Here’s the Charlottean vying for Bachelorette Katie’s heart, airing this summer

Here’s the Charlottean vying for Bachelorette Katie’s heart, airing this summer

The next Bachelorette Katie Thurston pictured here in red. Photo: ABC/Craig Sjodin

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In a now-deleted Facebook post, The Bachelor franchise released its initial cast list of 34 men hoping to win over Katie Thurston on the next season of the Bachelorette. One of the men is Charlotte’s own Gabriel Everett.

Why it matters: Lol. It doesn’t, in the grand scheme of things right now, but let’s just have some fun in the wild world of reality TV for a minute.

What we know: Gabriel is 35, according to the Bachelorette’s Facebook account.

  • When Gabriel was 22, he appeared on season two of Bravo’s “Make Me a Supermodel” where he placed 11th.
  • According to his website, Gabriel is a photographer and artist. His work is pretty impressive — peep his Instagram here.
  • He’s also an active model within Directions USA management, a national talent agency.

We slid into Gabriel’s DMs, but he hasn’t gotten back to us yet.

What’s next: The ABC show will narrow down its list of 34 hopefuls ahead of the premiere of Katie’s season this summer. Stay tuned for an official cast announcement closer to the premiere with full cast bios.

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Background: Charlotte has a number of connections to the Bachelor franchise.

Fan-favorite Emily Maynard first appeared on Brad Womack’s season of the Bachelor, before starring as the Bachelorette in season eight. Her season was the first (and only, so far) filmed in Charlotte. Emily, now Emily Maynard Johnson, went on to write a New York Times bestselling book. She still lives in Charlotte and is a mom to five.

This publication’s co-founder Katie Levans appeared on Sean Lowe’s season of the Bachelor. She’s written about the experience here. Since leaving the Agenda in 2019, Katie launched a sustainable fashion company called Ruthie. Her first line sold out fast, and she’s currently restocking. We’re big fans.

Caelynn Miller-Keyes, the former Miss North Carolina, first appeared on Colton Underwood’s season. She and fellow Bachelor franchiser Dean Unglert are currently living in a van and traveling the world with their adorable pup Papi.

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