15 ‘Bachelor’ Secrets & Rules That Prove What Happens Behind the Scenes Is So Much Juicier

Jason Pham
·1 min read

The Bachelor franchise has been around for almost two decades, and while Bachelor Nation may think they know everything about the show, there are so many Bachelor secrets and rules that prove what happens behind the scenes is so, so much juicier.

The Bachelor premiered in 2002 with lead Alex Michel, a 31-year-old businessman from Virginia. After the success of The Bachelor, ABC created a spinoff of the series, The Bachelorette, starring Alex’s runner-up Trista Rehn as the lead, in 2003. After that, the spinoffs kept on coming: In 2010, ABC premiered Bachelor Pad, a spinoff where eliminated contestants from The Bachelor and The Bachelorette could date each other. Bachelor Pad became Bachelor in Paradise in 2014, and in 2018, ABC...

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