The Bachelor (season 9)

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The Bachelor (season 9)
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 7
Original network ABC
Original release October 3 (2006-10-03) – November 27, 2006 (2006-11-27)
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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:

Name Age Hometown Occupation Eliminated
Jennifer Wilson 24 Pembroke Pines, Florida Teacher Winner
Sadie Murray 23 Carlsbad, California Publicist Week 7
Lisa Blank 25 Portland, Oregon Marketing manager Week 6
Agnese Polliza 24 Venice, Italy Student Week 5
Jeanette Pawula 23 Bloomingdale, Illinois Teacher Week 4
Desiree Valentin 22 Salt Lake City, Utah Realtor Week 4
Jami Matzke 27 Galveston, Texas Event planner Week 3
Gina Clark 28 Chicago, Illinois Ultrasound technician Week 3
Erica Rose 23 Houston, Texas Socialite Week 3
Sarah Schnare 30 Nelson, British Columbia Journalist Week 2
Kim Jackson 27 Newport Beach, California Interior designer Week 2
Ellen DeMaio 30 New Haven, Connecticut Realtor Week 2
Tara Durr 24 St. Augustine, Florida Realtor Week 1
Rosella Fratto 27 Chicago, Illinois 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 Hammer 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
Britt (Bowe) Newton 28 Columbus, OH Beer chemist Week 1
Andrea Shirley 28 Cincinnati, OH Hotel concierge Week 1
April Jacobs 23 Chicago, IL Model Week 1

Future appearances[edit]

Erica Rose returned to compete in the second season of Bachelor Pad for 2011, finished in 9th/10th place and returned in the third season of Bachelor Pad the following year for a third time, finished in 12th place.

Elimination Chart[edit]

Contestants Week
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Agnese Sadie Desiree Agnese Jennifer Lisa Sadie Jennifer
Andrea Agnese Jeanette Lisa Agnese Sadie Jennifer Sadie
April Desiree Lisa Jeanette Sadie Jennifer Lisa
Brit Gina Gina Jennifer Lisa Agnese
Carissa Sarah Jami Sadie Jeanette
Claudia Ellen Agnese Desiree Desiree
Cosetta Jennifer Erica Jami
Desiree Lisa Jennifer Gina
Ellen Jeanette Sadie Erica
Elyse Jami Sarah
Erica Erica Kim
Gina Kim Ellen
Heather Tara
Jami Rosella
Jeanette Rita
Jennifer Renee
Jessica Meri
Kim Laura
Laura Jessica
Lisa Heather
Meri Elyse
Renee Cosetta
Rita Claudia
Rosella Carissa
Sadie Brit
Sarah Andrea
Tara April
     The contestant won the competition.
     The contestant was eliminated at the rose ceremony.


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

The winner[edit]

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.[1][2] Jennifer graduated from Dade Christian School and the University of Michigan with a bachelor's degree in general studies.[3]

After the show[edit]

Jennifer Wilson and Lorenzo Borghese broke up after a long-distance relationship where he was in New York while she was in South Florida.[4][5] Lorenzo did not propose to Jennifer, but gave her the final rose.[1] 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.[6] The Enquirer included pictures of them "frolicking on the beach" together three days after the initial report.[6] Lorenzo Borghese later began dating runner-up Sadie Murray.[5] Erica Rose later appeared on season one of VH1's "You're Cut Off" and seasons 2 and 3 of Bachelor Pad.


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