A Complete List of All the Past Bachelorettes, Ranked

After Tayshia Adams replaced Clare Crawley as the lead of The Bachelorette, we knew it would take a lot to top the drama that ensued in season 16. Everything changed when ABC named not one, but two new Bachelorettes for season 19: Gabby Windey and Rachel Recchia

Although this double-whammy format had never been done before, we can’t deny that it was a fantastic way to regenerate some excitement around the franchise after the recent yawn-worthy seasons. And now, the popular dating franchise has decided to return to its original format for season 20 and has just named a new Bachelorette: Charity Lawson.

Keep reading for a complete list of all the past Bachelorettes, ranked from best to worst.

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1. Trista Rehn, 2003

Season: 1

Chose: Ryan Sutter

Famous for: Being the first-ever (and our favorite) Bachelorette

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2. Emily Maynard, 2012

Season: 8

Chose: Jef Holm

Famous for: Having a daughter after losing the love of her life in a plane crash

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3. Michelle Young, 2021

Season: 18

Chose: Nayte Olukoya

Famous for: Choosing someone she knew before the show

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4. Gabby Windey, 2022

Season: 19

Chose: Erich Schwer

Famous for: Sending everyone home (except Erich) before the Fantasy Suites

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5. Desiree Hartsock, 2013

Season: 9

Chose: Chris Siegfried

Famous for: Being a bridal stylist who desperately wanted to find love

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6. Jillian Harris, 2009

Season: 5

Chose: Ed Swiderski

Famous for: Being the first Canadian Bachelorette

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7. Tayshia Adams, 2020

Season: 16

Chose: Zac Clark

Famous for: Replacing Crawley as Bachelorette

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8. Kaitlyn Bristowe, 2015

Season: 11

Chose: Shawn Booth

Famous for: Her poorly timed dirty jokes (and beating Britt Nilsson for the highly coveted role)

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9. Ali Fedotowsky, 2010

Season: 6

Chose: Roberto Martinez

Famous for: Quitting her job at Facebook to join the show

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10. Jojo Fletcher, 2016

Season: 12

Chose: Jordan Rodgers

Famous for: Launching a new TV series Cash Pad

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11. Deanna Pappas, 2008

Season: 4

Chose: Jesse Csincsak

Famous for: Suffering through Brad Womack’s (first) season of The Bachelor

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12. Rachel Recchia, 2022

Season: 19

Chose: Tino Franco

Famous for: Announcing her breakup during After the Final Rose

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13. Katie Thurston, 2021

Season: 17

Chose: Blake Moynes

Famous for: Accepting Blake’s proposal…and then breaking it off

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14. Ashley Hebert, 2011

Season: 7

Chose: J.P. Rosenbaum

Famous for: Getting married on national television

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15. Becca Kufrin, 2018

Season: 14

Chose: Garret Yrigoyen

Famous for: The catchphrase, “Let’s do the damn thing”

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16. Rachel Lindsay, 2017

Season: 13

Chose: Bryan Abasolo

Famous for: Being the first-ever Black Bachelorette

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17. Andi Dorfman, 2014

Season: 10

Chose: Josh Murray

Famous for: Being a former Assistant District Attorney

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18. Jen Schefft, 2005

Season: 3

Chose: Jerry Ferris

Famous for: Hosting the first-ever live final rose ceremony

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19. Meredith Phillips, 2004

Season: 2

Chose: Ian Mckee

Famous for: Getting rejected by Bob Guiney, only to become the Bachelorette

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20. Hannah Brown, 2019

Season: 15

Chose: Jed Wyatt

Famous for: Having sex in a windmill…multiple times

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21. Clare Crawley, 2020

Season: 16

Chose: Dale Moss

Famous for: Quitting The Bachelorette


Unranked: Charity Lawson, 2023

Season: 20

Chose: TBD

Famous: Competeted for Zach Shallcross’s heart in The Bachelor season 27 and became the next Bachelorette

During the Women Tell All special, host Jesse Palmer asked Charity Lawson if she wanted to be the next Bachelorette and she eagerly accepted the offer without hesitation.

“I’ve waited forever to find the love of my life,” Lawson tearfully explained. “It blows my mind that I could meet my person and be engaged and literally have my happily ever after.”

Lawson also shared with Palmer that she is so excited to step into this important role. “I can't wait to show little girls that look like me being in a position like this is possible. I know that I'll be making a lot of people proud.”

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A Complete List of Every Single Past Bachelor, Ranked