During the course of the season, the bachelor eliminates candidates (see The elimination process), with the bachelor typically proposing marriage to his final selection.
The two are engaged during the After the Final Rose special and announced they will be married on January 12, 2019.
The show's success has led producer Mike Fleiss to create multiple spin-offs, including The Bachelorette, in which the format is gender-reversed.
Season six was the first and only season to feature a twist in casting.
Since producers could not decide between Byron Velvick and Jay Overbye as the next Bachelor, the 25 women at the time participating had to decide which bachelor would make the best husband. Three notable cases where the bachelor violated the premise of the show are Brad Womack, who selected neither of his final two women on his first season; Jason Mesnick, who in the After the Final Rose episode broke off his engagement and several months later proposed (off-screen) to the first runner-up (the two are now married); and Arie Luyendyk Jr., who also broke off his engagement and during the After the Final Rose episode proposed to the first runner-up.
And Ireland Baldwin took the opportunity to show off her endless pins in a tiny black mini dress.