Brooklyn is a 25-year-old Texas native who currently resides in Oklahoma. She was one of four women who got to meet Zach early on The Bachelorette: After the Final Rose in September, but she did not receive "America's First Impression Rose."
Brooklyn has been outspoken and brazen on The Bachelor so far this season. She playfully accused Kaity Biggar of having "a walk of shame" after her overnight date with Zach, and she said Anastasia Keramidas was "milking" her "injury" during the group football date.
Brooklyn also gave Christina Mandrell a piece of her mind before Zach sent Christina home. Brooklyn told Christina that she was "sick of her B-S" and tired of hearing about Zach's first one-on-one date of the season.
But Zach saw a softer side of Brooklyn during her own solo date with the Bachelor. The couple went ATVing and got to talk and kiss on an isolated beach, and Brooklyn thought the date was romantic and "perfect."
Zach said he was "blown away" by Brooklyn's courage and strength, and he complimented the bachelorette on being sweet, compassionate, tough, and battle-tested.
Zach said he felt a spark and chemistry with Brooklyn, and so he gave her a rose at the end of their one-on-one date.
Brooklyn said she was feeling "all the feels" for Zach. She felt like the only girl in the world when she was with him, and Brooklyn gushed about how she never felt that way before and could "definitely see Zach as [her] future husband."
Until viewers can watch more of Brooklyn and Zach's relationship unfold on The Bachelor, let's learn some information about her right now.
Below is a list of six facts Reality TV World has compiled about Brooklyn Willie.
Brooklyn knows what she wants in her future partner
ABC says Brooklyn is comfortable in her career but wants someone with a good heart, a man who is also loyal and caring.
Brooklyn wants to share her life with a good man, and it wouldn't hurt if he has kind eyes and nice teeth.
Brooklyn admired her grandparents' marriage growing up, but she doesn't want to end up with a man like her father.
Brooklyn hasn't had the easiest path when it comes to relationships
Prior to appearing on The Bachelor, Brooklyn had been in a long-term toxic relationship that began with emotional abuse.
Brooklyn recalled being "a shell of myself" during that romance, which eventually escalated into physical abuse and a terrible six years for Brooklyn.
"I was not myself," Brooklyn explained. "And I woke up one day and was like, 'No, this can't define me.' I truly believe that if I wouldn't have just [woken] up and got out, I can literally guarantee I would not be sitting here right now."
Brooklyn recalled how one night, her ex-boyfriend knocked her out and she woke up to police nearby. She called her involvement in such an abusive relationship "embarrassing."
Brooklyn now believes that she deserves so much more than that, a man who will care for her and reciprocate her love in a tender and meaningful way.
Brooklyn speaks out about her shocking past on social media
Brooklyn recently reposted a fan's compilation of moments Brooklyn had with Zach during their one-on-one date in The Bahamas on The Bachelor.
"I am so overwhelmed with the outpouring of love and support from everyone," Brooklyn wrote in her Instagram Stories on February 14.
"It does not go unnoticed and it is more appreciated than anyone will ever know."
After Brooklyn and Zach's date aired on TV, The Bachelor host Jesse Palmer posted about Brooklyn's story on social media.
"Heartbreaking to hear Brooklyn talk about her past relationship," he tweeted. "She is so strong, courageous and deserving of love and happiness."