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The 6th season of The Bachelor premiered on September 22, 2004. The show featured 39-year-old Byron Velvick, a professional bass fisherman.

For the first time ever, two Bachelors appear during the first episode. The women competing had to vote on which man they would like to be the bachelor. Velvick ended up winning the vote.

He ultimately chose to propose to Mary Delgado.


No. in season Title Original air date
1 "Week 1" September 22, 2004
The 25 women get to draw first blood as they pick one of two catches - real-estate agent Jay Overbye or pro fisherman Byron Velvick - to be the guy they go after. Once the choice is made, the winner moves right into Ladies Villa to figure out who voted for him...and which 10 are sent home without a rose.
2 "Week 2" September 29, 2004
The 15 women get a new housemate before learning who wins the first one-on-one dates, including a private performance by Brandy. After that, three of the ladies win a “Last Chance Talk” and the field is thinned out by a third.
3 "Week 3" October 6, 2004
The 10 women remaining meet their matches when two former “Bachelor” beauties join the pursuit of Byron's rose. But after his dates with the new arrivals, anything goes. Including four more of his potential mates.
4 "Week 4" October 20, 2004
With eight women still making a mess of Ladies Villa, Byron takes three of them on his “White Rose” dates. But while they're off getting massages, touring Newport or taking helicopter rides, the remaining hopefuls kick back with a pajama party. Afterward, two more go home.
5 "Week 5" October 27, 2004
With only six women left, it looks like the biggest shock is still to come after Byron sends two of them packing. But before that, there are three one-on-one dates and more backstabbing at Ladies Villa to tend to.
6 "Week 6" November 3, 2004
Byron spirits his four remaining ladies off for exotic overnight dates featuring the ever-alluring fantasy suite. Afterwards, one of the women heads home and the three left standing pretend that they'll miss her.
7 "Week 7" November 10, 2004
Byron visits the friends and families of his three remaining ladies before deciding which one of them is going to head home for good.
8 "The Women Tell All" November 17, 2004
Byron's 25 ousted manhunters take the hot seat, as host Chris Harrison grills them on pajama parties gone awry, group dates and the truth about Jayne's little meltdown. Also: the man of the hour pops in to field questions about his final two choices; and Harrison delivers a major surprise to the gathered ladies.
9 "Finale" November 24, 2004
In the sixth-season finale, Byron must decide if he wants to propose to one of his final ladies-in-waiting or walk away from both. But before a decision is given, it's off to pick engagement rings just in case.
10 "After the Final Rose" November 24, 2004
Byron appears for the first time in public with the woman who captured his heart. He'll also face the woman whom he left heartbroken.

Where are they now?[]

Velvick and Delgado split after five years together. Delgado reportedly punched Velvick in the face before their split.

The Ring[]