The Bachelor

The Bachelor Speaks: Shocking Quotes From Former Contestants

From the very first time that the scent of ;The Bachelor roses wafted into our living rooms, we’ve been hooked on the ABC show. And now, 10 years and 26 seasons later, the franchise has plenty of alumni willing to talk about their time in front of the camera. With Desiree Hartsock just starting her run as the Bachelorette, we’ve been dying to know how former contestants feel about the show’s stresses, successes, and snafus. Lucky for us, they talked to People magazine for a 10-year anniversary special issue — and the sound bites are incredible.

We pulled some of the most intriguing and memorable quotes to test your Bachelor/ette IQ. Who said what? Click through and find out.