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Bachelorette Becca Spoilers

Update on Filming and (EXCLUSIVE) Four More of Becca’s Guys

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Been a crazy last week. Needless to say, I’ve had a lot of catching up to do being out of town and in a basketball coma for 4 days. So lets go over the schedule real quick. Filming began last Thursday night with the limo entrances. First group date of the season was Saturday where Becca and 8 of her guys were on a wedding themed date. 4 of those 8 guys were released last week in the group of 10 I gave you: Clay, Lincoln, Nick, and David. I have one I’ll give you today and the 3 others I’ll release at a later time. Sunday was a 1-on-1 date with Blake Horstmann. Monday was a group date with 10 guys at the Sky Zone Trampoline Park. Here are pics from that date. Again, like what happens every season, those are pictures taken from a paparazzi agency and I cannot steal them and put them on my site without paying for them, so I just have to include the link. I will be giving you four more guys today from Becca’s season and three of them were on the dodgeball date. It shouldn’t be too hard to match up which guy is which. From what I’ve gathered, Becca has 28 guys on her season, and right now I have 23 of them. After today, you’ll have 14 total that you can find on Becca’s guys page.

Last night was rose ceremony #2, with dates for episode #3 beginning today. If they keep with past tradition, today will be a 1-on-1, tomorrow a group date, then Friday a 1-on-1 with rose ceremony #3 happening on Saturday. After that traveling will begin I believe. Podcast #70 will be posted tomorrow before I head off to New York for the weekend for some family stuff, so once again, any spoilers in the next few days will be tweeted out. I just haven’t had the time to process all the information I’ve been given up to this point and put everyone’s profiles together, but you will have them soon enough. With that said, having half of Becca’s guys less than a week into filming, well, I don’t think I’ve ever had that many this early. And I’ve still got 9 more to give you, I just need some time to put all their profiles together and I won’t be able to get to it this weekend. With 8 guys getting the first group date, the 1-on-1, then another 10 guys getting the second group date, that means 19 guys had dates in episode #2. I can tell you that 1 of those 19 was the one who got the first impression rose. It may be someone I’ve already released, it may not. You’ll know shortly.

As for the dodgeball date this past Monday, it was split up into two teams of 5: the Green Frogs and the Pink Flamingbros. Get it? Hilarious, I know. Anyway, as you can see by the link above, Fred Willard (who was part of the doggy group date on Arie’s season), was also part of this date. The guys were apparently coached by little kids beforehand on how to play dodgeball and the kids were in attendance during the dodgeball match. The Green Team dominated as they basically won every match. They won the first match, so they made it best 2 out of 3. They won both of those, so they made it best 3 out of 5. They won those 3, so they made it best 4 out of 7. They won those 4. You get the point. I think the Pink Team did end up winning one of the games but it was basically because the Green Team let them. The game was played with a blue ball, as evidenced by this picture Fleiss tweeted out on Monday…

…which led to A LOT of blue ball jokes being made during the matches. The Green Team “won” brass balls at the end. The date didn’t last very long, and it wasn’t specified if the winning team got extra time with her or not. Usually this early in the season that doesn’t happen if we’re going off past season’s early competitions, so my guess is everyone got to go to the post date after party.

Ok, so here are four more guys you can add to Becca’s guys list, with the first one being one from the wedding themed group date Saturday, and the other three being from the dodgeball group date this past Monday.
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11. Chris Randone: 29, Orlando, FL. Graduated University of Central Florida in 2012 with a B.S. in Health Care Administration. CEO & Founder of Dominant Sales Training. Looks eerily similar to Danny Wood from New Kids on the Block. Like, crazy similar.

