Before becoming one of the season 19 Bachelorettes alongside Gabby Windey, Rachel made headlines for her time on Clayton Echard‘s season of The Bachelor, where she fell hard for the former football star.
“I feel really heartbroken,” she told Bachelor viewers after Clayton broke up with her during the week 11, which aired in March 2022. “I literally never thought there could be a chance he could be in love with three of us. In love! It feels like it meant nothing. I’m just supposed to get my heart broken for the chance that he might love me a little bit more than others?”
While Rachel was devastated at the time, she showed a different emotion when she came face-to-face with Clayton during the show’s live finale.
“I don’t believe you were in love with me at all,” she declared. “I don’t even know what your version of love is now since we last talked about it. I know I loved you, that was really obvious.”
She went on to look for her own version of love on The Bachelorette alongside her real-life best friend, Gabby. Rachel got engaged during the season 19 finale to Tino Franco, but they split shortly after when he admitted to cheating on her during their rocky romance.
Rachel has healed from the heartbreak and is looking ahead to the future. “I’m definitely just open to seeing what happens, whether it be in The Bachelor world or outside,” she told Life & Style on the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball red carpet in Los Angeles in December.
That being said, she acknowledged that it’s been “so hard” dealing with a public split, adding that she’s ready to “start doing things I wanna do.”
When it comes to showing off her life on Instagram, the former Ohio University cheerleader frequently shows her passion for flying as a hopeful commercial.
“Not only just women in aviation but women in any sort of industry where you have to always be working a little bit harder than everyone else to be recognized,” she explained during the “” podcast in February 2022. “You can’t make the same mistakes as everyone else, because if you make them, it’s like, ‘Oh, well, of course Rachel made that mistake.'”
No matter what she does, she looks good while doing it! Scroll through our gallery to see Rachel’s best bikini moments.
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