JoJo Fletcher’s ‘Bachelorette’ Season 12 Premiere: Read the Funniest Reactions!


What a wild season it will be! “Mojo for JoJo!” was just one of the many cringeworthy comments to be uttered during JoJo Fletcher‘s Bachelorette premiere on Monday, May 23 — but oh, there’s so much more.

Fletcher, 25, was introduced to 26 suitors during the first episode. Some of the more bizarre first impressions included a man dressed up as Santa Claus, an inappropriate naked joke and a contestant arriving on a “unicorn.”

JoJo Fletcher
Fletcher on ‘The Bachelorette.’ Rick Rowell/ABC

But despite those intros, nothing could prepare the show’s leading lady for the antics that would take place before the first rose ceremony. (Hint: open bar problems!)

Here, Us Weekly has rounded up the five biggest moments and ensuing reactions online:

1. St. Nick Is Here!
Ho, ho, ho! Nick B. dressed up as Santa Claus to meet Fletcher for the first time. The real estate developer was taken aback but decided to sit on his lap later in the evening. Luckily, his costume joke paid off. He was one of the many men to receive a rose by the end of the night.

JoJo Fletcher and Nick B.
Fletcher with Nick B. on ‘The Bachelorette.’ Rick Rowell/ABC via Getty Images

The electrical engineer wasn’t the only one with an awkward meet and greet. Jonathan wore a kilt and joked about going commando. Additionally, Wells brought along an a cappella group to sing in the wings, and Chase gave her a set of “blue balls” that she could squeeze when she was stressed.

2. Chad Is Really, Really Scary
Chad, not to be confused with Fletcher’s ex-boyfriend, is one of the most confident contestants of the season. In a sneak peek, it’s revealed that he has a crazy temper and gets into altercations with several other men. Warning: It gets bloody.

JoJo Fletcher and Chad
Fletcher with Chad on ‘The Bachelorette.’ Rick Rowell/ABC via Getty Images

3. Damn, Daniel!

Fans of the ABC series were shocked when Fletcher decided to keep “Canadian” Daniel around for another rose ceremony. He got drunk to calm his nerves, took off his pants to take a dip in the pool and poked another man’s belly button. Side note: The men also made fun of him for wearing a super short tie.

JoJo Fletcher and Daniel
Fletcher with Daniel on ‘The Bachelorette.’ Rick Rowell/ABC via Getty Images

4. Pavelka Returns!
Former Bachelor Jake Pavelka made a surprise appearance during the premiere. The other men freaked out upon his arrival, but it was revealed that he was just there to give Fletcher, a family friend, some love advice. Needless to say, viewers were not amused by the fake-out.

5. Love at First Sight?
Thankfully, the premiere did have some sweet moments. Fletcher was immediately attracted to Jordan, the younger brother of NFL player Aaron Rodgers. He received the first impression rose and stole a kiss from the season 12 Bachelorette. Fletcher was so smitten that she even joked about his cute butt.

JoJo Fletcher and Jordan
Fletcher with Jordan on ‘The Bachelorette.’ Rick Rowell/ABC via Getty Images

Check out reactions from the premiere below:

https://twitter.com/kendalshae/status/734977892644323329

https://twitter.com/ansleyhare/status/734987059811651584

https://twitter.com/jampalm44/status/734939419967393792

https://twitter.com/samanthadeboerr/status/734935775251419138

https://twitter.com/LindsayFolwell/status/735102446414876675

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