With Clayton Echard’s season The single person at the end, Bachelor Nation is now gearing up for season 19 of the bachelorette, which will premiere in July 2022. Each season opens with the contestants orchestrating their grand entrances, which is a spectacle in itself. However, this time is also reserved for viewers to get to know the contestants better – which means viewers can learn more about the jobs of the contestants.
While most applicants have “normal” occupations, some applicants choose to part ways with wacky job titles. From fantasy-but-real occupations to thinly-veiled cover-ups of unemployment, here are some of the craziest ways candidates have tried to stand out with their titles.
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“Queen” – Victoria Larson, Season 25
Victoria Larson won this title in season 25 of The single person in an attempt to capture Matt James’ attention. Larson even wore a crown for most of the season to further emphasize his royalty and was swept away in his first impression on a reach worn by men.
Although an admirable attempt to stand out while claiming her own worth, using the title “queen” felt a bit childish and fantastical. In her quest to find love, Larson’s only success was standing out as an out-of-touch single.
“Never Been Kissed” – Heather Martin, Season 23
Heather Martin chose to share an interesting fact about herself instead of providing a job description as she competed for the heart of Colton Underwood in season 23 of The single person. Saving your first kiss is certainly an intriguing personal choice to make and one to be proud of.
However, the wording of this job title gives the impression that it may not have been his choice at all, but rather a coincidence. It is more than likely that Martin was looking to stand out with this title; however, the wording is vague and eventually falls flat.
“Dog Lover” – Kelly Travis, Season 18
Kelly Travis won this title in season 18 of The single person as she fought for the affection of Juan Pablo Galavis. Although most people would probably claim to love furry friends, Travis apparently loved dogs enough to consider it his profession.
It might be an apt description for someone who works in an animal shelter, a dog groomer, or a behavioral trainer. However, Travis has never confirmed whether or not she works with animals professionally. Travis was definitely single, but being a “dog lover” just isn’t a job.
“Passionate About Chicken” – Tiara Soleim, Season 20
Tiara Soleim claimed to be a “chicken lover” in season 20 of The single person in an attempt to stand out in the competition for Ben Higgins’ heart. In keeping with the title, she has shown passionate enthusiasm for any dish containing chicken; however, “chicken lover” is a personal description, not a profession.
True “chicken lovers” are usually better known as “farmer” or “food critic”. Although it might not be the scariest Bachelor never a candidate, Soleim has definitely chosen an embarrassing way to represent herself on live television.
“Hipster” – Brandon Howell, Season 12
Brandon Howell appeared in season 12 of the bachelorette in an effort to win the heart of Joelle “JoJo” Fletcher. Unfortunately, Howell listed his job description as “hipster,” which is awkward for a number of reasons.
By choosing to list his occupation as something that is definitely not one, Howell could just as well have said that he was not currently employed. Maybe he was trying to be cool; however, the hipster movement has been identified with NOT trying to be cool. Whatever his intention, Howell certainly stood out – but not in a good way.
“Social Media Participant” – Kamil Nicalek, Season 14
Kamil Nicalek was baptized “participant in social networks” in season 14 of the bachelorette as he competed for the attention of Becca Kufrin. While Nicalek certainly had a job with that title, it sounds more like a creative alternative to the phrase “unemployed.”
Anyone with a social media account participates in the social media experience, so the expectations of a participant are quite low. Overall, the job title makes Nicalek stand out as a candidate on The single personbut that doesn’t make it stand out as the best contender choice.
“WhaBoom” – Lucas Yancey, Season 13
This obscure job description was claimed by Lucas Yancey, who appeared in season 13 of the bachelorette in an attempt to find love with Rachel Lindsay. This job title was meant to be a nod to his true acting profession, as well as a reference to his catchphrase, “WhaBoom.”
Yancey indeed announced himself regularly via his signature during the show; however, “whaboom” is an incredibly misleading job title. Yancey was probably trying to stand out with what was in his mind a catchy title – however, he only succeeded in causing confusion.
“Canadian” – Daniel Maguire, Season 12
Daniel Maguire has decided to list his nationality as his job in season 12 of the bachelorette when he fought alongside Brandon Howell for JoJo’s endorsement. Although nationality is certainly something you could share with others, it is not a profession.
Rather than standing out, Maguire was more likely successful in prompting questions about his real job or if he had one. Being a Canadian resident would have been an interesting tidbit to bring up on a date; however, listing it as a job title creates more questions than it answers.
“Pantsapreneur” – JJ O’Brien, Season 10
JJ O’Brien sported this unique and interesting nickname in season 10 of the bachelorette as he courted the affections of Andi Dorfman. While certainly not a bachelor cliche, this title actually described O’Brien’s business pursuits.
O’Brien had a business making pants and even gave away a pair on the show. This job title is a good example of being quirky and fun, while describing an actual profession. As one of the only ones to stand out in a good way due to his job title, O’Brien’s crazy idea really worked.
“Mushroom Farmer” – Alejandro Velez, Season 8
This interesting occupation was claimed by Alejandro Velez in Season 8 of the bachelorette in an attempt to distance herself from Emily Maynard. While the title is certainly one of the weirdest to appear in the entire series, it’s very true to Velez’s actual occupation.
Velez is the co-founder and owner of a gourmet mushroom farm called “Back to the Roots” which aims to reconnect city dwellers to the process of growing food. Velez’s job title stood out by accident, which also makes him the true “hipster.”
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