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Ranking The Best ‘DWTS’ Celebrity Contestants From ‘The Bachelor,’ ‘The Bachelorette’

Kaitlyn Bristowe, Artem Chigvintsev win 'Dancing With the Stars' season 29ABC via Getty Images

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The Bachelor and The Bachelorette stars have not only found love on national television, but have also taken their talents to the dance floor in the popular competition show, Dancing With the Stars. Over the years, several members of Bachelor Nation have made the transition from reality romance to dance challenges, showcasing their skills and personalities on a larger scale.


While some contestants found success and left a mark on the dance floor, others faced challenges that led to their early exits. Let’s take a closer look at the top Bachelor and Bachelorette stars who competed on DWTS, ranked based on their performances, impact, and journey through the competition.

The Best DWTS Celebrity Contestants From The Bachelor, The Bachelorette

9. Joe Amabile

Competing on Season 27 of DWTS, Joe Amabile’s endearing personality couldn’t quite save him from his limited dance skills. His partnership with Jenna Johnson ended with an early elimination, but this partnership certainly left an impact on the show.

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8. Jake Pavelka

The former Bachelor from Season 14 took on the dance floor in Season 10 of DWTS. Despite his enthusiasm, his dance performances fell short of the mark, ultimately resulting in a seventh-place finish.


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7. Sean Lowe

Transitioning from his role as the Bachelor in Season 17, Sean joined DWTS in Season 16. Although his likable nature shone through, his dancing journey reached its end during week seven of the competition.

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6. Nick Viall

After multiple appearances within the Bachelor franchise, Nick Viall participated in Season 24 of DWTS with partner Peta Murgatroyd. His inconsistent performances led to a sixth-place finish in the competition.

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5. Chris Soules

Following his season as the Bachelor, Chris took on DWTS in Season 20 with partner Witney Carson. Overcoming a shaky start, he showcased steady improvement, earning him a fifth-place ranking.


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4. Melissa Rycroft

After experiencing heartbreak on The Bachelor, Melissa Rycroft found success on DWTS. Although she initially finished third in Season 8, her triumphant return during the all-stars Season 15 led to her winning the Mirrorball trophy alongside Tony Dovolani.

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3. Trista Sutter

The first-ever Bachelorette, Trista Sutter, participated in DWTS‘ inaugural season with partner Louis van Amstel. While she finished in sixth place, her historical significance and early contribution to the show earned her this spot.

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2. Hannah Brown

After her time as the season 15 Bachelorette, Hannah took on the dance floor in Season 28 of DWTS with partner Alan Bersten. Her emotional journey resonated with viewers, and her undeniable chemistry with Alan propelled her to a mirrorball trophy win.

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1. Kaitlyn Bristowe

Following her journey as the season 11 Bachelorette, Kaitlyn Bristowe fulfilled her long-standing wish to compete on DWTS in Season 29. Partnered with Artem Chigvintsev, her dedication, and growth led her to victory, claiming the Mirrorball trophy.

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