Not every Bachelor Nation star is from California, Florida or Alabama. There have been Bachelor and Bachelorette contestants from nearly every state in the U.S. since the show’s inception in 2002. With the exception of Wyoming, Delaware, South Dakota, North Dakota and New Hampshire, Bachelor Nation has made reality stars out of everyone from farmers in Iowa to makeup artists from Alaska.
But who is the most well known star from each state? We narrowed down the most popular Bachelor Nation stars in almost every state based on their social media following. Sure, there are tons of Bachelorette contestants from California, but we can tell you who tops the list based on their number of followers as of November 2019.
Former Bachelorette and Tuscaloosa native Hannah Brown has 2.5 million Instagram followers. They don’t call her “Alabama Hannah” for nothing!
Elyse Dehlbom called Soldotna her hometown during her time as a contestant on Colton Underwood’s season of The Bachelor. The makeup artist with 183,000 Instagram followers now lives in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Bachelor winner and Scottsdale native Courtney Robertson is the most popular Bachelor Nation star from this Southwest state with over 48,300 Instagram followers.
Raven Gates, formerly of Hoxie, has 1 million Instagram fans who follow her antics with fiancé and fellow Bachelor Nation star Adam Gottschalk.
Huntington Beach-born Cassie Randolph is the most popular Bachelor Nation star in California with 1.7 million Instagram followers.
No matter what you thought of his romantic pursuits on Bachelor in Paradise, Denver-dwelling Blake Horstmann is the most popular BN star in this state. He has 679,000 Instagram followers.
Windsor Locks-born fitness and nutrition influencer (and Kaitlyn Bristowe’s ex) Shawn Booth has 837,000 Instagram followers.
Tyler Cameron proudly represented his hometown of Jupiter during his stint on Hannah Brown’s season of The Bachelorette. He has 2.2 million Instagram followers.
Atlanta’s Andi Dorfman has 1 million Instagram followers who love keeping up with the former attorney’s New York City Marathon journey and fitspo pics.
Blake Killpack was only on Season 13 of The Bachelorette for a short time, but he made a big impression. The Honolulu-born Marine vet has almost 10,000 Instagram followers from his stint on the reality show.
Boise State graduate Krystal Nielson has 616,000 Instagram followers who keep up with her sweet newlywed antics with fellow Bachelor in Paradise star Chris Randone.
Watermelon-loving Joe “Grocer Joe” Amabile is a Chicagoan with over 751,000 Instagram followers.
Indianapolis-born former NFL player Colton Underwood has over 2 million Instagram followers.
Farmer Chris Soules is from Arlington and has over 618,000 Instagram followers.
Although she now resides in Dallas, Onyeka Ehie grew up in the college town of Manhattan. She has over 51,000 Instagram followers.
Russian-born Kristina Schulman grew up in Lexington after she was adopted. The bubbly brunette has 773,000 Instagram followers.
Shreveport’s travel and lifestyle blogger Becca Tilley has 1.1 million Instagram followers who all have something to say about the reality star’s hair transformation from blonde to brunette.
Season 7 Bachelorette Ashley Hebert was born in Madawaska. The pediatric dentist has 331,000 Instagram followers.
Chicken nugget-loving John Paul Jones of Lanham has over 690,000 Instagram followers.
Former Bachelorette Ali Fedotowsky is from Williamstown. The reality star has 781,000 followers on her parenting-focused Instagram account.
Grosse Point is Alex Bordyukov’s hometown. The Wolverines fan has 109,000 Instagram followers.
Bachelorette Becca Kufrin is from Prior Lake. The self-described “connoisseur of tacos” has 1.3 million Instagram followers.
Although Garrett Powell is from Birmingham, Alabama, he often shares crazy stories from his time playing football for the Mississippi State Bulldogs on his Instagram account, where he has 228,000 followers.
Nikki Ferrell is originally from Kearney. After appearing on The Bachelor, she went back to “that nurse life” and now has over 355,000 Instagram followers.
Missoula-born Krystal Nielson (who is also the most popular Bachelor Nation star in Idaho) has 616,000 Instagram followers.
Jade Roper Tolbert has roots in Gering. The mom of two has 1.2 million Instagram followers.
Twins Emily and Haley Ferguson recently moved from their home in Las Vegas to Los Angeles. However, Emily has more Instagram followers than her lookalike sister.
You may remember Secaucus native Alexis Waters as the girl who wore a shark suit to meet Bachelor Nick Viall. She “just wants to make people laugh” with her Instagram that's followed by over 397,000 people.
University of New Mexico alum Greg Bilbro doesn’t have any social media that we could find but he is the sole contestant from this state.
Buffalo’s Jason Tartick has 765,000 Instagram followers who see all the adorable photos he posts with girlfriend (and fellow Bachelor Nation alum) Kaitlyn Bristowe.
When you google “bachelor contestants from North Carolina,” Caelynn Miller-Keyes is the first result despite the fact that she is from Virginia. A fan-favorite from Colton’s season, the beauty queen was crowned Miss North Carolina in 2018. She has 1.4 million Instagram followers.
Post-Bachelor, Portland native Lauren Bushnell married country singer Chris Lane. The Instagram star with 1.3 million followers is now based in Nashville.
Season 15 Bachelorette contestant Ryan Spirko of Philadelphia has just over 3,900 Instagram followers.
Providence-born Bachelorette star Jared Haibon recently married Bachelor contestant Ashley Iaconetti. He has 721,000 Instagram followers.
Greenville’s Angela Amezcu, who stirred up trouble for couple Nicole Lopez-Alvar and Clay Harbor in Bachelor in Paradise, has 210,000 Instagram followers.
Nashville-based Wells Adams recently proposed to his girlfriend, actress Sarah Hyland. The radio DJ has 1.1 million Instagram followers.
Although there are many Bachelor Nation stars from Texas, Dallas-born JoJo Fletcher is the most popular in the Lone Star state with 2.2 million Instagram followers.
Photographer and model Maquel Cooper of American Fork has nearly 79,000 Instagram followers. The Season 22 Bachelor contestant recently moved to California.
Season 6 Bachelorette contestant Tyler Vermette is from Chelsea. He’s not much for Instagram but he has 2,833 Twitter followers.
Virginia Beach’s Lauren Burnham is now married to Season 22 Bachelor Arie Luyendyk Jr. She has 968,000 Instagram followers.
Seattle’s Catherine Giuduci won Season 17 and married Bachelor Sean Lowe. She has 1.4 million Instagram followers.
Emily Maynard is from Morgantown. She now lives in North Carolina and blogs about married life and her four children to her some 634,000 Instagram followers.
Waukesha’s Nick Viall has appeared on Speechless and Family Guy, which has helped him cross over from reality fame to scripted TV. He has 1.1 million Instagram followers.
What About the Other States?
Wyoming, Delaware, South Dakota, North Dakota and New Hampshire have yet to birth any Bachelor Nation stars.