The 11th season of The Bachelorette premiered on May 18, 2015. The season featured, for the first time ever, two Bachelorettes during the first episode. Kaitlyn Bristowe is a 29-year old dance instructor from Vancouver, British Columbia, and Britt Nilsson is a 27-year old waitress from California.
During the first episode, the men decided which of the ladies they would like to have as the Bachelorette for season 11. In the second episode, which aired on May 19, 2015, it was revealed that Kaitlyn Bristowe was selected as the new Bachelorette.
She ultimately chose Shawn Booth and accepted his proposal.
Filming and development
Casting began during the 10th season of The Bachelorette. During the first episode, the men decided which of the ladies they would like to have as the Bachelorette for season 11 In the second episode, which aired on May 19, 2015, it was revealed that Kaitlyn Bristowe was selected as the new Bachelorette.
It began filming shortly after the finale of the 19th season of The Bachelor with the locale destinations including New York City, San Antonio and Ireland with appearances from Laila Ali, Amy Schumer, Doug E. Fresh and The Cranberries.
Casting and contestants
The season began with 26 contestants.
- Brady: Quit the competition, because Britt wasn't chosen as the Bachelorette
- Ryan M: Disqualified due to inappropriate behavior
- Kupah: Eliminated outside of the Rose Ceremony
- Tony: Quit the competition, because he felt like it was a circus
- Ian: Quit the competition, because he felt that Kaitlyn was being shallow and that she wasn't there for the right reasons.
J.J. Lane III, Jonathan Holloway, Tanner Tolbert and Jared Haibon returned in the 2nd season of Bachelor in Paradise.
Third place finalist Ben Higgins was chosen for the lead role on the 20th season of The Bachelor.
Jared Haibon and Nick Viall returned to compete for the third time in the 3rd season of Bachelor in Paradise. Ryan Beckett also returned to compete in that season.
On August 30, 2016, Nick Viall was announced as the bachelor for the 21st season of The Bachelor.
Ben Zorn participated in the 4th season of Bachelor in Paradise.
|1||Ben H.||Shawn B.||Ben Z.||Shawn B.||Justin||Ben H.||Nick||Shawn B.||Nick||Shawn B.|
|2||Jonathan||Chris||Clint||Ben Z.||Jared||Nick||Jared||Ben H.||Shawn B.||Nick|
|3||Clint||Ben H.||J.J.||Ben H.||Chris||Shawn B.||Joe||Nick||Ben H.|
|4||Ryan B.||J.J.||Jared||Chris||Ben H.||Jared||Ben H.||Jared|
|5||Jared||Joe||Ben H.||Corey (NY)||Ben Z.||Chris||Chris||Joe|
|6||Kupah||Kupah||Shawn B.||Ian||Shawn B.||J.J.||Shawn B.||Chris|
|8||Cory (NC)||Ryan B.||Tanner||J.J.||Joe||Ben Z.||Tanner|
|13||Daniel||Jonathan||Joshua||Ryan B.||Corey (NY)|
|15||Joe||Ben Z.||Corey (NY)||Clint||Ryan B.|
|25||Ben Z.||Ryan M.|
|The contestant received a first impression rose.|
|The contestant received a rose during the date.|
|The contestant was eliminated.|
|The contestant quit the competition.|
|The contestant was eliminated outside the rose ceremony.|
|The contestant was eliminated during the date.|
|The contestant was eliminated by production.|
|The contestant won the competition.|
|No. in season||Title||Original air date|
|1||"Week 1, Part 1"||May 18, 2015|
|Season 11 begins with two bachelorettes, Britt Nilsson and Kaitlyn Bristowe, welcoming 25 bachelors to the mansion. Later, the men vote to determine which one of the ladies remains and which one goes home.|
|2||"Week 1, Part 2"||May 19, 2015|
|Bachelorettes Britt Nilsson and Kaitlyn Bristowe learn which one of them is staying and which one is going home as the men's decision is revealed. Later, the first rose ceremony is held where six bachelors are sent packing.|
|3||"Week 2"||May 25, 2015|
|Eight of the bachelors fight one another in a sudden-death boxing competition after getting training from Laila Ali. Later, Kaitlyn takes Clint on a one-on-one date in which they take part in an underwater photo shoot; and seven of the men visit a comedy club where they are tutored by comedian Amy Schumer in how to deliver a punch line. Meanwhile, Britt gets a surprise visit from Brady Toops, a former contestant.|
|4||"Week 3"||June 1, 2015|
