The Bachelor (season 9)
|The Bachelor: Rome|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of episodes||7|
|Original run||October 3, 2006– November 27, 2006|
The Bachelor: Season 9 (also known as The Bachelor: Rome) is the ninth season of ABC reality television series The Bachelor. The show was filmed in Rome, Italy. The season premiered on October 3, 2006. The show featured Italian American cosmetics entrepreneur, Prince Lorenzo Borghese, counting 25 women.
Traditionally the Bachelor chooses from an original cast of 25 bachelorettes, however this season show producers brought in two additional ladies who are local Italians bringing the total women to 27.
The following is the list of bachelorettes for this season:
|Jennifer Wilson||24||Pembroke Pines, FL||Teacher||Winner|
|Sadie Murray||23||Carlsbad, CA||Publicist||Week 7|
|Lisa Blank||25||Portland, OR||Marketing manager||Week 6|
|Agnese Polliza||24||Venice, Italy||Student||Week 5|
|Jeanette Pawula||23||Bloomingdale, IL||Teacher||Week 4|
|Desiree Valentin||22||Salt Lake City, UT||Realtor||Week 4|
|Jami Matzke||27||Galveston, TX||Event planner||Week 3|
|Gina Clark||28||Chicago, IL||Ultrasound technician||Week 3|
|Erica Rose||23||Houston, TX||Socialite||Week 3|
|Sarah Schnare||30||Nelson, BC||Journalist||Week 2|
|Kim Jackson||27||Newport Beach, CA||Interior designer||Week 2|
|Ellen DeMaio||30||New Haven, CT||Realtor||Week 2|
|Tara Durr||24||St. Augustine, FL||Realtor||Week 1|
|Rosella Fratto||27||Chicago, IL||Make-up artist||Week 1|
|Rita Ghazal||29||Richmond, VA||Policy advisor||Week 1|
|Renee Snell||30||Baltimore, MD||Broadcast marketer||Week 1|
|Meri Barr||27||Biloxi, MS||Attorney||Week 1|
|Laura Morgan||29||San Diego, CA||Dolphin trainer||Week 1|
|Jessica Horner||25||Charlotte, NC||Assistant buyer||Week 1|
|Heather Sneed||34||Aliquippa, PA||Registered nurse||Week 1|
|Elyse Greenebaum||27||New York, NY||Physician||Week 1|
|Cosetta Blanca||Italy||Dancer||Week 1|
|Claudia Gismondi||22||Boca Raton, FL||Restaurateur||Week 1|
|Carissa Ilburg||25||Cattaraugus, NY||Attorney||Week 1|
|Brit Keeder||28||Columbus, OH||Beer chemist||Week 1|
|Andrea Shirley||28||Cincinnati, OH||Hotel concierge||Week 1|
|April Jacobs||23||Chicago, IL||Model||Week 1|
- Episode 1
The girls pull up in a limo as Lorenzo greets each one with a smile. The girls and Lorenzo talk all night and the show ends with a rose ceremony where Lorenzo sends home over half of the ladies.
- Episode 2
The remaining 12 women are divided up into single and group dates. Lisa received the first single date with Lorenzo. The other girls go on a group date with Lorenzo. The show ends with a rose ceremony and 3 girls are eliminated.
- Episode 3
The nine remaining Bachelorettes find out there's going to be a group date, a two-on-one date and a solo date with Lorenzo. Three ladies are eliminated at the rose ceremony.
- Episode 4
There is one group date and two one-on-one dates in this episode. The women who get roses this week will also get a hometown visit to have Lorenzo meet their parents. Two ladies are eliminated at the rose ceremony.
- Episode 5
Lorenzo proceeds to on the hometown dates with the bachelorettes. He meets the girl's families. Lorenzo eliminates one girl at the rose ceremony which leaves him with three girls for the remaining shows.
- Episode 6
- Episode 7
Jennifer Wilson was the eventual winner of "The Bachelor: Rome". As of the end of the show, Jennifer was a Glades Middle School teacher from Pembroke Pines. Jennifer graduated from Dade Christian School and the University of Michigan with a bachelor's degree in general studies.
After the show
Jennifer Wilson and Lorenzo Borghese broke up after a long-distance relationship where he was in New York while she was in South Florida. Lorenzo did not propose to Jennifer, but gave her the final rose. Jennifer Wilson was accused of secretly dating Dan Herrero, another teacher at the school she worked at, by The National Enquirer soon after the end of the show. The Enquirer included pictures of them "frolicking on the beach" together three days after the initial report. Lorenzo Borghese later began dating runner-up Sadie Murray. Erica Rose later appeared on season one of VH1's "You're Cut Off" and seasons 2 and 3 of Bachelor Pad.
- Meet Jennifer of The Bachelor: Rome
- "WPLG Local 10 News". Archived from the original on 2010-07-05.
- 'Bachelor' pick Jennifer Wilson already dating another guy?
- Rogers, Steve. "'Bachelor' producers confirm Lorenzo Borghese, Jennifer Wilson split". realitytvworld.com.