus on finding happiness for himself! He spends most of his weekends exploring new places and needs a woman who isn't afraid of a little adventure."

ABC’s 'The Bachelorette' stars Edward (ABC/Craig Sjodin)


Garrett is a 33-year-old Tech CEO from Salt Lake City, Utah. As per his ABC bio -- "Garrett is not afraid of a little risk. He dropped out of college to start what has become an incredibly successful tech company and spends his free time traveling the world, skydiving, paragliding and speed flying. He is always pushing himself to grow as a person and needs a woman who wants the same for herself."

ABC’s 'The Bachelorette' stars Garrett (ABC/Craig Sjodin)


Jack is a 30-year-old Former Army Officer from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. As per his ABC bio -- "Jack is a sweet and compassionate man who is ready to start the next chapter of his life. He is incredibly loyal, especially when it comes to his family, and he describes himself as genuine and driven."

ABC’s 'The Bachelorette' stars Jack (ABC/Craig Sjodin)


Jamie is a 32-year-old Biotech CEO from San Diego, California. As per his ABC bio -- "Jamie is a catch. He is a world traveler with a taste for all things and is the type of guy who will show up at the airport and let the ticketing agent decide his destination. Yes, he actually did that and had an amazing week in Uruguay! He has a great job, is extremely smart and has a healthy idea of exactly what he needs in a wife."

ABC’s 'The Bachelorette' stars Jamie (ABC/Craig Sjodin)


Joe is a 28-year-old Real Estate Developer from Minneapolis, Minnesota. As per his ABC bio -- "Joe is a Minnesota-born-and-raised city boy with a heart of gold. He played basketball at the University of Minnesota, and while he says that basketball was his first true love, he's now ready to build a life outside of sports and find a wife."

ABC’s 'The Bachelorette' stars Joe (ABC/Craig Sjodin)


JoMarri is a 26-year-old Personal Trainer from Fresno, California. As per his ABC bio -- "JoMarri says he is a sucker for love! He falls hard and fast, and says that a smile tells you everything you need to know about a person."

ABC’s 'The Bachelorette' stars JoMarri (ABC/Craig Sjodin)


Leroy is a 27-year-old Biomedical PhD Student from Dallas, Texas. As per his ABC bio -- "Leroy is a true academic who has a flair for fashion and a penchant for fun. He was born in Italy to parents who emigrated from Ghana and then moved with his family to the U.S. in pursuit of the American dream. He has worked incredibly hard in his educational pursuits, and now as that chapter of his life comes to a close, Leroy wants to find someone with whom he can share his beautiful world."

ABC’s 'The Bachelorette' stars Leroy (ABC/Craig Sjodin)


LT is a 38-year-old Yoga Guru from Bellevue, Washington. As per his ABC bio -- "LT has never had to worry about much in his life. He is very much fulfilled professionally and in his family life – the only thing missing? Someone to share all his happiness with!"

ABC’s 'The Bachelorette' stars LT (ABC/Craig Sjodin)


Martin is a 29-year-old Personal Trainer from Miami, Florida. As per his ABC bio -- "At any given time, Martin can be found working out on a beach in Miami. A passionate and disciplined man, he spends his days perfecting his physique and spending time with his loud, fun family who emigrated from Argentina when he was 10 years old. Martin says he gets his passion from his parents and credits them for teaching him how a husband should treat his wife."

ABC’s 'The Bachelorette' stars Martin (ABC/Craig Sjodin)


Mollique is a 36-year-old Academic Administrator from San Diego, California. As per his ABC bio -- "Mollique is a hopeless romantic who is SO ready to find his person. Raised by women all around him, he describes himself as a domesticated renaissance man who believes wholeheartedly in the power of love and family."

ABC’s 'The Bachelorette' stars Mollique (ABC/Craig Sjodin)


Nayte is a 27-year-old Sales Executive from Austin, Texas. As per his ABC bio -- "When you walk into a room, it's hard not to notice Nayte. He has a smile that sparkles like the stars, he is always the life of the party; and to boot, he is a 6-foot, eight-inch Adonis of a man. Nayte doesn't have trouble meeting women, but as he edges closer to 30, he's more focused on finding a long-lasting relationship that will go the distance."

