In the end, all modern-day Bachelor and Bachelorette contestants seem destined to become social media influencers. But before they start hawking skin care products on Instagram, the single guys and gals of ABC’s dating franchise have other jobs — and they’re often completely ridiculous.
With Season 18 of The Bachelorette now underway (Tuesdays, 8/7c), and “pizzapreneur” Peter Izzo among the men vying for Michelle Young’s heart, we’re revisiting some of the reality series’ most puzzling contestant occupations of all time, ranked from least to most absurd.
As we whittled down the list below to 10 total job titles — five from The Bachelor, five from The Bachelorette — we were reminded how often the word “enthusiast” is used in contestant bios (Chicken enthusiast! Sport fishing enthusiast!), while others have come up with very creative ways of saying they’re unemployed.
And though the below professions are anywhere from confusing to completely made up, we have to admit: These contestants are the ones who stand out in a sea of pharmaceutical sales reps… until they get eliminated at the very first rose ceremony, that is.
Scroll down for our ranking of the Bachelor-verse’s most nonsensical contestant job titles, then add your own favorites from seasons past in the comments.