The Bachelorette Season 16 New Contestants Revealed—Meet Clare Crawley's Men

After the coronavirus pandemic caused a delay in production, ABC had to recast Clare Crawley's The Bachelorette season.

By Chris Harnick Jul 15, 2020 1:38 PMTags
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It's that time again, time to meet the men who might be in the running for Clare Crawley's heart and roses on The Bachelorette.

ABC previously announced a slate of men who were going to be the contestants on The Bachelorette season 16, but production was delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic and ABC was forced to recast and move the action to one location. Matt James was previously announced as a potential contestant on the reality show but has since been named the star of The Bachelor season 25. His season, the first with a Black male lead, is set to air in 2021.

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"I am looking for a man that is just like my dad. Strong, loving, gentle, compassionate and just a real, genuine, kind man," Clare said on Good Morning America when her role was announced.

Related: Clare Crawley's "Bachelorette" Men Likely Recast After Coronavirus

Revealed on Facebook, the new men range in age, noticeably skewing older than the previous batch. At 39 years old, Clare is the oldest lead of The Bachelorette franchise.

"For me, it just is more years under my belt, more learning and knowing what I want, what I don't want," she said about her age.

Meet the potential contestants below.


Mike Tobin, 38, is from Calgary in Alberta, Canada.


Yosef Aborady is 29 and from Mobile, Alabama.

Blake Monar

Blake Monar, 30, is from Rockport, Indiana.

Zac C.

Zac Clark is 36 and from Haddonfield, Pennsylvania.


Ivan Hall, 28, is from Dallas, Texas.


Garin Flowers, 34, is from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. 

Blake Moynes

Blake Moynes, 29, is from Burlington, Ontario, Canada.


Noah Erb is 25 and from Tulsa, Oklahoma.


Jay Smith is 39 and from Langhorne, Pennsylvania. 


Joe Park is 36 and from North Woodmere, New York.


Demar Jackson, 26, is from San Diego, California.

Jordan C.

Jordan Chapman, 26, is from Southington, Connecticut. 


Page Pressley is 37 and from Santa Fe, New Mexico.


Jeremy Higgins is 40 and from Virginia Beach, Virginia.


Chris Conran, 27, is from St. Louis, Missouri.


Brandon Goss, 28, is from Cleveland, Ohio.


Karl Smith, 33, is from Miami, Florida.


Gary Briggs II, 29, is from Cleveland, Ohio.

Jordan M.

Jordan Manier is a 30-year-old from Deerborn, Michigan.


Ben Smith, 29, is from Indianapolis, Indiana.


Riley Christian, 30, is from Detroit, Michigan.


Bennett Jordan is 37 and from Atlanta.


Kenny Braasch, 39, is from Oaklawn, Illinois.


Spencer Robertson, 30, is from La Jolla, California.


Ed Waisbrot is 36 and from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


Uzoma Nwachukwu, 29, is from Dallas, Texas.

Tyler C.

Tyler Cottrill, 27, is from Gassaway, West Virginia.


AJ, 28, is from Irvine, California. 


Ellis Matthews, 26, is from Libertyville, Illinois.

The Instagram account @bachdetective revealed that Ellis was no longer in the running for Clare's season with help from a few of Ellis' Instagram stories, which did not appear to have been posted from the Bachelorette bubble. His Instagram is now private again. 


Dale Moss, 31, is from Brandon, South Dakota. His Instagram is currently public, but he is also a public figure so that might explain it. 

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