Romance and Proposal Expert
Chosen as one of the most eligible bachelors in America, Alex Michel was selected to be the star of the prime-time hit “The Bachelor.” As the original “Bachelor” in 2002, Alex helped to launch ABC’s successful franchise and started the romance reality TV phenomenon.
Alex played a key role in publicity efforts for “The Bachelor,” appearing on Good Morning America, Live with Regis and Kelly, CNN, and many others. He has been featured in People Magazine, US Weekly, Entertainment Weekly, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, TV Guide, and many others.
After “The Bachelor,” Alex served as a spokesperson for Match.com and provided commentary on romance and courtship on television and in a variety of media including newspapers, magazines, radio, television, and live events.
Previously, Alex’s love of film and travel inspired him to produce travel documentaries in over 20 countries around the world and later short Internet films for a major technology firm. A graduate of Harvard University, with an MBA from Stanford, Alex has a strong business background and is currently an executive at a media and technology company.
Romantic milestones are supposed to be fun and romantic. So why are they often such a source of stress? For guys, navigating romantic milestones like birthdays, anniversaries and Valentine's Day can feel like navigating a minefield. My friend Tim says, "It seems like women have a secret recipe for how they want guys to celebrate these romantic milestones, but they never tell us what that recipe is."
How were you chosen to be the very first "Bachelor"?
Someone in my office forwarded me an email about the search for “The Bachelor.” I think he sent it to me because he thought it was funny, but to me it was no joke! I thought it sounded like a great adventure...
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