The Bachelorette Poll: Who Should Jillian Choose?
On Monday night's finale of The Bachelorette (8/7 CT) cute and kooky Canadian Jillian Harris must choose between her final suitors, Ed Swiderski and Kiptyn Locke (or perhaps the recently rejected Reid Rosenthal, who appears in finale promos). Given the series' terrible track record, who do you think Jillian should end up with? (Vote in poll below.)
But before Jillian hands out that final rose, let's look back — at both The Bachelor and The Bachelorette — to see where all the contestants are now.
Season 1: Alex Michel chose Amanda Marsh over Trista Rehn.
Outcome: There was no proposal, and Alex and Amanda didn't last long (and Trista went on to become the first Bachelorette.)
Season 2: Aaron Buerge proposed to Helene Eksterowicz.
Outcome: They broke up weeks after the finale aired.
Season 3: Andrew Firestone popped the question to Jen Schefft.
Outcome: The two remained engaged for a bit... but soon broke up. Andrew married actress-model Ivana Bozilovic in July of 2008 and they welcomed son Adam Brooks in March, 2009.
Season 4: Bob Guiney picked Estella Gardinier, giving her a promise ring.
Outcome: They soon broke up but Bob can still thank The Bachelor for finding love. He met his future wife, soap star Rebecca Budig, on Bachelor XYZ, an ABC Family recap show.
Season 5: Jesse Palmer gave Jessica Bowlin a one-way ticket to join him in New York, though there was no proposal.
Outcome: Their relationship ended weeks later.
Season 6: Byron Velvick proposed to Mary Delgado.
Outcome: Despite two arrests, Mary and Byron are still together.
Season 7: Charlie O'Connell gave a promise ring to Sarah Brice.
Outcome: They continued to date, broke up in 2007, and re-united in 2008.
Season 8 (Paris): Travis Stork gave Sarah Stone a ring on a necklace in the finale.
Outcome: They have since parted ways, and Travis can now be seen on The Doctors.
Season 9 (Rome): Lorenzo Borghese chose Jennifer Wilson.
Outcome: When Jennifer and the prince broke up, he dated runner-up Sadie Murray. That relationship fizzled as well.
Season 10 (Officer and a Gentleman): Andy Baldwin proposed to Tessa Horst.
Outcome: They remained together after breaking off their engagement but eventually ended it completely. Andy was linked to Marla Maples in April 2008.
Season 11: Brad Womack was the first Bachelor to not choose anyone, rejecting both DeAnna Pappas and Jenni Croft.
Season 12 (London Calling): Matt Grant proposed to actor Lorenzo Lamas' daughter (and aspiring actress) Shayne Lamas.
Outcome: They confirmed their break-up in July 2008.
Season 13: Jason Mesnick, originally rejected by Deanna Pappas, asked Melissa Rycroft to marry him, and she ecstatically accepted. Weeks later, during the taping of After the Final Rose, he dumped Melissa for runner-up Molly Malaney. It all worked out because Melissa is now engaged to former flame Tye Strickland, while Jason and Molly are still smitten.
Season 1: Trista Rehn gave the final rose to Ryan Sutter, who then proposed; she accepted.
Outcome: Their wedding was televised on ABC. They now have a baby boy named Max and little girl Blakesley Grace.
Season 2: Meredith Phillips was rejected by Bob Guiney in The Bachelor's fourth season, became the Bachelorette.
Outcome: She chose Ian McKee, who proposed, but they eventually broke up.
Season 3: Jen Schefft became the Bachelorette after her breakup from Andrew Firestone. She rejected proposals from both Jerry Ferris and John Paul Merritt, but chose Jerry as her final suitor.
Outcome: They broke up soon after, but Jen is a bachelorette no more as she wed Joe Waterman in May, 2009.
Season 4: DeAnna Pappas left broken-hearted after Bachelor Brad Womack rejected her but then went on to become the next Bachelorette.
Outcome: She chose Jesse Csincsak over Jason Mesnick and the two set a wedding date for May 9, 2009. But alas, they broke up in late 2008.