The gold standard when it comes to "Bachelorette" villains, Chad's behaviour in season 12 (featuring JoJo Fletcher) was beyond outrageous, even by "Bachelorette" standards. After getting the boot, he hilariously pitched himself as the next "Bachelor" during the "After the Final Rose" special. But that was nothing compared to his appearance on "Bachelor in Paradise" when he threatened to "murder everyone here. I’ll kill your children and murder your family." Charming.
Wes impressed neither viewers nor Bachelorette Jillian Harris when it became clear he was less interested in finding love than in promoting his music career. But that wasn't even the worst of it — he later revealed he actually had a girlfriend! Yet Jillian still took her sweet time before kicking him to the curb, which allowed him to describe himself as "the first guy on 'The Bachelorette' to ever make it to the Top 4 with a girlfriend.”
A runner-up on the fourth season of "The Bachelorette", Jason Mesnick wound becoming a Bachelor in that show's 13th season — which is when he proposed to I Melissa Rycroft in the season finale — and then changed his mind in the "After the Final Rose" special, deciding he'd rather be with runner-up Molly Malaney. He and Malaney eventually got married. According to Rycroft, she and Mesnick haven't spoken since her televised humiliation.
Justin "Rated R" Rego — a wannabe pro wrestler — forgot to tell Bachelorette Ali Fedotowsky that he was in a long-term relationship — a fact she learned from Rego's girlfriend, who called her up to rat him out, also revealing that Rego had cheated on HER as well.
Kalon McMahon gained ever-lasting infamy in Bachelor Nation when he referred to Emily Maynard's daughter as "baggage." Maynard later fumed: "I want to go out there and rip his limbs off and beat him with them." When she confronted him in front of some of the other suitors, McMahon refused to apologize (he claimed his words were taken out of context), which led the Bachelorette to tell him to "get the f**k out!"
Juan Pablo Galavis
The former Venezuelan soccer player made enough of an impression on "The Bachelorette" that he was invited to be the Bachelor in season 18, which is when viewers got to know him better. Unfortunately, to know him is not necessarily to love him (future Bachelorette Andi Dorfman called their night together in the fantasy suite "a nightmare"), but that was nothing compared to the flack he took for an interview in which he dismissed the idea of a gay Bachelor, claiming that gay people are "more 'pervert' in a sense. And to me the show would be too strong, too hard to watch."
Fans were ticked when Bentley Williams abruptly quit the show, leaving Bachelorette Ashley Hebert crushed. He made things worse by continuing to string her along, even returning for one final meeting in Hong Kong — where he dumped her a second time. "I cannot believe I wasted so much time thinking about Bentley," Hebert said.
Truth be told, Ed Swiderski seemed to be pretty nice guy when he was chosen as the winner on Canadian Jillian Harris's season of "The Bachelorette". After the show, however, things were not so rosy when he was dogged by reports of alleged infidelity; they broke up soon after. "I was so devastated," Harris revealed in an interview with People.
Lucas did not impress Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay with his constant use of his self-created catchphrase: "Whaboom!" When it was revealed he already had t-shirts made featuring the non-sensical catchphrase, it was pretty obvious he wasn't so much looking for love as he was looking for a reality-show revenue stream.
Having your girlfriend show up while you're on a "Bachelorette" group date is pretty much a deal-breaker, which is exactly what happened when DeMario's girlfriend dropped by to warn Rachel Lindsay about him. "I’m not here to be played,” Rachel told DeMario. “I’m not here to be made a joke of, which is what I feel like you’re doing right now with me, so I’m really going to need you to just get the f**k out.”