Instagram – @c__dome (double underscore)
LinkedIn – Chris Randone
Dominant Sales Training


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12. Colton Underwood: 26, Los Angeles, CA. Free agent NFL tight end. Was on the Oakland Raiders roster last season. Attended Illinois St. University. Was on the pink team on the dodgeball date. You probably know him best from his public courtship of US gymnast Aly Raisman. He asked her out on video through a former teammate Andrew East (who’s married to Shawn Johnson), they dated for a little while but broke up last year. This was the video that went viral when he asked her out:

Facebook – Colton Underwood
Twitter – @Colt3FIVE
Instagram – colt3FIVE


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13. Chris Staples: 31, Los Angeles, CA. Was on the green team on the dodgeball date. Former Harlem Globetrotter. Actor. Professional dunker. Actually, one of the best dunkers in the world. Tons of YouTube videos of his dunks out there. Here’s one:

Facebook – Chris Staples
Twitter – @mrhoopstar9
Instagram – everybody_hatechriss


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14. Alex Templeman: 31, Atlanta, GA. Graduated Georgia Southern University in 2010 with a with a Bachelors of Science & Technology in Construction Management. Currently works as a Project Manager for Greater Georgia Concrete LLC. Was on the green team on the dodgeball date.

Facebook – Alex Templeman
Instagram – captain_colgate
LinkedIn – Alex Templeman


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30 Comments

30 Comments

  1. shenanigans

    March 21, 2018 at 8:31 AM

    Becca has some handsome men to choose from here.

  2. upmyalley

    March 21, 2018 at 4:52 PM

    That square haircut on that one guy….. yucky yuck yuck! Can you say blockhead? Lol I’m not digging on any of these guys yet. I hope there are some better looking ones in store for her.

  3. upmyalley

    March 21, 2018 at 4:56 PM

    I totally disagree.

  4. littlelil

    March 21, 2018 at 10:00 PM

    I agree with you. Maybe we’re super picky. But when there’s better people on the current Survivor than the Bachelorette…
    Then again, Becca did say she was into Michael Strahan (sp?) so maybe that has something to do with it? Though I doubt these men were exactly tailored to her, knowing how casting is done and how last minute they decided Becca would be the Bachelorette.

  5. katieottawa

    March 21, 2018 at 10:58 PM

    and another black guy?? how many is this now?? we are reaching 50/50 here

    of course she said she was into strahan 3/5 of the guys she ALREADY met on the first night were black. im guessing she would have given a different answer had she not seen that a good portion of the guys on her season would be black so she knew she would have to pretend to be into black guys otherwise shell come off looking racist.
    Her personal preference is irrelevant we all know most of these guys are already chosen and booked BEFORE the bachelorette is even chosen. had it been any of the top 4 white girls they would have had a half black roster to deal with too. the MAJORITY of white women DONT date or marry black guys especially if theyve never dated one before. Stop living in fantasy and accept reality here. So if its already a small percentage the chance of a white girl picking a black guy on this show is pretty low. Has nothing to do with racism, and everything to do with PREFERENCE. As far as i know we are still ALLOWED to be attracted to whoever we are attracted to without being TOLD by virtue signalling social media who we SHOULD be attracted to and if we arent than we are racist or whatever. I dont like short white bald guys. big deal.

    in any case she aint picking a black guy. it just narrowed her choices and REAL options down to a few guys to pick from. sure shell throw 1-2 black guy in her top 4 for “diversity” purposes

    who knows maybe they want the next bachelor to be black and are slowly trying to push more black men in the forefront so it is an easier transition.

    didnt someone say someone at ABC is black who is in control of programming. im guessing that has more to do with it

    hey if they want to create an unrealistic 100% virtue signalling diversity roster than include some muslims and asians, a couple bisexual and a trans mixed in it. then youll have a show. im sure the next bachelor guy would be thrilled to find out one of his bachelorette has a dick

  6. katieottawa

    March 22, 2018 at 12:08 AM

    and another thing why are people taking whatever she said about strahan being her crush as gospel?? remember this is the same girl who bulls**t to CH with a straight face about how their ambushing her and filming their breakup with a camera in her face for an hour was a source of closure for her. if she can bull**t about that she can very well pretend about liking black guys.

    also i cant remember in recent memory any black males ever getting more than a hug or a peck by any white bachelorettes. even the recent winter games, the white girl puked at the idea of kissing the black guy she was partnered with. just sayin. not the most endorsing stats.

