Reflections on Race and Bachelor Nation Brandon, Nayte, Rodney, and Joe are the final four men headed to hometowns on season eighteen of The Bachelorette. As a Black viewer, my heart soared. Brandon, the definition of earnest, adores Michelle. Joe, the silent former basketball player, displayed his softer side caring for animals on the group date. Rodney, the ideal teammate, cheers Michelle on at every turn and would be such a supportive partner. Nayte, the charismatic charmer with a million-dollar smile, makes for a stunning partner for our Bachelorette Michelle.