Bachelor spoilers: What happens on Zach Shallcross' 'The Bachelor' season? Who are Zach's Final 4 bachelorettes? Who ended up as Zach's Final 3? (SPOILERS)
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 01/23/2023
Bachelor spoilers have surfaced for The Bachelor's 27th season with Zach Shallcross, revealing spoilers for Rose Ceremony eliminations, which "villains" stir the pot, Zach's Final 4 bachelorettes, and which Final 3 women received Fantasy Suite dates!
Zach, a 26-year-old tech executive from Anaheim Hills, CA, will have 30 beautiful bachelorettes to date in order to find The One when The Bachelor returns with its new season on Monday, January 23 at 8PM ET/PT on ABC.
Zach's lineup of ladies, ages 23 to 30, include a rodeo racer, a dancer, four nurses and a nursing student, a business owner, a financial advisor, and a nanny from Austria.
The Bachelor bachelorettes include Alyssa "Aly" Jacobs, a 26-year-old healthcare strategist from Atlanta, GA; Anastasia Keramidas, a 30-year-old content marketing manager from San Diego, CA; Ariel Frenkel, a 28-year-old marketing executive from New York City, NY; Bailey Brown, a 27-year-old executive recruiter from Nashville, TN; Rebecca, "Becca," a 25-year-old nursing student from Burbank, CA; and Brianna Thorbourne, a 24-year-old entrepreneur from Jersey City, NJ.
Brooklyn Willie, a 25-year-old rodeo racer from Stillwater, OK, will also be competing for Zach, along with Cara Ammon, a 27-year-old corporate recruiter from Pittsburgh, PA; Cat Wong, a 26-year-old dancer from New York, NY; Charity Lawson, a 26-year-old child and family therapist from Columbus, GA; Christina Mandrell, a 26-year-old content creator from Nashville, TN; Davia Bunch, a 25-year-old marketing manager from Charleston, SC; and Gabriella "Gabi" Elnicki, a 25-year-old account executive from Pittsford, VT.
Among the competition will be Genevie Mayo, a 26-year-old neonatal nurse from Baltimore City, MD; Greer Blitzer, a 24-year-old medical sales representative from Houston, TX; Holland Parsons, a 24-year-old insurance marketer from Boca Raton, FL; Jessica "Jess" Girod, a 23-year-old e-commerce coordinator from Winter Springs, FL; Kaitlyn "Kaity" Biggar, a 27-year-old ER nurse from Austin, TX; Katherine "Kat" Izzo, a 26-year-old registered nurse from Tampa, FL; and Kimberly Gutierrez, a 30-year-old hospitality manager from Los Angeles, CA.
More of the 30 bachelorettes include Kylee Russell, a 25-year-old postpartum nurse from Charlotte, NC; Chandralekha "Lekha" Ravi, a 29-year-old financial advisor from Miami, FL; Madison "Madi" Johnson, a 26-year-old business owner from Fargo, ND; Mercedes Northup, a 24-year-old nonprofit owner from Bloomfield, IA; Olivia Lewis, a 24-year-old patient care technician from Rochester, NY; and Olivia Miller, a 25-year-old stylist from Cincinnati, OH.
And the remaining women on the show's 27th season are Sonia Sharma, a 29-year-old project manager from Long Island, NY; Vanessa Dinh, a 23-year-old restaurant marketer from Baton Rouge, LA; Victoria Jameson, a 30-year-old makeup artist from Fort Worth, TX; and Viktoria Eichner, a 29-year-old nanny from Vienna, Austria.
Jesse shared on the "Bachelor Happy Hour" podcast that Zach "has such a big heart" and "he genuinely cares about people's feelings and how his actions affect people."
Jesse recalled of Zach's approach to the show: "One of the things I think Zach understood going into this season is that he had to be intentional with his actions. Because a lot of these women on Night 1, they're so nervous... You're not sure how to behave and be yourself."
Jesse praised Zach for treating the women kindly, calmly and with understanding.
"I think Zach's actions helped allow everyone to feel comfortable and safe to say things and behave a certain way -- to cry if they wanted to cry, and not be judged by it," Jesse explained.
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"I think he did a great job of building a safe space for everybody in the room and in the mansion to sort of feel like they can be their most authentic self."
Love was therefore able to blossom quickly on the show, but whom did Zach fall for?
The Bachelor spoilers reveal Zach's date details, Rose Ceremony decisions, storylines, and eliminations leading up to his Final 3 bachelorettes, as recently reported by Reality Steve spoiler blogger Steve Carbone.
"I'm sure I'll be hearing more things that happened this season," Carbone wrote in his blog. "There's a couple things I've heard that I'm kinda shaking my head at that I need more details on before reporting it."
So what happens this season on Zach's journey to find love on The Bachelor? Which bachelorettes stuck around and who went home early? Keep reading for all the spoilers that are currently out there!
Zach's The Bachelor season was filmed last fall and included stops around Europe
Zach's The Bachelor season began filming in late September 2022 at the famous Bachelor mansion in California.
Zach and some of his lucky bachelorettes visited the United Kingdom, Estonia and Hungry throughout his journey to find love.
Filming wrapped in late November with Zach's Final Rose Ceremony in Thailand, but the show is premiering three weeks later than the "first Monday of January" premiere date that The Bachelor has historically begun airing on ABC.
Zach's The Bachelor season will be "a bit of a throwback" and "a beautiful story"
Jesse Palmer told E! News in November that Zach's season "is a bit of a throwback."
