A Complete List of All the Past Bachelorettes, Ranked

It’s hard to believe that Charity Lawson’s journey on The Bachelorette has already come to an end. Now that she’s engaged to Dotun Olubeko, she’s officially earned herself a spot on our list of past leads.

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. Charity Lawson, 2023

Season: 20

Chose: Dotun Olubeko

Famous for: Her genuine personality

ABC/Craig Sjodin

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. Michelle Young, 2021

Season: 18

Chose: Nayte Olukoya

Famous for: Choosing someone she knew before the show

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11. Jojo Fletcher, 2016

Season: 12

Chose: Jordan Rodgers

Famous for: Launching a new TV series Cash Pad

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12. Deanna Pappas, 2008

Season: 4

Chose: Jesse Csincsak

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

ABC/Craig Sjodin

13. Rachel Recchia, 2022

Season: 19

Chose: Tino Franco

Famous for: Announcing her breakup during After the Final Rose

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14. Katie Thurston, 2021

Season: 17

Chose: Blake Moynes

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

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15. Ashley Hebert, 2011

Season: 7

Chose: J.P. Rosenbaum

Famous for: Getting married on national television

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16. Becca Kufrin, 2018

Season: 14

Chose: Garret Yrigoyen

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

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17. Rachel Lindsay, 2017

Season: 13

Chose: Bryan Abasolo

Famous for: Being the first-ever Black Bachelorette

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18. Andi Dorfman, 2014

Season: 10

Chose: Josh Murray

Famous for: Being a former Assistant District Attorney

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19. Jen Schefft, 2005

Season: 3

Chose: Jerry Ferris

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

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20. Meredith Phillips, 2004

Season: 2

Chose: Ian Mckee

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

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21. Hannah Brown, 2019

Season: 15

Chose: Jed Wyatt

Famous for: Having sex in a windmill…multiple times

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22. Clare Crawley, 2020

Season: 16

Chose: Dale Moss

Famous for: Quitting The Bachelorette

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A Complete List of Every Single Past Bachelor, Ranked

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