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Jesse Palmer Can't Play The Name Game
Season 5 bachelor Jesse Palmer may now be a former New York Giants quarterback turned ESPN announcer and Good Morning America contributor, but that didn't stop him from fumbling his first rose ceremony back in 2004. After handing out 15 roses, Palmer had to admit that he misspoke and accidentally gave a rose to Katie instead of Karen. (So many Ks, so few roses?) Both ladies made it through that first night, but neither went away with Palmer in the end.
Brad Womack Pulls A Kelly Taylor
Sure, most finales of The Bachelor end with a proposal — unless, that is, you're Brad Womack. Instead of getting down on one knee, the bar owner essentially said "thanks, but no thanks" to finalists DeAnna Pappas and Jenni Croft, opting instead to go it alone.
For a little bit, anyway: Womack would return for a round two as The Bachelor four seasons later and up proposing to Emily Maynard. That, it seems, wasn't destined to work out either, though. Maynard would later go on to become The Bachelorette. Ouch.
Jason Mesnick's Awkward On-Air Backtrack
In the mind of season 13 bachelor Jason Mesnick, it's never too little, too late. Mesnick may have proposed to sales rep Melissa Rycroft in the season finale, but that didn't stop him from changing his mind on-air during one hell of an awkward After the Final Rose special. Oh, no. He broke up with Rycroft by saying that he had been "in love with two women at the same time" and the second of the two — department store buyer Molly Malaney — was the one he needed to be with after all.
In season 14 of the eponymous dating show, makeup artist Rozlyn Papa is kicked out of the competition for an alleged physical relationship with one of the show's producers. Rozlyn denied that anything happened, but the other ladies...well, they begged to differ.
Jake & Vienna Implode On Camera
Later on in season 14, bachelor Jake Pavelka and contestant Vienna Girardi rode off into the sunset together at the end of the season, so to speak, only to breakup off-screen just in time to convince ABC and show host Chris Harrison to have them back for a postmortem (also known as the most awkward breakup conversation you've ever seen).