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A Look At the Odds: Winning the Bachelor or Bachelorette

We are all looking for love, but looking for love in the right places is extremely important. When it comes to reality TV shows such as The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, things can get interesting. Our team at CasinoTop were interested to find out more about the winners of these shows and how the odds played out. We took our time to dive into every season of the shows to present statistics on the winners

There’s Love in a Blond

[Statistics on the Average Winner of The Bachelor]

Even though the contestants on The Bachelor show up with an equal chance of winning, we found that there are some commonalities between the winners we have seen thus far. We found that for every four winners, three of them are blond when looking at the average hair color. The most recent and the very first winners of the show were both blond as well.

Furthermore, there was evidence that showed that contestants with red hair made it through a lot more episodes of each season than women with hair of a different color. It was interesting to find that the winners’ ages tend to be between 24 and 26 even though you only need to be 21 years old to compete. It was the 24 to 26-year-olds that were able to impress their dates more so than younger women.

Winners of The Bachelorette

[Statistics on the Average Winner of The Bachelorette]

You have a lot to prove if you want to compete in the bachelorette, there are quite a few boxes you need to check if you want to stand a chance at receiving the final rose. The competition is fierce and the testosterone between the contestants makes it that much harder. There was a contrast found between the winners of the two shows. In The Bachelorette, women tend to have chosen the winners that had brown hair instead of blond.

Our research has shown that three out of five winners on The Bachelorette had brown hair so far. Other traits such as a short and neat haircut along with brown eyes and no beard. There are some outliers, but as you can see there are features that will increase your odds of winning.

Another difference we found between the two shows was the average age of the winners. When it came to The Bachelorette, men aged 30 to 32 went more of the distance during the different seasons. That factor speaks to the maturity of women and a general need for compatibility at a higher level of maturity in a man.

Average Winners’ Ethnicity and Race

[Image Displaying Diversity of Contestants]

If you have watched the majority of the episodes of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette then it’s easy to see that there is a trend when it comes to the race and ethnicity of past winners. There is no doubt that the average winners of both shows are not contestants of color. That’s not to say that people of color are not included as contestants. Thus far, we have only found one winner that was a person of color throughout the seasons and that was on The Bachelorette, whereas The Bachelor has only ever had Caucasian winners.

We found that there is a definite need for more inclusion and diversity because, in 33 combined seasons of these shows, Rachel Lindsay was the first person of color to be The Bachelorette in the thirteenth season of the reality TV show. A much-needed change to the usual color profiles that viewers were used to seeing. It also means that the odds are slowly shifting and leaning towards a more diverse range of contestants and future winners.

All in the Name of Love

Regardless of which version of the show it is, things can get really complicated as the contestant as well as the Bachelor or Bachelorette. It takes a lot to have to deal with dating someone who is simultaneously dating 30 other men or women. At the end of it all, there can only be one victor regardless of your physical traits. At the end of the day, just like gambling, you will either win, lose or enjoy a bonus round where you become the next Bachelor or Bachelorette.

Methodology

We painstakingly cataloged each contestant's physical attributes using publically available online photographs from 10 seasons of "The Bachelor" and "The Bachelorette." Each contestant's percentage of the season was derived by dividing the number of episodes on which they were eliminated by the total number of regular episodes in the season.

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