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Meet Clare Crawley and Tayshia Adams’ Season 16 ‘Bachelorette’ Contestants: Names, Ages, Jobs and More!

We’re ready! Clare Crawley’s season of The Bachelorette has some seriously hot contestants lined up to meet the leading lady during the premiere on Tuesday, October 13. This season is expected to be one of the craziest, especially since Life & Style confirmed in August that Tayshia Adams stepped in to finish the season after Clare got engaged to a contestant mere weeks into filming — see spoilers here

Life & Style exclusively broke the news on July 30 that Clare, 39, was ready to leave the reality dating show after “falling in love” with one of her lucky guys. “Producers are scrambling to figure out what to do,” the insider said at the time. “They are frantic trying to pick up the pieces without having to start over completely.” It was confirmed a few days later Tayshia, 30, would be taking over, and production planned to “match” her up with the remaining contestants. However, ABC also brought in a few extra guys that were originally cast but did not make the cut to meet Clare.

This season has been more chaotic than the past, even down to the contestant list. ABC originally announced all 32 men who would be competing for Clare’s heart on March 11, before filming was supposed to begin. However, everything came to a halt amid the coronavirus pandemic, and season 16 was postponed until July. When things picked back up in the summer, the contestant roster had a bit of a shake-up. While some fans speculated certain guys got the ax because of their ages, Chris Harrison cleared up the situation.

“These guys set aside a certain period of time — they took off work, I mean, our lives have been turned upside down — so just thinking that 25 or 35 guys can all do this again during the timeframe that we pick, that’s going to be difficult,” he told Access in March. “So I’m just saying there might be new guys only because some of these guys just might not be able to make it. I mean, who knows if these guys have jobs now, are looking for jobs, what their families look like. All of our worlds [have] been turned upside down, so we’re not going crazy trying to recast the show. I’m just saying we might have to.”

Regardless of the guys ages, fans were excited to see what a more mature lead would bring to the reality dating show. Clare also thinks her maturity is a major positive. “A lot of people put it out there as this negative thing,” the starlet said about her age on GMA. “But I know what I want, what I don’t want and what I won’t settle for.” 

Clare obviously proved her decisiveness right off the bat. Keep scrolling to see all the Bachelorette contestants for season 16!