If they put their heads together, even the creative minds behind Taco Bell, Pizza Hut and Doritos couldn’t come up with a cheesier, more indulgent product than ABC’s long-running reality series, The Bachelor. Throughout the love-competition’s 18 (!) seasons (plus two seasons of The Bachelor Canada), TV’s guiltiest pleasure has featured its fair share of lovable heroes, lamentable zeroes, and laugh-worthy weirdos. Herewith, the most dramatic slideshow ever. —Flannery Dean
The top 10 most unforgettable Bachelors
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#1 Sean Lowe
Unforgettable Factor: A chaste heart
The hunky Christian eschewed the creepy sexual-test-drive portion of the series and declared he was going to save himself for marriage. The reborn virgin—who knew getting it back was that easy?—was true-blue. The sincere Texan wedded (and later bedded) his choice, Catherine Giudici, in 2013. Lowe is also the first Bachelor in the show’s history truly go all the way (down the aisle) with his TV amour.