20 Photos Of 'Bachelor' & 'Bachelorette' Stars As Kids Long Before Their Rose Ceremony Days
Long before the rose ceremonies, overnight dates, and marriage proposals, the Bachelor and Bachelorette contestants were just normal people like the rest of us. We didn't "know" them then, but thankfully social media exists and we have "Throwback Thursday" and "Flashback Friday" as excuses to see old photos of The Bachelor contestants as kids and even as babies. Long before the reality cameras started rolling, their families were taking pics to capture some childhood memories.
Aren't you curious about what your Bachelor favorites looked like growing up? You can get confirmation on who is actually a natural blonde. You can see that you're not the only one who went through a slightly awkward phase. You can have simultaneous appreciation and jealousy for people who looked cute from the start. Plus, who doesn't love to see babies?
The Bachelor started airing all the way back in 2002, so between the original show, The Bachelorette, Bachelor Pad, and Bachelor in Paradise, this franchise has put a lot of people on TV. That's a lot of Instagram accounts to creep through. Luckily for you, I took on the task so you wouldn't have to and put all of the adorable baby pics in one convenient place.
1. Kaitlyn Bristowe
Even with some missing teeth and crimped hair, Kaitlyn Bristowe was still looking mad cute.
2. Ali Fedotowsky
If Ali didn't post this pic herself, I don't know if I would have recognized her. Don't get me wrong, she looks so adorable, I just didn't picture childhood Ali to be a brunette with glasses.
3. Ben Higgins
How precious is Ben in this throwback photo? He looks like he's ready for his first rose ceremony.
4. Kacie Boguskie Gaston
Kacie looks like a little princess in this poofy pink outfit. Maybe she should bring back this look?
5. Chris Soules
In all honesty, Chris looks exactly the same, which makes me think the dude looked like this his whole life and never went through an awkward phase.
6. Whitney Bischoff
You can feel the sisterly love in this photo. Whitney Bischoff has the biggest smile in this pic!
7. Juan Pablo Galavis
Love him or hate him, this baby photo is precious.
8. Catherine Giudici
I can't see much of Catherine, but she's definitely having a good time in this one!
9. Sean Lowe
Sean Lowe has a strong sweater game in this throwback pic. What a cutie pie.
10. Melissa Rycroft Strickland
Little Melissa was looking so adorable. I think she should bring back the bangs.
11. Emily Maynard
Emily was showed her brother who's boss in this old photo. Clearly, she's always been a girl who knows what she wants.
12. Jason Mesnick
I would have never guessed that this little boy was Jason Mesnick. From the tilted glasses to the gap tooth, it's a far cry from the Jason that we know today.
13. Tenley Molzahn
Tenley and her mom were perfectly coordinated in these outfits. Such a sweet photo!
14. Shayne Lamas
Even though this means that Shayne Lamas isn't a natural blonde, this photo of her is so presh.
15. Marcus Grodd
Marcus looks so endearing in this Christmas pic! And it's clear that natural, good looks run in the Grodd family.
16. DeAnna Pappas Stagliano
This has to be the best throwback photo that I've ever seen. These outfits are everything to me. DeAnna is killing it.
17. Cody Sattler
Cody was rocking all of the trends in this photo. As his caption says, he was definitely channeling that Fresh Prince style and it was so on point.
18. Lacy Faddoul
Lacy was such a little lady in this ensemble complete with a matching hat.
19. Tanner Tolbert
Tanner was ready for the Bachelor life of suits and ties from the very start. It's clear that he's always worn this look well.
20. Michelle Money
Michelle looks adorable in her dress hanging with her siblings back in the day. Such a nice photo and memory of her father!
I'm not at all shocked that these Bachelor alums have always been charming, good looking, and stylish. They've always had it going on, even in baby photos.