The 9th season of The Bachelor, also known as The Bachelor: Rome, premiered on October 3, 2006. The show featured 34-year-old, Italian-American cosmetics entrepreneur, Prince Lorenzo Borghese.
He is the first non-American to be the bachelor.
He ultimately chose Jennifer Wilson, but did not propose.
The season began with 25 contestants.
|Jennifer Wilson||24||Pembroke Pines, Florida||Teacher||Winner|
|Sadie Murray||23||Carlsbad, California||Publicist||Eliminated in week 7|
|Lisa Blank||25||Portland, Oregon||Marketing manager||Eliminated in Week 6|
|Agnese Polliza||24||Venice, Italy||Student||Eliminated in Week 5|
|Jeanette Pawula||23||Bloomingdale, Illinois||Teacher||Eliminated in week 4|
|Desiree Valentin||22||Salt Lake City, Utah||Realtor||Eliminated in week 4|
|Jami Matzke||27||Galveston, Texas||Event planner||Eliminated in week 3|
|Gina Clark||28||Chicago, Illinois||Ultrasound technician||Eliminated in week 3|
|Erica Rose||23||Houston, Texas||Socialite||Eliminated in week 3|
|Sarah Schnare||30||Nelson, British Columbia||Journalist||Eliminated in week 2|
|Kim Jackson||27||Newport Beach, California||Interior designer||Eliminated in week 2|
|Ellen DeMaio||30||New Haven, Connecticut||Realtor||Eliminated in week 2|
|Tara Durr||24||St. Augustine, Florida||Realtor||Eliminated in week 1|
|Rosella Fratto||27||Chicago, Illinois||Make-up artist||Eliminated in week 1|
|Rita Ghazal||29||Richmond, Virginia||Policy advisor||Eliminated in week 1|
|Renee Snell||30||Baltimore, Maryland||Broadcast marketer||Eliminated in week 1|
|Meri Barr||27||Biloxi, Mississippi||Attorney||Eliminated in week 1|
|Laura Morgan||29||San Diego, California||Dolphin trainer||Eliminated in week 1|
|Jessica Horner||25||Charlotte, North Carolina||Assistant buyer||Eliminated in week 1|
|Heather Sneed||34||Aliquippa, Pennsylvania||Registered nurse||Eliminated in week 1|
|Elyse Hammer||27||New York, New York||Physician||Eliminated in week 1|
|Cosetta Blanca||??||Italy||Dancer||Eliminated in week 1|
|Claudia Gismondi||22||Boca Raton, Florida||Restaurateur||Eliminated in week 1|
|Carissa Ilburg||25||Cattaraugus, New York||Attorney||Eliminated in week 1|
|Brit Keeder||28||Columbus, Ohio||Beer chemist||Eliminated in week 1|
|Andrea Shirley||28||Cincinnati, Ohio||Hotel concierge||Eliminated in week 1|
|April Jacobs||23||Chicago, Illinois||Model||Eliminated in week 1|
Erica Rose returned to compete in the second season of Bachelor Pad in 2011, finished in 9th/10th place and returned in the third season of Bachelor Pad the following year for a third time, finished in 12th place.
|The contestant was eliminated at the rose ceremony.|
|The contestant won the competition.|
|No. in season||Title||Original air date|
|1||"Week 1"||October 2, 2006|
|"The Bachelor: Rome," the ninth season, begins an all new adventure as Prince Lorenzo Borghese meets the 25 women who will compete for his affections.|
|2||"Week 2"||October 9, 2006|
|Lorenzo takes some of the women to the Mediterranean sea for a beach party, some through the city of Rome to see the sites and one gets the first individual date in Borghese Park. Nine bachelorettes move on to the next round.|
|3||"Week 3"||October 16, 2006|
|Lorenzo takes one women to a romantic date at the opera, six to a sleep over pool party in a Tuscan castle and two back to his place for an intimate date over pizza. With nine women left, only six will be asked to stay.|
|4||"Week 4"||October 23, 2006|
|A bachelorette returns to give the remaining women a "truth exercise" deciding the next round of dates. Lorenzo takes one woman to see the sites in a fairy tale carriage ride, one gets a private plane ride with Lorenzo at the helm and the rest of the women race chariots in ancient Rome style. In the end, Lorenzo must send two women home rose-less.|
|5||"Week 5"||October 30, 2006|
|With a few surprises in store, the four remaining ladies take Lorenzo to their hometowns to meet their families and close friends. Three women continue.|
|6||"Week 6"||November 13, 2006|
|Lorenzo takes the final three bachelorettes on romantic overnight dates, but then must narrow the field down to two.|
|7||"The Women Tell All"||November 20, 2006|
|The rejected women of The Bachelor: Rome come together for a reunion special and dish about season highlights.|
|8||"Finale"||November 27, 2006|
|Lorenzo takes the last two women to meet his family. Lorenzo chooses his final bachelorette.|
Where are they now?Edit
Borghese did not propose to Wilson. They entered into a relationship, and broke up in January 2007.
Lorenzo Borghese later began dating runner-up Sadie Murray.
Erica Rose is engaged to Galen Gentry. They welcomed a daughter, Holland Rose Madeleine Gentry, on September 19, 2016.