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The Bachelor (season 12) (also known as The Bachelor: London Calling) is the twelfth season of ABC reality television series The Bachelor. The season premiere aired on March 17, 2008. The show features British bachelor, Matt Grant and making the first bachelor outside of North America, counting 25 women from the United States. On May 12, 2008, Shayne Lamas was named the winner and became Grant's fiancée. The couple ended their relationship months later.

The Bachelor (season 12)
StarringMatt Grant
Country of originUnited States
No. of episodes9 (including 1 special)
Original networkABC
Original releaseMarch 17 (2008-03-17) –
May 12, 2008 (2008-05-12)
Season chronology
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Season 13

This was the final season to be aired in 90 minutes.



Biographical information according to ABC official series site, plus footnoted additions

Name Age Hometown Occupation Outcome Place
Shayne Lamas[1] 22 Malibu, California Actress Winner 1
Chelsea Wanstrath[1] 25 Durango, Colorado Pharmaceutical sales rep. Runner-up 2
Amanda Rantuccio[1] 27 Niceville, Florida Account Executive Week 7 3
Noelle Drake[2] 26 Loveland, Colorado Photographer Week 6 4
Marshana Ritchie[3] 27 Brooklyn, New York Fashion designer Week 5 5–6
Robin Canfield[3] 22 Holland, Michigan Advertising coordinator
Ashlee Williss[4] 22 Jacksonville Beach, Florida Singer-songwriter Week 4 7–8
Kelly Hark 25 Hollywood, California Medical sales rep.
Holly Durst[5][6] 24 Suffield, Ohio Children's book author 9
Amy Bean 22 Stockton, California Nanny Week 3 10–12
Erin Storm 33 San Marcos, California Hot-dog vendor
Kristine Heffelfinger[7] 33 Dillsburg, Pennsylvania Personal trainer
Caroline "Carri" Perrier[8][9] 25 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Church marketing rep. Week 2 13–15
Erin Harper[10][11] 25 Seattle, Washington Event planner
Michelle Procopio 28 Syracuse, New York Administrative assistant
Alyssa Gill 24 Boise, Idaho Biology student Week 1 16–25
Amanda Petterman[12] 26 Cape Girardeau, Missouri Law student
Denise Hawthorne 30 Washington, D.C. Attorney and former White House aide
Devon Antin 24 Austin, Texas Makeup artist
Lesley Geyer[13] 23 Tampa, Florida Youth minister
Michele Romero 33 Laguna Niguel, California Interior designer
Rebecca LeBlanc 30 Alamo, California Attorney
Stacey Elza[14] 26 Chicago, Illinois Graduate student
Tamara Sketz 23 Beverly Hills, California Cocktail waitress
Tiffany Thornburg 33 San Francisco, California Real estate marketing rep.

Future appearancesEdit

Bachelor PadEdit

Holly Durst returned in the second season of Bachelor Pad, and won that season alongside Bachelor Nation alumnus Michael Stagliano.

Call-out orderEdit

Order Bachelorettes Week
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 Amanda R. Amanda R. Ashlee Holly Chelsea Shayne Shayne Shayne Shayne
2 Amy Chelsea Chelsea Robin Amanda R. Noelle Amanda R. Chelsea Chelsea
3 Devon Shayne Robin Shayne Marshana Chelsea Chelsea Amanda R.
4 Kristine Michelle P. Holly Amanda R. Shayne Amanda R. Noelle
5 Chelsea Marshana Erin S. Ashlee Robin Marshana
6 Erin H. Ashlee Amanda R. Kelly Noelle
7 Kelly Noelle Kelly Chelsea Ashlee
8 Rebecca Erin S. Amy Noelle
9 Denise Amy Kristine Marshana Holly
10 Erin S. Kristine Marshana Amy
Erin S.
11 Robin Robin Noelle
12 Ashlee Kelly Shayne
13 Alyssa Carri Carri
Erin H.
Michelle P.
14 Michelle P. Holly
15 Shayne Erin H.
16 Marshana Alyssa
Amanda P.
Michele R.
17 Amanda P.
18 Tamara
19 Holly
20 Tiffany
21 Carri
22 Stacey
23 Lesley
24 Michele R.
25 Noelle
     The contestant received a first impression rose
     The contestant received a rose during the date
     The contestant was eliminated
     The contestant was eliminated during the date
     The contestant won the competition

Episodes (dates)Edit

Week 1Edit

Week 2Edit

Week 3Edit

Week 4Edit

Week 5Edit

Week 6Edit

Week 7Edit

Week 8 (Finale)Edit

After the Final RoseEdit

Matt GrantEdit

Matt Grant

He was an English financier and business development manager from London and worked at Lombard Asset Finance (RBS) in Cambridge for three years before moving to London. Grant received a B.A. in modern history and politics from Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge.[15]


  1. ^ a b c Last name per Reality TV World,"Matt Grant dishes on upcoming 'The Bachelor: London Calling' finale" by Christopher Rocchio, May 6, 2008
  2. ^ Rocchio, Christopher (April 25, 2008). "Exclusive: Noelle Drake talks about 'The Bachelor: London Calling'". Retrieved 2008-05-11.
  3. ^ a b Reality TV World: "'The Bachelor' star Matt Grant cuts Robin Canfield, Marshana Ritchie", by Christopher Rocchio, April 15, 2008
  4. ^ Reality TV World: "Ousted Ashlee Williss: 'The Bachelor' star Matt Grant wasted my time", by Christopher Rocchio, 04/10/2008
  5. ^ Dawidziak, Mark. "Akron native on 'The Bachelor'". The Plain Dealer (Cleveland, Ohio), March 13, 2008, via
  6. ^ Reality TV World: "Exclusive: Holly Durst dishes about 'The Bachelor: London Calling'", by Christopher Rocchio, 04/10/2008
  7. ^ '"Bachelor' contestant tells all" Archived 2008-04-14 at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ Blogger: User Profile: Carri Perrier
  9. ^ Reality TV World: "Carri Perrier unsure why 'The Bachelor' star Matt Grant rejected her", by Christopher Rocchio, 03/27/2008
  10. ^ Sitt, Pamela, "Girl About Town", The Seattle Times, March 25, 2008 (cached page)
  11. ^ Erin Harper, Vegas HotBodies Convention, Tradeshow, Fashion Model Archived 2008-01-20 at the Wayback Machine
  12. ^ Cape native hopes to win over 'Bachelor
  13. ^ "Youth Minister's Latest Calling Takes Her To Malibu To Compete On 'The Bachelor'" by Walt Belcher, The Tampa Tribune, March 13, 2008, via The Bachelor at
  14. ^ Reality TV World: "Stacey Elza talks about 'The Bachelor: London Calling', Pantygate", by Christopher Rocchio, 03/20/2008
  15. ^

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