Just when I think that a Bachelor contestant is officially done with the franchise and its various spinoffs, they always make an unexpected comeback. Clare Crawley is one of these people, originally appearing on Season 18 of The Bachelor and then starring in the first two seasons of Bachelor in Paradise. Coming from a Bachelor cast that is relatively separate from Bachelor Nation today, it's been over two years since the 36-year-old hair stylist last appeared in a franchise cast. Now, Clare on Bachelor Winter Games represents a major throwback to a far simpler time in the Bachelor series.
If you were lucky enough to miss out on the trainwreck that was Juan Pablo Galavis' Bachelor season, you likely don't know about the often upsetting path Clare's time in Bachelor Nation took. Occasionally painted as the villain and other times edited as a bit of a loony, she would normally come close to solidifying a relationship before things spun out of her control. Time heals all wounds, though, so maybe the fourth time is the charm when it comes to Clare's search for love. Before Bachelor Winter Games launches on Feb. 13 on ABC, here's what you need to know about the former Bachelor runner-up.