The Bachelorette Contestants Suddenly All Have Mad Facial Hair

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As ABC released contestant headshots and bios for the upcoming season of The Bachelorette, we noticed a curious thing. A smattering of the men who will vie for the affection of JoJo Fletcher are unlike many of the contestants we’ve seen before. They’re rocking all sorts of facial hair. And we’re not talking simple five o’clock shadows or Drake-like beards. Mustaches that vary in style from the Santana to the Zorro are represented among the group.

Meanwhile, an informal survey of men who have won the show in the past reveals an overwhelming number are as smooth-faced as Don Draper. Facial hair is obviously nothing new outside the world of The Bachelorette, but we still can’t help but wonder whether we’ll start to see an even bigger wave of mustached and bearded men popping up on our Tinder feeds? We’ll be tracking results once the show kicks off May 23.

In the meantime, click ahead to see the men who are bucking the Ken-doll trend, one grooming decision at a time.
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According to his biography, Brandon, 28, works as a “hipster,” which makes his incoming mustache less of a stylistic choice and more of a uniform requirement.
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Evan, a self-professed erectile-dysfunction expert, names “girls with chipped nail polish” as one of his deal-breakers. Would we expect anything less from a guy who keeps such an immaculate 'stache?
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Peter professes to have gone through, “a pretty ‘thuggish’ stage” in addition to a “Sk8er boi” look, making his latest style one of his most rugged yet.
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With his chevron mustache (street name: the Selleck), Vinny joins the ranks of Daniel Craig, James Franco, and David Beckham, who have all worn the style.
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First things first: This contestant's name is James Taylor. And, yes, he’s a singer-songwriter. What separates him from the other James Taylor? A close-cropped beard.
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Movember may be six months out, but Coley—who identifies as an occasional party starter—is ready to rock now.
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The first on Chad’s list of all-time favorite movies? “The Notebook (don’t make fun of me),” he says, perhaps explaining his rugged, Gosling-like beard, which was worn by the actor in the film.
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