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A footy player, models and Mr Italy: The men vying for Elly and Becky's love on The Bachelorette.

On this year's season of The Bachelorette, we're getting two love stories for the price of one. Or at least, two stories of trying to find love and also Instagram endorsement deals.

On Monday, we finally got to meet the 20 men vying for Elly and Becky Miles' heart. And they're certainly a real mixed bag. 

Our first look at The Bachelorette Australia 2020. Post continues below video.


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Ahead of the show's premiere, here's what we know about the group set to be suitably... confused, when they arrive at the Bach mansion to meet two women instead of one.

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Joe Woodbury, 25, Newcastle.






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Joe Woodbury is a rugby player - and, uh, footy players don't have the greatest Bach track record, but we'll give him a chance.

Like the Miles sisters, he's also from Newcastle, and they may already have a link to each other: Elly follows him on Instagram and according to the Daily Mail, has done so since before filming.

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Pete Mann, 34, Adelaide.

Adelaide cafe owner Pete Mann is tipped to go far this season and has already been photographed on a solo date climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge with Becky.

He owns Octeine, an outdoor activity and adventure brand, and its namesake cafes, and was previously a geography teacher.

His love of adventure is clear from the fact he's planning to run 100 kilometres through bushfire impacted areas in the Adelaide Hills, and hopes to raise $100,000 for the wine region in the process.

The super sleuths over at the Bach and Bachelorette Fan forums discovered he was married to Channel 10 weather presenter Kate Freebairn. An Adelaide Now article from April 2019 indicated they were still married at that point, and Kate announced the end of their marriage after seven years in a Sunday Mail article in August 2019.

Rudy El Kholti, 30, Sydney.

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Okay... so this is a lot.

Rudy works as a professional fitness model. He's already got a blue tick on Instagram and 32,000 followers.

His StarNow account lists him as an actor, extra, model and influencer.

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In 2019, Rudy, who was born to a Moroccan father and Italian mother, won the Mister Italia title. We didn't know that was a thing, but we're glad it was brought to our attention.

Rudy has lived in Australia for nearly eight years and became a citizen last October. Wait, does this mean we can expect an Italian accent? Asking for... all of us.

Damien Stone, 31, Melbourne.

Property developer Damien was spotted in the trailer in a white tux. According to his Instagram bio, he's a family man and "here for a long time, not a good time". ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ 

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Damien already has some strong reality TV links: He's mates with Love Island Australia's Todd Elton.

Ab Sow, 27, Brisbane.

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Brisbane filmmaker and model Ab Sow's Instagram bio makes us think he won't be shy around the cameras: He lists appearances on Australian Spartan, The Project and the Dora the Explorer movie (???).

He also appeared on Australia's Got Talent in 2016 with his dance troupe EQUALS.






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A Google search suggests he used to have a StarNow account that listed him as an actor, model and extra but it has since been removed. Hmm.

 

Andrew Thomas, 30, Adelaide.

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Andrew is an Adelaide-based voiceover actor-turned-travel influencer from South Australia. According to his Instagram, Andrew is a tour guide, performer and... clown. Not sure if that just means he's funny, or if he'll whip out a literal red nose and wig at some point.

Oh, and he can also play the ukulele. 

Nick Chamberlain, 25, Sydney. 






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Nick is a 25-year-old support worker from NSW. According to his Channel 10 bio, he "often finds himself tongue tied when he fancies someone, tripping over words and struggling to string a sentence together"... which should be interesting to watch on national TV. 

Nick says he's looking for a confident girl and won't shy away from confrontation or a good debate in The Bachelor mansion. 

Pascal Wallace, 33, NSW. 

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Pascal is a 33-year-old CEO from NSW who has represented Australia in various dodgeball tournaments. He describes himself as a fun-loving "Bondi boy" who's worst habit is snoozing his alarm 15 times before getting out of bed... and same. 

Saj Bakhsh, 25, Adelaide.






