The 19 weirdest ‘Bachelor’ entrances of all time

Alexis was the best.

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Alexis was the best.
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It’s always nice to make a first impression when meeting your potential spouse, but some meetings are more memorable than others – especially when they’re for TV.

“The Bachelor” franchise is known for having some bizarre first meetings when contestants step out of the limo. Some skip out on the limo and bring their own choice of vehicle and others come bearing unique items. Some wear costumes and others have weird one-liners. While some of these fun ideas leave a good impression, some lead to quick good-byes on the ABC reality franchise.

Here are 19 of the weirdest first introductions on “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette.”


Chantal O’Brien left her mark on season 11 of “The Bachelor” when she slapped the leading man.

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She didn’t hold back.
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Brad Womack was looking for love for a second time, but was caught off-guard when O’Brien gave him a slap in the face.

“It’s not from me; it’s from every woman in America,” she said before hitting him.

The slap apparently didn’t deter Womack from getting to know her. O’Brien ended up as his runner-up.


Season 16 of “The Bachelor” featured a 72-year-old retiree, but she was just there to introduce her granddaughter, Brittney Schreiner.

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The bachelor didn’t know what to think.
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Bachelor Ben Flajnik was shocked to see a 72-year-old woman emerge from the limo with crutches. He was relieved to know that Sheryl was only a grandmother there to introduce her granddaughter.

Schreiner ended up quitting the competition during week three.


Luxury brand consultant Kalon McMahon showed off his wealth on “The Bachelorette” season eight by arriving in his own private helicopter.

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That’s one way to make an entrance.
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McMahon’s arrogance later caught up with him when he was kicked out of the house for calling bachelorette Emily Maynard’s daughter “baggage.”


Another memorable impression from season eight was Randy Lee Woyak’s grandmother costume.

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He didn’t last long.
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Unfortunately for Woyak, Maynard didn’t care much for his initial get-up. He went home that night.


Lindsay Yenter made a lasting impression when she showed up in a wedding dress during season 17.

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She went all out.
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She surprised Sean Lowe by going in for a kiss, which he backed away from. But she did get a slow dance. She managed to snag a rose and ended up as Lowe’s runner-up at the end of the season.


Robyn Howard also stumbled her way into a memorable first impression during season 17 when she hit the ground in the driveway.

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Whoops.
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Howard turned her back to Lowe to do some back handsprings. While she landed the first one, she failed on the second time and hit the ground. Howard ultimately made it to the top 10.


During season 18 of “The Bachelor,” Clare Crawley surprised Juan Pablo Galavis with a fake baby bump.

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He touched her stomach.
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Galavis was surprised when a very pregnant-looking Crawley got out of the limo.

“I know you have a daughter, and I know you want more children, and I was thinking maybe adding to it,” she said when she introduced herself.

After having him touch her stomach, she clarified that it wasn’t real.

Crawley actually became a runner-up.


Carly Waddell, a cruise ship singer, brought a pink karaoke machine and sang when she emerged from the limo on season 19 of “The Bachelor.”

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It was a little much.
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Waddell tried to win bachelor Chris Soules heart with her original ballad and very pink first appearance. She didn’t find love with Soules, but she did make it to the top five.


That same season, Reegan Cornwell, a cadaver tissue saleswoman, brought a fake heart.

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It was weird.
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Cornwell brought a red cooler, and when she opened it, she revealed a slimy (fake) blood-covered heart. Her heart didn’t work as she was sent home that first night.


During season 11 of “The Bachelorette,” dentist Chris Strandburg drove up in a cupcake car, earning him the nickname “Chris Cupcake” for all of eternity.

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You can’t forget this car.
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The first episode of the season started with two bachelorettes for the first and only time – Kaitlyn Bristowe and Britt Nilsson – and Strandburg impressed the two of them with his quirky car.

“I normally tell my patients to avoid sugar, but I wanted to do something really sweet for you guys,” he said.

He ended up making it to the top six after Bristowe was named the bachelorette.


That same season, Shawn Evans showed up in a hot tub car.

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It’s exactly what it sounds like.
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Evans was soaking wet when he hopped out of his souped up “carpool” car, but Bristowe and Nilsson loved it.

Contestant Ryan McDill was not impressed and came out to say so, which annoyed the two women.


Breanne Rice took her gluten hatred out in a crazy way during season 20 of “The Bachelor.”

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They slammed bread on the ground.
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The nutritional therapist made her point known when she emerged from the limo with a basket of baguettes and said, “I don’t eat any gluten because gluten is Satan.”

She proceeded to “break bread” with bachelor Ben Higgins by slamming the bread into the ground. She went home that night.


JoJo Fletcher met bachelor Ben Higgins while wearing a creepy unicorn mask.

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She danced around.
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She danced around saying she believed that she was Higgins’ unicorn. It was quirky and cute, but still weird. Fletcher left as the runner-up and went on to star as the leading woman on season 12 of “The Bachelorette.”


Fortunately for Fletcher, Luke Pell thought it was endearing and sort of copied her during season 12 of “The Bachelorette.”

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It was less weird than the mask.
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Pell rode in on a horse wearing a unicorn horn as a nod to Fletcher’s unicorn mask. The two hit it off, and Pell made it to the top four.


Alexis Waters will forever be known as the shark/dolphin girl.

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What a costume.
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Waters stepped out of the limo during season 21 of “The Bachelor” in a pair of heels and a shark costume. While that would have been memorable on its own, she made her introduction to Nick Viall even better by thinking her outfit was a dolphin and proclaiming it as such. She continued to make dolphin noises and even jumped in the pool in full costume during the first night.


Also hilarious on season 21 was Lacey Mark’s camel entrance.

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It was unexpected.
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Sure, the camel was a weird way to meet Viall, but it was Mark’s one-liner that really nailed how bizarre her entrance was.

“I hear you like a good hump, and so do I,” she said.

Mark was eliminated in week two.


Sure, season 13 of “The Bachelorette” had a tickle monster and a guy in a penguin suit, but Adam Gottschalk and Adam Jr. were the weirdest.

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No, thanks.
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Gottschalk brought his doll, named Adam Jr., into the house to meet Rachel Lindsay. It creeped her and the viewers out, but apparently not enough. Gottschalk made it to the top five.


Season 14 of “The Bachelorette” featured a guy in a chicken suit and one on an ox, but the real talk of the night was the guy who showed up in a real hearse.

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Becca was weirded out.
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Trent, a 28-year-old realtor from Florida, leapt from the back of the hearse and said to Becca Kufrin, “Oh my gosh, Becca. When I heard you were the bachelorette, I literally died, but then you brought me back to life.”


A lot of Colton Underwood’s ladies brought up his virginity while meeting him on the premiere of “The Bachelor’s” 23rd season, but the weirdest entrance was made by Alex D., who wore a sloth costume.

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Alex D. in a sloth costume.
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She committed to the bit and slowly made her way towards Colton to greet him.

Alex also dragged out her hello, saying “I heard you take things slowly,” at a sloth pace.

She was later caught hanging in a tree but ultimately did not get a rose.