    but hey what do i know maybe she is a long lost sister of the kardashians….but i doubt it

  7. tinyred500

    March 22, 2018 at 1:31 AM

    I agree with you two, only Alex Templeman has so far caught my eye. I’ve said it before, I’d be hopeless at this. I’d be attracted to so few, and I couldn’t pretend that I was remotely interested in someone I wasn’t, I’d be a hopeless Bachelorette! Lol

  8. tinyred500

    March 22, 2018 at 2:02 AM

    I don’t disagree with what you say and you raise some interesting points. There does seem to be a very set agenda this year..’maybe’ the producer’s are going to follow UnReal’s narrative and have a black Bachelor.

    The contestants are already picked ahead of time, but I was sure both Bachelor’s and Bachelorette’s get asked what type’s they go for. That all said, the producer’s set the agenda and narrative, it’s never within the lead’s control.

    The only thing we can’t be sure of is when Becca said yes to being the Bachelorette, she ‘might’ have stated a preference early on…I’m sure I read she said she had ‘no type’, which can read as being politically correct or just not biased. Most men and women do have a preference (even if it’s very broad ranging), be it physical, personality etc.

    It should still be seen as a ‘personal’ preference to whom we are attracted to, and yes, race etc., is part of it. It shouldn’t be seen as raciest, but I suppose if a man says he prefers big boobs…is he seen as sexiest now? It’s a sad world if we can’t feel free to express physical preference in a mate without being accused of an ‘ism’ of some kind.

    As a side note, I think Becca has a look of The Duchess of Cambridge, her face is thinner and longer than Catherine’s , but at certain angles, I see a likeness.

  9. tinyred500

    March 22, 2018 at 4:58 AM

    That should be racist, typo! 🙁

  10. attagirl87

    March 22, 2018 at 5:59 AM

    I kinda think people are reading too much into the Strahan reference. He’s a nice, successful, funny, and personable guy, who happens to have a big role with GMA on ABC, so buttering him up sounds like a smart move to me.

    Also, Becca would have been on Peter’s season had he taken the gig, perhaps it was also meant towards him, “I love the gap tooth” kinda kills two birds with one stone, a subtle dog at Arie, and flatter a man she will at some point before the season airs encounter on GMA.

    Becca dated her ex for 7 years, which puts her around 19 when they first got together. Don’t think she’s ever dated a black guy, and while maybe she said she doesn’t have a “type” I doubt that’s her preference.

    We’re really only up to like 5 or 6 black guys so, not really pushing the envelop If you ask me. Even If it ends up around 10, that’s not even half.

    While I could potentially see someone like Clay, who is light skinned, making top 4, I don’t think any make it to overnights. In my experience, while men are usually open to dating women of any ethnic background, women are more so attracted to men from their own demographic and cultural upbringing, meaning those raised around diversity are usually the ones open to dating outside their own race.

    Don’t see that with Becca, let’s just hope either way, that ABC lets things happen naturally, I don’t think fans would like to be pushed in any one direction as far as the next bachelor goes, everybody hated their last two choices, so maybe they’ll get the next one right!

  11. attagirl87

    March 22, 2018 at 6:06 AM

    @Katieottawa On Jojo’s season she made out with Grant a few times, he was possibly mixed race, but certainly ethnic.

  12. kimone

    March 22, 2018 at 7:55 AM

    I could not agree more, and I’m so glad someone said what I thought as I was reading this. Holy cow! I’m not racist, but I absolutely agree that a white girl is almost definitely looking for a white bf/husband. I thought Rachel was awesome, and I watched every episode. I expected her group to be predominantly black. So my opinion goes both ways.

    My problem is that this just seems so glaringly obvious that ABC is straight pandering to people who are NOT their audience. It’s so fake and forced. Just stop. Give Becca some authentic choices, people she would actually approach in real life. Come on.

