Chris Harrison dishes on ‘Bachelorette’ Rachel’s top 5 guys

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Bachelorette host Chris Harrison shares his annual top five guys to watch list, but not all of them are worthy of Rachel Lindsay’s final rose.

Bachelorette star Rachel Lindsay has 31 eligible bachelors to pick from this season. With just a few days to go before the premiere airs on ABC, host Chris Harrison shared his thoughts about five guys fans should keep their eye on this season.

Which guy knew Rachel before she became the Bachelorette? Who is this season’s villain? Which guy made race an issue? Is this season’s toughest competitor not so tough after all? And which guy was ready to propose on day one? Here’s the scoop on the guys who are on Chris Harrison’s “five guys to watch” list. [Spoiler free]

DeMario Jackson

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Posted by DeMario Jackson on Friday, January 6, 2017

DeMario, 30, is a recruiting consultant who lives in Los Angeles. He’s one of the guys Rachel met on The Bachelor: After the Final Rose special after Nick’s season finale. DeMario was ready to propose on the spot!

Chris tells Yahoo that when DeMario arrived at the mansion, Rachel recognized him and liked him from the get-go. Will his confidence earn him the final rose?

Dr. Bryan Abasolo

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Bryan, 37, is a Miami-based chiropractor. Chris describes the doc as a “very charming Latin-lover type” who catches Rachel’s eye right out of the limo.

Although he tells the Bachelorette star that he’s ready to settle down, Chris questions whether he’s really ready for marriage. Rumor has it he may be one of this season’s villains. He’s also on our list of guys who have criminal records. Hmmmm… 

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Fred Johnson

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Posted by Fred Johnson on Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Fred, 27, hails from Rachel’s hometown of Dallas, Texas. But that’s not the only thing they have in common. Chris Harrison reveals that Fred and the Bachelorette go way back!

Fred and Rachel were at this camp together when they were teenagers,” Chris tells Yahoo’s Carrie Bell. “Rachel was his slightly older camp counselor. Fred had a crush on her and he has carried the torch for quite sometime … [He] decided to come all this way and do the show so that he could tell her how he felt.”

Sadly, it took Rachel awhile to remember Fred when he told her his story on the first night of filming. That made for a rather awkward start, but imagine if he turns out to be Rachel’s final pick? Now, that would be quite a love story to tell their (potential) children.

Dean Unglert

Posted by Dean Unglert on Friday, August 14, 2015

Dean, 26, lives in Los Angeles where he works as a recruiter. He’s the dude who said, “ready to go black and never go back” when he met Rachel on the live After the Final Rose special back in March.

Bachelor Nation wasn’t thrilled with his comment. However, Chris says that Rachel thought it was funny and told him he was “bold and charming.”

Kenny Lane

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Posted by Kenny Layne on Friday, December 2, 2016

Kenny, 35, is a professional wrestler who goes by the name of “Pretty Boy Pitbull Kenny King. Chris advises fans to “not just a book by its cover” when it comes to this contestant. Although he’s competitive and gets in a few run-ins with the guys, this single dad also has a soft side. Hopefully, Rachel will get to see beyond the brawn.

Next: Meet Rachel Lindsay's final pick — spoiler alert!

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