New season of ‘The Bachelorette’ features 3 guys from DC area


Three single men from the D.C. area who are eager to tie the knot are among those who will appear on the 15th season of “The Bachelorette” that premieres Monday at 8 p.m. on ABC.

They’ll be trying to win the heart of Hannah Brown, 24, of Tuscaloosa, Alabama. She appeared on the 23rd season of “The Bachelor,” was wooed by Colton Underwood, but was in the end rejected by him. She was crowned Miss Alabama USA last year and now works as an interior decorator.

Among the 30 men on the reality TV show will be Joey Jones, 33, a finance manager from Bethesda, Maryland.

“The Bachelorette” host Chris Harrison revealed in a Facebook Live video this week that Jones, “Comes out with baby on the brain on night one.”

Then there’s John Paul Jones (he goes by all three names), 24, of Lanham, Maryland, a financial analyst.

“JPJ isn’t as much a contestant on the show as he is a mood,” said Harrison. “He’s a way of life.”

The third contestant from D.C., 29-year-old Luke Stone, is a political consultant who also recently worked as a server at Stoney’s on P Street in the Logan Circle neighborhood.

Appropriately, Stoney’s is holding a watch party for Monday night’s premiere.

Luke was one of a select few guys who got to meet Bachelorette Hannah Brown on a preseason special. And when he did, he said something raunchy to her that we can’t repeat.

“Night one, he didn’t try to rebound from that. He doubled down,” Harrison said.

Here are the official bios of the guys from ABC.

29-year-old Luke Stone of D.C., is a political consultant who also recently worked as a server at Stoney's on P Street in Logan Circle. (ABC/Ed Herrera)
Luke Stone, 29, of D.C., is a political consultant who also recently worked as a server at Stoney’s on P Street in Logan Circle. He works as a political fundraiser on Capitol Hill and is also a tequila expert and entrepreneur. He says he is looking for someone to enjoy the beauties of life with, someone to challenge him, and a partner that has the same thirst for knowledge that he has. Luke’s best friends say his perfect girl is a Southern belle with a quirky personality. Here are some tidbits about Luke: — Luke’s grandma and grandpa were married for 70 years and got engaged after three weeks of knowing each other. — People tell Luke that he looks like Nick Viall all the time. — Luke says that he once hit on Emily Ratajkowski and made her blush. (ABC/Ed Herrera) (ABC/Ed Herrera)
Then there's John Paul Jones (he goes by all three names), 24, of Lanham, a financial analyst. (ABC/Ed Herrera)
John Paul Jones (he goes by all three names), 24, of Lanham, Maryland, a financial analyst. He is looking for the real deal. When John Paul Jones isn’t daydreaming about his future wedding, he enjoys traveling the world and contemplating the meaning of life. Could Hannah be John Paul Jones’ future bride? John Paul Jones’s favorite drink is Champagne. He rarely uses words that are less than three syllables long. (ABC/Ed Herrera) (ABC/Ed Herrera)
Among the 30 men you'll see on the reality TV show will be Joey Jones, 33, a finance manager from Bethesda. (ABC/Ed Herrera)
Among the 30 men you’ll see on the reality TV show will be Joey Jones, 33, a finance manager from Bethesda. Joey spent his 20s having adventures and starting his career. He’s lived in Australia, Hong Kong and San Francisco; and while he still loves adventures, his priority now is looking for a life partner to settle down and have children with. He is excited to be married, have a house with a pool in the backyard and a couple of kids running around. Hopefully, Hannah likes minivans. While Joey has bungee jumped and sky-dived, he is afraid of heights. Joey is currently relearning how to play the piano. He loves to document important moments with his Polaroid camera. (ABC/Ed Herrera) (ABC/Ed Herrera)
Hannah Brown caught the eye of Colton Underwood early on during the 23rd season of “The Bachelor,” showing him, and all of America, what Alabama Hannah is made of – a fun country girl who is unapologetically herself. After being sent home unexpectedly, Hannah took the time to reflect on her breakup, gaining a powerful understanding of her desire to be deeply and fiercely loved. Now, with a newfound sense of self and a little southern charm, she is more ready than ever to find her true love on the milestone 15th season of “The Bachelorette.” (ABC/Ed Herrera)
Hannah Brown caught the eye of Colton Underwood early on during the 23rd season of “The Bachelor,” showing him, and all of America, what Alabama Hannah is made of — a fun country girl who is unapologetically herself. After being sent home unexpectedly, Hannah took the time to reflect on her breakup, gaining a powerful understanding of her desire to be deeply and fiercely loved. Now, with a newfound sense of self and a little southern charm, she is more ready than ever to find her true love on the milestone 15th season of “The Bachelorette.” (ABC/Ed Herrera) (ABC/Ed Herrera)
Hannah Brown caught the eye of Colton Underwood early on during the 23rd season of “The Bachelor,” showing him, and all of America, what Alabama Hannah is made of – a fun country girl who is unapologetically herself. After being sent home unexpectedly, Hannah took the time to reflect on her breakup, gaining a powerful understanding of her desire to be deeply and fiercely loved. Now, with a newfound sense of self and a little southern charm, she is more ready than ever to find her true love on the milestone 15th season of “The Bachelorette.” (ABC/Ed Herrera)
Hannah Brown caught the eye of Colton Underwood early on during the 23rd season of “The Bachelor,” showing him, and all of America, what Alabama Hannah is made of — a fun country girl who is unapologetically herself. After being sent home unexpectedly, Hannah took the time to reflect on her breakup, gaining a powerful understanding of her desire to be deeply and fiercely loved. Now, with a newfound sense of self and a little southern charm, she is more ready than ever to find her true love on the milestone 15th season of “The Bachelorette.” (ABC/Ed Herrera) (ABC/Ed Herrera)
A group shot of Hannah Brown and the 30 men who will try to win her hand in the upcoming 15th season of the Bachelorette. (ABC/Ed Herrera)
A group shot of Hannah Brown and the 30 men who will try to win her hand in the upcoming 15th season of the Bachelorette. (ABC/Ed Herrera) (ABC/Ed Herrera)
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29-year-old Luke Stone of D.C., is a political consultant who also recently worked as a server at Stoney's on P Street in Logan Circle. (ABC/Ed Herrera)
Then there's John Paul Jones (he goes by all three names), 24, of Lanham, a financial analyst. (ABC/Ed Herrera)
Among the 30 men you'll see on the reality TV show will be Joey Jones, 33, a finance manager from Bethesda. (ABC/Ed Herrera)
Hannah Brown caught the eye of Colton Underwood early on during the 23rd season of “The Bachelor,” showing him, and all of America, what Alabama Hannah is made of – a fun country girl who is unapologetically herself. After being sent home unexpectedly, Hannah took the time to reflect on her breakup, gaining a powerful understanding of her desire to be deeply and fiercely loved. Now, with a newfound sense of self and a little southern charm, she is more ready than ever to find her true love on the milestone 15th season of “The Bachelorette.” (ABC/Ed Herrera)
Hannah Brown caught the eye of Colton Underwood early on during the 23rd season of “The Bachelor,” showing him, and all of America, what Alabama Hannah is made of – a fun country girl who is unapologetically herself. After being sent home unexpectedly, Hannah took the time to reflect on her breakup, gaining a powerful understanding of her desire to be deeply and fiercely loved. Now, with a newfound sense of self and a little southern charm, she is more ready than ever to find her true love on the milestone 15th season of “The Bachelorette.” (ABC/Ed Herrera)
A group shot of Hannah Brown and the 30 men who will try to win her hand in the upcoming 15th season of the Bachelorette. (ABC/Ed Herrera)

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