Well, the summer of 2021 may be upon us, but with the virus still surging, we may have to live vicariously through the stars.
Fortunately, things could be a lot worse in that regard, thanks to the stars of the sexiest reality franchise on television!
As you're probably aware, The Bachelor and Bachelorette have many faults, but they do not lack for gorgeous women.
And they do not lack for confidence when it comes to their looks. Don't believe us? (We're sure you believe us, right?)
Whether you're a skeptic or just want to bask in the glory, we invite you to take a look at some of their most iconic pics.
Gaze upon their most tantalizing, beauitful swimwear photos through the years, all from the comfort and safety of home.
You're welcome, basically.
Hannah Brown was unlucky in love on The Bachelor and The Bachelorette. Which is really somewhat remarkable given her looks and personality. Guess some things are not meant to be (or they just make terrible life choices, cough, Jed Wyatt).
We could honestly have done a gallery of only Hannah Ann Sluss and we would've been content with that. To say that the original winner of Peter Weber's season is easy on the eyes is an understatement.
Yup, we're kicking this thing off with three Hannahs. Hannah G. may be the least known of this trifecta, but she's certainly not the last stunning. (We're not ranking them, they're all stunning. My goodness.)
Some people accused Victoria of manipulating Peter Weber during her time on his season of The Bachelor. We don't know about all that, but the girl certainly knows how to work the angles when there's a camera on her!
Lesley Murphy vied for Sean Lowe's heart in Season 17 of The Bachelor. She came in fifth. Later, she wisely underwent a double mastectomy to lower her risk of breast cancer, and then underwent the slow process of receiving implants. At The Bachelor: Winter Games in 2018, she and Dean Unglert hit it off. Though Dean redeemed himself thorugh their romance, the two broke it off a few months later. Still, she is all kinds of gorgeous.
Jade Roper shows off her gorgeous looks without any filter or photoshop. It's not really a surprise that she looks mind-blowingly hot in a bikini, as she was once a Playboy model.
JoJo Fletcher shocked a lot of us by making her romance with Jordan Rodgers last for multiple years (and counting). What never shocked anyone was how gorgeous she is though - a statement of fact really driven home nicely by this image we've selected. You're welcome.
Danielle Lombard was in Nick Viall's season, she was part of an ill-fated love triangle with Dean Unglert at its center on Bachelor in Paradise, and fans noticed Justin Bieber throwing some heart eyes her way on Instagram. She's either blessed, cursed, or both.
Your new Bachelorette for 2020 (we're told) is sure to leave many tongues wagging. Tayshia Adams will be reportedly filling in after Clare Crawley peaces outta Palm Springs early.
Becca Kufrin is back on the market after breaking things off with fiance Garrett at long, long last. Judging by this photo (and her overall awesomeness) we don't expect she'll be single for long.
The (Michelle) Money Shot
The aptly-named Michelle Money was pure gold for the franchise. As one of the most attractive women ever to appear on it, she defied convention by becoming more likable with every appearance on The Bachelor's many summer spinoffs. That's hard to pull off.
That's So Raven (Gates)
Raven Gates may have made waves with her revelation that she'd never had an orgasm, but she's still happily dating Adam Gottschalk after the two met on Season 4 of Bachelor in Paradise. Maybe he's doing something right.
As she made very clear on The Bachelor, Madison Prewett is saving herself for marriage. She's not keeping us from admiring gorgeous photos like this, however, and for that, we are forever grateful.
Lauren was Arie Luyendyk Jr.'s eventual choice for fiancee, but not until after he humiliated Becca Kufrin on international television. Still, that's not Lauren's fault. She's as cute as a button and totally blameless.
Andi Dorfman is a total smoke show. And we don't mean in the sense that as a lawyer, she's accustomed to employing smoke and mirrors to put the bad guys away. We mean she's smoking hot. Orange you glad we chose this bikini photo of her to illustrate that point?
She wasn't even in the top four on the actual show, but Kelley Flanagan eventually won Peter Weber's heart after the dust settled. It's easy to see why.
Demi Burnett is Burnin' It Up
Who could forget Demi? The Texas-based sparkplug had no trouble standing out from the crowd on Colton's season. Now, she's still capturing our attention with her IG thirst traps.
