If it feels prefer it has been a lifetime for the reason that first season of The Bachelor aired, that’s in all probability as a result of it kind of has been. The sequence premiered in 2002 and in 2020, it turns 18 years previous. If The Bachelor was an individual, it might be capable to vote and could be graduating from highschool proper about now. They develop up so quick, do not they? And, understandably as The Bachelor: The Biggest Seasons — Ever! takes a have a look at the primary Bachelor, Alex Michel, it’s onerous to not surprise the place he’s now.
The man helped launch the sequence again when there have been reveals extra within the vein of MTV’s Dismissed and Singled Out, and whereas these reveals are nonetheless iconic in their very own methods, The Bachelor introduced one thing particular to primetime community TV. It additionally gave a platform for a number of different spinoffs, a few of which succeeded, like The Bachelorette and Bachelor in Paradise, and a few of which did not. Ahem, Bachelor Pad. Alex was a part of one thing large and he’s nonetheless remembered for it.
The primary ‘Bachelor,’ Alex Michel, is now dwelling life out of the highlight.
When The Bachelor premiered again in 2002, it wasn’t an age of Instagram sleuthing and even Fb stalking. It was, in a approach, a less complicated time. And it meant that Alex may discover love with somebody who was actually there for the suitable causes. Due to the inaugural season filming throughout a time the place actually every part wasn’t plastered throughout social media, Alex is now much less within the highlight than more moderen Bachelor leads.
In reality, in contrast to previous contestants and leads in Bachelor Nation, Alex did not go on to begin a podcast or insert himself in different sequence within the franchise. It does not appear like he even has a public Instagram account, proving that he could need to go away his time because the Bachelor previously. In keeping with LinkedIn, he lives in Washington, D.C. and works as a digital media government. He was additionally the co-founder of NewCo, a software program improvement firm.
After he discovered love on The Bachelor, Alex did go on to turn into a spokesperson for Match.com and Princess Cruises. As of late, his life appears to be extra behind the scenes, nonetheless. He hasn’t spoken out about his time on The Bachelor in recent times and whereas he could have gained a couple of alternatives from being the present’s first ever lead, he’s not about that Bachelor life anymore.