‘The Bachelor’: Peter Weber and Other Leads Who Went Right Back to Work after Their Seasons

Going on The Bachelor or The Bachelorette can lead to a number of great career opportunities, which is why the leads are always so set on finding out who truly is there for the right reasons. Appearing on the show gives contestants and leads, alike, the chance to start a completely different life. Many of them even quit their day jobs and begin a career of Instagram modeling and promoting or starting a business of their own.

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But despite the opportunity to make a lot of cash in a new gig, some Bachelor and Bachelorette alums decide to go right back to their old jobs after finishing their season.

Peter Weber

Weber’s season may have just begun but the newest Bachelor is already back to flying planes with Delta Airlines. He reportedly went back to his job just a week after filming wrapped.

“That’s my passion,” he said in an interview with USA Today.“That’s my first love.”

Weber currently flies 737s and has no plans of leaving the job.

Chris Soules

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After ending his journey as season 19’s Bachelor, Soules went back to work on his family’s farm in Iowa. Unfortunately, he was involved in a fatal car accident in 2017 which caused him to stay largely out of the limelight for years.

Tanner Tolbert

While Tanner Tolbert and his wife Jade Roper are pretty active on Instagram and don’t hesitate to show off their adorable family, Tolbert still works in the same field that he did before finding love on Bachelor in Paradise. He currently works as a sales manager in the automobile industry.

Arie Luyendyk Jr.

Luyendyk Jr. had a very controversial ending to his season. Originally, he chose Becca Kufrin and proposed to her. But later, he reached out to his runner-up Lauren Burnham. When he reconnected with Burnham, he decided that he would rather be with her and broke things off with Kufrin. Though Luyendyk had a hard time sticking to one woman, he hasn’t found it as hard to stick to one career. He is currently a realtor, which he was doing before the show, as well.

Bryan Abasolo

Abasolo first appeared on season 13 of The Bachelorette. Though he was not a fan favorite, Rachel Lindsay did end up picking him in the end. The two got married in 2019. Before going on the show, Abasolo was working as a chiropractor. Since the show, he went back to Miami to continue his job.

Jillian Harris

Season five’s Bachelorette, Harris, did return to working in the same field as she did before going on the show, but she used the franchise as a springboard to expand her job. She worked at an interior goods store before going on the show and she now has her own interior brand, as well as a line of limited edition diffusers with Saje Natural Wellness. She has also since appeared on a number of shows like Love It or List It Vancouver, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, and Canada’s Handyman Challenge.

All of the people on this list just prove that you can go back to a sense of somewhat normalcy after competing on The Bachelor or The Bachelorette.