'Bachelorette' bios: Meet the contestants vying for Katie Thurston's heart

Katie Thurston’s quest to find love begins tonight on “The Bachelorette.”

The season 17 lead was originally cast on Matt James’ season of “The Bachelor” and won over Bachelor Nation immediately, arriving with a light-up sex toy in hand. The 30-year-old marketing manager from Washington even stood up against bullying among the other women.

Thurston will meet a variety of men from all across the country — and even abroad — who are there to vie for her heart, including Karl, a 34-year-old motivational speaker, to a Cody, a 27-year-old zipper sales manager

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In addition to the suitors, Thurston will be joined this season by former Bachelorettes Kaitlyn Bristowe and Tayshia Adams, both of whom are hosting in the absence of longtime host Chris Harrison.

PHOTO: ABC's "The Bachelorette" stars Katie Thurston. The season 16 premiere episode airs Monday, June 7 at 8pm.

In an interview with “Good Morning America,” Thurston said her experience as Bachelorette was a “rollercoaster” of a journey and she fell for “more than one person” along the way.

The brunette beauty also teased a “crazy” ending but assured everyone that she is “happy” with her season’s outcome.

While playing a lightning round Q&A with “GMA,” Thurston seemed to indicate that Michael, a 36-year-old business owner, was one for fans to watch out, offering him as an answer when asked who took her on the best date, who would make the best father and who was the best husband material.

Other standouts included Greg as the best kisser, Justin as the most attractive, Andrew S. as the most sincere, Tre as the funniest and Connor B. as having the best entrance.

Here are the contestants Thurston will meet in the first episode, which airs at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

PHOTO: Aaron, a contestant on "The Bachelorette" season 16.

Aaron

Age: 26
Job: Insurance Agent
From: San Diego, California

PHOTO: Andrew M., a contestant on "The Bachelorette" season 16.

Andrew M

Age: 31
Job: Deputy District Attorney
From: Newport Beach, California

PHOTO:  Andrew S., a contestant on "The Bachelorette" season 16.

Andrew S

Age: 26
Job: Pro Football Player
From: Vienna, Austria

PHOTO:  Austin, a contestant on "The Bachelorette" season 16.

Austin

Age: 25
Job: Real Estate Investor
From: Viejo, California

PHOTO: Brandon, a contestant on "The Bachelorette" season 16.

Brandon

Age: 26
Job: Auto Parts Manager
From: Queens, New York

PHOTO:  Brendan, a contestant on "The Bachelorette" season 16.

Brendan

Age: 26
Job: Firefighter Trainee
From: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

PHOTO: Christian, a contestant on "The Bachelorette" season 16.

Christian

Age: 26
Job: Real Estate Agent
From: Boston, Massachusetts

PHOTO: Cody, a contestant on "The Bachelorette" season 16.

Cody

Age: 27
Job: Zipper Sales Manager
From: San Diego, California

PHOTO:  Connor B., a contestant on "The Bachelorette" season 16.

Connor B.

Age: 29
Job: Math Teacher
From: Nashville, Tennessee

PHOTO:  Conor C., a contestant on "The Bachelorette" season 16.

Conor C.

Age: 28
Job: Former Baseball Player
From: Costa Mesa, California

PHOTO: David, a contestant on "The Bachelorette" season 16.

David

Age: 27
Job: Technical Product Specialist
From: Nashville, Tennessee

PHOTO: Gabriel, a contestant on "The Bachelorette" season 16.

Gabriel

Age: 35
Job: Entrepreneur
From: Charlotte, North Carolina

PHOTO: Garrett, a contestant on "The Bachelorette" season 16.

Garrett

Age: 29
Job: Software Marketing Manager
From: Salinas, California

PHOTO: Greg, a contestant on "The Bachelorette" season 16.

Greg

Age: 27
Job: Marketing Sales Representative
From: Edison, New Jersey

PHOTO:  Hunter, a contestant on "The Bachelorette" season 16.

Hunter

Age: 34
Job: Software Specialist
From: Houston, Texas

PHOTO: Jeff, a contestant on "The Bachelorette" season 16.

Jeff

Age: 31
Job: Surgical Skin Salesman
From: Jersey City, New Jersey

PHOTO: John, a contestant on "The Bachelorette" season 16.

John

Age: 27
Job: Bartender
From: Pacific Beach, California

PHOTO: Josh, a contestant on "The Bachelorette" season 16.

Josh

Age: 25
Job: IT Consultant
From: Miami, Florida

PHOTO: Justin, a contestant on "The Bachelorette" season 16.

Justin

Age: 26
Job: Investment Sales Consultant
From: Baltimore, Maryland

PHOTO: Karl, a contestant on "The Bachelorette" season 16.

Karl

Age: 34
Job: Motivational Speaker
From: Miami, Florida

PHOTO: Kyle, a contestant on "The Bachelorette" season 16.

Kyle

Age: 26
Job: Technical Recruiter
From: Fort Lauderdale, Florida

PHOTO: Landon, a contestant on "The Bachelorette" season 16.

Landon

Age: 25
Job: Basketball Coach
From: Dallas, Texas

PHOTO: Marcus, a contestant on "The Bachelorette" season 16.

Marcus

Age: 30
Job: Real Estate Agent
From: Portland, Oregon

PHOTO: Marty, a contestant on "The Bachelorette" season 16.

Marty

Age: 25
Job: Dancer
From: Reno, Nevada

PHOTO: Michael, a contestant on "The Bachelorette" season 16.

Michael

Age: 36
Job: Business Owner
From: Akron, Ohio

PHOTO: Mike, a contestant on "The Bachelorette" season 16.

Mike

Age: 31
Job: Gym Owner
From: San Diego, California

PHOTO:  Quartney, a contestant on "The Bachelorette" season 16.

Quartney

Age: 26
Job: Nutrition Entrepreneur
From: Dallas, Texas

PHOTO: Thomas, a contestant on "The Bachelorette" season 16.

Thomas

Age: 28
Job: Real Estate Broker
From: Poway, California

PHOTO: Tre, a contestant on "The Bachelorette" season 16.

Tre

Age: 26
Job: Software Engineer
From: Covington, Georgia

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