As "The Bachelor" Season 16 star Ben Flajnik prepares to pick his future wife on the finale, it reminds us that we've been down this road many times before.
Sixteen seasons, suitcases full of Neil Lane sparklers, and more than a dozen proposals -- but how many "Bachelor" stars are still bachelors? (Hint: None of them have ever married their final "Bachelor" pick!)
Season 1: Alex Michel
The original "Bachelor" picked Amanda Marsh at the end of his journey, but their relationship fizzled. Now Michel is taking a ride on the love boat. He's a Romance and Proposal Expert for Princess Cruises and says that his "Bachelor" fame has made it easier to find love. But he's quick to add: "The fact that I was on the show means that sometimes I have some explaining to do!"
Season 2: Aaron Buerge
Bachelor number two, Aaron Buerge, proposed to Helene Eksterowicz at his final rose ceremony, but when that didn't pan out, he found love in his Missouri hometown. According to People, Buerge married Angye McIntosh in 2009 and is now the proud papa of a baby girl.
Season 3: Andrew Firestone
His relationship with Jen Schefft didn't pan out, but the dashing winemaker later found love with actress and model Ivana Bozilovic. According to Us Weekly, Andrew Firestone wed the blonde beauty in July 2008 and now has two children.
Season 4: Bob Guiney
Funnyman Bob Guiney met his future wife via "The Bachelor" -- but it's not how you think! This "Bachelor" broke things off with his final pick, Estella Gardinier, but then hooked up with former "All My Children" star Rebecca Budig, whom he met when she started hosting a "Bachelor" recap show. Guiney and Budig married in 2004, but they divorced in 2010.
Season 5: Jesse Palmer
The former football pro chose Jessica Bowlin at the end of his season (although he didn't give her a ring, he did give her a one-way ticket to New York), but less than a month after the final "Bachelor" episode aired, the couple split. But don't expect to see this "Bachelor" back on the show for a second chance at love. In 2011 Palmer told Parade, "It's a great experience. I mean, it's a fantasy, but I wouldn't do it a second time."
Season 6: Byron Velvick
In 2004, he proposed to his final lady, Mary Delgado, in Spanish so her parents could understand what he was asking her, but this couple had to deal with more than a language barrier! In 2007, Delgado was arrested for assaulting her fiancé, and according to Us Weekly, the couple called it quits in 2009.
Season 7: Charlie O'Connell
This "Bachelor" broke up with his girl, Sarah Brice, in April, 2010. But by August of that year he was dating spa director Courtney Buntin Victor. Of that long distance relationship, O'Connell told Us, "We've been bouncing back and forth. It's going great. It's refreshing to be dating again."
Season 8: Travis Stork
This good doctor gave Sarah Stone his final rose -- and a ring on a necklace -- but the relationship wasn't entirely rosy. The two eventually broke up, and in 2011 "The Doctors" star announced his engagement to pediatrician Charlotte Brown.
Season 9: Prince Lorenzo Borghese
Season 9 "winner" Jennifer Wilson thought she had found her Prince Charming, but this fairytale didn't have a happy ending. Prince Lorenzo Borghese broke things off with Wilson, then rekindled his romance with runner-up, Sadie Murray. That relationship fizzled too, but the reality TV bug bit Borghese again. According to the New York Post, in 2012 his house hunt was taped for the HGTV series "Selling New York" and he has another reality series, "Prince of Pets," in development.
Season 10: Andrew "Andy" Baldwin
This "Bachelor" proposed to social worker Tessa Horst, but by late 2007 the couple called it quits.
According to People, Andy Baldwin later dated Donald Trump's ex, Marla Maples. In a 2011 interview with Finger Candy Media, Baldwin said, "Well, the first two I don't have (yet)," when asked how he balances work with other obligations such as mate, children, and hobbies.
Season 11: Brad Womack
This "Bachelor" picked no one at the end of Season 11, leaving both DeAnna Pappas and Jenni Croft rose-less, and instantly became the most hated "Bachelor" in the show's history. Fast forward to Season 15.
Season 12: Matt Grant
His final rose went to Shayne Lamas, but the couple split and then began a nasty he said-she said game. On E's "The Bachelor: Then & Now" special, Matt Grant said of his experience on the show: "Did I find true love on the show? Um, no. Not one little bit. I proposed to a woman who was about a foot and a half shorter than me, who had nothing in common with me, and thought there were palm trees in London. Did I make a mistake? Yes." The now-married Shayne retorted via a blog post called "Don't Give Roses To A Scorpio," in which she questioned Grant's sexuality. In a 2010 interview with RadarOnline, Grant said he is still single and joked that he has to take a rose with him whenever he goes on a date.
Season 13 Jason Mesnick
Single dad Jason Mesnick famously proposed to Melissa Rycroft at the end of his season, then proceeded to dump her on camera at the "After the Final Rose" taping. Enter his number two pick, Molly Malaney, and a wedding did take place. Mesnick and Malaney wed in February 2010 with -- once again -- the ABC cameras rolling.
Season 14: Jake Pavelka
His proposal to Vienna Girardi made them both famous, but their break-up was infamous. In a taped interview with "Bachelor" host Chris Harrison, Vienna called her ex-fiance Jake Pavelka "a liar" and the "the fakest person" she has ever met in her life, while he fired back by calling her a "fame whore." The sit-down ended with Vienna storming off the set. In 2012, Pavelka and new girlfriend Ashley Ann Vickers were photographed in Las Vegas, where he was performing as a Chippendale's dancer.
Season 15: Brad Womack
For his second "Bachelor" go around, Brad Womack got serious and proposed to Emily Maynard. But by the time the "After the Final Rose" segment taped, there was trouble in paradise. The couple split and Maynard just started filming her own season of "The Bachelorette," while Brad remains a bachelor.
Season 16: Ben Flajnik
It's down to Courtney Robertson, Lindzi Cox, and a mountain in Switzerland. So will Ben Flajnik propose? According to some spoiler sites such as Ace Showbiz (don't click if you don't want to know the outcome!), not only does Flajnik propose once, but he proposes twice! Not sure what that means? Stay tuned!
"The Bachelor" Season 16 finale airs on Monday night on ABC.
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