The Bachelor

“The Bachelor” premiered on March, 25, 2002 on ABC, with the premise of 25 women competing for the heart of one man. Hosted by Chris Harrison, the show has The Bachelor go on a series of dates with groups of women, as well as on individual dates, all in the hope of finding a wife. The elimination process consists of a rose ceremony, in which roses are handed out to the women who The Bachelor chooses to keep on the show. Those who don’t receives flowers at each week’s “rose ceremony” are sent home. At the end of each season, “The Bachelor” must choose between two women, with the expectation that he’ll propose to one of them.

The contestants live in “Villa De La Vina,” a mansion in Agoura Hills, California, for the first two weeks of filming. The remaining episodes typically consist of the participants traveling to romantic and exotic locations to go on dating excursions. Whether in the mansion or on the road, the show is often beset with conflict between the women vying for The Bachelor.

The first “Bachelor” was Alex Michel. At the end of the first season, Michel had to chose between Amanda Marsh and Trista Rehn, better known now as Trista Sutter. Michel, who selected Marsh, did not propose at the end of the show’s inaugural season. And Rehn would later go on to become the first “Bachelorette.”

The series has featured a slew of hunky and memorable Bachelors over the years including, Andrew Firestone, Lorenzo Borghese, Charlie O’Connell, Bob Guiney, Brad Womack, Jason Mesnick, Jake Pavelka, Sean Lowe, Juan Pablo Galavis and Ben Higgins. It has has also spawned three spin-off series on ABC. “The Bachelorette” debuted in January 2003 with Rehn as its inaugural star. “Bachelor Pad,” where previous contestants competed for a cash prize of $250,000, debuted on August 9, 2010. And “Bachelor in Paradise,” which also features previous contestants from both “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette” in an exotic locale, first aired on August 4, 2014.

Though “The Bachelor” has earned a reputation for not having the relationships work out, there have been a few high-profile weddings during its run. Rehn, Mesnick, Hebert, and Lowe have all had weddings specials air on ABC.

Ben Higgins Running For Colorado House Of Representatives?

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Ben Higgins running for the Colorado House of Representatives? The former “Bachelor” is exploring a possible bid in Denver for a seat in the state legislature.

Taylor Lautner Tells Jesse Palmer I Watch “The Bachelor” – WATCH VIDEO!

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Taylor Lautner made an unexpected confession on Friday’s “GMA,” and made it to an even more surprising person. The actor told Jesse Palmer, former star of “The Bachelor,” that he’s actually a fan of the show. Watch here!

JoJo Fletcher “GMA” Video: I’m Not Talking To Ben, Ready For A “Bachelorette” Engagement – WATCH!

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JoJo Fletcher opened up about getting dumped by Ben Higgins and her new journey with “The Bachelorette” in an interview broadcast on Friday’s “Good Morning America.” Watch here.

Lauren B.’s Birthday Tribute To Ben Higgins: “Thankful To Celebrate With You Today And Forever” (PHOTOS)

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Lauren B. posted a loving birthday tribute to fiancé Ben Higgins on Instagram on Wednesday. Check out the photos here!

Ben Higgins And Lauren B. Wedding Plans: Getting Married On Television?

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Ben Higgins and Lauren B. are figuring out wedding plans, and that could involve a return to television. Get the details here!

Ben Higgins And Lauren B. “Live With Kelly And Michael” Video: “It’s The Real Thing”

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Ben Higgins and Lauren B. say their “Bachelor” romance may not be typical, but it’s “real.” Check out the video here!

Ben Higgins And Lauren B. Engaged: “Bachelor” Stars React, Offer Congrats

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Ben Higgins and Lauren B.’s engagement is finally public, and now stars from “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette” are offering congratulations. Check out the reactions here!

Ben Higgins And Lauren B. “GMA” Video: Watch “The Bachelor” Interview!

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Ben Higgins and Lauren B. opened up about life after “The Bachelor” on Tuesday’s “Good Morning America.” Watch here!

Ben Higgins & Lauren B. Of ‘The Bachelor’ Play “Newlyweds” Game On ‘Jimmy Kimmel’ – WATCH VIDEO

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Ben Higgins and fiancee Lauren B. appeared on Monday’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” after the Bachelor” season finale and “After The Final Rose” special, to play a “Newlyweds”-like game to test their knowledge of one another. Watch here!

Ben Higgins And Lauren B. Talk Engagement, Future On ‘Bachelor: After The Final Rose’ (Recap)

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Ben Higgins and Lauren B. discussed their engagement and future on the live “Bachelor” finale special, “After The Final Rose.” Get the full recap here!

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