The Bachelorette 9

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The ninth season of The Bachelorette premiered on May 27, 2013. This season features 27-year-old Desiree Hartsock, a bridal stylist from Colorado, who placed fourth on season 17 of The Bachelor. The show ran for a total of twelve episodes, with Hartsock going on dates with a total of 25 men, all aged 26-34. Episodes included date activities such as dodgeball, dancing on the side of a building with harnesses, and a helicopter ride to meet victims of Hurricane Sandy. The final episode aired on August 5, 2013, with Hartsock getting engaged to her final man standing, Chris Siegfried. On January 18, 2015, the two were married in Southern California.

Filming and development


Casting began during the airing of the eighth season of the show, in 2012. Before the bachelorette was chosen, one potential candidate, Misee Harris, a pediatric dentist from Tennessee, was vying to become the first black bachelorette. Her social media campaign was covered in a number of major news outlets, including The Huffington Post. According to the website Jezebel, Harris had previously been selected to be a contestant on The Bachelor, only to not take the role for fear of being the 'token' black woman. At that point every star in all 25 combined seasons of The Bachelorette or The Bachelor had been Caucasian, with show producer Mike Fleiss stating to the media that non-caucasians simply didn't appear at the casting calls. Announced late in 2012, the selected bachelorette was Desiree Hartsock, then 27, a bridal stylist from Northglenn, Colorado. Like the bachelorettes in the previous seasons, Hartsock had been a contestant on The Bachelor, having been sent home by Sean Lowe after the hometown dates episode in season 17. Misee Harris went on to work as a model and entrepreneur, founding a line of mouthguards and starting Project Smile, an organization that "focuses on promoting self-esteem in children." A contestant from season 9, soccer player Juan Pablo Galavis, became the first non-Anglo star for the combined franchises the following year, appearing in season 18 of The Bachelor.


Filming began shortly after the season finale of The Bachelor, with many places including Atlantic City, New Jersey, the German state of Bavaria, Barcelona, Spain and the island of Madeira in Portugal. With appearances from Andy Grammer, Soulja Boy, Darius Rucker, Kate Earl and Matt White.


Biographical information according to ABC official series site, which gives first names only, plus footnoted additions. Ages stated are at time of contest.

Name Age Hometown Occupation Outcome Place
Chris Siegfried 27 McMinnville, Oregon Mortgage Broker Winner 1
Drew Kenney 27 Scottsdale, Arizona Digital Marketing Analyst Runner-up 2
Brooks Forester 28 Blackfoot, Idaho Sales & Marketing Week 9 3 (quit)
Zak Waddell 31 Dallas, Texas Drilling Fluid Engineer Week 8 4
Michael Garofola 33 Lindenhurst, New York Federal Prosecutor Week 7 5
James Case 27 Marietta, Georgia Advertising Executive Week 6 6-8
Juan Pablo Galavis 31 Barquisimeto, Venezuela Former Pro Soccer Player
Kasey Stewart 29 Tulsa, Oklahoma Advertising Executive
Mikey Tenerelli 30 Glen Ellyn, Illinois Plumbing Contractor Week 5 9
Ben Scott 28 Lubbock, Texas Entrepreneur 10
Bryden Vukasin 26 Havre, Montana Iraq War Veteran 11 (quit)
Zack Kalter 28 Phillips Ranch, California Book Publisher Week 4 12
Brad McKinzie 27 Denver, Colorado Accountant/DJ 13
Brandon Andreen 26 Blaine, Minnesota Painting Contractor Week 3 14-15
Dan Cox 30 Dublin, California Beverage Sales Director
Brian Jarosinski 29 Olney, Maryland Financial Advisor 16 (DQ)
Nick Mucci 27 Rochester, New York Investment Adviser Week 2 17-19
Robert Graham 30 Glendale, Arizona Advertising Entrepreneur
Will Reese 28 Federal Way, Washington Banker
Diogo Custodio 29 Penha, Brazil Ski Resort Manager Week 1 20-24
Larry Burchett 34 Overland Park, Kansas ER Doctor
Micah 32 Detroit Lakes, Minnesota Law Student
Mike 28 London, England Dental Student
Nick Roy 26 Ridgefield, Connecticut Tailor/Magician
Jonathan Vollinger 26 Hickory, North Carolina Lawyer 25

Future appearances

The Bachelor

Juan Pablo Galavis was chosen as the lead for the eighteenth season of The Bachelor and became the first non-white lead cast member of the franchise's history.

