In honor of "The Bachelor" finale, we take a look back at the most memorable contestants of the show from the Houston-area.
Houston socialite Erica Rose appeared on the "Bachelor Pad" season 2. She made a name for herself from the show as someone who reality TV viewers love to hate. These days Rose spends more time on the diaper duty than wearing the tiaras she so famously donned on the Bachelor.
The 33-year-old Rose said that, I graduated from law school, I have a baby now and so I am really just focusing on that.
While she still has the major social media presence, Rose has learned to temper how much of her private life she shares in public, including her relationship with her 6-month-old daughter's father, Galen Gentry, an attorney at the law firm which she works for.
Rose said that, we met at a time where we were both really just ready to have a baby.
For those who do not find love in their time after the show, Rose also said that the most successful contestants of the show find a way to capitalize on the franchise.
"Nowadays, I actually think the payoffs are better in the sense that people make a career out of it," Rose said.
She uses her own mommy blog, named BabiesandBoobies, to connect with her group of rose watchers and also the followers.
The Houston's Kalon McMahon was known as a villain from "The Bachelorette" with Emily Maynard. He spoke exclusively with the ABC13 in August 2014 about what actually goes on behind the scenes.
'The Bachelor' alum AshLee Frazier from Houston also revealed that some secrets with us after attempting to win over Sean Lowe of season 17.
James McCoy Taylor represented Katy on the last year's season with JoJo Fletcher. He now lives in the Nashville where he is focusing on his love for country music.
Pearland's Cory Shivar fought for the heart of "Bachelorette's" Kaitlyn Bristowe. He spoke with the ABC13 about his experience.
Lauren Russell, a Houston math teacher, appeared on "The Bachelor" with Ben Higgins. Since then, she has found love elsewhere.