The Bachelorette: 9 most awkward and dramatic seasons in franchise history

JoJo Fletcher (ABC/Craig Sjodin)
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Season 11: Kaitlyn Bristowe 

Kaitlyn Bristowe’s season of The Bachelorette wasn’t always hers, at least not initially. That season actually began with the contestants choosing between two Bachelorette potentials–Britt Nillson and Kaitlyn.

Again I ask–could we bring this tradition back?

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Season 12: JoJo Fletcher

Jojo Fletcher’s season had several awkward encounters between Chad Johnson (the season’s villain) and contestant Evan Bass. Let’s recall the MANY times Chad threatened Evan saying things like that he would “die”. He even went as far as to tear Evan’s shirt and punched a door in all his anger.

When he was asked if that happened, Chad only casually stated that “the door walked in the way of my hand”. Chad definitely made for great reality TV on this season, that’s for sure.

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Season 13: Rachel Lindsay

Now correct me if I’m wrong, but never in The Bachelor franchise history did we have an actual girlfriend/boyfriend show up on one of the dates. Things got SUPER weird, awkward, and of course, dramatic when contestant DeMario Johnson’s “ex-girlfriend” showed up saying they never broke up before he went on the show.

All I’m saying is, DeMario shouldn’t have messed with Rachel because she was in LAWYER MODE. Clearly, after that whole scenario, she quickly sent him packing his bags.