9 'Bachelor' Alums Who Became Even More Famous After the Show (PHOTOS)

Nicole Pomarico | Oct 27, 2015 TV

Let's face it -- even though everyone says they're going on The Bachelor or The Bachelorette for love, they don't always mean it. The truth of the matter is that going on a reality show like this one has a way of being a great jumping-off point for a career in entertainment. And even though some of these contestants did go on the show "for the right reasons," they still managed to leave with a career.

It's easy to understand how it happens. We -- the fans, of course -- watch the show, and then we want to see more of certain contestants who really pop. That turns into those contestants being in high demand, and boom. They're all over our TVs again! 

So who's done the best job of claiming fame post-Bachelor? These nine stars know a thing or two about making the spotlight last.

 

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  • Ali Fedotowsky

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    Until recently, former Bachelorette star Ali Fedotowsky could always be seen on E! -- and on the red carpet -- as a correspondent. Unfortunately, she recently decided to move her career in another direction, but The Bachelorette definitely made a world of difference in terms of her creating a new life for herself.

  • Trista & Ryan Sutter

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    After becoming the first Bachelorette couple -- and one of the only couples to actually live happily ever after -- Trista and Ryan began hosting their own show on HGTV, Rocky Mountain Reno. Since then, Trista has also penned a book. Pretty impressive! 

  • Chris Soules

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    Chris went directly from The Bachelor to competing on Dancing with the Stars with seasoned pro Witney Carson, and he wasn't too shabby! He made it pretty far in the competition, too, but these days, he's back to farm life. 

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  • Melissa Rycroft

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    Much like Chris's, Melissa's post-Bach days have also consisted of a healthy career on DWTS ... and winning the whole thing! Since then, she's appeared on Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making The Team on CMT as a judge and adviser.

  • Bob Guiney

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    After a stint starring on The Bachelor, Bob went on to host Game Show Network's GSN Live, which allowed viewers to play along at home and watch highlights from previous games. Now he's hosting a web show for The Gloss called Single and Hungry

  • Jillian Harris

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    After The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, Jillian became the host of Vancouver's Love It Or List It, Too, and in 2010, she also joined the cast of Extreme Makeover as a member of their team of designers. These days, you can see Jillian everywhere.

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  • Keltie Knight

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    Keltie Knight once competed for Brad Womack on season 15, but these days, she's doing something a little different. Keltie's latest gig is hosting The Insider on CBS. She gets to rub elbows with Hollywood's elite on a daily basis. 

  • Jamie Otis

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    From one reality show to another! Although Jamie broke into entertainment by competing on The Bachelor, Jamie is now best known for tying the knot with Doug Hehner on Married at First Sight. She also works with an app called StarShop where she's a correspondent at red carpet events.

  • Michelle Money

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    Michelle brought the drama on The Bachelor and Bachelor in Paradise, but these days, she can be found frequently updating her YouTube channel, where she vlogs on a regular basis and offers DIY and makeup tutorials to her 11,000 subscribers.

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