Bachelor in Paradise

Season 1

Finalists Ben Scott, Brooks Forester, Zack Kalter, and Robert Graham later competed on the inaugural season of Bachelor in Paradise. None of them found love in Paradise.

Season 2

Dan Cox, Michael Garofola and Mikey Tenerelli returned in the second season of Bachelor in Paradise. Once again, no one from this season found love in Paradise.

Season 3

Brandon Andreen was chosen to compete in the third season of Bachelor in Paradise but he did not find love.

The Bachelor Winter Games

Garofola will participate in The Bachelor Winter Games as Team USA.

Call-out order

Order Bachelors Week
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1 Drew Ben Brooks Chris Zak W. Chris Drew Drew Brooks Drew Chris
2 Brooks Zak W. Ben Kasey James Brooks Zak W. Brooks Chris Chris
3 Brad Bryden Bryden James Chris Michael G. Chris Chris Drew
4 Bryden Drew James Bryden Brooks Zak W. Brooks Zak W. Zak W.
5 Michael G. Nick M. Kasey Kasey Michael G.
6 Kasey Michael G. Dan Zak W. Drew James

7 Will Brandon Brooks Michael G. Drew
8 Mikey T. Zack K. Brad Drew Ben James
9 Jonathan Will Chris Zack K. Kasey Mikey T.
10 Zak W. Brooks Brian Brad Bryden
11 James Zak W. Michael G. Mikey T.
12 Larry Brad Drew Mikey T. Zack K.
13 Nick R. Kasey Mikey T. Ben
14 Zack K. James Zack K. Brandon
15 Diogo Robert Michael G.
16 Chris Brian Brandon
17 Mike R. Dan Nick M.
18 Robert Chris
19 Mikey T.
20 Brandon Diogo
Mike R.
Nick R.
21 Brian
22 Micah
23 Nick M.
24 Dan
25 Ben
The contestant received a first impression rose.
The contestant received a rose during the date.
The contestant was eliminated.
The contestant was eliminated outside the rose ceremony.
The contestant was eliminated during the date.
The contestant quit the competition.
The contestant was disqualified from the competition.
The contestant won the competition.


|ProdCode = 901 |Viewers= 5.99 |ShortSummary = No dates this week. Memorable moments from the contestants arriving in the mansion include: Jonathan offers Desiree a fantasy suite card during introduction; Zak W. arrives shirtless; Larry tries to dance with Desiree but ends up ripping her dress; Nick R. performs a magic trick; Diogo arrives in a suit of armor; and Ben arrives with his son. Jonathan repeatedly attempts to invite Desiree to his "fantasy suite" room throughout the night, causing Desiree to send him home before the rose ceremony. Ben, Zak W., Bryden, Drew, Nick M. and Michael G receive a first impression rose. Larry, Diogo, Nick R., Micah and Mike R. are eliminated in the rose ceremony. |LineColor = 5D478B }}

|ProdCode = 902 |Viewers= 5.69 |ShortSummary = One-on-one date: Brooks. Des takes Brooks to a bridal salon where they try on numerous tux's and wedding dresses and proceed to buy 2. Des thought that Brooks was the "perfect guy to bring on this date" because he knew it wasn't serious, it was just for fun. They then go to get their 'wedding' cupcakes and travel up to see the Hollywood Sign where Desiree reveals it is the Sign's 90th Anniversary. Following this, they have a dinner set up on a bridge where Brooks discusses losing his father at a young age. Upon hearing music they discover Andy Grammer and his band playing "Keep Your Head Up". Brooks received a rose.

Group: Dan, Juan Pablo, Kasey, Zach K., Will, Brian, Drew, James, Mikey, Zak W., Nick, Michael, Brandon and Ben. Desiree lets the guys know that they'll be performing in their very own rap video with Soulja Boy at the mansion. Ben received a rose.

One-on-one date: Bryden. Desiree takes Bryden on a road trip through California where they visit El Matador Beach and the Ojayi Valley Inn & Spa. Bryden shares his experience in a serious car accident. Bryden received a rose.

