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Occupation: Biology Teacher
Hometown: North Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Revealing ABC bio quote: ''Because I am relatively shy on making that initial contact, I love it when a woman pursues me. It shows confidence and that she's not your average woman. Hot.'' If he's not bold enough to ask for alone time during the first cocktail party, his stay in America could be short.
We look forward to: He and Southern belle Emily marveling at each other's accents.
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Occupation: Mushroom Farmer
Hometown: Medellin, Colombia
Revealing ABC bio quote: ''My mom always says that a good man provides for his family, but a better man makes his girl fall in love with him every single day.'' This is the second time he mentioned his mother in his bio (he would also take a picture of her if he were stranded on a desert island so he would keep fighting — ah).
We look forward to: Him assuring Emily he could grow mushrooms in North Carolina — and that his mother will love it there as well.
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Occupation: Grain Merchant
Hometown: Uberlandia, Brazil
Revealing ABC bio quote: Who does he admire most? ''My mom for being an example for anyone on how to raise a family and for taking such good care of my dad.'' If his father was ill, that's an incredibly sweet thing to say. If not, he might be looking for a mother not a partner.
We look forward to: Seeing his hair when Chris Harrison pops up at the house unexpectedly with a date card. It looks like it could be unruly.
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Occupation: Race Car Driver
Hometown: Den Bosch, Netherlands
Revealing ABC bio quote: His best date: ''When we took my motorcycle and rode to the park for a picnic. After we rode to the lake and went cliff jumping, it was an awesome day.'' Translation: He'd love the show's ''I'm afraid of heights, but I'll overcome it because love is about taking a leap'' dates.
We look forward to: How nervous he'll be to tell Emily that he's a race car driver. (She learned she was pregnant with her daughter, Ricki, days after her fiancé, NASCAR driver and team owner Ricky Hendrick, was killed in a plane crash on his way to a race in 2004.)
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Occupation: Technology Salesman
Hometown: Midland, TX
Revealing ABC bio quote: ''Tattoo Count: six. Locations: arms, legs, chest, and back'' — so there might be more to him than meets the eye.
We look forward to: The other men telling him he's too old for Emily, 26.
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Hometown: Worchester, MA
Revealing ABC bio quote: His idea of perfect happiness: ''Every dog fed and every child with a roof over his head.'' Emily would love that.
We look forward to: Seeing pictures of his English bulldog and hearing why ''RATS!!!'' are his greatest fear.
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Occupation: Corporate Sales Director
Hometown: Bartlett, IL
Revealing ABC bio quote: Does he prefer a woman who wants to be pursued or a woman who pursues him? ''A woman who wants to be pursued. I like a girl that plays hard to get. It's like a competition.'' That bodes well.
We look forward to: Not knowing whether he's there to win Emily's heart or just win. And probably wanting to slap him.
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Hometown: Charlottesville, VA
Revealing ABC bio quote: ''I went out on a date with a girl who was a fan and everything started out beautifully and after just a couple drinks she spiraled into this emotional tirade about how she knew she 'wasn't good enough' for me. I realized she had some serious issues *upstairs*.'' So he has actual fans?
We look forward to: Hearing the song he'll no doubt write for Emily. And cringing, even if it's good.
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Occupation: Real Estate Agent
Hometown: Seattle, WA
Revealing ABC bio quote: If he wanted to impress a woman, what would he do? ''Be there every time they needed me so that they know I was dependable. Not enough guys know how to take care of people anymore.'' He put some thought into that. We like him.
We look forward to: Hearing more from him. (Did we actually type that?!) Exhibit B: What's his best date memory? ''A really long hug at the end of a first date with my ex. Neither one of us wanted to let the other go. It was nice.''
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Occupation: Fitness Model
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Revealing ABC bio quote: If he could be someone else for just one day, who would it be? ''Derek Jeter. He not only plays but is one of the all-time greats at my favorite sport, baseball. Also he is like a god in New York City, the greatest city in the world.'' Does he want to be worshipped?
We look forward to: Seeing him shirtless. A lot.
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Occupation: Marine Biologist
Hometown: Moraga, CA
Revealing ABC bio quote: What is the most outrageous thing he's ever done? ''Quitting my job, selling everything I own and jumping on a plane to travel the world for six months — all within three weeks.'' That explains why he'd drop everything to do a reality show.
We look forward to: Him presenting a stuffed dolphin for Emily to give later to Ricki upon exiting the limo. (It's what we'd do.)
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Hometown: St. George, UT
Revealing ABC bio quote: What is his greatest regret? ''Not playing soccer for any of the teams that recruited me after high school because I 'thought' I was in love.'' He compromised for love before. Would he be willing to do it again?
We look forward to: Watching him style his hair, obviously, and finding out why he listed ''fun loving'' as one of his three worst attributes (maybe to secure his place on Bachelor Pad?).
