The ladies who land on ABC’s hit reality franchise “The Bachelorette” don’t just come away with a life partner (hopefully), but it can lead to a career in another field, sometimes aided by their TV show fame.
Debuting in 2003, as a spinoff from “The Bachelor,” the show lines up a bevy of bachelors who aim to win the heart of the nuptials-seeking leading lady.
Some of the bachelorettes come to the show already well off, while others parlayed their fleeting reality show fame into a fortune in another area.
Emily Maynard (Season 8) - $5 million
Though it’s reported that her family is worth $200 million, since her appearance on the show, Maynard has become a best-selling author.
Kaitlyn Bristowe (Season 11) - $3.5 million
While some reality stars prefer to fade back to their lives, Bristowe has embraced her TV fame. She hosts a podcast (“Off the Vine”) that bounces off her wine brand, has a YouTube show, and runs a scrunchie company.
Rachel Lindsay (Season 13) - $3 million
The first African-American Bachelorette, Lindsay worked as an attorney for Cooper and Scully, P.C., and before that was a legislative intern for Texas State Senator Roy West.
Jillian Harris (Season 5) - $3 million
Having already amassed wealth from her career as an interior designer, after “The Bachelorette,” Harris parlayed her design and reality show lives into a brief stint as a designer on “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” from 2010 to 2011.
Trista Sutter (Season 1) - $2 million
Sutter has extended her reality and acting career with appearances on “Dancing with the Stars,” “Fear Factor, “Marriage Boot Camp,” and co-hosted “Rocky Mountain Reno.”
JoJo Fletcher (Season 12) - $1.5 million
Fletcher is currently a real estate developer, but has also become an influencer, amassing two million followers on Instagram and landing sponsorship deals with brands like Olay, Aveda, and SkinMedica.
Jennifer Schefft (Season 3) - $1.5 million
Schefft has since produced a podcast, “From the Bachelor to the Burbs,” and works as a public relations coordinator at NeoSkin Center.
Meredith Phillips (Season 2) - $1.5 million
The former model and makeup artist has been open about her struggles with alcoholism, and her pairing with Ian McKee on the show did not work out. She is currently sober, remarried, and starting to model again.
DeAnna Pappas (Season 4) - $1.5 million
Pappas has appeared on a few more reality shows, such as “Get Married” and “Bachelorette Party,” and is currently a corporate flight attendant.
Hannah Brown (Season 15) - $1.5 million
The former Miss Alabama USA 2018, also competed on “Dancing with the Stars,” and has worked as an interior decorator at a company called Gracefully Done, according to Refinery29.