Jonathan, "Tickle Monster"
The sad thing is…Jonathan really does look like a tickle monster. Oddly enough though, it turns out "tickle monster" is actually not code for "unemployed" (unlike the rest of this list). Jonathan is a doctor practicing family medicine, and has branded himself as Dr. Tickle Monster...because, you know, he works with children, I guess. I'm 100% not kidding—his Instagram handle is literally @dr.ticklemonster. Look him up.
But as we saw during his short time on season 4 of Bachelor in Paradise, he is actually a really, seemingly nice guy who just got unfortunately labeled by the Bachelor producers. (Which happens a lot, according to every constestant ever.) And told he would be more memorable if he walked out of the limo and tickled The Bachelorette...and gave her inflatable hands for tickling. Poor Tickle Monster.
Alexis Waters, "Aspiring Dolphin Trainer"
Unlike most of these other weirdos, Alexis actually turned out to be a normal person who’s just really effing hilarious — and she became an instant fan favorite. If you’re not following her on Instagram and if you didn't throw something at your TV when she got rejected on Bachelor in Paradise, you’re doing life wrong.
Tiara Soleim, "Chicken Enthusiast"
Tiara may not have been the most memorable contestant during season 20 of The Bachelor, but her chicken friend she brought along stole the show — literally. Despite all the drama that went on during season 20’s “Women Tell All” episode, all eyes were on Tiara’s chicken, who got loose and strutted around the stage.
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Of all the lackluster contestants of season 12 of The Bachelorette, Brandon (whose last name has not yet been released at this time) caught out attention — for all the wrong reasons, of course. We can’t wait for this “hipster” to get sent home.
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Lucy Aragon, "Free Spirit"
Lucinda "Lucy" Aragon kept things interesting for the first few weeks of The Bachelor season 18. She lived up to her job title, taking off her clothes whenever possible. Turns out it wasn't just for ratings, though - just check out Lucy's personal Instagram account (warning: NSFW).
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Kelly Travis, "Dog Lover"
While Kelly's job title was definitely one of the more ridiculous The Bachelor has seen, it turns out "dog lover" isn't her official occupation. In a 2014 interview with Reality TV World, Kelly set the record straight: she's a business developer for construction companies and loves dogs in her spare time. She thought the title "dog lover" would make for a good laugh (and good TV, obviously), but the joke was on Kelly when the show's 18th season premiered, and the world assumed she was unemployed.
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Maybe Lucas is an entrepreneur? Maybe “Whaboom” is a new cleaning product? According to Chris Harrison, however, “Whaboom” is a lifestyle: “It’s hard to explain. It’s a lifestyle. It’s an essence. It’s who he is. It’s a noun, it’s a verb. It’s an adverb.” Sooo safe to assume Lucas is unemployed.
Joshua Seiter, "Law Student/Exotic Dancer"
Although Joshua wasn't on season 11 of The Bachelorette very long, he sure made an impression. You may have seen him on E!'s reality show Escape Club, although he went by the name Andrew Dean back then. Regardless, Joshua/Andrew stripped his way through law school and was even discovered to be listed as an escort on a website called Cowboys for Angels.
Needless to say, Joshua/Andrew was sent home pretty early.
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Nikki Delventhal, "Former NFL Cheerleader"
Yet another contestant we would assume to be unemployed, Nikki, from season 19 of The Bachelor, is so much more than just a "former NFL cheerleader." According to her Twitter bio, Nikki is a model, host/actress, personal trainer, hairstylist, adventurer, yogi, globetrotter, and lover of life. She was also Miss Connecticut 2013.
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JJ Lane, "Former Investment Banker"
JJ, aka one-half of The Bachelorette's weirdest bromance from season 11, describes himself as a "former investment banker." So...one could easily assume he's unemployed, right?
Actually, it turns out JJ is a bit of an entrepreneur. He co-founded a company in Denver, Colorado, called 360 Service Companies and currently serves as CEO. Go figure.
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JJ O'Brien, "Pantsapreneur"
What do both JJ's from The Bachelorette have in common (other than their name, obviously)? They're both entrepreneurs. JJ O'Brien from season 10 of The Bachelorette, however, has a much more interesting occupation. Although no one really knows what a "pantsapreneur" is (seriously, try googling it), JJ had a company called Hem Haus at one point - which most likely sold pants designed by JJ.
According to his Twitter bio, JJ has retired from pantsapreneurship, and Hem Haus's website has been shut down. Who knows what he'll think up next!
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Erica Rose, "Socialite"
One of The Bachelor's most memorable contestants was Erica Rose from season 9 - aka the girl who brought her own tiara and demanded that "the help" get her bags. Although she wasn't exactly a fan-favorite, host Chris Harrison has said she was one of his personal favorite contestants.
Since her days as a "socialite" on The Bachelor, Erica has made reality TV her official gig, it seems. She's appeared on two seasons of Bachelor Pad, as well as VH1's You're Cut Off.
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Mark Huebner, "Pizza Entrepreneur"
Being a "pizza entrepreneur" may not sound like a promising job, but Mark Huebner was able to open his own pizza company, Denver Pizza Company, after being kicked off of The Bachelorette season 5. He's also president of HookFish Branding Company.
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Tara Eddings, "Sports Fishing Enthusiast"
If you watched season 19 of The Bachelor, you know there are two things Tara loves most: Fishing and drinking. If being a "sport fishing enthusiast" sounds more like a hobby to you, that's because it is. According to her LinkedIn profile, Tara has an actual job; she's a partnerships manager for United Surgical Partners International. But if her Instagram is any indication, she's still pretty enthusiastic about fish.
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Shawn Evans, "Amateur Sex Coach"
If you assumed Shawn Evans' official job title was "hot tub driver," thanks to his ridiculous entrance to meet Kaitlyn and Britt on season 11 of The Bachelorette, it's understandable. But according to what he told producers, Shawn is actually an "amateur sex coach." Wait, what?
Shawn tells a different story on his Twitter bio, where he describes himself as a real estate broker (among other things like pilot, zen enthusiast, and fitness buff). So at least he has an actual day job...
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Brittany Fetkin, "WWE Diva-in-Training"
When Brittany came onto season 19 of The Bachelor as a self-proclaimed "WWE diva-in-training," we all rolled our eyes and thought "great, another unemployed contestant." Turns out we were wrong.
Although this job title sounds ridiculous, being a "WWE diva-in-training" is 100% legit. In case you've never watched E!'s Total Divas, a WWE diva is basically a female wrestler. So Brittany is basically in the WWE minor leagues, working her way toward Bella twins-level fame.
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Sean Ramey, "Martial Arts Master"
You may remember him as the guy who kicked a lemon off another contestant's head in the season 4 premiere of The Bachelorette. Sean Ramey, aka the "martial arts master," owns his own tae kwon do studio in Kentucky and does some acting on the side.
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