The Bachelorette Season 8 contestants photos and brief bios (PART 2)
          

Emily Maynard The Bachelorette 8 2012

Here are the 12 remaining eligible bachelors that will be competing for the heart of Emily Maynard in Season 8 of The Bachelorette premiering on ABC May 14. You can see the first 13 guys (arranged alphabetically by first name) by CLICKING HERE and checking out Part 1 of our post!

***Once again I have used the color red to highlight some of the more remarkable bits of info.

The Bachelorette 8 contestant John Wolfner Emily Maynard

John Wolfner

Age: 30

Occupation: Data Destruction Specialist

Hometown: St. Louis, MO

Do you like being the center of attention or do you prefer being more mysterious and why? A little bit of both–I don’t like to show all my cards.

Do you prefer team sports or solo sports and why? Solo–I want all the pressure on me.

Describe your ultimate date? Cooking dinner, drinking wine with a roaring fire and a movie.

What is your motto? You only live once, experience as much as possible so you can be a great story teller to your grandkids.

Tattoo Count: 0

Starcasm’s most likely to: be the shortest of the competitors.


The Bachelorette 8 contestant Kalon McMahon Emily Maynard

Kalon McMahon

Age: 27

Occupation: Luxury Brand Consultant

Hometown: Houston, TX

Do you like being the center of attention or do you prefer being more mysterious and why? I like my girlfriend to be the center of attention so I’m still in the spotlight but the focus is on her and not me.

Do you prefer team sports or solo sports and why? Team. I like being the best on a team and having the pressure of people relying on me.

What is your ideal mate’s personality like? Overwhelming as to take the pressure off of me.

What is your motto? You only live once…but if you live like me, once is enough – Frank Sinatra

Tattoo Count: 0

Starcasm’s most likely to: compliment Emily’s shoes.


The Bachelorette 8 contestant Kyle Dillon Emily Maynard

Kyle Dillon

Age: 29

Occupation: Financial Advisor

Hometown: Long Beach, CA

Who do you admire most in the world and why? My Dad! I have always looked up to him. He is happy, successful, raised an amazing family and, always fun to be around. He is everything I strive to be.

Who are your top 3 all-time favorite movies? Zoolander, The Notebook, Point Break

What is your biggest date fear? Getting denied if I go in for a kiss.

What is your motto? You only live once.

Tattoo Count: 0

Starcasm’s most likely to: not get a rose the first night.


The Bachelorette 8 contestant Lerone Emily Maynard

Lerone

Age: 29

Occupation: Real Estate Consultant

Hometown: Laguna Beach, CA

What is your most embarrassing moment? Losing my trunks in the ocean and trying to run up the beach naked.

Do you prefer a woman who wants to be pursued or a woman who pursues and why? I can appreciate a woman who is classy and might want to be pursued, however when the chemistry is there, it’s obvious.

If you wanted to impress a woman, what would you do and why? I would cook her dinner, make her laugh, and be myself.

What is your most marked characteristic? I’m comfortable in my own skin.

Tattoo Count: 0

Starcasm’s most likely to: have articles written about him before the premiere.


The Bachelorette 8 contestant Michael Nance Emily Maynard

Michael Nance

Age: 26

Occupation: Rehab Consultant

Hometown: Tahoka, TX

If you could be someone else for just one day, who would it be and why? Ryan Gosling. He’s young, talented, and powerful. He’s made something of himself and that gives him lots of choices in life. I want choices.

Who are your top 3 favorite groups/artists & why?
John Mayer – His storytelling/lyrics and songwriting
Burn Mars – He’s unique
Justin Timberlake – He’s innovative and a pioneer

Do you consider yourself romantic and why? Yes because I pay attention to what women like. Also, I’m not afraid to go the extra mile to make something perfect. I love surprising people.

What is your idea mates personality like? Happy, optimistic, understanding, nurturing, spiritual and honest.

Tattoo Count: 0

Starcasm’s most likely to: be compared to Ben Flajnik (in the kind of way that involves snickering).


The Bachelorette 8 contestant Nate Bakke Emily Maynard

Nate Bakke

Age: 25

Occupation: Accountant

Hometown: Scottsdale, AZ

Who do you admire most in the world and why? My Parents – their love for each other is what I hope to achieve with my wife someday. They have been married for over 30 years and they love, respect and trust each other like no other couple I have ever seen.

What is the most outrageous thing you have ever done? I’ve skinny dipped a few times.

Do you like being the center of attention or do you prefer being more mysterious and why? Center of attention – I believe I put here on earth to lead people and spark up enthusiasm within them

What is your greatest regret? How I handled my last relationship, but I learned a lot.

Tattoo Count: 0

Starcasm’s most likely to: get left on a glacier after a two-on-one date.


The Bachelorette 8 contestant Randy Emily Maynard

Randy

Age: 30

Occupation: Marketing Manager

Hometown: Oak Creek, WI

What is your favorite childhood memory? Wow what a question…I think Sunday morning Packer Games. The whole family would be together.