  13. littlelil

    March 22, 2018 at 8:55 AM

    I mean, we all are attracted to certain things. I know I personally prefer dark haired guys to blonde. No clue why. But I don’t think production cares about what the lead is attracted to. They just cast what makes good TV so we shall see…

  14. sarahe

    March 22, 2018 at 11:18 AM

    Wow…why is everyone so angry that they are putting more black men onto this cast? Do any of you KNOW Becca personally to know what her preferences are? I’m not saying she’s attracted to black men or will even pick a black guy at the end, but some of these comments I’m reading are a little much.

    This show has been long overdue to include more diversity and be more inclusive of showcasing contestants of all races and, quite frankly, sexual orientations. Who Becca does or does not pick should be based on who she wants to pick, not on race or what viewers are comfortable seeing on TV.

    I’m not calling any commenters racist, because I don’t feel these comments are being made to bash anyone. But rather than criticizing ABC for incorporating more people of color in recent casts, perhaps we should be celebrating it. Or even better, not commenting on it at all. I don’t see why it matters.

  15. tinyred500

    March 22, 2018 at 12:32 PM

    I don’t detect anger etc, just people making a comment just like you are. It makes zero difference to anyone who Becca picks, or her preference, nor who the producers choose to participate. It’s a stupid dating show and nothing more. Anyone watching the franchise long enough, knows how the producers like to push the limits…the last BIP was one such time with its shenanigans.

    There’s nothing wrong with stating a difference between the type of contestants we see each season, if there was a lot of overweight or ugly men, I’m sure there’d be numerous comments. It’s been said before, this a blog and this is where individuals can make a comment, no one needs to justify that.

  16. shenanigans

    March 22, 2018 at 1:34 PM

    I’m just surprised that I’m the only one who finds many of these guys handsome. Several of them look like they should be walking a runway.

  17. littlelil

    March 22, 2018 at 1:40 PM

    People will always have something to say about anything and everything. And this comment section exists for the sole purpose of expressing opinions. If a group of us don’t find Becca’s batch of guys all that attractive, that’s our prerogative. It’s not necessarily a black/white thing – some comments above don’t mention colour at all.

  18. littlelil

    March 22, 2018 at 1:42 PM

    Survivor: Skull Island. Michael. If anyone should be walking the runway, it’s him! Compared to him (in my opinion) Becca’s cast is “whomp whomp”.

  19. shamerock

    March 22, 2018 at 9:16 PM

    I think this is the first time I’m actually invested in a Bachelor season while it’s still in production. Probably cause Arie was such an asshole, which got me really rooting for Becca. There seems to be a lot of comments on here commenting on the guys, but I really think most of these men are Becca’s type. Arie and Becca broke up mid-January so I’m pretty sure producers probably have their eyes set on Becca as Bachelorette for a while and gauged on what she’s attracted to based on her ex-Ross. Most of these men are stocky, buff, and are former athletes. Being realistic, a lot of African Americans are very good athletes. I’m really excited to see her season and how her journey plays out.
    Also, out of curiosity, does anyone have an idea if Ross was given any incentives to a foreign country to “win” Becca back, or he really thought he had a chance? He’s actually a coach at my school (Stanford) and kinda hard to believe it’s for fame since he seems pretty low profile.

  20. shenanigans

    March 23, 2018 at 8:04 AM

    Here’s what’s great: there is more to people than how they look. Hopefully, some of these guys have substance and character traits that are appealing to Becca. If so, it may trump their physical appearance.

  21. upmyalley

    March 23, 2018 at 5:14 PM

    Agreed. I don’t see anger or racism in any posts at all. I personally am not attracted to Asians at all. I’m a short white girl attracted to mainly tall white men but I have dated and bedded a few chocolate cuties bc i found them great looking and desirable. Their race didnt really have anything to do with it. I too, could care less what guys they cast. I do get angry when producers make the lead keep some jerks like the wazoom guy when its very apparent no one likes that kind of stupidity.Thats my only beef about casting.

