A Complete List of All the Past Bachelorettes, Ranked

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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 during the finale of Matt James’s season of The Bachelor: Katie Thurston (season 17) and Michelle Young (season 18).

The pair will embark on two completely different journeys, which will air this summer and fall (respectively). Although this double-whammy format has never been done before, we can’t deny that it’s a fantastic way to regenerate some excitement around the franchise after the recent yawn-worthy seasons.

In honor of Thurston and Young, keep reading for a complete list of all the past Bachelorettes, ranked.

1. Trista Rehn

Season: 1

Chose: Ryan Sutter

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

2. Emily Maynard

Season: 8

Chose: Jef Holm

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

3. Rachel Lindsay

Season: 13

Chose: Bryan Abasolo

Famous for: Being the first-ever Black Bachelorette

4. Desiree Hartsock

Season: 9

Chose: Chris Siegfried

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

5. Jillian Harris

Season: 5

Chose: Ed Swiderski

Famous for: Being the first Canadian Bachelorette

6. Tayshia Adams

Season: 16

Chose: Zac Clark

Famous for: Replacing Crawley as Bachelorette

7. Kaitlyn Bristowe

Season: 11

Chose: Shawn Booth

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

8. Ali Fedotowsky

Season: 6

Chose: Roberto Martinez

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

9. JoJo Fletcher

Season: 12

Chose: Jordan Rodgers

Famous for: Launching a new TV series Cash Pad

10. DeAnna Pappas

Season: 4

Chose: Jesse Csincsak

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

11. Ashley Hebert

Season: 7

Chose: J.P. Rosenbaum

Famous for: Getting married on national television

12. Becca Kufrin

Season: 14

Chose: Garret Yrigoyen

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

13. Andi Dorfman

Season: 10

Chose: Josh Murray

Famous for: Being a former Assistant District Attorney

14. Jen Schefft

Season: 3

Chose: Jerry Ferris

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

15. Meredith Phillips

Season: 2

Chose: Ian Mckee

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

16. Hannah Brown

Season: 15

Chose: Jed Wyatt

Famous for: Having sex in a windmill…multiple times

17. Clare Crawley

Season: 16

Chose: Dale Moss

Famous for: Quitting The Bachelorette

Unranked: Katie Thurston

Season: 17

Chose: TBD

Famous for: Standing up to The Bachelor bullies

Unranked: Michelle Young

Season: 18

Chose: TBD

Famous for: Being Matt James’s runner-up

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