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.
|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 Stencil||28||Bonita, California||Attorney||Week 3|
|LaNease Adams||23||Los Angeles, California||Actress||Week 3|
|Rhonda Rittenhouse||28||Woodward, Oklahoma||Commercial real estate agent||Week 3|
|Alexa||27||Beverly Hills, California||Special educations teacher||Week 2|
|Amy Anzel||28||New York, New York||Production coordinator||Week 2|
|Angela||25||Avondale, Arizona||Hooters waitress||Week 2|
|Angelique Madrid||27||Burbank, California||Actress||Week 2|
|Katie||23||Malden, Massachusetts||Power tool sales representative||Week 2|
|Melissa||25||Tempe, Arizona||Photographer||Week 2|
|Tina Chen||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 Jenkins||27||Los Angeles, California||Advertising executive||Week 1|
|Lisa Gold||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 Plotnik||26||Dallas, Texas||Technology specialist||Week 1|
|The contestant won the competition.|
|The contestant was eliminated at the rose ceremony.|
|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.