6. Clay Harbor: 30 (will turn 31 while show is airing). Moves around a lot because of football, but lives in Chicago, Phoenix, and New Orleans. Has two brothers, Cory and Cam. Comes from a mixed race family – dad is black and mom is white. Currently an NFL free agent tight end. Has played for the Eagles, Jacksonville, Patriots and Lions. This past season was on the Injured Reserve with the New Orleans Saints. From Dwight, Illinois and played his college ball at Missouri State. Contrary to what US Weekly reported in their “exclusive,” no he didn’t apply for the show on his own. He was recruited to be on.
Facebook – Clay Harbor
Twitter – @clayharbs82
Instagram – clayharbs82
7. Nick Spetsas: 27 (will turn 28 during filming), Palm Coast, FL. Currently an attorney with the Eraclides, Gellman, Hall, Indek, Goodman, Waters & Traverso firm out of their Orlando office specializing in worker’s compensation cases. Attended Loyola University (MD) then Flagler College (hey, Jen Saviano went there. I’m guessing our only two contestants ever from Flagler College), before getting his law degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 2016. Briefly was a swimmer at Loyola (MD).
Instagram – nickspetsas
LinkedIn – Nick Spetsas
You know how else I knew Nick was on the show? His ex-girlfriend announced he was. And she’s actually cheering for him? There’s a first:
8. Rickey Jasper: 27, San Diego, CA. Currently an online personal trainer at www.413healthandfitness.com. Graduated James Madison University in 2012 with a Bachelor’s in Computer Information Systems. In case you couldn’t tell, he’s a bodybuilder:
Facebook – Rickey Jasper
Twitter – @rickeylaneii
Instagram – rickeylaneii
Website – www.413healthandfitness.com
9. Grant Vandevanter: 27, Alamo, CA. Attended Oregon St. University for a year before moving back. Currently works as an electrician and goal is to move to San Francisco to pursue a career as an electrical contractor. Middle of three siblings. Older sister Heather is 29, younger sister Alexa is 22. Had a friend who died in the Marines that might be part of his story. Trained for 6 months to have one professional boxing fight to honor his friend. Also ran the Marine Corps Marathon in DC to honor him as well.
Facebook – Grant Vandevanter
Instagram – gvandevanter
10. David Ravitz: 25, Denver, CO. Graduated from the University of Georgia in 2014 with a degree in Marketing. His parents own Ravitz Family Markets who own 5 ShopRite grocery chain stores in New Jersey.
Facebook – David Ravitz
Twitter – @DavidRavitz (currently set to private)
Instagram – dravitz
LinkedIn – David Ravitz
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March 13, 2018 at 8:32 AM
Already hate Nick’s face.
March 13, 2018 at 8:36 AM
Me too ?
March 13, 2018 at 9:48 AM
Yep. Same here.
I predict David Ravitz for the win. You heard it here first!
March 13, 2018 at 10:27 AM
I’m in the middle of Kaufman’s book now and find it super interesting. I can’t wait to hear what she says on the podcast. One thing about her book that I find super fascinating is how set up the environment is to make people act super out of character and irrationally. It makes me, as a viewer, a bit more sympathetic to the cast. I especially found the part about how ITM interviews are conducted and are very similar to police interrogations. Many cast members will actually say whatever the hell will get them out of the room faster (Sharleen and Chris Bukowski both admitted to doing this).
I appreciate looking at the cast list and bios, but I find it hard to judge on social media profiles alone.
March 13, 2018 at 10:33 AM
David has a genuine smile that makes me think he may be a good fit for Becca. Blake also seems like a fun-loving chill guy, so will have to see how that plays out. Definitely need to see their personalities and interactions with Becca though. I’m really looking forward to this season! Haven’t been excited about a season since Kaitlyn’s!
March 13, 2018 at 11:24 AM
I don’t see anything wrong with Nick’s face? Do you know him personally?
David Ravitz is a cutie pie. Such a breath of fresh air to see someone who doesn’t post weight lifting/muscle shots.
March 13, 2018 at 11:34 AM
I know what you guys mean about Nick’s face. To me it’s because he isn’t smiling, looks unfriendly. Resting bitch face?!
I’ll pass on the “too cool for school” guys.
March 13, 2018 at 11:57 AM
So far I’m not very impressed with Becca’s choices. I agree with everyone that David seems decent enough, but I hope the next 15 are better. After a season with a dud like Arie, I’d like to see her have some exciting guys
March 13, 2018 at 1:33 PM
I think Clay Harbor left either last night or this AM for LA. I follow him on Insta and he was in the New Orleans Saints training facility yesterday and in Naperville, Illinois over the weekend.
