"The Bachelorette" 2017 started on a controversial note as viewers clearly disagreed with choices of men who were sent home in the first episode. Before proceeding to read the article, be warned that major spoilers are about to be divulged about the premiere episode. To continue, eight men were sent home in the premiere episode.

The number of men sent home was not as shocking to the audience as compared to the identity and credibility of the said men. rachel lindsay is currently the lucky lady who will be on the quest to find the guy for her in ABC's Reality Show franchise. 31 men went down from the limo at the beginning of the show, but only 23 were left at the end.

"The Bachelorette" 2017 is also considered to be one for the books as it is the first time to have a black woman take the spot of the leading reality TV star. Rachel Lindsay is not a new face for followers of "The Bachelor" since she was one of the last few ladies vying for Nick Viall's heart.

While she was not the one chosen in the end, the public saw her potential and was more than happy when ABC announced that she was going to get the chance to be in her own reality show.

Off to Malibu, California

After Rachel Lindsay cut down the number of participants in "The Bachelorette" 2017, the group will be heading to sunny Malibu, California. Once settled there, the first rounds of dates and getting-to-know-each-other moments will soon commence.

The suitors left to compete for Rachel Lindsay's heart are a mix of different cultures and personality, but some viewers have been voicing out their opinion pertaining to the remaining men in the reality show.

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Some commented that the good ones were dropped in the first episode and some were confused as to why some undeserving suitors were chosen to stay.

The one that got away

One of the suitors that made a ripple in social media was Blake K., a dapper former Marine from San Francisco. A lot of viewers were shocked when Rachel Lindsay announced that he did not make the cut.

From his firm yet humble aura, Blake K. has already amassed a number of fans during the episode which ended up disappointed with how the first episode of "The Bachelorette" 2017 turned out. According to reports, the former Marine has expressed his disappointment, saying that he'd be lying if he said he didn't feel sad about the decision.

Meanwhile, viewers of "The Bachelorette" were left scratching their heads when Lucas Yancey, also known as the "whaboom" guy got to stay instead of Blake K.

Apparently, this might make the reality series head to a more interesting direction, but the fans are still hoping for a wildcard in future episodes, which could bring Blake K. back in the game.