I hate it when my date: Doesn’t get my jokes.

What is your biggest date fear? Sitting there with nothing to talk about.

What is your motto? Nothing is so bad that you can’t get through it. Enjoy life

Tattoo Count: 2 Locations: Right and Left Shoulders

Starcasm’s most likely to: tell lots and lots of jokes that only he thinks are funny.


The Bachelorette 8 contestant Ryan Bowers Emily Maynard

Ryan Bowers

Age: 31

Occupation: Pro Sports Trainer

Hometown: Augusta, GA

Who is your favorite artist and why?
I believe athleticism is the “Art” of movement. Michael Jordan was an incredible Artist.

Do you consider yourself a romantic and why? Yes! I love to make a woman “feel” whether it’s appreciated, thought of, loved, wanted, and I believe actions can be taken to draw these emotions.

What is your biggest date fear? I’ll be bored to death.

What is your greatest regret? Not stick up and fighting for my brother when we were young. It never happened again.

Tattoo Count: 0

Starcasm’s most likely to: called Joey and inspire spontaneous singing of the lyrics, “I’ll be there for youuuuuu…”


The Bachelorette 8 contestant Sean Lowe Emily Maynard

Sean Lowe

Age: 28

Occupation: Insurance Agent

Hometown: Dallas, TX

What is your greatest achievement to date? Earned a full scholarship to college through football.

Which U.S. city is the most romantic to you and why? New York City – It’s so big yet so inviting. So many great places to go in NYC.

What is your biggest date fear? Forgetting my wallet.

What is your motto? If you can’t laugh at yourself, who can you laugh at?

Tattoo Count: 0

Starcasm’s most likely to: finish as runner-up. (He could win this thing if Emily decides Arie being from the Netherlands is a little too unmanly!) (Oh, and Sean is also our most likely to co-star alongside Claire Danes in Showtime’s Homeland. I’m just sayin’!)


The Bachelorette 8 contestant Stevie Emily Maynard

Stevie

Age: 26

Occupation: Party MC

Hometown: Monroe Township, NJ

If you could be someone for just one day, who would it be and why? Justin Timberlake because I would love to be able to sing for a crowd of screaming fans.

Which U.S. city is the most romantic to you and why? Las Vegas because you have everything at your finger tips.

What is the most romantic present you have ever received and why? A 25-page book all about us with every internet conversation, picture, movie tickets, notes, etc.

What is your idea of perfect happiness? When everyday you have something to look forward to.

Tattoo Count: 0

Starcasm’s most likely to: write and perform a rap song for Emily.


The Bachelorette 8 contestant Tony Pieper Emily Maynard

Tony Pieper

Age: 31

Occupation: Lumber Trader

Hometown: Beaverton, OR

What is your most embarrassing moment? Hopped a small fence on the Vegas strip, caught my slacks, ripped my pants all the way off with a big crowd watching. Glad I didn’t go commando that day!

If you wanted to approach a woman you had never met before, how would you go about it? I wouldn’t just come up and say “Hi, I’m Tony.” I would compliment her or if she was looking at a menu, I would say something about it that was funny. Humor is the best ice breaker.

Do you consider yourself romantic and why? Very much so, because when I am with someone who I think is very special, I’m always thinking about romantic things I can do for them.

What is your favorite journey? Life! It’s definitely a journey, and I love everything it has to offer!

Tattoo Count: 0

Starcasm’s most likely to: be the next star of The Bachelor.


The Bachelorette 8 contestant Travis Pope Emily Maynard

Travis Pope

Age: 30

Occupation: Advertising Sales Rep

Hometown: Madison, MS

Would you say you’re a little bit country or more of a city person? Being from Mississippi of course I’m going to be a country boy. But people don’t consider me to be because of the way I dress and carry myself. I tend to be a little ‘Metro’.

What’s your best date memory? Dinner, then we took the boat out to the middle of the lake and drank wine while staring off into the sky full of stars.

Which historical figure do you most identify with? Muhammad Ali: He was a champion and knew he had you as soon as he walked into a room. I loved his confidence & swagger.

What is your motto? Life is too short to sit around and be unhappy. Live life to the fullest and keep people smiling!

Tattoo Count: 0

Starcasm’s most likely to: have the funniest dance moves.

Well, that’s errybody! So who’s your preseason favorite? Not who you think will win with Emily Maynard, but who you would choose solely based on the photos and the info provided above. If you’re a straight dude, which guy would you want dating your mother/sister/daughter? Take the poll!

 

(You can catch up on the first 13 contestants by CLICKING HERE.)

You can vote more than once, but you have to wait an hour. (For those REALLY dedicated fans!) Poll is set to close when the premiere airs May 14 at 8/7c on ABC.

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    • Bree

      You didn’t put Alessandro on the poll, so he’s my vote! Yum!

      Then Charlie and Arie. :)

 

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