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Zach Shallcross ‘Bachelor’ Contestants: Meet the Women Competing in Season 27

On his own journey for love! Zach Shallcross didn’t score Rachel Recchia‘s final rose after his overnight date that seemingly went wrong. However, he’s gearing up for his stint as the Bachelor during the show’s forthcoming 27th season, premiering on January 23, 2023. Keep scrolling for more details about Zach’s season, his contestants’ ages, jobs and more. 

When Was Zach Shallcross Announced the Bachelor?

During The Bachelorette season 26 live finale on September 20, 2022, host Jesse Palmer introduced viewers to Zach as the show’s newest lead. “There’s no words. I’m just taking this in right now,” Zach said when he stepped on stage. “I’m really nervous but this is once in a lifetime. I’ll be ready.”

Who Is Zach Shallcross’ Ideal Contestant?

Weeks prior to his Bachelor announcement, the Anaheim Hills, California, native self-eliminated following his fantasy suite date with Rachel. Following their split, Zach is ready to jump into a second chance at love.

“There’s really two main things that I look for and first is how kind and compassionate they are. I think that’s something that’s pretty rare nowadays,” Zach told People after he was named the Bachelor. “The other thing is having someone that loves to do fun, adventurous stuff with me, whether it’s traveling, trying cool foods.”

What Has Zach Learned From Being on ‘The Bachelorette’?

In addition to meeting his potential future wife, Zach also hopes that fans will get a chance to see his “fun, goofy” side during his season.

“I like to think I am a romantic, but it’s not all serious with me. I like to have a good time,” he also told People, noting that a major thing he learned from The Bachelorette was how romantic he can actually be.

“One of the biggest lessons I learned was I’m a guy that typically wears his heart on his sleeve,” he shared. “If you can show your emotions and not be scared about it, I really think that’s an important attribute, but in my case, I think I fell in love really hard and really fast and I didn’t necessarily take a step back and look at the entire situation from her perspective.”

Has Zach Shallcross Met ‘The Bachelor’ Season 27 Women?

During The Bachelorette live finale, Zach’s journey began when he met five of his upcoming suitors and viewers voted via social media to give one of them a first impression rose. On September 23, 2022, ABC released the full list of the 32 hopeful contestants that may meet the leading man during night one. Historically, not all of the ladies will make it on the season.

Can’t wait until the finale for more Bachelor spoilers? No worries, we’ve got you covered. See if Zach Shallcross gets engaged, who his final two women are and who his top four contestants are. You can also check out Life & Style’s Bachelor page for more updates on the drama throughout the season!

Scroll through the gallery to meet the women competing on The Bachelor season 27.