What do a former pro baseball player, a social media marketer who loves living life in the fast lane, a handsome man with some painful secrets about his past, a small town bachelor who takes farming to another level and a tall, attractive gentleman who deals with tough guys for a living, but has a soft spot for cookies all have in common? They’re all on the hunt for the new Bachelorette, Andi Dorfman. Now, let’s meet the men!
The Lock of Love: Tasos, a romantic young musician, entices Andi by having her fasten a lock on a gate with him like the “Love Lock” on Paris’ Bridge of Sighs. Cody shows off his physical prowess as a hunky personal trainer by pushing his limo up the driveway and Brett, a hairstylist with an offbeat sense of humor, offers her a curious gift—the floor lamp from his hotel room.
Go Fore It: Professional golfer Nick S. skips the limo and drives up in a golf cart. Eric, quite the world traveler, offers Andi a pair of dolls that a little girl in the Andes gave him for his future girlfriend. But it’s party time when Craig makes a splash, uncorking a bottle of champagne in the driveway, spraying it everywhere.
Just Her Type: The competition ramps up inside as professional opera singer Bradley impresses Andi with his powerful voice. Marquel, who has quite the sweet tooth, treats the Bachelorette to a cookie-tasting and Josh M., a former professional baseball player, whisks her away for some alone time. This guy is just her type. But Andi knows that since she’s still single, maybe her type has to change. JJ brings her a one-of-a-kind pair of pants he sewed just for her, and professional golfer Nick S. offers her a putting lesson.
Party Crasher: When Chris Harrison brings out the coveted first impression rose, the men try anything to capture that prize. But unbeknownst to the bachelors inside the house, there’s one former Bachelorette cast member who is so infatuated with Andi that he flew across country and is trying to crash the party from outside the mansion gates. The uninvited guest hopes that he will be allowed to join the group of men vying for Andi’s affections.
Access Denied: The mystery guest is Chris, from Emily Maynard’s season on the show. Andi is stunned when she hears what’s happening in the driveway. Nevertheless, she doesn’t want to disrespect the 25 guys she has inside. Chris Harrison breaks the news to party crasher Chris, who initially refuses to leave. It’s just not going to happen though. Chris is escorted off the mansion property. It's all good. There was already a Chris inside. The last thing Andi needs is another initial to remember.
The Rose Ceremony: Nick V. is safe having received the first impression rose. Here's the full list of those who received a rose from Andi on Week 1:
Before the episode began, Chris Harrison broke the news that one Andi’s suitors, Eric Hill, tragically passed away after filming was complete. This entire season is dedicated to this vibrant, passionate man who was a memorable part of the Bachelor family.