As soon as Michelle Young made her entrance during Matt James’ Bachelor season, viewers fell in love. It’s super easy to see why: The 28-year-old elementary school teacher is warm and caring, with a great sense of humor and genuine desire to make a difference in the world. Although she clearly seemed to be there for the right reasons, Matt devastated his runner-up (and fans) when he ultimately ended things with her during the season finale. But the Bachelor Nation gods have blessed us with not one, but two Bachelorette seasons in 2021, so after Katie Thurston’s reign in Season 17, it will officially be Michelle Young’s turn for The Bachelorette Season 18.
At the March 15 “After the Final Rose” special following Matt’s Bachelor season, it was revealed that both Katie and Michelle will be Bachelorettes this year. “I was a little nervous, but once I found out that it was two different seasons, I was here for it,” Michelle said at the time. “I’m excited that I get to have somebody to bond over with this and share notes as we go.”
After Katie’s Bachelorette season wraps up and Bachelor In Paradise has given fans all the beachy drama they crave, getting to watch Michelle get a brand-new chance at love will be a treat. Here’s everything to know about her upcoming season so far:
Michelle’s Bachelorette Season Premiere Date
While we don’t have an official premiere date for Michelle’s Bachelorette season just yet, the show is officially moving back to Tuesday nights. According to ABC’s official fall schedule, you can expect The Bachelorette Season 18 to air from 8 to 10 p.m. ET sometime this fall. Love that for us.
Michelle’s Bachelorette Season Cast
Michelle’s cast of suitors hasn’t been officially narrowed down just yet, but ABC did reveal all the men who may end up competing on her season of The Bachelorette. On Monday, July 26, The Bachelorette Facebook page posted photos of 35 guys who may be on the new season. Get your first look at Michelle’s potential cast:
This is Alec, age 29, from Forest, Virginia.
Here’s Brandon J., age 26, from Portland, Oregon.
Meet Brandon K., age 29, from Sulphur, Louisiana.
Then there’s Brett, age 29, from Houston, Texas.
Above is Bryan, age 30, from Houlton, Wisconsin.
This is Casey, age 36, from Parkland, Florida.
Representing Canada is Christopher G., age 27, from Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Here’s Chris S., age 28, from New Orleans, Louisiana.
Then there’s Clayton, age 28, from Eureka, Missouri.
This is Daniel, age 26, from Austin, Texas.
Next up is Edward, age 27, from Brownsville, Texas.
Above is Eric, age 25, from Bridgewater, New Jersey.
This is Garrett, age 33, from Salt Lake City, Utah.
Here’s Jack, age 30, from Greensborough, North Carolina.
Then we’ve got Jamie, age 32, from Tacoma, Washington.
Above is Joe, age 28, from Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Meet Joel, age 31, from Prescott, Arizona.
Next up is Jomarri, age 26, from Portland, Oregon.
This is Leroy, age 27, from Durham, North Carolina.
Here’s LT, age 38, from Bellevue, Washington.
Bringing some international flavor is Martin, age 28, from Córdoba, Argentina.
Then there’s Michael, age 30, from Omaha, Nebraska.
Also in the running is Mollique, age 36, from Jameshill, Jamaica.
Here’s Nayte, age 27, from Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Above is Olumide, age 28, from Woodland Park, New Jersey.
This is Pardeep, age 30, from Brooklyn, New York.
Here’s Peter, age 26, from Bellmore, New York.
Next up is PJ, age 30, from Austin, Texas.
Meet Rick, age 32, from Munroe Falls, Ohio.
Then there’s Rodney, age 29, from Rancho Cucamonga, California.
Above is Romeo, age 32, from New York City, New York.
This is Ryan, age 30, from Sanger, California.
Here’s Spencer, age 25, from Cleveland, Ohio.
This is Trevor, age 26, from Rocklin, California.
And finally, here’s Will, age 29, from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
All 35 of these men are potential Bachelorette contestants this season, but only a select group will be chosen to compete for Michelle’s heart. Stay tuned to find out which guys make the cut.
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