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Hailing from Afghanistan, Saj is a 25-year-old personal trainer who lives in Adelaide. He’s also currently studying a double degree in international relations and social work. 

Overall, Saj seems like a really good guy, whose hobbies includes working out, helping others in need and hiking. 

Shannon Karaka, 30, NSW.






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30-year-old Shannon works in sales and started his own Hawaiian shirt company. 

According to his Channel 10 bio, Shannon never takes himself too seriously and always looks on the bright side of life. Oh, and he was former Mr Polynesia Australia in 2017. 

Adam Todd, 24, WA.

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Adam is a 24-year-old Geologist from Western Australia who loves AFL and surfing. He even bought a bunch of science books into the mansion with him to keep himself entertained.

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While Adam hasn't fallen in love before, it seems he know a thing or two about romance. 

"I once drove seven hours through the outback in the dark, after working 10 hours, to be with my girlfriend for the last hour of Valentine’s Day," he told Channel 10. 

He also thinks his most embarrassing habit is his laugh. "My laugh sounds like I’m having an asthma attack."

Adrian Baena, 26, Queensland.

Adrian is a kitesurfing instructor from Queensland who was once in the army. The 26-year-old loves a good adventure which has seen him live in Egypt and South Africa. While he's had his heart broken a couple of times, Adrian says he can't get enough of the "beautiful warm feeling" of love, so it seems like he's going on the right show. 

Agostino Guardiani, 30, Victoria. 

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Agostino or 'Aggi' is a barber turned business owner and now runs his own skincare business. The 30-year-old says he believes in love at first sight and describes himself as a "frog looking for his princess". Here's hoping he gets his happily ever after. 

Frazer Neate, 28, Queensland. 






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Frazer is a concreter from Queensland who is looking to meet an easy-going girl he can call his best friend. The 28-year-old also sounds like quite the romantic who loves "making the other person feel happy and special. Whether it be sunset picnics, special dinners, romantic weekends or just surprises that put a smile on their face".

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He also has some very adorable puppy pics on his Instagram which we suggest you check out. 

Harry Harris, 35, SA.






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Harry is a 35-year-old builder and father from South Australia. He describes himself as cheeky and spontaneous, and he's ideal date consists of "a trip to the zoo before watching the sun set over the ocean, glass of wine in hand". 

Jake Ricciardo, 26, WA.

Jake is a 26-year-old explosives handler... which sounds mildly terrifying.

Heading into the mansion, Jake thinks his "flamboyance and fashion" will help him stand out and he hopes to keep the Bachelorette's laughing until the very end. 






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Sam Vescio, 35, NSW.

Instilled with strong Italian values, family is his everything to Sam, who wants to find love close to what his parents had. The 35-year-old lawyer packed music, books and adult colouring books to keep him entertained in the mansion. 

"I wanted to bring a pasta machine but it wouldn’t fit in my luggage!" he told Channel 10. 

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Trent Cray, 31, WA.

31-year-old Trent is a finance broker from Western Australia. While he's may be seen as a bit of a lad, Trent says he's also "spiritual and in-touch with my emotions and feelings". 

"Girls will say I’m a player, which I am not," he tells Channel 10. 

Samuel Minkin, 27, NSW.

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Samuel is a 27-year-old musculoskeletal therapist from NSW who's passionate about giving people a new lease of life through his work. As someone with a lot of love to give, Samuel is looking for someone "smiley, smart, open-minded, loyal, sporty and with a wild side". 

When it comes to handling confrontation in the mansion, his plan is to laugh and outwit them. 

James Boggia, 28, QLD. 

Last but not least, we have 28-year-old James. 

James is a tattoo-covered pro-wakeboarder but don't let that confuse you, he actually has quite the caring side. 

His hobbies including surfing, fitness, music and anything with a thrill.

This article was originally published on September 16, 2020, and was updated on October 5, 2020.

The Bachelorette airs on Wednesday at 7:30pm on Channel 10. 

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