"This season is a lot more about the romance and the love, and maybe a little bit less about the drama," explained Jesse, who starred on Season 5 of The Bachelor back in 2004.
Jesse also said on the "Bachelor Happy Hour" podcast in early January that Zach "really shines" throughout his season.
"I really think he comes through," Jesse teased. "He has a beautiful story, and I'm really excited for people to see it."
Zach "cries a lot" during his season and it's "the most emotional show"
"This is easily the most emotional show that I've hosted in the franchise to date," Jesse told E! News in November.
Jesse also told Us Weekly that The Bachelor bachelorettes were "really into Zach."
Jesse shared late last year, "Zach's so emotionally mature and he's a guy that's not afraid to wear his emotion on his sleeve. He's very, very intentional. This is easily the most emotional show that I've hosted in the franchise."
Jesse said Zach's season is "emotionally charged" because the bachelorettes really want to end up with Zach.
"It's a [totally] different vibe than I've [ever] had hosting any of the other shows," the host noted.
Brianna snapped a Polaroid selfie with Zach and flirtatiously slipped it into his pocket.
America was able to vote for their favorite woman or introduction, and so "America's First Impression Rose" was given to Brianna that night. The rose ensured Brianna's safety at the season's first Rose Ceremony.
Zach sent 10 bachelorettes home on Night 1 when The Bachelor season began filming a week later
Madison "Madi" Johnson was the first woman to pull Zach aside for a conversation on Night 1, and she reportedly kept interrupting the Bachelor's conversations with other women throughout the evening.
Madi's aggressive approach apparently got her sent home before the Rose Ceremony.
Zach told Madi that he didn't see a connection with her.
"[Madi] might've even asked [Zach] during one of the many times she saw him, if he didn't see it with her to send her home. So he did," Carbone reported.
Some of Madi's friends, however, have told Carbone that Madi eliminated herself because she wasn't feeling it with Zach.
Once it became time for the Rose Ceremony on Night 1, Chandralekha "Lekha" Ravi stopped Zach as he was calling out women's names to tell him that she never got a chance to speak with him.
Lekha allegedly claimed producers had reassured her that she would get to talk to Zach before the Rose Ceremony -- but the meeting never took place.
Carbone doesn't think this scene will air due to the fact Lekha had called out production.
At the first Rose Ceremony of the season, Zach narrowed down his remaining 29 bachelorettes to 20 women.
The bachelorettes who got eliminated were Cara Ammon, Holland Parsons, Lekha, Olivia Lewis, Olivia Miller, Rebecca, Sonia Sharma, Vanessa Dinh, and Viktoria Eichner.
This marked the first The Bachelor season where 10 women got sent home on the first night. All of the remaining women therefore went on receive date in the first couple weeks of filming.
Christina gets drunk on Night 1, but still gets the season's first 1-on-1 date from Zach!
Christina Mandrell arrived on Night 1 in a party bus, which seemed to foreshadow her behavior in subsequent weeks.
In a preview of The Bachelor season, a bachelorette is shown sleeping on the stairs of the mansion because she had too much to drink. That woman was Christina.
Christina received the first one-on-one date of the season -- and a rose -- despite her antics, but her tendency to drink too much allegedly continued.
The women therefore targeted Christina as a problem early on.
According to Carbone, Brianna self-eliminated before the Rose Ceremony because she felt bullied.
Christina was allegedly the ring leader of the behavior that led to Brianna quitting.
"Christina was the one who I guess was sort of the instigator, telling Brianna that the First Impression Rose she got was from America (at the live ATFR), was not from Zach," Carbone reported in his blog.
"It all escalated at the pool party and this is when Brianna ends up quitting."
Zach then tires of Christina and sends her home at the third Rose Ceremony
Prior to the third Rose Ceremony, Zach enjoyed a one-on-one date with Kaitlyn "Kaity" Biggar, part of which took place at the Museum of Natural History. Kaity received a rose from Zach by the end of the date.
Zach also took Alyssa "Aly" Jacobs on a solo date and the pair went skydiving into the Babcock Winery & Vineyards in Santa Barbara, CA. Aly also earned herself a rose on the date.
Zach canceled the cocktail party preceding the third Rose Ceremony in favor of a pool party earlier in the day.
Carbone heard that Brooklyn was a pot-stirrer and happened to be in the middle of a lot of the drama.
"But from all I've been told, [Brooklyn] just liked to instigate things that seemingly would keep her on TV," Carbone reported in his blog.
Something "unplanned" that "changes the landscape" of "the rest of the season" happens in London
After their time in the Bahamas, Zach and his 11 remaining The Bachelor bachelorettes reportedly flew to London, England for their fourth round of dates. However, Carbone is admittedly a little confused about what went down in London.
Gabriella "Gabi" Elnicki received the first one-on-one date and got a rose, but then something happened that basically ended all of the other dates in London. There was no group date or second one-on-one date.
"There is something that happens in London that kinda changes the landscape of the show," Carbone reported in his blog.
"Problem is, I don't know any details behind it. If I did, I'd tell you. All I can pass on is what I was told. I was told this is something production had zero control over and they were scrambling to figure out what to do."
Carbone heard that what went down wasn't bad, but it was unplanned and "had a significant impact on the production of the show."
Gabi was therefore the only bachelorette who got to go on a date with Zach out of the eleven women that were left in London at that point.
At the fifth Rose Ceremony of the season, Carbone believes Zach ousted two women.
Mercedes Northup, who got food poisoning, was one of them and got eliminated in London.
Carbone knows that eleven women went to London and only seven women remained after two Rose Ceremonies -- one in London and one at their next destination.