Zach Shallcross, will you accept this rose?
During part one of the two-part Bachelorette finale on Sept. 13, Zach left Mexico after breaking things off with Rachel, whom he committed to earlier in the season.
After spending the night with Rachel in the fantasy suites, he felt something changed between them. And, before the rose ceremony could begin, Zach pulled Rachel aside and said, "I did really love you. I saw a future with you. But I need to go."
Zach is a 25-year-old tech executive from Anaheim, Calif., according to ABC, who "doesn't like breakfast" and is a "master of the Top Gun high-five."
According to Variety, numerous other contestants were considered to be the next Bachelor, including Nate Mitchell, also from the current season of The Bachelorette.
Nate, who had committed to Gabby's side, said an emotional goodbye to the Bachelorette on a trip to Amsterdam after she admitted she wasn't ready to be a mother to his 6-year-old daughter at home.
During the season, Nate also found himself embroiled in two separate off-screen controversies.
In one instance, allegations surfaced that Nate kept his daughter a secret from a woman he was dating for a year-and-a-half. In another, a separate woman alleged that he was recently dating two women simultaneously, while keeping them both in the dark.
During the Men Tell All episode on Aug. 29, Nate owned up to his past discretions, saying, "I'm deeply sorry for the way that I acted. I should have been more communicative. I should have been more clear in my intentions. I pray that you forgive the man that I was because I'm not that same person."
The official Bachelor announcement will be made during the After the Final Rose special, which airs Sept. 20 at 10 p.m. on ABC.
Part two of the Bachelorette finale airs directly beforehand, starting at 8 p.m. on ABC.
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