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Drama Abounds and Ali Chooses 15 Suitors on 'Bachelorette' Premiere

ETonline, Monday, May 24, 2010, 6:20pm (PDT)

Ali Fedotowsky made her premiere as "The Bachelorette" on Monday night, and the 25 men competing for her affection tried to get her attention with salsa dancing, gifts -- and even a backflip off a limo! But their affection for Ali only enflamed their competitive spirit as they attempted to woo the former "The Bachelor" contestant.

"I came on 'The Bachelor' to find love and I found it and I let it go; I'm not going to do that again," Ali said on the big premiere, adding that she quit her job and moved out of her apartment in her new quest to find love.

During their one-on-one time with Ali, one man revealed that he is a professional wrestler, another explained that he quit his job to move to Paris to write screenplays, while yet another told a blush-inducing story revealing why he got the nickname "Shooter."

A 26-year-old from Charleston, South Carolina named Roberto won the first impression rose after he spoke to Ali in Spanish, talked about his parents' loving marriage, and salsa danced with her on the patio.

After getting a chance to get to know the guys, Ali had to narrow down the field even more, and host Chris Harrison introduced a new twist in order to help her -- all the men would write down the names of men whom they thought were not there for the right reasons. Drama ensued as the men discussed which guys just rubbed them the wrong way, and whether it was even a good idea to write anyone's name down.

After counting the ballots, Chris announced that it was professional wrestler Justin (a.k.a. "Rated R") who got the most votes, earning the dubious honor of most mistrusted among his peers. Chris disclosed that Ali could either send Justin home, or give him a rose. Ali took Justin aside, and he explained that he thought the other guys didn't like him because of his wrestling job, and in the end, she decided to keep him around.

Ultimately, 13 more men received roses, while 10 (including "Shooter") were sent home empty-handed. The 15 men who will continue in their pursuit of love with Ali are: Roberto, Justin, Jesse, Ty, Craig R., Tyler B., Frank, Steve, Chris L., Kirk, John C., Chris N., Chris H., Hunter, Craig M., Jonathan and Casey.

"The Bachelorette" airs Monday nights on ABC.

Related stories: 'Bachelorette' Ali: 'I Was Scared'  'The Bachelorette''s Ali Fedotowsky Gave Up Her Job and Apartment to Find Love 

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