'The Bachelorette' Season 18: 'Chris Brown' lookalike Nayte Olukoya bags first impression rose
The excitement, tension and romance are at an all-time high, with the first episode of 'The Bachelorette' Season 18 finally here. With 30 men all hoping to win Michelle Young's heart, the competition is as fierce as it gets. And it all boils down to making the right first impression, as it set the tone for the entire season.
Season 18 is already off to a bang, with Ryan Fox's playbook being exposed and Joe Coleman's previous connection to Michelle coming to light. But, despite all these ups and downs, one man managed to make his mark and set himself apart from the rest -- yes, we're talking about Nayte Olukoya.
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Being the first person to walk out and meet Michelle is added pressure, seeing that 29 men follow after you. It would've been easy for Michelle to forget Nayte among the ground, but he seems to have charmed her right from the get-go. They both sat down for a one-on-one chat during the cocktail party and had a very open conversation. He told her that although he had a great childhood, he never saw affection between his parents in any form. That is something he wanted to change for himself and his own future family. He was vulnerable and honest with Michelle, two aspects she appreciated. So when it came down to the first impression rose, it was no surprise that Natye stood out to her. She took him aside and gave him said rose, and the two even shared a kiss, making it the first of the season -- Natye not only stole the first rose but a kiss as well.
Concerning the fans' verdict about him, it turns out; everyone is currently Team Nayte. Moreover, they already are sure that anyone out of the lot stands to win the season, it is probably him. And let's just say they're not entirely wrong here.
"Nayte was the main character in that trailer, which makes me more confident that he's her man #Bachelorette" tweeted a fan. "Nayte got a firework date? Yep, he winning. #Bachelorette" added another. "You could tell Michelle was smitten over Nayte during first impression that she almost cancelled the night right there #Bachelorette" pointed out another.
"my boy Nayte got the first impression rose and the first kiss! LET'S GO! #TheBachelorette #Bachelorette" tweeted a fan.
Nayte was the main character in that trailer, which makes me more confident that he’s her man #Bachelorette— U (@ReaIitytvhoe) October 20, 2021
You could tell Michelle was smitten over Nayte during first impression that she almost cancelled the night right there #Bachelorette— Cameron Arduini (@CameronJArduini) October 20, 2021
Fans also noticed something peculiar about Nayte -- the fact that he resembles Chris Brown quite a bit! "My husband said Nayte looks like Chris Brown and I really hate him for saying that #Bachelorette" tweeted a fan. "Nayte is giving me Chris Brown and it's getting weird #BacheloretteABC #Bachelorette" chimmed in another. "Nayte a 6'8 Chris Brown he won #Bachelorette" tweeted a fan.
My husband said Nayte looks like Chris Brown and I really hate him for saying that #Bachelorette— Khadijah of House Tyrell (@khadijasummers) October 20, 2021
So, is Nayte your pick for Michelle? Or do you think she's destined to find love in the arms of someone else? Sound off below!
Catch Season 18 of 'The Bachelorette' on Tuesdays at 8 pm EDT on ABC. Episodes are also available on-demand and on Hulu the day following their premieres.