Honestly, if Trista Rehn hadn't gone on from this to The Bachelorette to become Trista Sutter, we're not sure the Bachelor franchise would've lasted too long. Alex did not exactly jump off the screen with charisma. He's just an okay guy who produced an okay season with a great happy ending follow-up.
Hate on Brad all you want, he's still yummy. The 6'1" Texan is a big hunk o' man. Yeah, he ticked off some folks on Season 11 and he couldn’t get it right the second time either. He kinda sucks at this whole Bachelor thing. Moot point. He was still worth staring at for a couple of hours every Monday night. Thanks for the shirtless memories, Brad.
Lorenzo's entire season was a miss (except for introducing us to Erica Rose!), so it's no surprise the "prince" is at the bottom of the list. He's probably a great guy and we know he’s a big animal lover, but his finest royal qualities were not on display in Rome.
Isn't it weird how much Aaron and Jesse look alike? No wonder ABC wanted Chris Lambton to be The Bachelor — he fits perfectly into their hot blond mold. It's a shame things went south for Aaron and Helene Eksterowicz, but considering how much Aaron just blends into the Bachelor conveyor belt, maybe it's fitting.
Love, love, love Andy Baldwin — a.k.a. Lieutenant Commander Andrew James Baldwin. He's a sweet, smart military man, Ironman competitor, and inspirational humanitarian. A true gentleman. Perfect guy. Major hot attack. Can we keep him?
Andrew's cute and preppy-hot, but there's something smug about him, yes? Maybe it's the Firestone money coming out. Anyway, not a bad looking guy at all and he gave us Bachelorette Jen Schefft, so he's okay.
Charlie is goofy and fun and kind of normal, even if he is the brother of actor Jerry O'Connell. He and Sarah Brice actually worked as a couple for a while, then broke up and tried again. (Then broke up again.) And his runner up was Krisily Kennedy, whom we loved on Bachelor Pad. Charlie's all right.
(Don't be confused... we're saving number 7 for the very end!!)
Sixteen seasons. Fifteen Bachelors. Some are hot. Some are not. Let us rank them in order of hotness. Why? Why the heck not! But if you really need a reason... the January 2 premiere of Ben Flajnik’s Season 16 is right around the corner, so why not get ready for it by being deliciously shallow?
Ben’s reign of terror has yet to be over, so our hotness ranking is based on his performance as a failed proposer on The Bachelorette Season 7. He started as a quiet, sensitive wine maker with the good sense to ply Ashley Hebert with liquor. By the end of the road, he was a charming hipster who did *not* want his dumping sugar-coated. A man who knows what he wants? That’s hot.
Jason was always more sweet than hot. He was the nice guy who always finished last. That's what we thought, anyway. After the Melissa/Molly fiasco, he lost his sweetheart status and now he's just a decent-looking guy with nice abs.
The accent helps. He does have bad taste in women (Shayne Lamas?) and may or may not be gay (according to Shayne Lamas), but Matt was a witty, self-deprecating Bachelor in a franchise filled with seriously boring pretty boys.
His reputation took a nose-dive after choosing Vienna Girardi over 24 sane women. (Okay, maybe only 20 of them were sane.) Things managed to get worse for Jake when he engaged in an ugly public breakup with Vienna. But he turned things around on Bachelor Pad 2 and the guy *does* have a rock-hard body and a nice smile. Sorry. He's hot.
Some of us still appreciate Bob's goofy, boy-next-door sense of humor from the very first season of The Bachelorette. He was a refreshing change from the usual bland guys. But then he was The Bachelor and supposedly slept with five-and-a-half women, even though that doesn't make sense. Then he dumped Estella Gardinier, married a soap star, and divorced her. His after-school stuff tarnished his reputation but, dang it, the guy was funny.