I am convinced that the creators of the Bachelor stole the concept from the book of Esther. Follow me here, it’s pretty obvious.
The premise of the Bachelor is that a bunch of beautiful women are whisked away to a luxurious location to compete for the heart and affection of one man. The premise of the first part of the book of Esther is that a bunch of beautiful women are whisked away to the King’s palace to compete for the heart and affection of King Xerxes. Esther is given the “red rose” and becomes queen.
If you want to get wrapped up on a story of love, scandal, loss and marriage, I’d encourage you to read the book of Esther. You’ll love it 🙂