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The 12th season of The Bachelorette premiered on May 23, 2016. The season featured 25-year-old Joelle "JoJo" Fletcher, a real-estate developer.

The season re-aired in a shortened version on June 29, 2020, as a part of The Bachelor: The Greatest Seasons - Ever!.

She first appeared on the 20th season of The Bachelor, where she was rejected by Ben Higgins.

She ultimately chose Jordan Rodgers and accepted his proposal.

Filming and development[]

Filming commenced on March 16, 2016 shortly after the 20th season of The Bachelor.

Destinations including Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania, Uruguay and Argentina with appearances from Dan + Shay, All-4-One, Max Kellerman and Marcellus Wiley.

Casting and contestants[]

Casting began during the 11th season of The Bachelorette. Days before the official announcement, Fletcher's fellow The Bachelor season 20 contestant and second runner-up Caila Quinn was originally selected to be in the lead role as she was going to be the first woman of color to star in the lead role due to Quinn's half-Asian ancestry, but she was dropped at the last minute for Fletcher by the producers. It would have not happened until eight years later when Jenn Tran would be chosen as the first Asian lead in season 21.

The cast includes former American football quarterback Jordan Rodgers, the younger brother of Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.


The season began with 26 contestants.

Future appearances[]

Christian Bishop, Chad Johnson, Daniel Maguire, Evan Bass, Grant Kemp, Vinny Venteria, and Wells Adams were all chosen for the 3rd season of Bachelor in Paradise. Chad Johnson was removed from the show by Chris Harrison in episode 1 and placed 30th.

Alex Wotykiw, Derek Peth, Nick Benvenutti, Robby Hayes and Vinny Ventiera participated in the 4th season of Bachelor in Paradise.

Derek Peth and Chase McNary will return to compete in the 6th season of Bachelor in Paradise.

Call-Out Order[]

# Bachelors Week
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1 Jordan Jordan Wells Chase Luke Jordan Luke Robby Jordan Jordan Jordan
2 Derek Luke Derek Evan Jordan Derek Chase Luke Robby Robby Robby
3 Grant Wells James T. James T. Alex Robby Robby Jordan Chase Chase
4 James F. James T. Alex Grant Derek Luke Jordan Chase Luke
5 Robby Grant Christian Derek Robby Chase Alex
James T.
James T.
6 Alex Derek Robby Jordan Chase Alex Alex
7 Will Christian Luke Luke Wells James T. Derek
8 Chad Chad Chase Robby Grant Wells Wells
9 Daniel Chase Jordan Wells Vinny Evan
10 Ali Alex Grant James F. James T.
11 James T. Robby Ali Vinny Evan
12 Jonathan Brandon Daniel Daniel Daniel
James F.
13 Nick B. James F. James F. Alex
14 Chase Ali Nick B. Chad Chad
15 Jake Nick B. Vinny Ali
Nick B.
16 Coley Will Evan
17 Sal James S. Chad
18 Brandon Vinny Brandon
James S.
19 James S. Evan
20 Nick S. Daniel
21 Vinny Coley
Nick S.
22 Peter
23 Evan
24 Wells
25 Christian
26 Luke
The contestant received a first impression rose.
The contestant received a rose during the date.
The contestant was eliminated.
The contestant was eliminated during a date.
The contestant quit the competition.
The contestant was eliminated outside the rose ceremony.
The contestant was a part of a non-elimination bottom two.
The contestant won the competition.


