9 Bachelor Nation contestants who have crashed other seasons looking for love

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Kaitlyn and Nick. ABC
  • Judging by the season preview, we'll be seeing Blake Moynes again this season of "The Bachelorette."

  • You might recognize him from Clare and Tayshia's season of "The Bachelorette" last year.

  • He's not the first prior contestant to crash another season of "The Bachelor" or "The Bachelorette."

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Blake Moynes struck out during Clare and Tayshia's season of "The Bachelorette" last year, but he is trying again on Katie Thurston's season.

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Blake Moynes. ABC

Moynes was first part of the cast of Clare Crawley's season in 2020, memorably reading a book on Alzheimer's to help understand Crawley's mother. He then stuck around for a few days when Tayshia Adams stepped in, but ultimately he was eliminated.

In previews for Thurston's season that aired on June 7, it looks like Moynes will be returning in a big way — he's even spotted pulling a "Say Anything" outside Thurston's window.

Becca Tilley made it to the final two on Chris Soules' season, and then returned for Ben Higgins' season, only to be eliminated in week seven.

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Becca Tilley. Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic/Getty Images

Tilley first appeared on Soules' season in 2015, and she made it all the way to the end — that is, until Soules proposed to Whitney Bischoff. Along the way, she gained fans and was a potential choice for the following season of "The Bachelorette." Eventually, Kaitlyn Bristowe was chosen.

Not to be deterred, Tilley appeared once again on the next season in 2016, competing for Higgins' heart, and she made it pretty far! Tilley got all the way to the top five, right before hometowns, before getting eliminated once again.

Tilley's fellow season 19 castmate Amber James was eliminated from Soules' season in week three. She made it to week four in season 20.

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Amber James. Rick Rowell/Walt Disney Television via Getty Images

James made it to week three on Soules' season before getting sent home. She'd then go on to appear on the third season of "Bachelor in Paradise," and then she popped up once more alongside Tilley during the first night of Higgins' season.

Unfortunately, James only made it a week longer with Higgins, getting eliminated during the week-four rose ceremony.

Nick Viall made it to the final two twice - first on Andi Dorfman's season, then on Kaitlyn Bristowe's season.

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For a while, Viall was one of the most reliable presences in Bachelor Nation. He was introduced to us in 2014 on Dorfman's season, during which he made it to the finale, only for Dorfman to choose Josh Murray.

That didn't stop Viall though — he returned to our screens in 2015 during the fourth week of Bristowe's time as the Bachelorette. He asked to join, she accepted, and he improbably once again made it all the way to the finale, only for Bristowe to choose Shawn Booth instead.

Viall then went on to appear on season three of "Bachelor in Paradise" in 2016, and then he was eventually named the lead of "The Bachelor" himself in 2017.

Heather Martin attempted to join Matt James' season after she had eliminated herself from Colton Underwood's season, but James declined.

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Heather Martin. ABC

Martin, famously the "never been kissed" girl, first popped up on Underwood's season in 2019. She'd go on to eliminate herself via a train ride, coming in sixth place.

Two years later, Martin resurfaced in the middle of James' season in 2021, asking to join the cast on the recommendation of their close mutual friend and former Bachelorette Hannah Brown. However, Martin's entrance came right after the producers had shaken things up and added five new women to the mix, sending all of the contestants spiraling, and James decided it wasn't worth the drama. He then sent her home.

Brad Womack was the star of season 11 of "The Bachelor." When that didn't work out, he returned to star in season 15.

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Brad Womack. Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images

Womack was chosen to be the lead of the 11th season of "The Bachelor" in 2007, and he made history when he decided to reject both of his final two women in favor of ending the season alone.

Instead of fading into a distant "Bachelor" memory or popping back up on a spin-off or "The Bachelorette," Womack instead decided to try his hand at the whole star thing again, and he was chosen once again as the Bachelor in 2011 for season 15. This time, he proposed to Emily Maynard, but they didn't last long.

Shawntel Newton made it to the final four of Brad Womack's second season before getting eliminated. She returned for Ben Flajnik's season, but she only lasted a night.

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Shawntel Newton. Craig Sjodin/Walt Disney Television

Newton made it to hometowns during season 15 in 2011, but she was sent home right after. She next appeared on season 16 in 2012 during the third week of Flajnik's season. She crashed a cocktail party and told Flajnik that she was interested in dating him after meeting during the off-season at a party, but he eliminated her that same night, saying it'd be unfair for her to join.

Chris Bukowski first appeared on Emily Maynard's season, making it to the final four. He attempted to then join Andi Dorfman's season two years later, but she declined.

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Chris Bukowski. Jesse Grant/Getty Images

Bukowski was introduced to Bachelor Nation way back in 2012 during season eight of "The Bachelorette," competing for Maynard's heart. He made it to hometowns before being sent home.

Bukowski then appeared on season three of "Bachelor Pad" in 2012, as well — he also did not win.

Audiences next saw him in 2014 attempting to join the cast of Dorfman's season. She declined to even meet him.

However, he wasn't done yet. Bukowski went on to appear on three seasons of "Bachelor in "Paradise" in 2014, 2015, and 2019.

Kacie Boguskie made it to the final four on Ben Flajnik's season before reappearing on Sean Lowe's season.

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Kacie Boguskie. Brian Ach/Getty Images for Nolcha Fashion Week 2013

Yet again, Boguskie made it to hometowns before getting sent home during season 16 in 2012 — although she did reappear in the next episode to warn Flajnik about his eventual winner, Courtney Robertson.

After meeting Lowe in real life, Boguskie decided to try and win his heart on "The Bachelor" in 2013. She made it to week three before Lowe decided to eliminate her before a rose ceremony even began.

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