  22. ladyjane747

    March 23, 2018 at 6:33 PM

    I hardly think half of Becca’s guys are AA. And actually, white women are way more likely to date black men than white men are to date black women. I often see black male/white female interracial couples but don’t often see white male/black female. I just don’t the guys are all that good looking and for the person who wants more “diversity” and mentioning sexual orientation? Ah, no thanks. I have no interested in watching lesbians or guy guys date and certainly no interest in trans!

  23. mariet

    March 24, 2018 at 4:26 PM

    @shenanigans I agree with you. I found many of these guys handsome. And I agree again that there is more to people than how they look. A lot more!

  24. mariet

    March 24, 2018 at 4:35 PM

    @katieottawa My goodness! Please take a remedial course in punctuation and grammar. It may help to give you a modicum of credibility. Wow!

  25. tinyred500

    March 24, 2018 at 4:46 PM

    Looks fade, so personality should matter the most. However, a lot of individuals participating in a reality show, might not possess some of the best ones out there. The whole premise of the franchise is pretty narcissistic, etc., and so attracts many of that ilk and type, not entirely great catches.

    I saw a film tonight called ‘Going In Style’, it had an excerpt of Kaitlyn’s season in it, the actors said some really funny lines about it 😀

  26. rob22

    March 26, 2018 at 6:47 AM

    I’m a little late to the game here on the racial mix discussion. First, and foremost, it will be up to Becca to pick. If she’s attracted to a black guy, then she may pick a black guy. This is a six week “contest”. Anything can happen. If she’s open to it, then it could go that way. It doesn’t usually because, though interracial dating (at least in the big city) is VERY common these days, a majority of people still date, and of course marry, within their own race. But I do think it all depends on Becca and what chemistry she has with the contestants, regardless of race.

    As for the show, they’re in trouble with ratings. They have to find some new audience demographics in order to keep going. It wouldn’t surprise me if they’re looking at a less white demographic to potentially add. It’s probably a long shot that this would save the ratings. But at this point, it’s clear that the old demographic is falling apart & the show is moving towards cancellation territory.. Therefore, they’re in desperation mode. I think that’s more a sign that the show is nearing the end of their run.

  27. jlal

    March 26, 2018 at 8:10 AM

    rob22 – ABC even with the low Arie ratings still is the leader in the coveted 18-49 age demo. I don’t think the show is going anywhere anytime soon. Arie’s season may have been down, but it is still the leader for that time slot and for the most coveted demo.

    I think they have just made an effort to diversify more. Don’t know about your “big cities” comment, as I think people date whom they want no matter where they live. You of course have people for whatever reason who would never date outside their race, religion, nationality, etc. but those are fewer and fewer everyday. The success of Rachel’s season and her interracial relationship are a perfect example. The reason most people date their own race is because most people hang out with and our friends with those of their own race. Not out of racism, just out of proximity. The only thing I don’t like (someone mentioned it above) is when production keeps someone on, whether it is for drama, racial balance, etc. that you know the lead should have or would have sent home. The obvious disingenuousness of that drives me crazy.

  28. tjudd

    March 26, 2018 at 10:12 AM

    omg!!! Totally agree! Alex is the ONLY one I find even remotely attractive :-/ None of these guys is all that attractive. Then again, Becca isn’t a 10 either. I’d rate her a 6 or 7. She’s “the girl next door” cute. Not hot, just cute.

  29. rob22

    March 27, 2018 at 10:25 AM

    @jlal: Two things. First my “big cities” comment owes to the fact that I’m a big city guy who can only speak to what goes on in a big city. What goes on elsewhere? I have no idea.

    As for the ratings, I’ve seen published reports that The Bachelor was down over 20% in that key demographic you mentioned. So, I’m speaking of a very bad trend. The show hasn’t gotten to the point where they’re losing, but they’re headed in that direction.

  30. jlal

    March 27, 2018 at 11:12 AM

    rob22, I agree the numbers are down. My point was that they’re still the leader so I really don’t think diversifying is a result of the lower numbers. Interracial dating is everywhere, no matter the city size. I do agree with the post above that the majority are white women and black men vs. the opposite.

    Also, in my earlier post I used our instead of are, sorry.

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