Two months ago, Dallas native, University of Texas graduate and all around badass lawyer Rachel Lindsay was named this season’s “Bachelorette,” making her the first black lead on either “The Bachelorette” or “The Bachelor,” which have run for 15 years and a combined 33 seasons.

On Thursday, ABC announced the contestants on Lindsay’s season of the show, which premieres Monday.

The cast includes four Texans (three of them from Dallas, because of course she needs a few hometown guys in there).

Adam, a 27-year-old real estate agent from Dallas, said he used to “cook four-course meals in college and charge people.” He also said the most romantic gift he’s ever gotten was a threesome, so [insert eye roll here].

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Fred, a 27-year-old executive assistant from Dallas, says if he could switch lives with somebody for a day, it would be Ellen Degeneres because she brightens people’s days. His greatest achievement? “Attending two graduate school program from two different universities simultaneously and graduating from both in the same weekend.” #humblebrag

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Jack Stone, a 32-year-old lawyer from Dallas, is inexplicably the only guy in the lineup who goes by two names. I have many questions. He also calls tulips “basically roses without thorns,” which I don’t think is exactly true, but OK.

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Lastly, there’s Rob, a 30-year-old law student from Houston. He says he prefers a woman who “pursues him,” which is an interesting thought, considering he’s the guy who signed up for a dating show.

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See the full cast and read their bios here. The new season premieres Monday night on ABC.


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