Is there life after The Bachelor? Well, of course, there is. But for some of the contests from both The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, there's a whole lot of cash to be made, too. Most of the post-show businesses started by Bachelor Nation alums are pretty closely tied to each of their personal "brands" — see: beauty, fitness, lifestyle, etc. — but there are also some, um, interesting outliers.
For example, one alum created an app for "high-achieving men in relationships" with what sounds like major time management issues. Two male alums created an athleisure line for women together. Another alum created a luxury skin care line ... for pets. Which, to be honest, sounds ridiculous — but there are probably plenty of people out there willing to pay top dollar to pamper there furry friends. So, maybe it's actually brilliant?
Not all of these businesses have gone on to find success, but their entrepreneurial spirit is impressive, nonetheless. Besides, why wouldn't you try to capitalize on your 15 minutes of fame after going through such a hyper-scrutinized process? Walking away with the ability to start your own post-show business (or continue one you started beforehand) is basically a consolation prize, and for some, a very lucrative one at that. Can't hate on the hustle.