Bachelor spoilers: Who did Zach Shallcross pick as his 'The Bachelor' winner and end up with? Is 'The Bachelor' star engaged? (SPOILERS)
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 02/13/2023
New Bachelor spoilers revealing the ending of Zach Shallcross' The Bachelor season have surfaced -- including spoilers on Zach's Final 2 bachelorettes, who finished as Zach's winner and final pick, and if Zach got engaged to the girl he ended up with at the Final Rose Ceremony.
[Bachelor Spoilers Warning: This report features spoilers for The Bachelor and will spoil Zach Shallcross' season for you, including who Zach picked as his Final 2 bachelorettes and he ends up as his winner.]
The Bachelor's fourth episode is going to air on Monday, February 13 at 8PM ET/PT on ABC.
Zach and his 14 remaining bachelorettes will be shown traveling to the Bahamas for the next week of dates.
For his first one-on-one date of the week, Zach will set sail to explore the world's largest underwater sculpture with one lucky bachelorette.
And then Zach will invite a group of women to a fish-fry party.
"But drama bubbles up when one woman refuses to let someone steal him away," ABC teased of the next episode.
"That night, after learning one person may not be here for the right reasons, Zach addresses his concerns head-on."
And then later, Zach will enjoy an ATV ride with one woman on a one-on-one date.
"This is when deep feelings start to rise," Zach says in a preview for Episode 4. "I am feeling really hopeful."
But then one bachelorette cries and says she wants to go home, and another woman is accused of appearing on the show for fame and to become a social-media influencer.
"I don't have a good feeling about this," laments Kylee Russell, a 25-year-old postpartum nurse from Charlotte, NC.
Zach then appears to ask Kylee, "Are you really here for me?"
FOLLOW REALITY TV WORLD ON THE ALL-NEW GOOGLE NEWS!
Reality TV World is now available on the all-new Google News app and website. Click here to visit our Google News page, and then click FOLLOW to add us as a news source!
So far on The Bachelor, Zach has developed "amazing connections" with some of his bachelorettes, including Kaity Biggar, a 27-year-old ER nurse from Austin, TX, who got to spend the night with Zach in a museum.
"I could never think in a million years I'd be sitting right here in front of you and feeling the way that I do," Kaity told Zach, calling him "a dream come true" and her potential best friend for life.
And Aly Jacobs, a 26-year-old healthcare strategist from Atlanta, GA, opened up to Zach on her own one-on-one date about how she was willing to let go of control and be herself with him.
Zach also gave Charity Lawson, a 26-year-old child and family therapist from Columbus, GA, a group-date rose.
But Zach said goodbye to Brianna Thorbourne, who self-eliminated due to a lack of connection; Christina Mandrell, who allegedly created a "toxic" environment for the other bachelorettes; and Bailey Brown, whose relationship with Zach couldn't catch up to the others.
In addition to Aly, Charity, Kaity and Kylee, the other bachelorettes who are still on the show include 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; and Brooklyn Willie, a 25-year-old rodeo racer from Stillwater, OK.
Davia Bunch, a 25-year-old marketing manager from Charleston, SC, is also still in the running for Zach's heart, along with Genevie Mayo, a 26-year-old neonatal nurse from Baltimore City, MD; Gabi Elnicki, a 25-year-old account executive from Pittsford, VT; and Greer Blitzer, a 24-year-old medical sales representative from Houston, TX.
And Zach's remaining bachelorettes are Kat Izzo, a 26-year-old registered nurse from Tampa, FL; Jess Girod, a 23-year-old e-commerce coordinator from Winter Springs, FL; and Mercedes Northup, a 24-year-old nonprofit owner from Bloomfield, IA.
The Bachelor spoilers reveal Zach's date details, Rose Ceremony decisions, storylines, and eliminations leading up to Zach's winner, as recently reported by Reality Steve spoiler blogger Steve Carbone.
So what happens on The Bachelor this season? Who goes home next and which bachelorette ended up as Zach's winner? 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.
The Bachelor season followed the show's usual production schedule and finished filming in late November with Zach's Final Rose Ceremony, but premiered three weeks later than the "first Monday of January" premiere date that The Bachelor historically begins airing on ABC.
Zach's The Bachelor season is "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 The Bachelor 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.
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.
Gabriella "Gabi" Elnicki received the first one-on-one date and got a rose, but then there were no other group dates or one-on-one dates in London.
For nearly two months, Carbone didn't know what happened in London and why Zach missed out on his other two dates, other than something "kinda [changed] the landscape of the show."
"I was told this is something production had zero control over and they were scrambling to figure out what to do," Carbone wrote earlier this year, adding that the incident was unplanned and "had a significant impact on the production of the show."
However on February 6, Carbone updated his spoilers and revealed that Zach had tested positive for coronavirus while in London. After his date with Gabi, the rest of Zach's dates were canceled as a result.
Carbone isn't sure whether any of the women caught COVID-19 as well.
Zach did his Rose Ceremony in London over Zoom
Because Zach contracted COVID-19, he had to lead the fifth Rose Ceremony of the season via Zoom.
Carbone believes Zach ousted two bachelorettes during the Rose Ceremony in London.
And not only that, but Zach proposed marriage to Kaity and the pair got engaged!
Although it's been reported on social media that Gabi was the bachelorette who won Zach's heart, Carbone said he trusts his sources.
"I'll bet on myself... I don't reveal my sources or how I get any info. But with another spoiler out there for 2 months that's opposite of mine, now we can officially say one of us is dead wrong. Gonna make for a great finale night I tell ya," Carbone wrote.
Carbone apparently received "some info this past weekend" about Zach's winner that he felt comfortable running with.
Zach recently told Deadline that he "wouldn't trade" his experience on the show for anything, even though he had to endure some "ups and downs" to get to the finish line.