March 13, 2018 at 2:34 PM
Maybe Nick’s face is naturally that way? Reminds me of Ames from The Bachelorette. I’ll reserve judgment.
Are we to infer from the pics that Blake already has a girlfriend (or maybe a conveniently temporarily, an “ex” girlfriend)?
Crikey, Clay is the only one in his 30s! I hope there are going to be more guys over 30 in this bunch. A lot of women like a guy who’s older than they are. I’m just sayin’.
Did Becca tell Bachelor Production that her “type” was a nice brawny athlete (physically big like her ex)?
March 13, 2018 at 5:10 PM
First off I want to say I know David Ravitz personally. Me and him frequently play Madden NFL 18 together (Xbox Live). If he is anything on TV like he is on the sticks then he has absolutely no shot. We’ve been playing since High School and he has yet to beat me online this year. He’s so bad there’s times I’m concerned about his well being. He’ll run the play action literally 50% of the time and it never works. We used to play 2k18 online together too and he would constantly hog the ball in MyPlayer, couldn’t stand it.
Now don’t get me wrong, I’m totally pulling for him. He’s repping Cherry Hill (go Cougars), I just figured the Bachelorette community would like some juicy details on David. Also his mom makes great cookies.
(PS Ldoss and HumbleClient couldn’t buy a win against me either, they suck).
March 13, 2018 at 7:06 PM
I literally stopped reading your comment at “me and him”. Good Lord.
March 13, 2018 at 7:21 PM
Thanks for the inside information, bobcowzy. Not a whole lot of good looking guys in this bunch, although they have good bodies; hope the next batch is more attractive.
March 13, 2018 at 7:35 PM
Is The Bachelorette now a video game? Who knew?
March 14, 2018 at 3:51 AM
OMG mariet too funny. I thought the same thing as you and also rob22 too. I heard someone from the UK say that “Americans don’t speak English. They don’t even know the proper pronoun to use”, thought that was sad, but true. As for the video game reference who cares? Other than the fact that she may not want to be with someone who is going to spend all their time playing video games.
I too am not impressed with any of the guys yet. At least the ones I saw on the show did impressed me at all. The horse guys seemed nice, but that Darius just seemed creepy, like a player. Newsflash to the men out there – Telling a woman you just met that she looks pretty is fine, going on and on and making creeping sounds is just insulting.
I also notice that most are around 27, and way into their fitness and apparently themselves.
Becca needs a mature guy who has more to offer than muscles.
March 14, 2018 at 5:31 AM
Re Lincoln. His accent and how he speaks, depends very much on which part of the UK he lived, and not always an awful lot to do with education. Because ‘me and him’, is a slang way of talking and very much to do with dialect too. Best not judge an entire nation on how one man speaks. Lol 😉
March 14, 2018 at 5:55 AM
I mis-read your comment! 🙁 My sincere apologies. I thought you were referring to Lincoln and you wasn’t. All I can say (as a Brit), there are peeps who are guilty of slang and poor English on both sides of the pond…. 😉
March 14, 2018 at 5:56 AM
@jlal “I thought the same thing as you and also rob22 too” don’t you think ‘also’ and ‘too’ are a bit redundant in that context? “At least the ones I saw on the show did impressed me at all.” I can’t even begin to understand what this sentence means. Did impressed me at all? I stopped reading after this sentence. In fact it hurt my brain so much I had a conversation with my personal attorney to see if this could be considered assault. I heard someone from the US say “The British don’t brush their teeth” thought that was sad, but true.
As for the video game reference, my Madden online record is 17-6 and I challenge anyone on this board to a game of online head to head. Ravitz stinks at Madden but could probably beat @jlal and @mariet with his eyes closed. #RavitzBacheloretteSquad #NobodiesBeatingRavitz #TeamRavitz #ShopRite #MamaRavitzsCookies #CherryHillEast #YouComeForTheKingYouBetterNotMiss
March 14, 2018 at 6:44 AM
The British don’t brush their teeth? Lol Untrue, a lot just don’t choose to have glow white ‘whitened’ teeth I suppose. 😉
I know you’re ‘only’ responding to jlal’s comment, but respectfully, please don’t drag another nation (rather rudely) into your comment to prove your point. 🙁
March 14, 2018 at 8:35 AM
Is your comment for real?
March 14, 2018 at 4:50 PM
wtf is this?? they must have forgotten the black bachelorette was last year and the current one is white. what are they trying to do? promote interracial dating? no one from this show INCLUDING the black bachelorette has ever picked a black person. seems ridiculous to bring on that many and force them unto bachelor/ettes who have no interest in interracial dating
she just finished dating an effeminate white guy what the hell would she want half her suitors being black bodybuilders??
