'Bachelor' Reunion Special Will Be Missing One of the Show's Key Stars

It looks like one former Bachelor has moved on from the franchise for good. Alex Michel, the very first Bachelor, is missing in action, according to host Chris Harrison, who is desperately trying to reunite all past Bachelors for a 20th season celebration called The Bachelor at 20: A Celebration of Love.

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Bachelor OG Alex, a Harvard grad and management consultant, appeared on the very first episode of the reality dating series back in 2002. Most people probably remember him less for his personality and more for not choosing contestant Trista Rehn (now Trista Sutter), which was the best thing that could have happened to her because it led to her becoming the very first Bachelorette star and meeting husband Ryan. After his Bachelor stint, Alex went on to rep companies like Match.com and Princess Cruises and is quietly living his life as an executive at a media and tech company.

Harrison revealed on Bachelor Live that he is trying to bring Alex out of hiding so he can take part in the Valentine's Day two-hour special, which will also feature former Bachelors like Sean Lowe and Jason Mesnick.

But, so far, no cigar.

"The biggest gathering of former Bachelors in the show's history is coming up, but we can't find the first one, Alex Michel," Harrison said. "He's gone MIA. He was last seen in New York City. If anyone has any information please give us a call or tweet us. Alex, if you're watching, come home, brother! Come home." 

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Sounds like a bit of a witch hunt, and I can't help feeling bad for Alex! Will one of his coworkers give him up? The man is so off the radar that he doesn't have a Twitter or Instagram account — he's obviously not interested in publicity.

Personally, I think it's funny and pretty awesome that Alex is leading everyone on a wild goose chase while he is, more than likely, living a good life in NYC with his Bachelor experiences far behind him. Good for him for not trying to capitalize on his reality TV show fame. In his mind, The Bachelor was probably something he did for fun a million years ago, in another lifetime. What could he possibly have to say about it now?

With that said, it'll be interesting to see whether he caves in and agrees to join his other "brothers" at the reunion. If not, you can look forward to finding out what on earth Prince Lorenzo Borghese is up to these days.

 

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