Cocktail party: The men let Ben know that he is rubbing some of the other guys the wrong way but he claims to not realize what he did.

Rose ceremony: Nick M., Robert and Will do not receive a rose and are sent home. |LineColor = 5D478B }}

|ProdCode = 903 |Viewers= 5.76 |ShortSummary = Group: Chris, Brian, Drew, Michael, Brooks, Brad, Mikey, Brandon, Zach K. and Ben. Desiree tells the guys that they'll be playing a dodge ball game against each other where the team that loses will return to the mansion while the team that wins will continue on with the date. The red team consists of Mikey, Michael, Brooks, Chris and Brandon while the blue team is Ben, Drew, Zach K., Brad and Brian. Brooks breaks his finger during the match and is taken to hospital. The blue team wins 2-1. However, being impressed by their performance Des lets the guys know that they will all be continuing on with the date. Brad reveals he has a 3 year-old son. Chris received a rose.

At the mansion: Chris Harrison calls Desiree and lets her know that one of the guys has been dishonest and has a girlfriend on the outside. Chris, Des and Stephanie (the girlfriend) approach Brian and he leaves the competition.

One-on-one date: Kasey. Desiree takes Kasey dancing on the side of a building strapped to a harness. However, due to a windstorm the date was cut short and Des felt that it was all a little "off" but Kasey receives a rose nevertheless.

Group: James, Bryden, Juan Pablo, Zak. W, Dan. Desiree takes the men to a cowboy boot-camp with the stand-out performer spending more time with Des. Juan Pablo wins the extra time with Des but James receives a rose.

Pool party: All the boys vie for alone time with Des and Ben lies about spending extra time with Des.

Rose ceremony: Brandon and Dan do not receive roses and are sent home. |LineColor = 5D478B }}

|ProdCode = 904 |Viewers= 5.47 |ShortSummary = At the start of the episode, Chris Harrison tells the guys that are leaving the mansion to Atlantic City, New Jersey.

One-on-one date: Brad. Desiree and Brad enjoy various attractions around the Atlantic City Boardwalk with dinner at the Absecon Light. Des does not feel a spark therefore not giving Brad a rose which sends him home.

Group: Zak W., Chris, Brooks, Juan Pablo, Drew, Michael, Ben, Kasey, Bryden and Mikey. The men compete in the "Bachelorette Mr. America" pageant where Brooks is second runner-up, Zak W. is runner-up with Kasey taking the crown. Zak W. received a rose.

One-on-one date: James. Desiree and James took a helicopter ride to see the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy to the Jersey Shore. They visit a couple whose home has been destroyed and upon hearing the couple suffered this during their anniversary, Des and James decide to forfeit their date to the couple who enjoy a dinner at the House of Blues, followed by a private concert by Darius Rucker. James received a rose.

Cocktail party: Bryden is uncertain for his feelings for Des and considers turning down a rose if offered to him.

Rose ceremony: Zack K. does not receive a rose and is sent home. Afterwards, Desiree and the guys announced their next journey will be Bavaria in Germany. |LineColor = 5D478B }}

|ProdCode = 905 |Viewers= 6.56 |ShortSummary = One-on-one date: Chris. Desiree and Chris take in the sights of downtown Munich. Bryden interrupts the date to let Des know that his feelings are not progressing and he has decided to leave. Chris and Desiree have dinner in a royal hall with a private concert by Matt White. Chris receives a rose.

Group: Juan Pablo, James, Kasey, Zak. W, Brooks, Drew and Mikey. The men and Desiree journey to the highest peak in Germany. They hear a yodeler and sled down the hill. They then go to the ice hotel. Brooks receives a rose.

Two-on-one date: Ben and Michael. Des and the men go into a motorized hot tub that floats in the lake. They then head to dinner in a ratskeller where Michael throws a lot of pointed questions at Ben which results in an upset Ben. Michael receives a rose. Ben is eliminated.

At the mansion: Two of the guys overhear James say that he is looking forward to being in the final four so he can become famous and become the next Bachelor. The men consider telling Des this during the cocktail party, but Des cancels the party.

