Wild roses! Bachelor Nation has seen its justifiable share of controversial contestants and ultimate picks, however in relation to selecting the franchise’s lead it’s often simple to name — however not at all times.
When The Bachelorette introduced Clare Crawley, who hadn’t been on a Bachelor collection or one if its spinoffs since 2018’s Bachelor Winter Games, as its latest lead, on Monday, March 2, 2020, some followers had been shocked.
Most of the time the subsequent Bachelor or Bachelorette is chosen from the ultimate 4 contestants, many instances the No. 3 runner-up. Crawley, nonetheless, isn’t the primary particular person to return out of left discipline to take over the reins on a season of the ABC relationship present.
In reality, there have been 4 seasons of The Bachelorette and three seasons of The Bachelor that threw main curveballs to diehard watchers of the collection. Earlier than Crawley, 38, was introduced because the oldest Bachelorette in historical past, Becca Kufrin, stunned some viewers when she took the position in 2018 — after profitable her season of The Bachelor and subsequently being dumped for all of America to observe on TV.
Then there was Arie Luyendyk Jr., who picked Kufrin, 29, at first and later left her to pursue his runner-up, Lauren Burnham, who he ultimately married and welcomed a toddler with. Earlier than showing because the lead on season 22 of The Bachelor, the race car driver, 38, was out of the truth TV sport for six years.
After all, followers can’t neglect when Nick Viall took over the coveted position — after appearing on The Bachelorette twice — making a divide between viewers who had been Crew Nick and people who had been Crew Luke Pell.
Lastly, followers have to return just a few years to recollect Emily Maynard as a Bachelorette, who was introduced again after she received, however later cut up from Brad Womack. Womack because the lead was additionally unprecedented after he determined to let each of his ultimate two ladies go the primary time. He returned to the franchise 4 years later to strive it once more.
Scroll beneath to relive probably the most stunning lead selections in Bachelor Nation historical past.
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