The 9th season of The Bachelor, also known as The Bachelor: Rome, premiered on October 3, 2006. The show featured 34-year-old, Italian-American cosmetics entrepreneur, Prince Lorenzo Borghese.
He is the first non-North American to be the bachelor. His season had 2 native Italian women, Cosetta Blanca and Agnese Polliza, alongside 25 American women, making 27 contestants.
He ultimately chose Jennifer Wilson, but did not propose.
The season began with 27 contestants.
|Jennifer Wilson||24||Pembroke Pines, Florida||Teacher||Winner|
|Sadie Murray||23||Carlsbad, California||Publicist||Eliminated in week 7|
|Lisa Blank||25||Portland, Oregon||Marketing manager||Eliminated in Week 6|
|Agnese Polliza||24||Venice, Italy||Student||Eliminated in Week 5|
|Jeanette Pawula||23||Bloomingdale, Illinois||Teacher||Eliminated in week 4|
|Desiree Valentin||22||Salt Lake City, Utah||Realtor||Eliminated in week 4|
|Jami Matzke||27||Galveston, Texas||Event planner||Eliminated in week 3|
|Gina Clark||28||Chicago, Illinois||Ultrasound technician||Eliminated in week 3|
|Erica Rose||23||Houston, Texas||Socialite||Eliminated in week 3|
|Sarah Schnare||30||Nelson, British Columbia||Journalist||Eliminated in week 2|
|Kim Jackson||27||Newport Beach, California||Interior designer||Eliminated in week 2|
|Ellen DeMaio||30||New Haven, Connecticut||Realtor||Eliminated in week 2|
|Tara Durr||24||St. Augustine, Florida||Realtor||Eliminated in week 1|
|Rosella Fratto||27||Chicago, Illinois||Make-up artist||Eliminated in week 1|
|Rita Ghazal||29||Richmond, Virginia||Policy advisor||Eliminated in week 1|
|Renee Snell||30||Baltimore, Maryland||Broadcast marketer||Eliminated in week 1|
|Meri Barr||27||Biloxi, Mississippi||Attorney||Eliminated in week 1|
|Laura Morgan||29||San Diego, California||Dolphin trainer||Eliminated in week 1|
|Jessica Horner||25||Charlotte, North Carolina||Assistant buyer||Eliminated in week 1|
|Heather Sneed||34||Aliquippa, Pennsylvania||Registered nurse||Eliminated in week 1|
|Elyse Hammer||27||New York, New York||Physician||Eliminated in week 1|
|Cosetta Blanca||??||Italy||Dancer||Eliminated in week 1|
|Claudia Gismondi||22||Boca Raton, Florida||Restaurateur||Eliminated in week 1|
|Carissa Ilburg||25||Cattaraugus, New York||Attorney||Eliminated in week 1|
|Brit Keeder||28||Columbus, Ohio||Beer chemist||Eliminated in week 1|
|Andrea Shirley||28||Cincinnati, Ohio||Hotel concierge||Eliminated in week 1|
|April Jacobs||23||Chicago, Illinois||Model||Eliminated in week 1|
Erica Rose returned to compete in the second season of Bachelor Pad in 2011, finished in 9th/10th place and returned in the third season of Bachelor Pad the following year for a third time, finished in 12th place.
|The contestant was eliminated at the rose ceremony.|
|The contestant won the competition.|
|No. in season||Title||Original air date|
|1||"Week 1"||October 2, 2006|
|"The Bachelor: Rome," the ninth season, begins an all new adventure as Prince Lorenzo Borghese meets the 27 women who will compete for his affections.|
|2||"Week 2"||October 9, 2006|
|Lorenzo takes some of the women to the Mediterranean sea for a beach party, some through the city of Rome to see the sites and one gets the first individual date in Borghese Park. Nine bachelorettes move on to the next round.|
|3||"Week 3"||October 16, 2006|
|Lorenzo takes one women to a romantic date at the opera, six to a sleep over pool party in a Tuscan castle and two back to his place for an intimate date over pizza. With nine women left, only six will be asked to stay.|
|4||"Week 4"||October 23, 2006|
|A bachelorette returns to give the remaining women a "truth exercise" deciding the next round of dates. Lorenzo takes one woman to see the sites in a fairy tale carriage ride, one gets a private plane ride with Lorenzo at the helm and the rest of the women race chariots in ancient Rome style. In the end, Lorenzo must send two women home rose-less.|
|5||"Week 5"||October 30, 2006|
|With a few surprises in store, the four remaining ladies take Lorenzo to their hometowns to meet their families and close friends. Three women continue.|
|6||"Week 6"||November 13, 2006|
|Lorenzo takes the final three bachelorettes on romantic overnight dates, but then must narrow the field down to two.|
|7||"The Women Tell All"||November 20, 2006|
|The rejected women of The Bachelor: Rome come together for a reunion special and dish about season highlights.|
|8||"Finale"||November 27, 2006|
|Lorenzo takes the last two women to meet his family. Lorenzo chooses his final bachelorette.|
Where are they now?Edit
Borghese did not propose to Wilson. They entered into a relationship, and broke up in January 2007.
Lorenzo Borghese later began dating runner-up Sadie Murray.
Erica Rose welcomed a daughter, Holland Rose Madeleine Gentry, on September 19, 2016, with former fiance Galen Gentry. She is now married to Charles Sanders and goes by the name Erica Rose Sanders. On March 23, 2018, they announced that they are expecting their first child in August 2018.