Best Of 2005

BEST REALITY SHOW STAR: Mary Delgado, The Bachelor IV and VI

The Bay area has become the location to pull lively (and oftentimes whacked-out) reality show contestants. Mary Delgado has not only been the most triumphant of these, but she’s managed to appear on the same reality show twice without losing face. Shortly after admitting to Bob Guiney — the wife-seeking subject of ABC’s The Bachelor IV — that he could be the love of her life, the Tampa resident was left hangin’, dismissed by the bachelor in the rose ceremony like the 22 women that came before her. In the series’ sixth installment, Delgado returned as one of two women set up on a “mystery date” with bachelor Byron Velvick. Despite her late entry into the game, she snagged the professional bass fisherman. Guess there’s just something about Mary. The couple has plans to wed next spring.