Rose ceremony: Mikey T was eliminated during the Rose Ceremony. Then at the end, Desiree announced the guys are going to leave to Barcelona, Spain. |LineColor = 5D478B }}

|ProdCode = 906 |Viewers= |ShortSummary = One-on-one date: Drew. Desiree and Drew see the sights of downtown Barcelona. Drew receives a rose. Immediately after, Drew tells Desiree about James' comments. Des says that she appreciates getting the information.

Group: Brooks, Chris, Kasey, Michael, James and Juan Pablo. The group date takes place at RCDE Stadium. Juan Pablo looks forward to the group date as he was a former pro player. After some practice, it was time for a game. Desiree revealed that her teammates would all be professional women soccer players. The women allowed the guys to score two goals, then got serious and scored ten goals in a row to win 10-2. After the match, the guys told James that Desiree knew about what he had said, and wanted to hear his side of it. James claimed that he was just speculating about the reality of what might happen if he did not win. The other guys felt that he should be focusing only on Desiree as they were. Desiree came into the room and said that she would not be giving out a group date rose, and she wanted to talk to James privately. They talked for a while but did not come to a resolution. Desiree said that she wanted to think it over and that they would resume the talk the next day.

One-on-one date: Zak W. Zak and Desiree started out at an art studio where they sketch male models and each other. This is followed by ended up at dinner at the Freixenet wine cellars. Zak got a rose.

Morning After: The men are told at the beginning of the trip that there will be no cocktail party. James and Desiree continued their discussion but there was no decision.

Rose Ceremony: Juan Pablo, Kasey and James were eliminated. In the end, Desiree and the remaining guys announced they are heading to Madeira in Portugal. |LineColor = 5D478B }}

|ProdCode = 907 |Viewers= |ShortSummary = Prologue: Desiree met with her fellow cast mates from season 17 of The Bachelor: Jackie Parr, Lesley Murphy and Catherine Giudici at the hotel and have discussions together - all while spying on the current contestants.

Brooks, Chris and Michael G. each had a one-on-one date; and Drew and Zak W. went on a two-on-one date. Brooks was initially reluctant about the thought of Desiree meeting his family, but he agreed. Before the Rose Ceremony, Desiree told Chris Harrison that she was "at the finish line" with Brooks, and he asked whether the show was over. She said that she would keep an open mind about the others. Michael was eliminated at the Rose Ceremony. |LineColor = 5D478B }}

|ProdCode = 908 |Viewers= |ShortSummary = Zak W: The hometown date was started first with Zak W in Dallas, Texas to his family's snow cone business with an ice cream truck, and Zak W wears a giant penguin costume to entertain with the kids. Then, Zak W brings Desiree to meet with his parents, brother and sister (would go on to become a contestant of The Bachelor), and squeals on his half-naked exit. When Zak's mother asked Desiree on getting laughed a lot, while Zak's sister is convinced on making more jealous with Desiree. At the end, Zak W and his family are becoming Von Trapp Family singers for performing a rewritten version in the song in which he sang back in the date in Atlantic City.

Drew: The next is Drew in Scottsdale, Arizona to a rare patch of green shade environment for a family dynamics. Drew brings her to his mom's house to meet with his family, including his mentally handicapped sister Melissa and his step-dad Bob. When his sister's caregiver is leading into the yard, Melissa is much happy on the sight of her brother for making more delight. After the family dinner, Desiree talks to Drew's dad for a heart-to-heart, and Drew is not much simply await to propose to her, his mom gives him a hug.

Chris: Next is Chris' childhood home in McMinnville, Oregon, and he took Desiree to a Little League field where he used to play baseball as a child. Chris' dad is a chiropractor and gave Desiree an adjustment shortly after she arrived at his house. Even the dad going to make a treatment, even rather to make decline on the request, and she gets her chance to regret on giving a conversation from Chris' dad. Then, Chris' dad gives Desiree a tour in the house including malicious skeletons in a basement of the house, and balloons in Chris' room.

Brooks: The last hometown date is Brooks in Salt Lake City to watch a "Fakata" TV show, when they are meet in Liberty Park, including paddling on a canoe at a lake, and narrowly capsized the craft down. Then, Brooks brings Desiree at his house and meet with a crowd of his large family, with some of his family members wearing "Hello My Name" T-shirts, and eating a bunch of dinner with family and Brooks' friends. When Brooks' brothers asked Desiree to give plenty of questions, including on the happiness with the couple, if Brooks selects her.

