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The 1st season of The Bachelorette premiered on January 8, 2003. The season featured 30-year-old Trista Rehn, a physical therapist.

The season re-aired in a shortened version on July 6, 2020, as a part of The Bachelor: The Greatest Seasons - Ever!.

She was previously rejected by Alex Michel on the 1st season of The Bachelor.

She ultimately chose Ryan Sutter and accepted his proposal.


The season started with 25 contestants.

Name Age Hometown Occupation Eliminated
Ryan Sutter 28 Vail, Colorado Firefighter Winner
Charlie Maher 28 Hermosa Beach, California Financial analyst Runner-up
Russell "Russ" Woods 30 San Rafael, California Writer Week 5
Greg Todtman 28 Manhattan, New York Importer Week 4
Bob Guiney 31 Ferndale, Michigan Mortgage broker Week 3
Jamie Blyth 27 Chicago, Illinois Professional basketball player Week 3
Mike 24 Cincinnati, Ohio Sales and consulting Week 3
Rob 29 Dallas, Texas Computer programmer Week 3
Brian C. 28 Dallas, Texas Mortgage broker Week 2
Brian S. 28 Dallas, Texas Sales engineer Week 2
Brook Pemberton 29 Dallas, Texas Rodeo cowboy Week 2
Jack French 27 Cleveland, Ohio Firefighter Week 2
Jeff Popovich 25 San Diego, California Professional football player Week 2
Josh 31 Boca Raton, Florida Radio advertising executive Week 2
Brian H. 30 Cleveland, Ohio National sales manager Week 2 (Quit)
Billy 28 Hermosa Beach, California Firefighter Week 1
Brian K. 31 San Francisco, California Breast implant sales Week 1
Chris Tunnessen 35 Sugarloaf, Pennsylvania V.P. of auto parts company Week 1
Duane 28 Chicago City, Minnesota Flight instructor Week 1
Eric 33 St. Louis, Missouri Commercial pilot Week 1
Gregg H. 34 Freehold, New Jersey Marble company owner Week 1
Matt 42 Marina Del Rey, California Gym owner Week 1
Paul 26 Honolulu, Hawaii Telecommunications Week 1
Peter Dizdar 25 Long Island, New York Construction business owner Week 1
Wayne 37 Sacramento, California Commercial pilot Week 1

Future appearances[]

Bob Guiney was chosen to be the bachelor on the 4th season of The Bachelor.


No. in season Title Original air date
1 "Week 1" January 8, 2003
Trista begins her search for Mr. Right during a meet-and-greet with 25 well-suited suitors, then sends 10 of them home after her first Rose Ceremony.
2 "Week 2" January 15, 2003
The 15 men who made it through the first Rose Ceremony move into their Bachelor Pad and begin a series of group dates with Trista.
3 "Week 3" January 22, 2003
Two of Trista's friends - including a fellow cohort from the first season of The Bachelor - arrive to grill the guys on their intentions. In addition, the one-on-one dates begin.
4 "Week 4: Hometowns" January 29, 2003
Trista celebrates her 30th birthday as she goes to the hometowns of the remaining bachelors to meet their parents. One bachelor is sent home.
5 "Week 5" February 5, 2003
With one week left - and her decision looming - Trista takes her three lads-in-waiting on exotic overnight dates before naming her top two.
6 "The Men Tell All" February 12, 2003
The 23 ousted fellows reconvene to discuss the politics of group dating, the Rose Ceremonies rejections and their ill-fated plays for Trista.
7 "Finale" February 19, 2003
In the season finale, Trista makes her final choice after the remaining two suitors each have dinner with her family in her home town of St. Louis.
8 "Ryan & Trista's Wedding, pt. 1" November 26, 2003
In this episode, Trista and Ryan meet their wedding planner and make important decisions about their wedding.
9 "Ryan & Trista's Wedding, pt. 2" December 3, 2003
Bachelor and Bachelorette Party. Trista, her friends, and step-sister go out for the night to celebrate. Ryan and his friends and brother go out and party. A stripper/dancer dances on Ryan and Ryan gets upset so he goes and runs off. Trista can't find him. He finally shows up and him and Trista start kissing and hugging.
10 "Ryan & Trista's Wedding, pt. 3" December 10, 2003
It's the wedding day. Everyone prepares for the special day.

Where are they now?[]

She ultimately chose Ryan Sutter and accepted his proposal. Rehn and Sutter were married on December 6, 2003 on national television. Trista and Ryan are still together and have two children, son Maxwell Alston (born July 2007) and daughter Blakesley Grace (born April 2009).

The Ring[]