Dumping Trista: An Interview with the Original Bachelor

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Long before Jason Mesnick, Alex Michel was the star of the first season of The Bachelor on ABC, making him one of America’s first reality TV stars.

Alex proposed to Amanda Marsh in the Bachelor finale, selecting her over Trista Rehn, who in turn found love as the first star of The Bachelorette.

Here's an interview with Alex that gives us a little insight into what Jason was thinking in debating between Molly Malaney and Melissa Rycroft:

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The Bachelor Quotes

I would definitely prefer not to be the first Bachelor rejected at the end of all of this.


This is not another season of The Bachelorette. Or Paradise. This is actually The Bachelor. I know, I’m as surprised as you are.