COMING UP …
When Texas pilot Jake Pavelka launches the 14th edition of The Bachelor on ABC this Jan. 4, he will be the fourth jilted star in five seasons to get a show of his or her own. The sequence started when Brad Womack opted not to choose any of the bachelorettes provided. Read our handy chart to see how the rest played out.
THE BACHELOR SEPT.-NOV. 2007
Didn’t choose anybody, leaving DeAnna Pappas free to be a Bachelorette.
THE BACHELORETTE MAY-JULY 2008
Fell for Jesse Csincsak over Jason Mesnick, but the pair split four months later.
THE BACHELOR JANUARY-MARCH 2009
Chose Melissa Rycroft but switched to Molly Malaney.
After getting ditched by Mesnick, she got married on Dec. 12, 2009, to Dallas insurance agent Tye Strickland.
ENGAGED OCT. 21, 2009
Said “yes” to Jason Mesnick while on vacation in New Zealand.
THE BACHELORETTE MAY-JULY 2009
Engaged to Chicago software consultant Ed Swiderski.
THe NEWEST BACHELOR!
“I’m ready to be in love,” he says.