Melissa Rycroft is a Dallas Cowboys cheerleader. This freckled beauty is stunningly gorgeous. A fact much appreciated, we're sure, by her husband, Tye Strickland.
Amanda Stanton may not have found love on The Bachelor, or in Paradise, but the mother of two looks amazing on Instagram. Love will find her, sooner or later.
Desiree Hart-sock it to Us!
With photos like this, Desiree Hartsock will stop your heart. Or traffic. Chris Siegfried is a lucky man. Also, can you believe they are actually still together?! They're one of a select few couples from the series that has actually made this work!
Ali Fedotowsky was on Season 14 of The Bachelor, but ended up eliminating herself from the competition when her employer, Facebook, gave her an ultimatum. That was back when the social media company was just ruining romance and not elections. She ended up getting engaged on her very own season of The Bachelorette, but that didn't work out -- but it's okay. She's now married with two children.
The world over knew that Corinne was trouble when she walked in. From taking off her top on a group date to her endlessly entertaining one-liners to being involved in a poolside sex scandal that forced Bachelor in Paradise to do a reset, she is one of the most captivating and interesting members of the Bachelor Fam. For a supposed Bachelor Villain, she sure is likable.
Kristina Schulman got her heart shattered during that awful love triangle on Bachelor in Paradise during Dean Unglert's fall from grace. Dean went on to mostly redeem himself, but it looks like Kristina is over it and as hot as ever.
Kait is Great in a Bikini
Kaitlyn Bristowe looks gorgeous in this bikini, though she usually prefers one-pieces. She and fiance Shawn Booth still haven't set the date yet, but she has frozen her eggs -- with the help of fertility nurse Whitney Bischoff, to whom she lost in Season 19. Wild.
Jasmine Good (Times)
Summer may be coming to an end, but the memory of Jasmine Goode's hazy days at the beach is enough to keep us warm all winter.
Courtney Robertson is hot -- not everyone with her skin tone can pull off a yellow bikini. She's also refreshingly direct about her sexual history.
Remember Tenley Molzahn?
Tenley may have irked a few folks with her "chipmunk voice" and bubbly personality, but she's undeniably gorgeous. And she looks breathtaking in a bikini.
Rachel Lindsay was the franchise's first-ever black Bachelorette, and she is as gorgeous as she is smart. Some question her wisdom, after she dumped Peter Kraus for Bryan Abasolo, but no one questions her smarts or hotness.
Danielle Maltby is stunning, which is why it was such a shock to so many viewers when Nick Viall sent her home before Hometown Dates. Then again, he is a Bachelor VILLAIN.
Jillian Harris is gorgeous. She hosts Love It or List It Too, which may not quite live up to the original series (sorry), but she is talented and a knockout. Fun fact: that ring of hanging, pleated fabric around her waist? It's called a peplum.
Nikki Ferrell won the heart of the infamous Juan Pablo Galavis during The Bachelor's 18th season. They were doomed, of course. A couple of years later, however, she married Tyler Vanloo. As you can see, she is as gorgeous as ever under the Arizona sun.
Kelley Flanagan Trunk Show
We find it easy to ignore the elephant in the room when Kelley Flanagan is wearing a bikini nearby. Needless to say, it's not hard to see why Peter was so smitten from their very first meeting.
The gorgeous Lauren Bushnell's story is so fresh in our minds. It's also part of the reason that oddsmakers now give Bachelor contestants named "Lauren" higher odds to win from the start. Statistics don't have to make sense.
Catherine Giudici ... Wait, Catherine Lowe!
Catherine Guidici ensnared Sean Lowe's heart, and it wasn't just her (admittedly very winning) personality that dug its hooks into his affections.
DeAnna Marie Pappas Stagliano
DeAnna Pappas was rejected by Brad Womack only to become The Bachelorette and choose professional snowboarder Jesse Csincsak. That didn't last long. Now, she's married to Stephen Stagliano, and often blogs about parenting. Oh, and wine memes.
Your Bachelorette for 2020, at least until she (allegedly) leaves the show of her own accord, is Clare Crawley. She's a veteran of the series who knows how the system works - and who is right at home by the sea.