In 2020, Peter Weber was often called the worst Bachelor of all time.
After he proposed to Hannah Ann Sluss, ghosted her, dated Madison Prewett for like a day, and then finally wound up with Kelley Flanagan, who also got tired of him, he may have earned that title.
It’s not hard to see why the guy is so widely disliked – after all, he wasted everybody’s time, delivered a painfully anti-climactic conclusion, and broke quite a few hears with his indecisiveness.
But while it’s not often that you’ll find us defending Pilot Pete here at THG, we have to push back against the idea that he’s the unequivocally the worst Bachelor of all time.
Sure, he’s the most recent to deliver a total letdown of a season – but he’s not the first, nor the last. In fact, Matt James’ season ended with many disappointments as well.
So join us on a trip down Fantasy Suite memory lane as we take a look at the rose master generals who were more thorn than blossom and determine who was really the biggest dud among studs.
Take a look:
1. The Front-Runner
You might hear the term “worst Bachelor of all-time” bandied about a lot in reference to Peter Weber. But as you’re about to find out, Pilot Pete actually has quite a bit of competition in that department.
2. Matt James
Matt James, the first Black Bachelor lead, came in with high expectations, for sure. While he personally didn’t do anything during his 2020 season that would be considered “Worst Ever” material, the franchise crumbling around him made for one of the ickiest seasons in franchise history.
3. He Chose Rachael Kirkconnell
Incredibly, Matt’s final rose winner was Rachael Kirkconnell, who made headlines during the season for all the wrong reasons – old photos of her at a racially insensitive Plantation party, and her tone-deaf response to that controversy. Rachael eventually apologized more sincerely, but not before Chris Harrison made the situation exponentially worse with an even more tone-deaf defense of Kirkconnell. By the time the final rose was handed out on TV, the couple had already gone their separate ways – and many fans had divorced the Bachelor itself.
4. Nick Viall
First on our list is Nick Viall. We know what you’re thinking — Nick’s not such a bad guy. In fact, he still hosts a wildly popular podcast about all things Bachelor Nation. But that’s exactly our point …
5. Viall Behavior
If you google the term “here for the wrong reasons,” Nick’s face should be the first to pop up. From the start, this guy made it perfectly clear that he loves the limelight more than he could ever love any romantic partner.
6. Not Taking the Hint
Nick won the first impression rose from lawyer Andi Dorfman and made it to her final round, where he lost to Josh Murray. He then weaseled his way into Kaitlyn Bristowe’s season. Next, he appeared on Bachelor In Paradise, before finally landing a role as The Bachelor in 2016.