The 1st season of The Bachelor premiered on March 25, 2002. The season featured 31-year-old Alex Michel, a management consultant.

He ultimately chose Amanda Marsh, but did not propose.


This is the shortest season of The Bachelor, lasting only six weeks.


The season started with 25 contestants.

Name Age Hometown Occupation 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 appearancesEdit

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.


No. in season Title Original air date
1 "Week 1" March 25, 2002
The 25 beauties find themselves on parade at a dinner party in their honor. But as the soiree progresses, Alex must choose the 15 he'd like to get to know better.
2 "Week 2" April 1, 2002
The 15 women Alex selected from his dinner party move into the “Ladies Villa,” a seaside mansion in Malibu, Cal. However, after getting to know them a little better, the he deems only eight of them worthy of staying a little longer.
3 "Week 3" April 8, 2002
Two of Alex's closest friends move into the villa to check out his romantic prospects, four of whom are presented with roses. However, all may not go so smoothly as the women find that it's up to them to decide if they want what he's offering.
4 "Week 4" April 15, 2002
Alex meets the parents of his four final choices.
5 "Week 5" April 22, 2002
Tensions run high among the four remaining ladies at the Villa as Alex begins the process of making his final selection.
6 "The Women Tell All" April 25, 2002
The 23 women rejected by Alex on the way to his final two choices reconvene to discuss the days and nights at the Ladies Villa and what viewers didn't get to see on their various dates.
7 "Finale" April 25, 2002
Alex makes his final decision. But will the woman he selects accept his offer?

Where are they now?Edit

Alex did not propose to Amanda, but instead they entered into a relationship. They broke up after several months.

Amanda is now married to her childhood friend, Jay Caldwell, and they have a daughter named Chloe.