All the Must-See ‘Bachelor’ Audition Tapes Through the Years (VIDEOS)

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All the Must-See ‘Bachelor’ Audition Tapes Through the Years (VIDEOS)

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All the Must-See ‘Bachelor’ Audition Tapes Through the Years (VIDEOS)

As Bachelor Nation-ers, it’s hard to believe that our favorite franchise stars are technically just normal people.

From their glamorous Instagram feeds to their reality TV spin-offs, people like Sean and Catherine Lowe and Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell are definitely living that celebrity life.

But not too long ago, they were just folks like us, looking for love — and sometimes fame — on television.

Want to see what they were like then? Click through for some of our favorite Bachelor and Bachelorette auditions through the years!

All the Must-See ‘Bachelor’ Audition Tapes Through the Years (VIDEOS)
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Catherine Giudici (Bachelor Season 17)

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Catherine Giudici (Bachelor Season 17)

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Ready to meet the future love of her life!

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Liz Sandoz (Bachelor Season 21)

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Liz Sandoz (Bachelor Season 21)

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Hoping she'll get her second chance in Paradise.

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Elizabeth Kitt (Bachelor Season 14)

Elizabeth Kitt (Bachelor Season 14)

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Elizabeth's tape was multiple parts!

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Ali Fedotowsky (Bachelor Season 14)

Ali Fedotowsky (Bachelor Season 14)

Cartwheels are a stand out!

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Ali Fedotowsky (Bachelor Season 14)

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Cartwheels are a stand out!

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Andi Dorfman (Bachelor Season 18)

Andi Dorfman (Bachelor Season 18)

Girlfriend flaunted her faux pregnancy trick.

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Andi Dorfman (Bachelor Season 18)

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Girlfriend flaunted her faux pregnancy trick.

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Ashley Iaconetti (Bachelor Season 19)

Ashley Iaconetti (Bachelor Season 19)

Ashley I. proved her interviewing prowess.

Ashley Iaconetti (Bachelor Season 19)

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Ashley I. proved her interviewing prowess.

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Ashley Salter (Bachelor Season 19)

Ashley Salter (Bachelor Season 19)

Ashley S. seemed pretty normal on an NYC rooftop.

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Ashley Salter (Bachelor Season 19)

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Ashley S. seemed pretty normal on an NYC rooftop.

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Ben Higgins (Bachelorette Season 11)

Ben Higgins (Bachelorette Season 11)

That’s a hair look we haven’t seen on him before.

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Ben Higgins (Bachelorette Season 11)

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That’s a hair look we haven’t seen on him before.

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Britt Nilsson (Bachelor Season 19)

Britt Nilsson (Bachelor Season 19)

Britt got emotional talking about her love life.

Britt Nilsson (Bachelor Season 19)

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Britt got emotional talking about her love life.

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Chris Soules (Bachelorette Season 10)

Chris Soules (Bachelorette Season 10)

Why wouldn’t Prince Farming show off his fields?

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Chris Soules (Bachelorette Season 10)

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Why wouldn’t Prince Farming show off his fields?

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Jason Mesnick (Bachelorette Season 4)

Jason Mesnick (Bachelorette Season 4)

Aww, Jason was so young!

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Jason Mesnick (Bachelorette Season 4)

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Aww, Jason was so young!

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JJ Lane (Bachelorette Season 11)

JJ Lane (Bachelorette Season 11)

Before he was a legendary “villain,” he was just JJ Lane.

JJ Lane (Bachelorette Season 11)

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Before he was a legendary “villain,” he was just JJ Lane.

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JP Rosenbaum (Bachelorette Season 7)

JP Rosenbaum (Bachelorette Season 7)

Bet JP didn’t know he was about to find his wife!

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JP Rosenbaum (Bachelorette Season 7)

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Bet JP didn’t know he was about to find his wife!

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Juan Pablo Galavis (Bachelorette Season 9)

Juan Pablo Galavis (Bachelorette Season 9)

He wasn’t always the most hated Bachelor in history. 

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Juan Pablo Galavis (Bachelorette Season 9)

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He wasn’t always the most hated Bachelor in history. 

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Kaitlyn Bristowe (Bachelor Season 19)

Kaitlyn Bristowe (Bachelor Season 19)

Dance teacher Kaitlyn demonstrated her skills.

Kaitlyn Bristowe (Bachelor Season 19)

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Dance teacher Kaitlyn demonstrated her skills.

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Lacy Faddoul (Bachelor Season 18)

Lacy Faddoul (Bachelor Season 18)

Wonder if Lacy tested her math skills in her audition...

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Lacy Faddoul (Bachelor Season 18)

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Wonder if Lacy tested her math skills in her audition...

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Molly Mesnick (Bachelor Season 13)

Molly Mesnick (Bachelor Season 13)

Wow, Molly was fresh out of college before she met Jason.

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Molly Mesnick (Bachelor Season 13)

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Wow, Molly was fresh out of college before she met Jason.

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Nick Viall (Bachelorette Season 10)

Nick Viall (Bachelorette Season 10)

The days of less-glamorous Nick.

Nick Viall (Bachelorette Season 10)

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The days of less-glamorous Nick.

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Sean Lowe (Bachelorette Season 8)

Sean Lowe (Bachelorette Season 8)

Sean looks almost the same!

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Sean Lowe (Bachelorette Season 8)

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Sean looks almost the same!

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Shawn Booth (Bachelorette Season 11)

Shawn Booth (Bachelorette Season 11)

So does Shawn B.

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Shawn Booth (Bachelorette Season 11)

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So does Shawn B.

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See them all below!

See them all below!

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As Bachelor Nation-ers, it’s hard to believe that our favorite franchise stars are technically just normal people.

From their glamorous Instagram feeds to their reality TV spin-offs, people like Sean and Catherine Lowe and Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell are definitely living that celebrity life.

But not too long ago, they were just folks like us, looking for love — and sometimes fame — on television.

Want to see what they were like then? Click through for some of our favorite Bachelor and Bachelorette auditions through the years!