The Bachelor season rankings: All Bachelor seasons ranked

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The Bachelor: Greatest Seasons Ever

23. Alex Michel: Season 1

If you watched this past summer’s last-minute series, The Bachelor: Greatest Seasons Ever, then you met the franchise’s very first Bachelor, well, at least a look back at his season anyway. Alex Michel, a businessman by profession (and apparently still a bachelor!), didn’t have a memorable season by any means. However, he was the first Bachelor, and it was through his season that we met one of the most beloved Bachelor Nation alums of all time–Trista Rehn (now Sutter).

In his 2002 finale, Michel picked Amanda Marsh over Trista, although he didn’t actually get down on one knee. Their dating relationship was short-lived, and then Michel seemingly cut off ties with the world of Bachelor Nation.

In fact, he was one of the few that didn’t respond to ABC’s requests to stop by The Bachelor: Greatest Seasons Ever when they covered his season alongside Trista’s season of The Bachelorette. So, as for where he is now, it’s not quite clear, but one thing is for sure, Alex Michel’s season will forever be one we’re grateful for as it kickstarted what would be years of magical (and dramatic) love stories.

The Bachelor: Greatest Seasons Ever, Juan Pablo Galavis
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22. Juan Pablo Galavis: Season 18

Juan Pablo Galavis just might be the most hated Bachelor Nation alum to this day. When he first appeared as a contestant on Desiree Hartsock’s season of The Bachelorette, there was something sexy and attractive about the single father everyone was sort of rooting for.

However, that opinion changed very quickly when it was his turn to be the lead on The Bachelor Season 18. One of the most infamous scenes of his season took place when Clare Crawley put him in his place and walked away without looking back once.

Most will remember Galavis’ season filled with him saying “it’s okay” more times than we care to count. Not to mention, his condescending and very rude attitude towards anyone and everyone he spoke to, including his refusal to say “I love you” to his season’s winner, Nikki Ferrell.

While Galavis didn’t find love within Bachelor Nation (not a shocker), he did get married in 2017 to Venezuelan model and TV host Osmariel Villalobos but later got divorced in 2019.

As for where he is now? Well, most Bachelor Nation fans aren’t too eager to find out his life updates. However, he did spend some of 2020 throwing shade at Clare Crawley after she was named as the next Bachelorette. Sigh, some things never change.