Chris Harrison Previews The Bachelorette, Six Dudes to Watch

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The news of Chris Harrison separating from his wife of 18 years took many by surprise yesterday, but the venerable TV personality will still be back in his familiar role as The Bachelorette host and pimp on May 14.

In a recent article for EW, he previewed six guys to watch this season.

Will any of these fellas end up in the final four, or beyond? See The Bachelorette spoilers we've compiled so far for more on that. Then read the primer on a half dozen fellas who undoubtedly will be major players this summer ...

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Kalon McMahon, 27: This "luxury-brand consultant" is, Harrison says, "cocky, brash, and arrogant" and arrives on the first night in a rented helicopter.

"He makes a huge first impression, but the big story is, will it fade quickly?" Sounds that way ... considering his equipment wasn't that remarkable.

"I don't know where that helicopter came from, but it was pretty unimpressive," Harrison says. "It would be like showing up in a Prius instead of a limo."

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Jef Holm, 27: "He's not your typical 6'4" ripped bachelor. He's an average-looking guy who will stun Emily with his personality and charm," says Harrison.

"Women are more apt to give a guy with humor and charisma a chance than a guy will."

Harrison says he was also impressed that Holm ditched the limo for a skateboard on the first night. "It was like Michael J. Fox in Back to the Future!"

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Doug Clerget, 33: Single mom Emily, meet single dad Doug!

"They get along fantastically and share this bond from the moment they started talking about kids," says Harrison. "And he's great-looking. Muscles on top of muscles. He's someone America will fall in love with."

So what's the catch? "It's a sweet relationship, but can they get beyond that? Is there more to him than his 11-year-old son?" Obviously.

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Arie Luyendyk Jr., 30: He's a race car driver, and the son of a world-renowned race car driver. Seems a bit much given Emily Maynard's past, no?

"It's not like after [her fiance Ricky Hendrick] died she never went to the track. The racing world is still a big part of her life," Harrison weighs in.

"And Arie is an IndyCar driver, not NASCAR." That's totally fine then.

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Alessandro Goulart, 30: The first words out of this Brazilian hunk's mouth are "Nice to meet you, gorgeous" ... in Portuguese! Cue the swooning.

"He's this Latin heartthrob who very easily works his charms on Emily," says Harrison of Alessandro. As for what he does for work down in Brazil?

"He's a grain merchant," says Chris. "I guess that means he merchants the grain."

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Ryan Bowers, 31: This season's sensitive former pro athlete owns a gym but also mentors young children in Augusta, Ga. His romantic (and cheesy) side scores points with Emily yet makes him a target among the guys.

"The first night he gave Emily a note saying 'You are beautiful' on the back, so while he was reading it to her she could see that," says Chris. "He's that guy."

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