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Occupation: Field Energy Advisor
Hometown: Orlando, FL
Revealing ABC bio quote: Who is his favorite actor and why? ''Paul Newman because of how much he gave back. He donated all profits and royalties from his food company to charity.'' Classy and caring.
We look forward to: Him talking nonstop about Emily's smile. He loves it when his date is ''smiling contagiously. If she's happy, I'm happy.''
14 of 25
Occupation: Data Destruction Specialist
Hometown: St. Louis, MO
Revealing ABC bio quote: Does he prefer team sports or solo sports? ''Solo — I want all the pressure on me.'' Wrong answer for Emily, we think.
We look forward to: Him and competition-loving Chris butting heads, fingers crossed.
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Occupation: Luxury Brand Consultant
Hometown: Houston, TX
Revealing ABC bio quote: What is his ideal mate's personality? ''Overwhelming as to take the pressure off of me.'' ''Overwhelming?'' What a strange word to use.
We look forward to: Finding out what a luxury brand consultant does. (Not really, unless there's swag involved.)
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Occupation: Financial Advisor
Hometown: Long Beach, CA
Revealing ABC bio quote: What are his top three all-time favorite movies? ''Zoolander, The Notebook, Point Break.'' We think we love him, but we reserve the right to hate him. It's tough to read tone.
We look forward to: Him asking fitness model Jackson to do the Blue Steel.
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Occupation: Real Estate Consultant
Hometown: Laguna Beach, CA
Revealing ABC bio quote: Does he prefer a woman who wants to be pursued or a woman who pursues? ''I can appreciate a woman who is classy and might want to be pursued, however when the chemistry is there, it's obvious.'' So would a woman who wants to be pursued by 25 guys be classier than a woman who would pursue one?
We look forward to: Seeing how much screen time he gets in light of recent Bachelor news...
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Occupation: Rehab Consultant
Hometown: Tahoka, TX
Revealing ABC bio quote: If he could be someone else for just one day, who would it be? ''Ryan Gosling. He's young, talented, and powerful. He's made something of himself and that gives him lots of choices in life. I want choices.'' That's not an answer we were expecting. Or quite understand. What are the choices Michael wants: Where to vacation?
We look forward to: He and Kyle discussing The Notebook with Emily at a cocktail party.
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Hometown: Scottsdale, AZ
Revealing ABC bio quote: Does he like being the center of attention or does he prefer being more mysterious? ''Center of attention — I believe I was put here on earth to lead people and spark up enthusiasm within them.'' So he's a frustrated accountant.
We look forward to: Learning what he'd really like to do with his life (and why he listed ''How I handled my last relationship'' as his greatest regret).
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Occupation: Marketing Manager
Hometown: Oak Creek, WI
Revealing ABC bio quote: He hates it when his date... ''Doesn't get my jokes.'' Let's hope he's as funny as he thinks he is.
We look forward to: Seeing him kill if the show dares repeat the group date in which the bachelors roast the Bachelorette.
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Occupation: Pro Sports Trainer
Hometown: Augusta, GA
Revealing ABC bio quote: Does he consider himself a romantic? ''Yes! I love to make a woman 'feel' whether it's appreciated, thought of, loved, wanted, and I believe actions can be taken to draw these emotions.'' Shhhh. We just want to feel your jawline.
We look forward to: Objectifying him further. But we might actually listen to what he's saying, too. Especially with things like this: What is his greatest regret? ''Not sticking up and fighting for my brother when we were young. It never happened again.''
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Occupation: Insurance Agent
Hometown: Dallas, TX
Revealing ABC bio quote: What is his motto? ''If you can't laugh at yourself, who can you laugh at?'' Not what we were expecting after reading that his greatest achievement to date was earning a football scholarship to college.
We look forward to: Seeing how long it takes him to mention the word ''competition.'' If he doesn't, we could like this one.
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Occupation: Party MC
Hometown: Monroe Township, NJ
Revealing ABC bio quote: Which U.S. city is the most romantic to him? ''Las Vegas, because you have everything at your finger tips.'' [Insert eye roll.]
We look forward to: Him being loud and obnoxious. But maybe he'll surprise us.
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Occupation: Lumber Trader
Hometown: Beaverton, OR
Revealing ABC bio quote: What is his favorite journey? ''Life! It's definitely a journey, and I love everything it has to offer!'' No. The proper answer is, ''You can't get me to use the word 'journey,' so don't even try!''
We look forward to: His attempt to charm Emily on the first night, since he thinks humor is the best ice breaker.
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Occupation: Advertising Sales Rep
Hometown: Madison, MS
Revealing ABC bio quote: Which historical figure does he most identify with? ''Muhammad Ali: He was a champion and knew he had you as soon as he walked into a room. I loved his confidence and swagger.'' This makes total sense for an advertising sales rep, but let's hope he doesn't always need to be ''on.''
We look forward to: Learning his grooming regimen. ''Being from Mississippi, of course I'm going to be a country boy. But people don't consider me to be because of the way I dress and carry myself. I tend to be a little 'Metro'.''