Even if you don't remember his name, you probably remember his face. Chris Bukowski has appeared on pretty much every iteration of The Bachelor series. He competed on Bachelor Pad, vied for Emily Maynard's heart on The Bachelorette, tried to crash Andi Dorfman's season of The Bachelorette, and has been on Bachelor in Paradise Season 1... and now, previews show he's back for a second go-round on Bachelor in Paradise . That makes all of Chris Bukowski's appearances a record for the Bachelor family. While the show loves to bring back people from previous seasons, no one has been on more than the 28-year-old, even if he's usually playing the villain.
But, the entrepreneur's villainous performances don't ever stop him from being invited back. He's well-liked by everyone who works there, even though he seems to annoy just about everyone looking for love every time he shows up on camera. I don't think anything could possibly convince Chris Bukowski to retire from The Bachelor franchise, but he is running out of options. Unless they want to do a whole "villains" season, I can't imagine they'll ever pick him as the Bachelor, but until then, I'm sure he will answer the call to be in pretty much any other version of the show imaginable. Here's the rundown of his Bachelor history thus far.
He Started On Emily's Season Of The Bachelorette
Back in 2012, Chris Bukowski was introduced to the world via Emily Maynard's search for love on The Bachelorette. Chris made it remarkably far — he was eliminated in Week 8, before only Sean Lowe, runner-up Arie Luyendyk, Jr., and winner Jef Holm. That doesn't mean he took it well, though; Chris' outburst was embarrassing, and it foreshadowed his future behavior on the show.
And Returned Quickly For Bachelor Pad 3
That taste of fame must have proven intoxicating, because it wasn't long before Chris popped up on Bachelor Pad 3, later in 2012. And, while he did make it to the finale alongside Sarah Newlon (from Ben Flajnik's season of The Bachelor), Chris was outplayed by Nick Peterson, who walked away with the entire prize.
He Crashed Andi Dorfman's Season Of The Bachelorette
In a move that Chris claimed to TMZ was orchestrated by the producers (although host Chris Harrison denied that ABC had any part), he showed up unexpectedly in Andi's first episode, making a big splash but was quickly rejected by a savvy Andi — she wasn't about to be upstaged during her own season. But, for what it's worth, Chris did tell TMZ that he genuinely wanted to be a part of the season... he just happened to miss the chance to apply.
And Returned For Her Men Tell All Special
Despite not really competing on the show, Chris did squeeze another appearance out of Andi's season by showing up on her "Men Tell All." And, he did not waste a single second he could spend making the audience incredibly uncomfortable, by arguing with Ryan Bowers about becoming the Bachelor.
He Stopped By BiP For A Quick Trip
On Season 1 of Bachelor in Paradise, Chris, despite being a known player, managed to charm Elise Mosca immediately, winning her over after her disastrous experience with Dylan. But, their amazing date was quickly overshadowed by the leg injury that Chris sustained and his sort-of romantic proposal to Elise to leave Paradise with him and come back to his hometown of Chicago. Even crazier: She agreed, and left the show. Needless to say, the pairing didn't work out.
And, Now, He's Back, Ready For More
I'm sure the 28-year-old would have loved to be on Kaitlyn's Bachelorette season, but instead he waited for Paradise, making him the most omnipresent contestant in Bachelor franchise history. Will he find true love? That would be unexpected from Chris Bukowski. But, will he find more reasons to appear on Bachelor shows and spinoffs? He likely wouldn't have it any other way.
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