|Kaitlyn makes a decision that sends shock waves through the mansion; Kaitlyn and six bachelors get trained in sumo wrestling; the one-on-one date traps Kaitlyn and her companion in an "escape room"; Kaitlyn takes six guys to an elementary school to teach sex education; 16 bachelors are left after the rose ceremony.|
|5||"Week 4"||June 8, 2015|
|Kaitlyn and the guys visit New York City where she takes eight lucky bachelors to meet rapper Doug E. Fresh and take part in a rap battle. Later, Nick Viall, from Andi Dorfman's season, shows up and asks Kaitlyn if they can continue a relationship they began on social media. Also: Five guys audition for a role in Broadway's "Aladdin"; and Kaitlyn and one suitor attend a black-tie affair at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.|
|6||"Week 5"||June 15, 2015|
|Kaitlyn and the 12 remaining bachelors visit San Antonio where she takes one lucky guy to a two-step dance competition. Later, 10 of the men compose mariachi serenades for Kaitlyn; and Kaitlyn spends a day kayaking through the city with one suitor.|
|7||"Week 6: Dublin, Ireland"||June 22, 2015|
|A rose ceremony at the Alamo is followed by a trip to Dublin, Ireland, where six suitors attend a fake Irish wake for Kaitlyn and must "eulogize" her. Later, Kaitlyn and one lucky guy attend a romantic, private concert by the Cranberries.|
|8||"Week 7: Ireland"||June 29, 2015|
|Kaitlyn and nine bachelors continue their quest to find love in Dublin, Ireland, where one suitor sneaks up to her room for an intense confrontation. Later, Kaitlyn takes two guys to the island of Ireland's Eye for a date; and she tries to make up for past mistakes at the cocktail party. The next day, the seven remaining men travel with Kaitlyn to Killarney, Ireland.|
|9||"Week 8: Ireland"||July 6, 2015|
|Kaitlyn continues her journey to find love in Killarney, Ireland. One lucky bachelor gets a one-on-one date with Kaitlyn on Innisfallen Island. Later, she takes three suitors to Killarney National Park where one man confesses that he loves her. Before the rose ceremony, the guys try to get some alone time with Kaitlyn, and she begins to doubt her decisions and her relationships.|
|10||"Week 9"||July 13, 2015|
|Kaitlyn completes her overnight dates and makes the difficult decision to send one bachelor home. Later, she meets the families of the final two men who are trying to win her heart.|
|11||"The Men Tell All"||July 20, 2015|
|Kaitlyn and 17 of the most memorable bachelors dish about the season and each other. Also: bloopers from the season; and a sneak peek of the season finale as Kaitlyn's journey comes to a close.|
|12||"Finale"||July 27, 2015|
|Kaitlyn introduces her family to both Shawn and Nick. After two final dates, Kaitlyn struggles to choose between the two bachelors as Season 11 concludes.|
|13||"After the Final Rose"||July 27, 2015|
|Kaitlyn recaps the season in a live interview with host Chris Harrison; and Top 2 finalists Shawn Booth and Nick Viall give their take on the outcome of the show. Also included: a sneak peek of "Bachelor in Paradise."|
Where are they now?
Kaitlyn and Shawn moved to Nashville. Shawn got tattoos identical to Kaitlyn's. They ended their relationship in October 2018.
Kaitlyn is currently dating Jason Tartick from the 14th season of The Bachelorette.
Britt and Brady dated for a while, but has ended their relationship.
On May 24, 2017, Britt announced that she is engaged to her boyfriend Jeremy Byrne. They got married on September 9, 2017.
In early 2016 Tanner married Jade from the 19th season of The Bachelor. They met on the 2nd season of Bachelor in Paradise. Their wedding was documented on a special episode of season 20 of The Bachelor. Jade has taken Tanner's last name and now goes by Jade Tolbert. On March 8, 2017, the couple announced that they are expecting their first child. On May 4, 2017, they revealed that they are having a girl. Their daughter, Emerson Avery, was born on August 17, 2017. Their second child, son Brooks Easton, was born on July 29, 2019.
Ben starred in the 20th season of The Bachelor where he met and became engaged to Lauren Bushnell. The couple starred in their own spin-off, Ben and Lauren: Happily Ever After?. They ended their relationship in May 2017.
Nick Viall starred in the 21st season of The Bachelor and got engaged to Vanessa Grimaldi. On August 25, 2017, Nick and Vanessa announced that they had decided to end their engagement.