Coming Up This Season on 'The Bachelorette': A Pro Wrestler, Barenaked Ladies, Volcanos and More
Coming Up This Season on 'The Bachelorette': A Pro Wrestler, Barenaked Ladies, Volcanos and More
Meghan Carlson
Meghan Carlson
Senior Writer, BuddyTV
ABC has released their first taste of what's in store this season on The Bachelorette, which premieres Monday, May 24.

With so much traveling ahead of her, this season might as well have been called Where in the World is Ali Fedotowsky? Good thing she's wearing those sneakers!

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As we wait for more info and photos of Ali's 25 eligible bachelors (which the network promises will come along shortly, and we'll make sure to get it up ASAP when it does), check out the highlights of ABC's press release about the season premiere and the exciting upcoming dates, which include two private concerts, an onstage visit to a landmark Broadway musical and an olive oil wrestling match.

The Monday, May 24 Premiere (9:02-11:00 PM):

Ali's 25 eligible men will include...
  • a real estate investor
  • a lawyer
  • a TV weatherman
  • a professional wrestler

And oh the lengths they'll go to make a good first impression:
  • one outdoorsman literally tries to reel her in
  • a hunky skier does a death-defying back flip off the limo
  • one man even gets down on one knee and proposes

Creativity becomes the name of the game:
  • an aspiring writer is the first to snag some alone time with Ali, sharing his very inspiring story
  • one man scores some points with a sentimental scrapbook he made for her
  • one clever guy steals the show and Ali's attention with a heart-felt, hilarious song, accompanying himself on a ukulele

The battle for the first impression rose heats things up:
  • a sexy Latin bachelor seizes the moment to take Ali outside and teach her some salsa steps
  • another handsome suitor rips his shirt open to reveal his professional wrestler alter ego
  • a rugged country guy gives Ali a beautiful hand-crafted wood necklace to make his point

And then the drama starts!
  • Ali grows concerned when one of the men uses his one-on-one time to warn her - already - that there may be some men here for reasons other than love
  • Chris Harrison brings in a ballot box and instructs the men to each write down the name of a guy they feel isn't here for the right reasons
  • When the votes are tallied, one bachelor gets an overwhelming number of votes. But even though he is a marked man, Ali gives him some private time to convince her that his intentions are sincere. But will he have done enough to get a rose?
  • By the end of the evening, Ali must eliminate eight of the 25 men the first night, leaving 17 to compete for her affections and, in the end, her heart.

Later this season on The Bachelorette:

Ali and her bachelors will travel across the globe, enjoying intimate dates in Hollywood, Las Vegas, New York, Iceland, Istanbul, Lisbon and Tahiti.

Adventures in America:
  • Ali and one lucky man sneak up to the Hollywood sign in Los Angeles, enjoying the city lights below
  • She whisks away one fortunate bachelor on a private jet to an exciting date at a new Las Vegas resort, which ends with a private performance by popular English jazz-pop singer Jamie Cullum
  • Nine guys are surprised when they get to shoot a music video with the Barenaked Ladies
  • Ali's Manhattan adventure starts with a glamorous photo shoot and make-over for InStyle magazine's July issue, out in mid-June
  • Ali auditions seven men to try and sing and dance their way into her heart with the hopes of being chosen to be featured with her in that night's performance of the landmark Tony Award-winning musical, "The Lion King"
  • Ali and one of the lucky bachelors are surprised by a private concert from one of the Bachelorette's favorites, singer-songwriter Joshua Radin and the Harlem Boys Choir

Extraordinary trips abroad! Ali and the remaining guys first go to Iceland, where they...
  • transverse a frigid mountain plateau to a cave where they go spelunking
  • enjoy a dip in the famous geothermal hot springs, Blue Lagoon
  • go on a breathtaking helicopter ride over the active Eyjafjallajokull Volcano shortly before its eruption
  • go to a huge glacier and a spectacular and romantic ice cave

And then it's off to...
  • Istanbul, Turkey, where the bachelors will compete for Ali's love by grappling with gargantuan Turkish olive oil wrestlers in a slippery throw-down
  • Lisbon, Portugal, where they'll enjoy magical dates in romantic medieval settings at the Castle Sao Jorge
  • Obidos, Portugal, where Ali and two of the men don historic garments and are joined by local villagers in a dance
  • Tahiti, where the final three lucky men will join Ali for some of the most exotic and sensual overnight dates ever

Finally, at the end of the journey:
  • Two lucky men will meet her family
  • She will visit the final bachelors' hometowns for a slice of their lives in an effort to determine the man with whom she is most compatible
  • there are surprises in store for Ali that shake her world
  • the Bachelorette may quite possibly have found true love. But the big question is: After all of this, will he pop the question, and will she say yes?

What are you most excited to see this season on The Bachelorette? Which of these dates sound the most romantic? Let's hear your hopes and dreams for the season in the comments. And keep checking back until May 24, as we'll bring you as much as we can about Ali's men as soon as we find out who they are.