The Bachelor (season 1)

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The Bachelor (season 1)
The Bachelor S1 poster.jpg
Promotional poster
StarringAlex Michel
Country of originUnited States
No. of episodes7 (including 1 special)
Original networkABC
Original releaseMarch 25 (2002-03-25) –
April 25, 2002 (2002-04-25)
Season chronology
Next →
Season 2
List of The Bachelor (American TV series) episodes

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:

Name Age Hometown Job Eliminated
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

Future appearances[edit]

Trista Rehn was chosen to be the Bachelorette in the first season of The Bachelorette.

Shannon Oliver appeared in episode 3 of the first season of The Bachelorette to give Trista Rehn advice.

Elimination Chart[edit]

# Contestants Week
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 Kim Amanda Shannon Amanda Trista Trista Amanda
2 Cathy Cathy Amanda Shannon Shannon Amanda Trista
3 Trista Trista Cathy Kim Amanda Shannon
4 Denise LaNease Rhonda Trista Kim
5 Amy Tina Christina S. Cathy
Christina S.
6 Alexa Christina S. Kim
7 LaNease Katie Trista
8 Rachel Alexa LaNease
9 Tina Angelique Alexa
10 Angelique Amy
11 Wendi Melissa
12 Rhonda Angela
13 Christina S. Kim
14 Jill Shannon
15 Katie Rhonda
16 Amanda Amber
Kristina J.
17 Lisa
18 Angela
19 Amber
20 Daniela
21 Paula
22 Jackie
23 Melissa
24 Kristina J.
25 Shannon
     The contestant won the competition.
     The contestant was eliminated at the rose ceremony.


No. in
TitleOriginal air dateProd.
U.S. viewers
11"Week 1"March 25, 2002 (2002-03-25)1019.90[1]4.0/0[2]

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.
22"Week 2"April 1, 2002 (2002-04-01)10210.20[1]4.4/11[2]

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.
33"Week 3"April 8, 2002 (2002-04-08)1039.40[1]4.2/10[2]

One-on-one date: Amanda.

One-on-one date: Trista.

Group date: Cathy, Christina, Kim, LaNease, and Rhonda.

One-on-one date: Shannon

Cathy, Christina, LaNease, and Rhonda were eliminated at the rose ceremony.
44"Week 4"April 15, 2002 (2002-04-15)10411.10[1]4.6/12[2]

Hometown Visits: Kim – Tempe, Arizona; Shannon – Dallas, Texas; Trista – Miami, Florida; Amanda – Chanute, Kansas.

Kim was eliminated at the rose ceremony.
55"Week 5"April 22, 2002 (2002-04-22)10513.10[1]5.7/14[2]

Overnight Dates: Amanda (New York), Shannon (Vermont), and Trista (Hawaii).

Shannon was eliminated at the rose ceremony.
66"The Women Tell All"April 25, 2002 (2002-04-25)N/A10.80[1]3.6/9[2]
77"Week 6"April 25, 2002 (2002-04-25)10618.20[1]7.3/17[2]

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.


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