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The 5th season of The Bachelor premiered on April 7, 2004. The show featured 25-year-old Jesse Palmer, a college football player.

He ultimately chose Jessica Bowlin, but did not propose.

























ContestantsEdit

The season began with 25 contestants.

Name Age Hometown Occupation Eliminated
Jessica Bowlin 22 Huntington Beach, California Student Winner
Tara Huckeby 23 Shawnee, Oklahoma General contractor Eliminated in week 7
Mandy Jaye Jeffreys 26 Midland, Texas Designer for an architect firm Eliminated in week 6
Trish Schneider 28 Atlanta, Georgia Model Eliminated in week 5
Suzie Williams 23 Ann Arbor, Michigan Prosthetic technician Eliminated in week 4
Karen Lindsay 28 Pleasant Grove, Utah Pharmaceutical sales Eliminated in week 4
Jessica Holcomb 25 Pearsall, Texas Attorney Eliminated in week 3
Julie Durda 24 Sacramento, California Professional Cheerleader Eliminated in week 3
Jenny De Schiralli 26 Carrboro, North Carolina Swim instructor/nanny/personal trainer Eliminated in week 3
Katie Gehart 22 Scottsdale, Arizona LASIK Eye and Skin Center manager Eliminated in week 3
Jean-Marie Callahan 26 Gibson, North Carolina Hair stylist Eliminated in week 2
Debbie Merkett 27 Pinetops, North Carolina Massage therapist/bartender Eliminated in week 2
Anne-Catherine Labbé 27 Quebec City, Quebec Model/make-up artist Eliminated in week 2
Amber LaRoux 27 Sunriver, Oregon Consultant Eliminated in week 2
Mandy Clemens 25 San Diego, California Professional soccer player Eliminated in week 2
Kristy Romero 25 Dearborn, Michigan Student Eliminated in week 2
Celeste Creel 24 Ithaca, New York Model/executive assistant Eliminated in week 2
Jenny Matthews 24 Canton, Michigan Retail manager Eliminated in week 2
Dolores Farburg 26 Madison, New Jersey Account manager Eliminated in week 1
Francine Jones 25 Houston, Texas Retail manager Eliminated in week 1
DeShaun Warner 25 Phillipsburg, New Jersey Account manager/sales Eliminated in week 1
Jessica Kyron 21 Cincinnati, Ohio Student Eliminated in week 1
Holly Reeder 26 Tulsa, Oklahoma Bank representative Eliminated in week 1
Rachel Clementi 26 Buffalo, New York Fashion public relations manager Eliminated in week 1
Kristin Clearwater 25 Sausalito, California Singer Eliminated in week 1

Call-Out OrderEdit

Contestants Week
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AmberJean-MarieTrishKarenTaraMandy J.Jessica B.Jessica B.
Anne-CatherineJulieSuzieTaraMandy J.Jessica B.TaraTara
CelesteMandy J.Jessica H.Jessica B.TrishTaraMandy J.
DebbieAnne-CatherineMandy J.SuzieJessica B.Trish
DeShaunJessica B.TaraMandy J.Karen
DoloresMandy C.KatieTrishSuzie
FrancineCelesteJulieJenny S.
HollyKarenKarenJessica H.
Jean-MarieTrishJenny S.Julie
Jenny M.Jessica H.Jessica B.Katie
Jenny S.AmberAmber
Jessica B.KristyAnne-Catherine
Jessica H.Jenny S.Celeste
Jessica K.Jenny M.Debbie
JulieKatieJean-Marie
KarenTaraJenny M.
KatieDebbieKristy
KristinSuzieMandy C.
Kristy DeShaun
Mandy C. Dolores
Mandy J. Francine
Rachel Holly
Suzie Jessica K.
Tara Kristin
Trish Rachel
The contestant was eliminated at the rose ceremony.
The contestant won the competition.

EpisodesEdit

No. in season Title Original air date
1 "Week 1" April 7, 2004
Jesse is introduced to the women and we learn one of the bachelorettes is his insider spy. Jesse offers 15 roses to the ladies.
2 "Week 2" April 14, 2004
The bachelorettes move into their villa. The first impression rose (ep 1) determines the first individual date. Jesse must send five women home.
3 "Week 3" April 21, 2004
A compatibility test is given to the women to decide the next round of dates. Six women receive roses.
4 "Week 4" April 28, 2004
The spy is revealed and picks the next round of dates. Four women continue on.
5 "Week 5" May 5, 2004
Jesse meets the bachelorette's family and friends in their hometowns. One woman leaves without a rose.
6 "The Women Tell All" May 12, 2004
It's a reunion, as all of the women except the final three are back to dish about Jesse, each other, and what really went on in the house.
7 "Week 6" May 12, 2004
Jesse takes the women on overnight dates to exotic locations. Two bachelorettes continue to the next round.
8 "Finale" May 19, 2004
Jesse takes the ladies to his hometown to meet his family and friends. Jesse makes his final decision.
9 "After the Final Rose" May 26, 2004
Jesse appears for the first time in public with the woman who captured his heart, and he'll also face the final women he left heartbroken, including Trish. Find out if she will make one last play for him or finally accept defeat?

Where are they now?Edit

Palmer did not propose to Bowlin. They continued to date but broke up several weeks later.

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