Why Aren't The Bachelorettes Kicking Butt In Business?

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Tonight's Bachelorette finale will see one of the most shocking (or, at least one of the weirdest) seasons of the reality series come to an end. Whether or not Kaitlyn Bristowe finds true love, it's possible the show may lend a boost to another aspect of her life: her career.

Aside from the relationships that result from the The Bachelor and The Bachelorette (most of which have been short lived), the exposure contestants get from the dual franchise can potentially be leveraged into big business. Or so you’d think.

Fortune found that the Bachelors seem to be getting way ahead in the business world post-show, whereas the Bachelorettes seem to fly under the radar. But, why?

Memorable bachelors like Andrew Firestone, Brad Womack, and Ben Flajnik became entrepreneurs, starting their own business ventures. Heck, even the Italian prince (Prince Lorenzo Borghese) did so as well.

So, why is it that Bachelorettes don't seem to be following a similar trajectory? Season 10 Bachelorette Andi Dorfman left her career and home in Atlanta behind to move to New York in pursuit of love, according to an interview with People magazine, though she has also expressed her desire to start a fashion line.

What accounts for their divergent paths could be anything from how the Bachelors and Bachelorettes are perceived in their respective fields following their stints on TV, to disparities in their career goals before they were even cast on the show.

We're not going to root against Kaitlyn finding love, but here's hoping she finds even more than that after passing off her final rose.

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