There's no such thing as sloppy seconds when the menu is this hot.
Jillian Harris, the star of this season's The Bachelorette, has not one but 30 eligible bachelors at her fingertips. In the past, Bachelorettes have had their pick of only 25 but blame it on a bad economy, there's more available men to go around!
We wish Jillian all the luck in the world as she attempts to turn reality television into romance. Where she fails, we're sure to find our next bachelor for season 15 of ABC's other hit, The Bachelor. Or perhaps there's the next Top Chef contestant in the mix. Stranger things have happened.Read: Bachelor's Melissa Makes Dazzling DWTS Debut
As we prepare to settle in for 2 glorious hours this Monday night, we reflect back on Bachelorette history and the men who didn’t make the final cut. If ABC ever wanted to spawn a Bachelorette Sloppy Seconds series, these castoffs would have our vote.
1. Graham Bunn (Rejected by DeAnna in Season 4)
As a 29-year-old professional basketball player from
2. Matthew Hickl (Rejected by Meredith in Season 2)
Remember how hot Matthew was? Let us remind you. He was hot. Matthew is welcome back to our prime-time anytime.
3. Andrew Firestone (Rejected by Jen Schefft in real life)
Although he's now happily married to Serbian model Ivana Bozilovic, Andrew Firestone proved that true love is hard to find. After proposing to Jen Schefft at the end of Season of The Bachelor, Firestone was rejected by Schefft just a few months later. He also endured a bit of public humiliation when Schefft's book “Better Single Than Sorry: A No Regrets Guide to Loving Yourself and Never Settling” hit the shelves.
4. Sean Ramey (Rejected by DeAnna in Season 4)
The 33-year-old martial arts master from
5. Lanny Lanny (Rejected by Meredith in Season 2)
Remember the sweet 26-year-old
Although the 33-year-old jokester admitted to having “no idea what was going on half the time," we’re pretty sure Twilly was well aware of the fact that humor is a way to a woman’s heart. Read: Self-Deprecating Humor Works
7. John Paul Merritt Rejected by Jen Schefft in Season 1
John Paul may have developed a bit of a reputation for having a bit of an ego but the guy sure had guts. After opening his own restaurant in his home town of Oklahoma City, the self-proclaimed entrepreneur also had plans to start his own television show. Too bad the economy went bust. Word on the street is that this pseudo-celebrity now has some time on his hands.
8. Kiptyn (Possibly rejected by Jillian Harris in Season 5)
Described by Entertainment Weekly as "a California business developer (who) wows Jillian with his amazing good looks and quiet charm," we bet that Jillian won't fall for this warm weather hunk. We call first dibs!
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