It’s Season 1 Bachelor Alex Michel!
“It was a little overwhelming,” Season 1 Bachelor Alex Michiel tells People Magazine of his stint on the first ever season of the franchise. And although he and his chosen lady — Amanda Marsh — didn’t find love, his runner up did. Who was it? You know her as Trista Sutter now, but back in 2002, Ms. Rehn was just a girl looking for Mr. Right (while wearing high-waisted jeans).
Since the show, Alex worked the aforementioned crazy jobs before falling off the map. “Alex was just a normal guy who agreed to jump into the unknown,” host Chris Harrison says of the pioneer. And although Chris hasn’t talked to Alex since the finale, that doesn’t mean he isn’t still grateful to him. “He was brave to take it on,” he says of the first rose doler, who unwittingly began a tradition of not only not proposing to his choice, but also not staying together after the last rose wilted.
Source: People Magazine, print edition