The Bachelor has been America's guilty-pleasure reality show since it's debut on the ABC network in 2002. Hosted by the charming Chris Harrison, each season follows the life and times of an eligible bachelor, on the hunt for true love. With 25 women battling for the attention of one man, things sometimes get a little bit fiery!
The season wraps up with one woman happily engaged to The Bachelor (in most seasons, with some wild exceptions). But what happens to the women after filming wraps up? One will inevitably go on to become The Bachelorette, and several cast members continue on to make appearances in Bachelor in Paradise. Some settle nicely into family life, have a few kids, and stay out of the spotlight. Others bask in it and make millions promoting themselves and various products on social media. Less than 20 Bachelor Nation alumni have reached the 1-million-followers club, and here are the women with the strongest social media games.
10 Becca Tilley: 1.1 Million Followers
Becca Tilley was one of the first Bachelor Nation alums to make a career out of being a social influencer. With 1.1 million followers on Instagram, she has used her popularity to grow her fashion line, her podcast, and her travel blog. She also represents DoorDash, a restaurant delivery service. Becca was the runner-up in season 19 of The Bachelor, and returned for Ben Higgins' season 20, where she came in 5th place.
The reality star has dated on and off since her time on the show, but has been focusing primarily on building her empire!
9 Jade Roper Tolbert: 1.2 Million Followers
Jade Roper Tolbert appeared in season 19 of The Bachelor where Chris Soules eliminated her in week 8. She then appeared in season 2 of Bachelor in Paradise, where she met her future husband, Tanner Tolbert. They were engaged at the end of the season, and married the following year. With 1.2 million Instagram followers, Jade launched a blog called Mommies Tell All along with Bachelor Nation alum Carly Waddell. She has used her online presence to promote everything from baby-wearing gear, to home design companies. Her marketing tactics are working: the couple's net worth is estimated at a couple of million and counting.
8 Amanda Stanton: 1.2 Million Followers
Amanda Stanton was a cast member of the 20th season of The Bachelor. Though she was voted out in the 8th week, she went on to appear on the 3rd season of Bachelor in Paradise, which she won.
Her engagement to Josh Murray ended soon after, and she went back to try her chance at love again in a fourth season of Bachelor in Paradise, though she quit in week 4. Her social media game is strong, though. With 1.2 million followers, she has plenty of potential buyers for her clothing items released on her brand, Lani the Label.
7 Becca Kufrin: 1.3 Million Followers
Becca Kufrin was the 'winner' of season 22 of The Bachelor, starring Arie Luyendyk. In an unprecedented finale, Arie proposed to Becca, and later dumped her live on air. He then contacted runner-up Lauren Burnham and asked her to take him back. The super uncool way that Arie handled the break-up gained Becca a ton of support, and lots of sincere fans. She was named The Bachelorette in season 15, where she chose Garrett Yrigoyen in the finale. The couple are no longer together, and Becca has been focusing on her social media presence as an influencer. With 1.3 million followers, she has also established a clothing label, BTHELABEL, which offers cozy and cute basics.
6 Lauren Bushnell: 1.4 Million Followers
Lauren Bushnell was the winner of Ben Higgins' season, where they got engaged on the finale episode. They then starred in their own spin-off of The Bachelor, called Ben and Lauren: Happily Ever After? Clearly, the answer to that would be 'no', as the couple called off their engagement and ended their relationship in 2017.
Now married to country singer Chris Lane, she has a successful presence on social media, where she represents various products, including the Hello Furbo pet camera.
5 Catherine Giudici: 1.4 Million Followers
Catherine Giudici is the winner of season 17 of The Bachelor. She is married to former Bachelor, Sean Lowe. They are one of the rare Bachelor Nation couples to still be together after their season ended. Married in 2014, they both have pretty strong social media presences, which allow them to make a fair deal of money. They are estimated to have a family net worth of at least $3 million,
4 Cassie Randolph: 1.7 Million Followers
Cassie Randolph was on Colton Underwood's season of The Bachelor. Though she wasn't ready for an engagement by the end of filming, Colton chose to pursue a relationship with her, anyways. The couple are still together, though they haven't gotten engaged yet.
With 1.7 million followers on Instagram, Cassie has become one of the most famous past contestants. She has recently collaborated with fashion brand Amuse Society to design fashionable yet affordable women's clothing.
3 Kaitlyn Bristowe: 1.7 Million Followers
Kaitlyn Bristowe first appeared in The Bachelor in season 19, and was eliminated in week 9. She was then chosen to be one of two bachelorettes for the 11th season, where she was voted to be the sole bachelorette, eliminating Britt Nilsson during the first rose ceremony. In the final episode, she chose Shawn Booth over Nick Viall, and accepted an engagement ring from Booth. After three years together, the couple called off their engagement. With her 1.7 million Instagram followers, Kaitlyn makes quite a good income. She is a brand ambassador for Hello Furbo pet cameras, and has a podcast called Off The Vine.
2 JoJo Fletcher: 2.2 Million Followers
The most popular lady in Bachelor Nation, until Hannah Brown hit the scene, JoJo Fletcher has a whopping 2.2 million Instagram followers. She was the runner-up in Ben Higgins' season of The Bachelor, and went on to be the lead in season 12 of The Bachelorette. In the final episode, she got engaged to football player Jordan Rodgers.
She has successfully carved out a career on television, as the host of Cash Pad on CNBC, and Fittest Couple on Paramount Network.
1 Hannah Brown: 2.5 Million Followers
Hannah Brown was one of the most likable women on Colton's season of The Bachelor, and became the most recent Bachelorette in season 15. Despite being quite unlucky in love, Hannah has won a huge following of faithful fans with her bubbly and spunky personality. She most recently competed in season 28 of Dancing With the Stars, where she and partner Alan Bersten, were declared the winners on November 25, 2019. As the most popular past member of the franchise, she has 2.5 million Instagram followers.