11 'The Bachelorette' Contestants Who Shouldn't Be Allowed To Return
The Bachelor/ette franchise is nothing if not a place for second chances. Which is why it makes sense that the franchise in general is awfully forgiving about allowing people back into the mansion for another chance at this crazy, wild ride called love. That and, well, it makes for really great television. If you remember correctly, it happened on this past season of The Bachelor when both Becca Tilley and Amber James joined Ben Higgins's season. It happened before that with Nick Viall on Kaitlyn Bristowe's season, and before that it was Chris Bukowski trying to get on Andi Dorfman's season. And well, you get the picture. This has become a running theme. However, there are some contestants that shouldn't be allowed on The Bachelorette ever again.
With JoJo Fletcher's season all lined up and ready to shoot, it's possible — eh, more like probable — that contestants from The Bachelorette seasons yore will want in on the action another time around. We know in fact, that one of them — Juan Pablo Galavis — already has his eyes on the leading lady and another shot at loving... sorry, really liking someone. But there are some contestants who should just never be allowed back on The Bachelorette. Not for a second (or third) shot at love. Not ever. Mike Fleiss, you listening? Please don't let these 11 contestants back, even if they really want it.
1. Wes Hayden
Hayden was there to promote his music career and didn't really care about falling in love with his season's lead, Jillian Harris. Big mistake, Hayden. Huge.
2. Justin "Rated R" Rego
The pro wrestler went on Ali Fedotowsky's season with an alleged girlfriend back home, though he stated in People that, "I no longer have any contact with Jessica, nor do I want her in my life in any way. I was not in a relationship before I went on the show and I am still single now." Still best not to risk it.
3. Bentley Williams
Arguably the cruelest contestant of all time, Bentley "I'm not feeling it" Williams broke Ashely Hebert's heart in the most sadistic way: by talking smack behind her back the whole time and pretending to be all about it in front of her face.
4. Jake Pavelka
Pavelka was well-liked on Jillian Harris's season, but, after his own frustrating season of The Bachelor, a spin on Dancing With The Stars, and Bachelor Pad, fans started to see Pavelka's true colors. You know, the kind of colors that scream "I'm just doing this for fame!"
5. Clint Arlis
Arlis seemed promising at first, but we quickly learned that this guy doesn't take The Bachelorette process seriously. Unless it's to hot tub, bro-out, or sketch sweet pics of Chris Harrison on top of dinosaurs.
6. Joe Bailey
Bailey's cruel manipulation of the sweet Juelia Kinney on Bachelor in Paradise was enough to earn him a ban from the franchise for life. Sidebar: does Bailey saying "Gimme dat rose" still haunt anyone else's dreams or is that just me?
7. Nick Peterson
Peterson was fine, albeit forgettable, on Ashley Hebert's season of The Bachelorette, but, when he went on Bachelor Pad and chose to keep all of the prize money instead of split it with his partner, Rachel, people were less than pleased. It was a bold, selfish choice that made his motives pretty clear. Money > love any day.
8. Nick Viall
Nick Viall, take your pretty scarfs and tight pants, and please step away from The Bachelorette.
9. Chris Bukowski
After making an appearance on five (yes five) Bachelor shows, Bukowski has officially "retired" from the franchise. For the sake of his own sanity, let's hope Bukowski keeps to his word.
10. Juan Pablo Galavis
Where to even start with Juan Pablo? His homophobic comments? His complete negligence for the well-being of the women on his season, time and time again? His offensive and lewd comment to Clare Crawley in the helicopter? I've said it before and I'll say it again: Juan Pablo, none of that was OK.
11. Ryan McDill
It was all fun and "horned up!" games with McDill until the inappropriate touching commenced. And for that I say yo McDill, it's probably best that you take The Bachelorette franchise out for "a nice steak dinner and never call it again" — aka don't come back.
Fingers crossed we won't see any of these guys vying for the affection of JoJo, but never say never.