The contestants vying for Gabby Windey and Rachel Recchia’s love in The Bachelorette season 19 shared their guilty pleasures as their journey is about to begin. The new season, which features both Gabby and Rachel as leads, also cast more men than usual. The season is starting with 32 men aiming to win the women’s hearts. From a sales director to a pair of twins, dual leads Gabby and Rachel have a wide range of men to meet and develop deeper connections with one another.
Gabby and Rachel will search together for love in the new season of The Bachelorette. This isn’t the first time they’ve been paired up in the Bachelor franchise; in the finale of The Bachelor season 26, the women were broken up with at the same time by their ex, former Bachelor Clayton Echard. After the devastating events of the season finale, host Jesse Palmer announced that the women would lead the latest Bachelorette season alongside one another during the live After The Final Rose special. Now the dual leads are hoping to find the one from a new pool of men.SCREENRANT VIDEO OF THE DAY
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Some of the men of The Bachelorette season 19 shared handwritten notes detailing their guilty pleasures with Bachelor Nation. Colin Farrill, a 36-year-old sales director from Chicago, Illinois, said he valued quality time with his friends. He explained his guilty pleasure as “a late night video game session playing Sea of Thieves with a few best buddies while shoving spoonfuls of creamy peanut butter in my mouth.” Another man hoping to make an impression on Gabby and Rachel, Alec Garza is a 27-year-old wedding photographer from Houston, Texas. Alec said his guilty pleasure is “convincing people I’m from another country by using fake accents.”
Another contestant hoping to fall in love in The Bachelorette season 19, James Clark is a self-described “meatball enthusiast,” but his guilty pleasure involves another food. “Eating Oreo chocolate cake. It’s the best!” said James, adding that he also enjoys “deep dish pizza from Lou Malnati’s in Chicago.” Logan Palmer, a 25-year-old videographer from San Diego, California, shared his passion for a common and, according to him, under-appreciated carnival snack. “Corn dogs. People don’t talk about them enough,” he said. “They make no mess, and you can customize them with condiments like mustard, ketchup or even mayonnaise.”
With the Bachelor franchise’s penchant for highlighting contestants’ personalities on their dates, viewers may see one or more of these guilty pleasures popping up in the new season. As Gabby and Rachel progress further through their season, they will undoubtedly get to know each of the men deeper, going on one-on-one and group dates and potentially exploring new date formats with both women. Hopefully, the dual leads will be able to share supportive and healthy connections with the new group of contestants in The Bachelorette season 19. After the turmoil they endured together in Iceland during their Bachelor season, the two women definitely deserve it.