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 network ABC
Original release March 25 (2002-03-25) – April 25, 2002 (2002-04-25)
Season chronology
Next →
Season 2
List of The Bachelor episodes

The Bachelor (season 1) is the first season of ABC reality television series The Bachelor. The season premiered on March 25, 2002, and concluded on April 25, 2002. The show featured very first bachelor, Alex Michel, courting 25 women.


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 28 Bonita, California Attorney Week 3
LaNease Adams 23 Los Angeles, California Actress Week 3
Rhonda 28 Woodward, Oklahoma Commercial Real Estate Agent Week 3
Alexa 27 Beverly Hills, California Special Ed. Teacher Week 2
Amy 28 New York, New York Production Coordinator Week 2
Angela 25 Avondale, Arizona Hooters Waitress Week 2
Angelique 27 Burbank, California Actress Week 2
Katie 23 Malden, Massachusetts Power Tool Sales Rep. Week 2
Melissa 25 Tempe, Arizona Photographer Week 2
Tina 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 27 Los Angeles, California Advertising Executive Week 1
Lisa 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 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 Cathy
6 Alexa Christina Kim Christina
7 LaNease Katie Trista LaNease
8 Rachel Alexa LaNease Rhonda
9 Tina Angelique Alexa
10 Angelique Amy Amy
11 Wendi Melissa Angela
12 Rhonda Angela Angelique
13 Christina Kim Katie
14 Jill Shannon Melissa
15 Katie Rhonda Tina
16 Amanda Amber
17 Lisa Daniela
18 Angela Denise
19 Amber Jackie
20 Daniela Jill
21 Paula Kristina
22 Jackie Lisa
23 Melissa Paula
24 Kristina Rachel
25 Shannon Wendi
     The contestant won the competition.
     The contestant was on a one-on-one date
     The contestant went on a group date
     The contestant went on a group date and was eliminated at the rose ceremony
     The contestant was eliminated at the rose ceremony.

Episodes (dates)[edit]

Week 1[edit]

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.

Week 2[edit]

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.

Week 3[edit]

One-on-one: Amanda.

One-on-one: Trista.

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

One-on-one: Shannon

Cathy, Christina, LaNease, and Rhonda were eliminated at the rose ceremony.

Week 4[edit]

# Bachelorette Hometown
1 Kim Tempe, Arizona
2 Shannon Dallas, Texas
3 Trista Miami, Florida
4 Amanda Chanute, Kansas

Kim was eliminated at the rose ceremony.

Week 5[edit]

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

Shannon was eliminated at the rose ceremony.

Week 6 (Finale)[edit]

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.