No. in season Title Original air date
1 "Week " May 23, 2016
Season 12 begins with JoJo Fletcher getting advice from former Bachelorettes Kaitlyn Bristowe, Desiree Hartsock Siegfried and Ali Fedotowsky before welcoming 26 bachelors to the mansion. One gentleman tries to charm JoJo with a song he wrote for her, while a DJ brings R&B group All-4-One to serenade her. One shy guy shows off his Scottish heritage by wearing a kilt; and one man attempts to stand out by riding in on a unicorn.
2 "Week 2" May 30, 2016
JoJo takes 10 lucky men to a firefighter training facility where they undergo boot camp-like challenges. Next, one excited suitor gets the first 1-on-1 date of the season and is whisked away to San Francisco for a picnic by the Golden Gate Bridge. The next day, JoJo meets six men on the set of ESPN's "SportsNation" where they are introduced to hosts Max Kellerman and Marcellus Wiley, who try to help JoJo find the perfect guy.
3 "Week 3, Pt. 1" June 6, 2016
One lucky bachelor enjoys a day of hot yoga with JoJo and a private performance from country star Charles Kelley. Also: one suitor creates chaos when he announces he doesn't want to go on the group date; 12 guys visit an L.A. theater where they are required to share stories about their sex lives in front of a live audience; and JoJo takes one bachelor swing dancing and to Lover's Lane.
4 "Week 3, Pt. 2" June 7, 2016
One lucky bachelor enjoys a day of hot yoga with JoJo and a private performance from country star Charles Kelley. Also: one suitor creates chaos when he announces he doesn't want to go on the group date; 12 guys visit an L.A. theater where they are required to share stories about their sex lives in front of a live audience; and JoJo takes one bachelor swing dancing and to Lover's Lane.
5 "Week 4: Uruguay" June 20, 2016
Chad confronts the men after not getting a rose. But soon the 11 remaining guys jet off to Uruguay with JoJo, where one man has to defend himself against unflattering gossip. Also, JoJo becomes the target of ugly tabloid reports that she's on the show for the wrong reasons and must argue her case to the men.
6 "Week 5: Buenos Aires" June 27, 2016
JoJo and the eight remaining bachelors visit Buenos Aires, where a second dreaded two-on-one date occurs. Also: five guys enjoy a day with JoJo in the La Boca neighborhood; and one lucky man goes on a sexy date at a performance art show. At the rose ceremony, JoJo stuns the men when she runs out.
7 "Week 6: Argentina" July 11, 2016
JoJo and the men visit the Argentinian countryside, where the first date gets off to a rocky start. Later, a private jet whisks JoJo and one lucky guy away to a vineyard. During dinner, the bachelor makes a shocking admission. A date with three suitors gets rained out, so JoJo spends the day with them ordering room service, pillow fighting and watching the Brazilian version of The Bachelor. A one-on-one date allows one man to show off his horse-riding skills.
8 "Week 7: Hometowns" July 18, 2016
JoJo goes on hometown dates with the four remaining bachelors. First, she visits a family who has been affected by divorce. Next, she visits a suitor's high school and learns he's not as confident as he seems. Gossip surrounds one guy; and one bachelor takes her to an old-fashioned barbecue. At the rose ceremony, JoJo is blindsided by a surprise confession from one of the men.
9 "Week 8: Thailand" July 25, 2016
The rose ceremony after the hometown dates continues and one man is sent home. Later, JoJo and the three remaining bachelors fly to Thailand for their exotic overnight dates, where JoJo realizes she is in love with two men.
10 "The Men Tell All" July 26, 2016
JoJo and 18 of the most memorable men from the season return to discuss their experiences, including the controversial Chad. Also: a sneak peek at "Bachelor in Paradise 3"; a look at lighthearted bloopers; and a peek at the end to JoJo's emotional journey.
11 "Finale" August 1, 2016
JoJo struggles to choose between the two men she has fallen in love with as Season 12 concludes.
12 "After the Final Rose" August 1, 2016
JoJo recaps the season in a live interview with host Chris Harrison.

Where are they now?[]

JoJo ultimately chose Jordan and accepted his proposal. The couple married on May 14, 2022 and live in Dallas, Texas.

Evan Bass married Carly Waddell whom he met on the third season of Bachelor in Paradise. On August 7, 2017, they announced that they are expecting their first child. Their daughter, Isabella Evelyn "Bella" Bass, was born on February 15, 2018. On May 9, 2019,they announced via Instagram they are expecting their second child. Their son, Charles Wolfe "Charlie", was born on November 12, 2019.

Wells Adams is married to actress Sarah Hyland.

The Ring[]

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