Hunk gets second chance at love after Rachel Recchia broke his heart!
Zach Shallcross is the next star of The Bachelor for season 27.
At the end of Tuesday night’s The Bachelorette finale, host Jesse Palmer made the big announcement that the handsome tech executive will be looking for love on ABC.
Who is The Bachelor?
“Meet our new Bachelor, Zach!” Jesse yelled as he joined the audience to cheers.
His casting was not a surprise after he became a fan favorite on The Bachelorette.
Zach fell hard for Rachel Recchia but eliminated himself from the just-concluded 19th season that also featured Gabby Windey.
As viewers know, Zach was devastated when he felt Rachel was being phony during their fantasy suite time.
He told her on The Bachelorette she hadn’t seemed like the real Rachel behind closed doors.
“I did really love you. I saw a future with you,” he moaned, then concluded, “I need to go.”
Zach was in tears as he was driven off the show in Mexico.
But after being named the new Bachelor, Zach was all smiles.
He told Jesse in front of The Bachelorette live studio audience, “There’s no words. I’m just taking this in right now. I’m really nervous but this is once in a lifetime. I’ll be ready.”
When will The Bachelor season 27 premiere?
Jesse announced that the show will debut early next year, Monday, Jan. 23, 2023 on ABC.
What is Bachelor Zach’s age?
Zach is 26. He said Rachel thought he was too young for her on The Bachelorette, when he was still 25. But there are sure to be loads of women who think he’s perfect on his next show.
Who is hosting The Bachelor?
Host Jesse Palmer will be back in the saddle with Zach in January. Jesse showed he’ll be his best buddy as he looks for a wife. He asked him how he dealt with his Rachel breakup and Zach confided, “I really needed to take some time to reflect. It didn’t change how ready I was. I’m ready to find my person.” Jesse, a former Bachelor himself, also used to be a football player like Zach!
Who are the contestants on The Bachelor?
Jesse gave Zach a surprise on Tuesday night, saying, “Your journey starts now,” as five of his female contestants had been flown in to meet him on The Bachelorette finale!
They pretended to be exiting the limo at the Bachelor mansion but instead came in front of the studio audience to make a first impression on Zach.
A Texas blonde named Brooklyn appeared to drop a naughty word on live TV that got bleeped out as Zach laughed.
Brianna from New Jersey brought a polaroid camera to take a selfie with Zach, and put the photo flirtatiously in his pocket.
Pretty Nashville native Bailey told Zach to remember the phrase, “On the daily, I’m going to be thinking of Bailey.”
A blonde professional dancer named Cat from New York boldly told Zach, “I love you.”
The fifth competitor, identified as Christina Mandrell from Nashville, brought two mini liquor bottles for them to chug. “Cheers,” she said, and hugged him.
Who received the first impression rose?
One of the women would get a first impression rose—but Jesse announced a new twist. America, not Zach, would be deciding who would receive it.
Fans cast their votes via tweets and decided Brianna, the Polaroid snapper, was the winner.
Zach gave Brianna the rose and hugged her with delight. It meant she would be “safe” on The Bachelor’s premiere.
How many women will be on The Bachelor season 27?
“Everybody else will join us on night one,” Jesse said, not revealing how many women have been cast.
Who has a celebrity connection in the new cast?
Sexy Christina Mandrell from Nashville, one of the women who will vie for Zach, is the niece of famed country music star Barbara Mandrell. According to internet reports, her mother is actress/musician Irlene Mandrell, Barbara’s younger sister. Christina herself is a model, actress, and “content creator,” and is divorced.
Who will be a great example for Zach?
Former Bachelor Sean Lowe was in the Bachelorette audience and gave Zach words of encouragement. Sean himself found his wife Catherine through the show and they are still happy together and raising three children.
What is Zach’s Bachelor goal?
Zach told Jesse that he wanted to “fall in love with his best friend.” He said he hopes his contestants “come into this ready for love.”