Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay’s Suitors Can’t Stop Crying About Love in New Season 13 Promo

Rachel Lindsay BacheloretteBachelorette Rachel Lindsay will choose between 31 men on season 13 of ABC's smash reality franchise. (ABC/Craig Sjodin)

Bachelor Nation, prepare yourselves for emotions ahead… many emotions. A new promo released by ABC this week shows several of Rachel Lindsay’s 31 suitors (announced on Wednesday, May 17, by Chris Harrison) shedding tears and having full-blown breakdowns during the upcoming season 13.

Lindsay, 31, cheerfully sets up the rocky road ahead in the clip. “With a house full of guys, The Bachelorette‘s going to be a manly season. Right guys?” she suggests. Then, a montage flashes with scorned suitors displaying plenty of sniffles and tear-stained faces, teasing a dramatic season ahead.

While revealing the new batch of suitors via Facebook Live, Harrison added some additional new details about what each contestant would bring to the program. “They are part of the most successful, most diverse and of course, the most dramatic cast we’ve ever had on the show,” the long-running host said. “In all seriousness, it was such a joy to do the show with Rachel this season. She is such a sweet girl. I’m really happy with how this turned out for her.”

Along with tears, expect some tension. “There will be blood,” Harrison added. Lindsay, 31, who was cast as the first-ever black Bachelorette this past February after having her heart broken by Bachelor Nick Viall, says she’s open to dating a variety of guys.

“I don’t just date a specific race; I date everyone. I’m open to everyone,” she told ET in March. “I’m hoping to see a cast that reflects that as well, and I’ve told [producers] that.” The Dallas attorney was, however, clear about what she doesn’t want. “I do not like a cocky guy. I like a confident guy,” she revealed. “You can toe the line just a little bit, but I cannot stand a cocky guy.”

Of course, then, she knows what she wants in a man. “I’m gonna bottle that all into one, [I want a] guy who has good morals. And then a funny guy,” she said.

Bachelor Nation may not see the same level of viciousness as we’ve seen in previous seasons. “I’m so direct that I won’t entertain the drama or cattiness,” Lindsay noted. “I’ll just deal with situations as they come to me, so if guys come to me about a villain in the house, I’ll be aware of it. My antennas will be up, but I’m not going to feed into it too much. That’s not my style.”

Lindsay’s self-awareness will undoubtedly stand out this season. “I just want to stay true to myself, keep it real. That’s me,” she continued. “I think a lot of women can relate to me. Being a career woman, being 31, there are a lot of women out there who are going to see themselves in me and so I’m excited. Hopefully I will do something that speaks to them [and] inspires them in a certain way, too.”

Watch the promos above and tune in to The Bachelorette, premiering Monday, May 9 p.m. ET on ABC. Meet all the suitors here.

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Kelly Spears
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