The Bachelor (season 1)
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|The Bachelor (season 1)|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of episodes||7 (including 1 special)|
|Original release||March 25 –|
April 25, 2002
The Bachelor (season 1) is the first season of ABC reality television series The Bachelor. The show featured very first bachelor, Alex Michel, courting 25 women. The season premiered on March 25, 2002, and concluded on April 25, 2002 in which 23-year-old event planner Amanda Marsh was named the winner and Michel chose not to propose her, they continued to date and broke off the relationship.
The following is the list of bachelorettes for this season:
|Amanda Marsh||23||Chanute, Kansas||Event Planner||Winner|
|Trista Rehn||29||Miami, Florida||Miami Heat Dancer||Runner-up|
|Shannon Oliver||24||Dallas, Texas||Financial Management Consultant||Week 5|
|Kim||24||Tempe, Arizona||Nanny||Week 4|
|Cathy Grimes||22||Terra Haute, Indiana||Graduate Student||Week 3|
|Christina Stencil||28||Bonita, California||Attorney||Week 3|
|LaNease Adams||23||Los Angeles, California||Actress||Week 3|
|Rhonda Rittenhouse||28||Woodward, Oklahoma||Commercial Real Estate Agent||Week 3|
|Alexa||27||Beverly Hills, California||Special Ed. Teacher||Week 2|
|Amy Anzel||28||New York, New York||Production Coordinator||Week 2|
|Angela||25||Avondale, Arizona||Hooters Waitress||Week 2|
|Angelique Madrid||27||Burbank, California||Actress||Week 2|
|Katie||23||Malden, Massachusetts||Power Tool Sales Rep.||Week 2|
|Melissa||25||Tempe, Arizona||Photographer||Week 2|
|Tina Chen||27||Plano, Texas||Graduate Student||Week 2|
|Amber||29||Los Angeles, California||Business Development Director||Week 1|
|Daniela||30||Seattle, Washington||Neuropsychologist||Week 1|
|Denise||30||Honolulu, Hawaii||Doctor||Week 1|
|Jackie||22||Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania||Bar Manager||Week 1|
|Jill||31||Chicago, Illinois||Retail Manager||Week 1|
|Kristina Jenkins||27||Los Angeles, California||Advertising Executive||Week 1|
|Lisa Gold||29||Dallas, Texas||Attorney||Week 1|
|Paula||24||Swansea, Massachusetts||Insurance Representative||Week 1|
|Rachel||29||Eastchester, New York||6th Grade Teacher||Week 1|
|Wendi Plotnik||26||Dallas, Texas||Technology Specialist||Week 1|
Shannon Oliver appeared in episode 3 of the first season of The Bachelorette to give Trista Rehn advice.
- The contestant won the competition.
- The contestant was eliminated at the rose ceremony.
|Title||Original air date||Prod.|
|1||1||"Week 1"||March 25, 2002||101||9.90||4.0/0|
There were no dates during the first week.Amber, Daniela, Denise, Jackie, Jill, Kristina, Lisa, Paula, Rachel, and Wendi were all sent home in the first rose ceremony.
|2||2||"Week 2"||April 1, 2002||102||10.20||4.4/11|
There were three group dates. Five women were sent on each.Alexa, Amy, Angela, Angelique, Katie, Melissa, and Tina were eliminated at the rose ceremony.
|3||3||"Week 3"||April 8, 2002||103||9.40||4.2/10|
One-on-one date: Amanda.
One-on-one date: Trista.
Group date: Cathy, Christina, Kim, LaNease, and Rhonda.
One-on-one date: ShannonCathy, Christina, LaNease, and Rhonda were eliminated at the rose ceremony.
|4||4||"Week 4"||April 15, 2002||104||11.10||4.6/12|
|5||5||"Week 5"||April 22, 2002||105||13.10||5.7/14|
|6||6||"The Women Tell All"||April 25, 2002||N/A||10.80||3.6/9|
|7||7||"Week 6"||April 25, 2002||106||18.20||7.3/17|
Meeting Alex's Parents and Final Dates: Amanda and Trista.Trista's limo pulled up to the altar first, where Alex sent her home in a limo, brokenhearted. Amanda then came to the altar, where Alex declared her his chosen woman and entered into a relationship with her.