Back in Los Angeles, Desiree met privately with her brother who earlier had ruined her chances with Sean Lowe by calling him a 'playboy' to his face. She is still wrestling with the decision about whether to allow him to meet with this group of guys. Before the Rose Ceremony, Desiree said that she was still leaning heavily toward Brooks, although she was concerned that he was the only one of the four who has not said that he loves her. Zak W was eliminated during the Rose Ceremony. |LineColor = 5D478B }}

|ProdCode = |Viewers= |ShortSummary = Sixteen of the twenty-five contestants were present in attendance, including night one eliminee Jonathan and with the exception of Brian, who was back with his girlfriend. Jonathan apologized for his behavior in Week 1. Ben got an opportunity to explain more about himself. There was much more discussion about what James said in Germany. Juan Pablo was featured, since he got little screen time but was a fan favorite. Zak W got some closure with Desiree. Chris Harrison promised that the 2-part finale would be the most dramatic ever. |LineColor = 5D478B }}

|ProdCode = 909 |Viewers= |ShortSummary = The dates took place in Antigua and Barbuda.

Drew and Desiree drove around the island and saw the sights. They planned to have dinner on the beach but it was rained out. Chris and Desiree went by helicopter to the island of Barbuda.

Before leaving for Antigua, Brooks went to Boise to see his mother and sister. He told them that he knew he ought to be in love with Desiree at this point, but he was not really feeling it and didn't know why. On Antigua, he met with Chris Harrison and told him the same. Later, he met Desiree for their date, which was planned to be a trip on a catamaran. Before leaving, he took her aside and told her how he felt, which made her cry. Later Desiree told Brooks that she loved him and was planning to tell him so on the trip. That made Brooks feel even worse. Brooks got in the limo to go home. Desiree wondered if she should continue, since she didn't have such strong feelings for the other two. As the episode ended, Desiree was sitting at the end of a pier, crying. |LineColor = 5D478B }}

|ProdCode = 910 |Viewers= 8.94 |ShortSummary = At the start of the episode, Desiree was unsure about how she would proceed with the two remaining men since Brooks left. Desiree entered the rose ceremony and told Drew and Chris that Brooks had left, and she was visibly upset. She presented each of them with roses. Desiree went on final dates with both Drew and Chris after deciding to remain open to her connections with them. She went on her final date with Drew and sent him home partway through the date. She went on a date with Chris where he gave her a journal containing a heartfelt message along with the poems he has previously written to her. Chris met Desiree's family in Antigua and asked her father for permission to propose to her. Chris proposed to Desiree, and she accepted. |LineColor = 5D478B }}

|ProdCode = |Viewers= 8.31 |ShortSummary = Desiree met with Brooks and Drew, and Chris H. asked questions and gave Brooks and Desiree, and Drew and Desiree, the opportunity to tie up any loose ends. Desiree and Chris made their first public appearance since the proposal. Des announced that she will be moving to Seattle to be with Chris and has made the move to the city in which Chris lives. In order to move to Seattle, Desiree gave up her job as a stylist in a bridal boutique in Los Angeles.

It was announced that Juan Pablo, who was eliminated in the sixth episode of this season, will be the star of the 18th season of The Bachelor.

Months later after the season ends, Des is creating one-of-a-kind dresses from the apartment she shares with Chris. They live near Jason and Molly Mesnick (from The Bachelor season 13) and socialize with them and their two children (Jason's son from his first marriage and Jason and Molly's daughter). Videos of the four "official" marriages from The Bachelor and The Bachelorette were aired on January 19, 2014. The first marriage was Trista and Ryan Sutter who have celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary and who have two children. The other couples are the Mesnicks, Ashley and J.P. Rosenbaum, and Sean Lowe and Catherine Guidici, as the couple were later married over five months after it was televised. This franchise has resulted in "non-official" weddings. "Non-official" weddings are couples from different seasons who meet at franchise events and meet and marry a contestant. |LineColor = 5D478B }} }}

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