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A Complete List of Every Single Past Bachelor, Ranked

Zach Shallcross’s season of The Bachelor is officially over. (Cue the infamous hug-jump.) While his engagement has just started, we can’t stop thinking about all the past Bachelors who preceded him.

In honor of the season 27 finale, here is a complete list of every single past Bachelor, ranked from “marry me” to “thank u, next.”

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1. Ben Higgins

Season: 20

Chose: Lauren Bushnell

Famous for: Claiming no one will ever love him

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2. Sean Lowe

Season: 17

Chose: Catherine Giudici

Famous for: Being the show’s first-ever born-again virgin star

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3. Colton Underwood

Season: 23

Chose: Cassie Randolph

Famous for: Being the show’s first-ever actual virgin star

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4. Nick Viall

Season: 21

Chose: Vanessa Grimaldi

Famous for: Coming in second place…twice

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5. Matt James

Season: 25

Chose: Rachael Kirkconnell

Famous for: Being the first Black Bachelor

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6. Zach Shallcross

Season: 27

Chose: Kaity Biggar

Famous for: Referring to the Fantasy Suites as “sex week”

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7. Bob Guiney

Season: 4

Chose: Estella Gardinier

Famous for: Having a child in December 2018

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8. Matt Grant

Season: 12

Chose: Shayne Lamas

Famous for: Taking The Bachelor across the pond to Britain

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9. Andrew Baldwin

Season: 10

Chose: Tessa Horst

Famous for: Being a navy officer

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10. Travis Lane Stork

Season: 8

Chose: Sarah Stone

Famous for: Becoming host of The Doctors

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11. Byron Velvick

Season: 6

Chose: Mary Delgado

Famous for: His career as a deep-sea fisherman

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12. Clayton Echard

Season: 26

Chose: Susie Evans

Famous for: His on-again, off-again relationship

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13. Jesse Palmer

Season: 5

Chose: Jessica Bowlin

Famous for: Replacing Chris Harrison as host

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14. Aaron Buerge

Season: 2

Chose: Helene Eksterowicz

Famous for: Being the banker who went bankrupt

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15. Andrew Firestone

Season: 3

Chose: Jen Schefft

Famous for: Being the great-grandson of Firestone Tire and Rubber Company founder Harvey Firestone

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16. Peter Weber

Season: 24

Chose: Hannah Ann Sluss

Famous for: Being charming despite ignoring every red flag

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17. Charlie O'connell

Season: 7

Chose: Sarah Brice

Famous for: Failing to propose in the finale

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18. Lorenzo Borghese

Season: 9

Chose: Jennifer Wilson

Famous for: Being a supposed prince

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19. Alex Michel

Season: 1

Chose: Amanda Marsh

Famous for: Being the first Bachelor

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20. Chris Soules

Season: 19

Chose: Whitney Bischoff

Famous for: Being from the middle of nowhere

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21. Ben Flajnik

Season: 16

Chose: Courtney Robertson

Famous for: Having the worst hair, like, ever

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22. Juan Pablo Galavis

Season: 18

Chose: Nikki Ferrell

Famous for: Being told off by Clare Crawley

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23. Jake Pavelka

Season: 14

Chose: Vienna Girardi

Famous for: Having a really, really hot temper

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24. Jason Mesnick

Season: 13

Chose: Melissa Rycroft, er, Molly Malaney

Famous for: Dumping Melissa to pursue his runner-up, Molly

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25. Brad Womack

Season(s): 11 and 15

Chose: Emily Maynard

Famous for: Choosing neither of the final two ladies in season 11

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26. Arie Luyendyk Jr.

Season: 22

Chose: Becca Kufrin, er, Lauren Burnham

Famous for: Proposing to Becca and then dumping her for his runner-up, Lauren

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