March 14, 2018 at 10:10 PM
Nick’s face just looks sad to me. Becca is a wimpy white dude dater if she thought Arie was hot lol We can understand why they didn’t make a big deal of having him shoot shirtless like they have done with many bachelors in the past. In fact, they appeared to hide his body haha, sorry grandpa Arie. As for these guys that Steve has given us, I’m not impressed yet either like many of you. I do hope that God chooses a manly man this time around though.
March 14, 2018 at 10:13 PM
I mean I hope Becca chooses a manly man this time around not God!
March 14, 2018 at 10:15 PM
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March 14, 2018 at 10:40 PM
The agenda for her to choose a man of color is very strong. It’s so strong that it’s off-putting. So far, David is the only impressive one. She might not have impressive taste though.
March 15, 2018 at 1:28 AM
Just looking at the photo’s I can’t say I’d personally fancy any of them so far, but there’s a few more to be revealed yet. I really have no idea of Becca’s type, so I’d be useless at picking the top 4! lol 😀
March 15, 2018 at 4:02 AM
Sorry about the did vs didn’t and creeping vs creepy, typing fast and this site does not have an edit. I stand by my statement about the appalling misuse of pronouns.
As to playing a video game bobowzy69420, thanks but no thanks. Also, could care less if someone could beat me, as I don’t waste my time playing them.
I hope Becca finds someone she loves and that really loves her. So far on the surface none of the guys really impress me but it is hard to judge by just pictures. I don’t do social media, so maybe showing yourself half naked working out is the thing to do. It just sends up narcissist red flags to me.
March 15, 2018 at 5:03 AM
It does come across as a slightly forced agenda, unless she specifically asked, which I very much doubt.
March 15, 2018 at 6:01 AM
Shoo fly?! 🙁
Recent comment threads have become a bit of a ‘pick-on fest’. 🙁 It’s becoming joyless. 🙁
March 15, 2018 at 9:31 AM
Seeing as how Arie has a “dad bod” and her ex Ross has a rockin’ bod, I’d say Becca is attracted to the personality of a guy over his physique. That being said, I predict there’s going to.be alot of group dates where the guys are shirtless. They haven’t done a Pool Party episode in awhile. The show will objectify the muscles. They’ll be shameless about it, too. I cant wait!!!! Bwahahahaha
March 15, 2018 at 10:16 AM
Totally think so too! I thought that before even seeing your comment. Lol
March 15, 2018 at 10:25 AM
Ok! Thank you for posting that! I wanted to say the same thing!! If it were me, those guys would get cut the first night. I am personally NOT “into” black guys. Hell, most of the white guys would get cut too! Lol. David seems sweet & cute. One guy, I think Ryan is his name (from AFTFR) makes my gaydar go off!! Anyway, this season should be good. I mean, outta 25 guys, there’s gotta be a few that are easy on the eyes & not too vain, right!?
March 15, 2018 at 11:31 AM
@tjudd, Lol I’d be the same!
I might get lucky and take a fancy to 1 or 2, but then you have to keep all the others around and pretend you like them! Lol I’d be hopeless at lying, you’d have to go on dates and kiss men you didn’t like..my kind of nightmare! Lol 😀
March 15, 2018 at 11:59 AM
katieottawa wins the prize for most unnecessary racist comments on interracial dating. Runner up is “Not Into Black Guys” tjudd. I know that this comment section is probably pretty white, demographically, but please people, let’s at least put a little bit of effort in…
March 15, 2018 at 2:44 PM
As usual the comment section is far more interesting than the actual post.
Btw…Becca just told Ellen DeGeneres that her celeb crush is Michael Strahan…she digs the gap.
My pick would be Clay.
March 16, 2018 at 7:29 AM
She said on Ellen that Michael Strahan is her celebrity crush, therefore I feel like she is open to dating a muscular black guy and a lot of the guys are fitting
March 20, 2018 at 10:29 AM
This comment thread is really gross and also completely ignorant to reality. Considering the fact that she’s identified her celebrity crush as Michael Strahan, I would think that she does, in fact, have an interest in interracial dating. And even if she hadn’t made that clear, the fact that you would automatically jump to the conclusion that it’s not something that she could possibly be interested in is a sobering reminder that we have come nowhere near as far as we need to as a nation.
March 20, 2018 at 10:29 AM
I’m saddened by the fact that nobody seems to find this joke as funny as I do.
March 24, 2018 at 3:56 AM
Some of these comments are depressingly racist. People are people regardless of skin colour, and perhaps Becca is someone who’s actually capable of appreciating men as individuals, rather than based on how they look.