ABC’s 'The Bachelorette' stars Nayte (ABC/Craig Sjodin)


Olumide is a 27-year-old IT Analyst from Newark, New Jersey. As per his ABC bio -- "A former D1 hooper at Rutgers University, Olu knows how to compete at a high level and is coming here with one thing on his mind – Michelle!"

ABC’s 'The Bachelorette' stars Olumide (ABC/Craig Sjodin)


Pardeep is a 30-year-old Neuroscientist from Brooklyn, New York. As per his ABC bio -- "Pardeep is the perfect combo of looks and intelligence! For work, he studies the brain to find cures for diseases like Parkinson's and Alzheimer's; and though he spends his days buttoned up in a lab, when he has free time, he's anything but serious."

ABC’s 'The Bachelorette' stars Pardeep (ABC/Craig Sjodin)


Peter is a 26-year-old pizzapreneur from Port St. Joe, Florida. As per his ABC bio -- "Peter is a hopeless romantic who commits for the long haul. He is a man of passion, and when he decided to professionally pursue his love of food, he moved all the way to Italy to study the cuisine firsthand. Now that he's fulfilled his childhood dream of opening up his own – very successful – pizzeria, he's ready to find his person and build his culinary empire."

ABC’s 'The Bachelorette' stars Peter (ABC/Craig Sjodin)


PJ is a 30-year-old firefighter from Houston, Texas. As per his ABC bio -- "PJ is a natural caretaker. He loves his job as a firefighter and is someone who wants to make sure that the people he loves are always happy, protected, and healthy. He's very ready to get married and have a family of his own, but he just wants to make sure that when he does settle down, it's with the right woman."

ABC’s 'The Bachelorette' stars PJ (ABC/Craig Sjodin)


Rick is a 32-year-old Medical Sales Representative from Los Angeles, California. As per his ABC bio -- "Rick is a self-proclaimed hopeless romantic who has been thinking about his future wife for as long as he can remember."

ABC’s 'The Bachelorette' stars Rick (ABC/Craig Sjodin)


Rodney is a 29-year-old Sales Representative from Rancho Cucamonga, California. As per his ABC bio -- "Rodney is a glass-half-full kind of guy. After his dreams of playing in the NFL were shattered by a career-ending injury, Rodney picked himself up and redirected his ambition. He has a great job he enjoys, but he says life would be better if there was someone he loved waiting for him at home every night."

ABC’s 'The Bachelorette' stars Rodney (ABC/Craig Sjodin)


Romeo is a 32-year-old Mathematician from New York City, New York. As per his ABC bio -- "For Romeo, math has always come easy. The one equation he has yet to solve though is Romeo + X = True Love, and this Harvard graduate is here to find that missing variable!"

ABC’s 'The Bachelorette' stars Romeo (ABC/Craig Sjodin)


Ryan is a 30-year-old Environmental Consultant from San Jose, California. As per his ABC bio -- "Ryan is compassionate, competitive and motivated. He dreams about bringing the perfect woman home to his family raisin ranch to enjoy the picturesque sunset of central California, and he is hopeful that Michelle is the one for him."

ABC’s 'The Bachelorette' stars Ryan (ABC/Craig Sjodin)


Spencer is a 25-year-old Financial Crimes Analyst from Cleveland, Ohio. As per his ABC bio -- "Spencer is an amazing catch – he is athletic, has a great job and is incredibly smart. According to the most important person in his life, he is also the world's best dad. Spencer's son is the inspiration that makes him want to be a better man every day; and while he hasn't dated much since his birth, he's here now to find a wife and hopefully expand his already wonderful family."

ABC’s 'The Bachelorette' stars Spencer (ABC/Craig Sjodin)


Will is a 28-year-old Academic Interventionist from Grand Rapids, Michigan. As per his ABC bio -- "Will describes himself as classy, swaggy and sharp. He is more than ready to make a substantial connection with someone and is also very tired of being the only single one in his group of friends."

ABC’s 'The Bachelorette' stars Will (ABC/Craig Sjodin)

Who do you think is going to win Michelle over? Sound off below and let us know!
Catch Season 18 of 'The Bachelorette' on Tuesday, October 19 at 8 pm EDT on ABC. Episodes are also available on-demand and on Hulu the day following their premieres.