A Complete List of All the Past Bachelorettes, Ranked

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 for season 19: Gabby Windey and Rachel Recchia.

Although this double-whammy format had never been done before, we can’t deny that it was a fantastic way to regenerate some excitement around the franchise after the recent yawn-worthy seasons.

Keep reading for a complete list of all the past Bachelorettes, ranked from best to worst.

1. Trista Rehn, 2003

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Season: 1

Chose: Ryan Sutter

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

2. Emily Maynard, 2012

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Season: 8

Chose: Jef Holm

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

3. Michelle Young, 2021

ABC/Craig Sjodin

Season: 18

Chose: Nayte Olukoya

Famous for: Choosing someone she knew before the show

4. Gabby Windey, 2022

ABC/Craig Sjodin

Season: 19

Chose: Erich Schwer

Famous for: Sending everyone home (except Erich) before the Fantasy Suites

5. Desiree Hartsock, 2013

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Season: 9

Chose: Chris Siegfried

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

6. Jillian Harris, 2009

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Season: 5

Chose: Ed Swiderski

Famous for: Being the first Canadian Bachelorette

7. Tayshia Adams, 2020

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Season: 16

Chose: Zac Clark

Famous for: Replacing Crawley as Bachelorette

8. Kaitlyn Bristowe, 2015

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Season: 11

Chose: Shawn Booth

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

9. Ali Fedotowsky, 2010

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Season: 6

Chose: Roberto Martinez

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

10. Jojo Fletcher, 2016

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Season: 12

Chose: Jordan Rodgers

Famous for: Launching a new TV series Cash Pad

11. Deanna Pappas, 2008

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Season: 4

Chose: Jesse Csincsak

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

12. Rachel Recchia, 2022

ABC/Craig Sjodin

Season: 19

Chose: Tino Franco

Famous for: Announcing her breakup during After the Final Rose

13. Katie Thurston, 2021

ABC/Craig Sjodin

Season: 17

Chose: Blake Moynes

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

14. Ashley Hebert, 2011

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Season: 7

Chose: J.P. Rosenbaum

Famous for: Getting married on national television

15. Becca Kufrin, 2018

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Season: 14

Chose: Garret Yrigoyen

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

16. Rachel Lindsay, 2017

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Season: 13

Chose: Bryan Abasolo

Famous for: Being the first-ever Black Bachelorette

17. Andi Dorfman, 2014

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Season: 10

Chose: Josh Murray

Famous for: Being a former Assistant District Attorney

18. Jen Schefft, 2005

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Season: 3

Chose: Jerry Ferris

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

19. Meredith Phillips, 2004

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Season: 2

Chose: Ian Mckee

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

20. Hannah Brown, 2019

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Season: 15

Chose: Jed Wyatt

Famous for: Having sex in a windmill…multiple times

21. Clare Crawley, 2020

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Season: 16

Chose: Dale Moss

Famous for: Quitting The Bachelorette

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A Complete List of Every Single Past Bachelor, Ranked