Clayton quickly determined that Susie is down to earth, genuine, fun, adventurous and beautiful, and she expressed how she was "falling in love" with Clayton at a clock tower in Croatia.
"Oh my gosh, I can't believe you just said that! It's a phenomenal thing!" Clayton responded with a big smile, adding how she had made him the happiest he'd been in the journey so far.
And once Clayton spoiled Susie on their second one-on-one date in Vienna, Austria, he said he could see himself falling in love with Susie right back.
And Susie gushed, "Clayton is everything I ever wanted in a partner, in a boyfriend, in a fiancee and a husband. He's everything I could ask for."
But during Susie's hometown date, Clayton couldn't tell her family that he was in love with Susie. Clayton explained how he had "very, very strong feelings" for Susie but being in love was a "sacred" thing to him.
"I kind of guard myself because I don't want to fall in love with four people. It doesn't make sense. But when I look at Susie, there's no question in my mind that I will get there," Clayton shared with Susie's loved one.
Susie could tell that her family liked and approved of Clayton, and so she just hoped he could "get there" with her.
Until viewers can watch what happens next between Susie and Clayton, let's learn a little bit about this The Bachelor bachelorette right now.
Below is a list of ten facts Reality TV World has compiled about Susie Evans.
Susie Evans has a history of competing in beauty pageants
Susie, standing 5'8" tall with green eyes, won Miss Virginia USA 2020. She was awarded the congeniality award and promoted Big Brothers Big Sisters of America during her reign as queen.
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Prior to winning the state title, Susie had finished as the second runner-up in the Miss Virginia USA pageant in 2019. She also was named Miss Virginia Teen USA in 2011.
Susie got inspired in Japan to train in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Susie says she loves to jump head-first into many things, including Jiu-Jitsu, a form of martial arts.
Susie became so great at Jiu-Jitsu that she was actually once crowned champion.
"I'm a little bit wild," Susie admits. "Maybe I'll be the Yin to [Clayton]'s Yang."
Susie is also a fitness coach with Body By Craig.
Susie is looking for a man who will keep life interesting
Susie thinks a thoughtful man is sexy, and she wants to find a partner who will prioritize quality time and wants to create shared experiences.
Loyalty is important to Susie, and she says she needs someone she can trust to her core.
Above all, Susie wants a partner who will always be there to support and encourage her dreams, no matter where those dreams may take her.
The bachelorette agrees with Clayton that family is everything
Susie admires the fact her parents have been married for 35 years and are best friends.
Susie's family dynamic, however, changed when her father became ill one year before Susie appeared on The Bachelor. Her father experienced organ failure and had a lengthy stay in the hospital, but he was finally able to return home and hold his grandson for the first time.
Susie recalled her mother sleeping by her father's bedside when he was battling in the ICU, and she said she wants that type of relationship for herself and she's extremely grateful for her parents.
In 2019, Susie captioned a photo with Caelynn during the girls' Teen and Miss Virginia USA pageant days, "Years of sisterhood!"
Caelynn's boyfriend Dean Unglert revealed on his podcast in January, ahead of The Bachelor 26 premiere, that he and Caelynn had a "bet" going to see if her friend Susie or his ex-girlfriend, Gabby Windey, would go all the way.
"Caelynn has a good friend that's on the season... and Caelynn is convinced that her friend will either win or become the next Bachelorette," Dean shared.
Dean, however, said at the time he thought Gabby would win Clayton's heart or become the next The Bachelorette star.
"So Caelynn and I have a bet going to see whose friend is going to go further," Dean added.