Hold on tight, Bachelor Nation, because season 21 of The Bachelorette is around the corner! Viewers will follow Jenn Tran, a 26-year-old from Miami, as she searches for love in an historic season. She is not only a fan favorite from Joey Graziadei’s season of The Bachelor, but she is the first Asian-American to lead the franchise. Naturally, fans are wanting to know about the cast, the season’s premiere date, its trailer, and more. 

‘The Bachelorette’ Season 21 Cast 

A handful of the potential men that will appear on Jenn’s season of The Bachelor have already been revealed. They include: Aaron, 29, Austin, 28, Brendan, 29, Brett, 28, Brian, 32, Corbin, 25, Dakota, 27, Devin, 27, Dylan, 24, Grant, 30, Hakeem, 29, Hassan, 28, Jahaan, 28, Jeremy, 29, John, 25, Jonathan H., 24, Jonathan J., 27, Kevin, 35, Marcus, 31, Marvin, 28, Matt, 27, Moze, 25, Ricky, 28, Sam M., 26, Sam N., 25, Spencer, 30, Thomas, 31, and Tomas, 26. 

Bachelor Nation fans quickly found out that Aaron is the brother of Bachelor in Paradise favorite Noah Erb, who is engaged to Abigail Heringer. Aside from Aaron, however, it appears that most of Jenn’s potential men are newcomers to the franchise. 

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‘The Bachelorette’ Season 21 Premiere Date 

Bachelor Nation was thrilled to learn that Jenn’s season of The Bachelorette will premiere on July 8, 2024, on ABC and streaming on Hulu. 

‘The Bachelorette’ Season 21 Trailer 

The first trailer for The Bachelorette season 21 was released on May 22, 2024. The footage featured Jenn wearing a plunging red dress and putting a heart-shaped coin into a crane arcade game, with dolls representing potential suitors waiting to be chosen inside.

A message also floated across the screen that read, “The power is in her hands,” as Jenn picked up a red rose and smiled for the camera.

Before the teaser dropped, Jenn gave some insight into what fans can expect and who she’s looking for in the sea of options. 

“I’m looking for someone who has a really big personality,” Jenn told host Jesse Palmer as she was announced as the new leading lady. “I’m all about having fun, having cheeky banter and I want someone who’s going to be able to take it as much as they can dish it and we spend the whole night literally making fun of each other. That will be the most ideal night ever.” 

Jenn Tran Is the 1st Asian-American Bachelorette

Jenn has not kept her excitement under the radar about being the next Bachelorette, especially given the historic nature of her season. Speaking to Jesse about her identity as an Asian-American woman leading the show, Jenn said, “It’s honestly incredible and I feel so, so grateful and so honored to be the first Asian Bachelorette in this franchise.” 

She continued, “Growing up, I’ve always wanted to see Asian representation on TV. I feel like it was really sparse. Anytime Asians were in the media it was to fill a supporting character role, to fulfill some sort of stereotype and I always felt boxed in by that because I was like, I don’t see myself on screen. I don’t see myself as a main character.”

But, if Jenn proved anything while on The Bachelor, she is ready to step into the spotlight. 

“I am going to lead my own love story. I am going to be the main character in my story. I just can’t help but think of how many people I’m inspiring and how many lives that may change,” she said.

Why Did Maria Georgas Turn Down ‘The Bachelorette’?

Before Jenn was chosen to star on The Bachelorette, producers considered Daisy Kent and Maria Georgas for the role. Daisy revealed that she decided not to accept the role because she knew how “physically and emotionally taxing” it could be. “I think just this specific opportunity wasn’t right for me right now,” she explained.

Meanwhile, Maria had actually begun doing fittings for the show when she dropped out as the lead. “It was set in stone. I was it,” she shared. “When everyone around me was so supportive of me being in this position and everyone wanted this for me, I took a second. I’m like, ‘Why am I not happy? Why am I not excited about this?’ It took me realizing that it’s just not my time [and] I was like, ‘Respectfully, I need to decline. I need to take a step back.’”

Both women have voiced their support for Jenn in her new journey.