This Week in Bachelor Nation History: Andy Baldwin's Women Compete for His Heart in 'Bachelor' Boot Camp
This week marks 14 years since Andy Baldwin challenged his contestants to compete in a “Bachelor” boot camp on the series’ 10th season.
From start to finish, the group date was nonstop comedy and chaos. Andy’s women were awakened from their hangover-induced sleep by a drill sergeant, who soon had them scrubbing floors with a toothbrush. Next, the ladies had to make their way through a difficult obstacle course in the hopes of winning a rose that would safeguard them from elimination.
Bevin Powers expressed a deep desire to come out on top and gave the boot camp her all — until she hurt her ankle maneuvering through a series of tires. As viewers will recall, Andy, who is a doctor, quickly came to Bevin’s aid before she was whisked away from the date by an ambulance.
Though Bevin had to bow out of the physically demanding event early due to her injury, Andy acknowledged her efforts by handing her the coveted boot camp rose. The Ironman triathlete — who has served in the Navy since 2003 — memorably referred to Bevin, a medical sales rep, as his “fallen soldier.”
Bevin continued to impress Andy throughout Season 10 and made it to his final two. However, the handsome lead ultimately handed his final rose to front-runner Tessa Horst and asked for the social worker’s hand in marriage. After the Season 10 finale aired in 2007, the pair called off their engagement but carried on with a relationship off-camera. Their romance came to an official end just months later.
During a 2019 interview with Us Weekly, Andy revealed that he was still single and living in San Diego, California, with a longevous military and medical career.
“I’m a commander in the U.S. Navy, a family physician, and Director of Medical Readiness for U.S. Pacific Fleet,” he said at the time. “Life has been great since the show ended. I’ve been focused on my medical career and service to country. I earned my MPH from Johns Hopkins, deployed to the Persian Gulf, and am delivering babies, climbing mountains and learning to fly planes.”
Andy also told the outlet that he “keeps in touch” with several women from his “Bachelor” season — and admitted that the aftershock of his reality TV fame hasn’t completely diminished.
“I still have random people come up to me, often in the strangest places like the DMV!” he said, before quipping: “And when I’m delivering their babies.”
Take a trip down memory lane by revisiting Andy’s “Bachelor” promo shots below.