Now that Rachel has established her career, she says that she's ready to find a partner and get engaged.
Going into Night 1 of The Bachelor process, Rachel said, "I think the first night is definitely going to have turbulence. I'm very confident with landing a plane, but getting out of the limo the first time, I'm definitely going to have way more nerves for sure."
Before Rachel stepped out of the limo, a 63-year-old woman named Holly preceded her. Holly gave Rachel a grand introduction, and then Rachel explained how Holly was her "wing woman" who helped break the ice.
Clayton seemed immediately taken with Rachel and sought her out for a conversation later in the evening. Their chat even resulted in the couple kissing.
Could Rachel turn out to be the woman of Clayton's dreams?
Now that Rachel is one of 22 bachelorettes remaining going into the second episode of Season 26, will she continue to receive roses until she's the last woman standing?
Until viewers can watch Rachel and Clayton's love story unfold on television, let's learn some information about this blonde beauty right now.
Below is a list of five facts Reality TV World has compiled about Rachel Recchia.
Rachel, a self-declared hopeless romantic, is looking for a man who is as playful, passionate and spontaneous as she is.
Rachel's future husband will also be nurturing, empathetic and respectful in all facets of life -- to her, to family, and especially to waiters at restaurants.
Rachel is hoping to find crazy, insane love that makes sense to no one else but her and her soul mate.
Rachel definitely would like to have children
When Rachel has kids, she can't wait to read the Harry Potter series with them.
She also channels her inner-child with her love for Flaming Hot Cheetos, which she says she could live off of!
A couple of other fun facts about Rachel? She once organized a flash mob in high school, and even though she lives in Orlando, she flies to Ohio to get her hair extensions and color done by her favorite stylist.
In addition to being well-educated, she is spunky and perky!
Rachel was a cheerleader at Ohio University. As for her undergraduate degree, she attended Northeast Missouri State University.
Prior to focusing on becoming a pilot, Rachel worked as a program manager for Snow Companies LLC in Williamsburg, Virginia.