15 'Bachelor' & 'Bachelorette' Rejects Who Should Be the Star of the Show (PHOTOS)

Nicole Pomarico | Jul 2, 2015 TV
15 'Bachelor' & 'Bachelorette' Rejects Who Should Be the Star of the Show (PHOTOS)

As fans of Bachelor Nation, there's only really one downside: There are so many stars of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette that we couldn't possibly get enough of all of them. Obviously, ABC likes to make fan favorites the next Bachelor or Bachelorette, but one season of each show a year is definitely not enough to showcase all the amazing (and hilarious... and good looking...) contestants who definitely deserve to find love on the show.

It's hard to imagine a world where there would be a better Bachelorette than Kaitlyn Bristowe, but these women (and guys) would do an awesome job taking the reigns when she's done.

Check out these photos to see some of the former cast members who would make amazing leading men and ladies. ABC, hope you're listening! 

Who do you think would make an awesome next Bachelor and Bachelorette

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  • Ashley Salter


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    After she was known as "Onion Girl" on The Bachelor, Ashley Salter got people talking. She might be headed to Bachelor in Paradise right now, but if that doesn't work out for her, she'd be an excellent Bachelorette who always kept us guessing.

  • Josh Murray


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    Now that he's no longer with Andi Dorfman, Josh would make an awesome Bachelor. He's good looking, sweet, funny — and America already loves him.

  • Nick Viall


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    After competing for Andi Dorfman's heart on The Bachelorette, he came back for more when Kaitlyn Bristowe was in the driver's seat. If he doesn't win Kaitlyn over, I have a feeling that Nick wouldn't be opposed to more screentime.

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  • Whitney Bischoff


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    She may not be living happily ever after with Chris Soules anymore, but Whitney Bischoff still deserves to find love. With her upbeat, positive personality, Whitney would be like a breath of fresh air — and we already know she's serious about settling down and starting a life with someone.

  • Ashley Iaconetti


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    Ever since that miserable two-on-one date Ashley endured with Kelsey Poe on last season of The Bachelor, it's obvious she got the short end of the stick. Let's bring her back and let her find a man on her own terms! 

  • Nikki Ferrell


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    Nikki seems happy with her current boyfriend, but should that ever change, she has everything it takes to be The Bachelorette — and she's so sweet that it's impossible not to root for her. And seriously, are we really going to leave her with Juan Pablo Galavis as a memory that exists in her brain?

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  • Becca Tilley


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    Becca might not have been Chris Soules' final pick on The Bachelor, but the chemistry was there, so I have no doubt she'd be able to cook something up with another guy on the show if she had the chance. Becca's gorgeous and has so much to offer — why not let her take her pick among 25 dudes?

  • Arie Luyendyk Jr.


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    ABC seriously considered making Arie The Bachelor last year, but went with Chris Soules instead. They should definitely give him a second chance, especially since his season would be so interesting (and include plenty of racing-themed dates).

  • Chris Harrison


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    Sure, he might be the host, but Chris should totally let someone else take the reins so he can find love in a future season! Chris would make an awesome Bachelor since he knows how the show works inside and out, and this guy deserves love just as much as the people he helps do! 

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  • Clare Crawley


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    Another unfortunate casualty of Juan Pablo, Clare deserves a second chance at reality TV love after being stuck with him. Plus, she's hilarious.

  • Chris Strandburg


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    Seeing poor Chris Cupcake get booted off The Bachelorette was heartbreaking in itself, but this dentist has so much to offer! We have a feeling plenty of ladies would be up for riding in his cupcake car. 

  • Jaclyn Swartz


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    Since Jaclyn's been all over Bach Nation shows, I don't doubt she'd be pumped to be The Bachelorette. Plus, she's gorgeous (and so is her dog) and she'd be a blast to watch! 

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  • Tanner Tolbert


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    Tanner's sense of humor on Kaitlyn's season of The Bachelorette proves that he'd be a funny dude on The Bachelor

  • Ben Zorn


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    Ben Z. was pretty heartbroken to leave The Bachelorette, but he definitely has what it takes to be The Bachelor. Maybe a joint season with him and Ben H. is in order? I'd watch! 

  • Michelle Money


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    Um, how has this not happened yet? Michelle would totally kill it as The Bachelorette, and it's about time she finally found her happy ending. (If the rumors about her being back together with Cody Sattler are false, of course.)

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