Reality staple ‘The Bachelor‘ is currently going strong in its 25th season, featuring Sean Lowe in his quest to find true love and a wife. On a recent set visit to the Bachelor mansion, past contestants joined Lowe, executive producer/creator Mike Fleiss and various press on a special night commemorating the landmark 25th season.
Original ‘Bachelor’ runner-up and the original ‘Bachelorette’ Trista Rehn Sutter attended, along with former ‘Bachelorette’ DeAnna Pappas, her husband Stephen Stagliano, ‘Bachelorette’ and ‘Bachelor Pad’ contestant Michael Stagliano, former ‘Bachelor’ Jason Mesnick and his bride Molly, former ‘Bachelor’ Jake Pavelka, past ‘Bachelorettes’ Ali Fedotowsky, Jillian Harris and Emily Maynard, and past contestants Erica Rose, Courtney Robertson and Casey Shteamer.
Along with a special rose ceremony presided over by current ‘Bachelor’ Lowe, the assembled press were treated to trips to the confessional where they could spill their guts just like any true reality contestsant, guided house tours of the breathtaking mansion and a rose upon entrance by either Lowe or Rehn Sutter.
Some tidbits that were picked up along the night: The room where the roses are handed out is not quite as big as it seems. When Sean stands there and doles out the roses, the ladies really aren’t that far away. The backyard/pool truly is stunning. It’s no wonder that the hot tubs see so much action and it’s easy to see why the producers keep coming back to the house. The other thing I kept thinking the whole night was “If these walls could only talk…”
‘The Bachelor’ airs Mondays at 8pm ET/PT on ABC. Watch a preview clip right here: