The Bachelor

(2002)

Jake Pavelka is out to prove that nice guys don't always finish last in love. The handsome commercial pilot from Dallas -- and America's most hopeful romantic -- begins his own bid for true love, choosing from among 25 beautiful bachelorettes on "The Bachelor: On the Wings of Love." This will be the 14th edition of ABC's hit romance reality series.

ABC Announces the New ‘Bachelor’

For all his hard-earned accomplishments, there is one thing missing from Brad's life: He is ready to find his soul mate, settle down and have the family life he has so long desired. But Brad's heart, determination and commitment have already given him a good head start.

Brad had an early plan to make his mark on the world and, at 19, left Texas State University (known then as Southwest Texas State) after one year of college to work in oil fields across the country to save up money. His eight-year odyssey took him all over Texas and then to Louisiana, North Dakota and California.

Read More

The 25 Bachelorettes Revealed for ‘The Bachelor: Officer and a Gentleman’

What do a woman with strong morals, a daredevil, a voluptuous vixen, a patriotic medical student, a sorority girl with a secret and a party girl who's not afraid to get down and dirty all have in common?

U.S. Navy Lieutenant Andy Baldwin, M.D., 30, a handsome undersea medical officer for a special operations dive unit stationed in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii - a real-life "officer and a gentleman" - is about to face the most exciting mission of his life: finding true love.

Read More

ABC Reveals the Next ‘The Bachelor’ ... an 'Officer and a Gentlemen'

Andy, an accomplished triathlete and winner of recent humanitarian awards for his work in Laos last summer -- on a military mission where he treated over 600 Laotians in remote mountain villages -- grew up in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, where he was valedictorian in high school and a competitive swimmer who made All-American. He was even named ESPN's National Scholar Athlete of the Year in 1995. The Navy offered him a full ROTC scholarship, which he took and went to Duke University, where he was a varsity letter winner on the men's swim team and began training for marathons, all while taking a pre-med course load and earning a degree in biology, with a concentration in genetics. After graduating Duke with honors, he enrolled in the University of California-San Francisco School of Medicine and was a surgical intern at Naval Hospital San Diego, where he graduated in 2003.

Chris Harrison is the host of The Bachelor: Officer and a Gentleman.

Read More