'The Bachelor' star Zach Shallcross' bachelorettes announced -- Meet Zach's women! (PHOTOS)
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 01/05/2023
The Bachelor has unveiled the official cast of bachelorettes who will be vying for Zach Shallcross' roses on Season 27 of the reality show.
ABC has announced the identities of the 30 bachelorettes who will meet and date Zach, a 26-year-old tech executive from Anaheim Hills, CA, when The Bachelor's 27th season premieres Monday, January 23 at 8PM ET/PT on ABC.
Zach's cast of women range in age from 23 to 30 years old and include a rodeo racer, a dancer, four nurses and a nursing student, a business owner, a financial advisor, and a nanny from Austria.
Brianna was named "America's First Impression Rose" winner that night.
ABC initially released a cast of 32 potential bachelorettes for The Bachelor 27 back in September, and the network just revealed its final set of names, bios and photos for 30 women.
The Bachelor host Jesse Palmer revealed the women in a live TikTok video on Wednesday night.
It appears Sloan Clay, a 24-year-old from Santa Monica, CA, and Vanessa Esparsen, a 26-year-old from Scottsdale, AZ, were dropped from Zach's official lineup of Night 1 ladies.
ABC began its current practice of publicly announcing each The Bachelor and The Bachelorette season's possible cast in 2019 as an apparent attempt to further vet each suitor's background before filming actually commences.
Beginning in 2020 with Clare Crawley's season of The Bachelorette, they also began bringing extra potential bachelors to the season's filming location in case anyone tests positive for coronavirus during the quarantine period that must occur before production officially starts.
Zach was officially announced as The Bachelor star for Season 27 in late September on The Bachelorette: After the Final Rose.
Zach emotionally self-eliminated on The Bachelorette 19 following his overnight Fantasy Suite date with Rachel.
While Zach pictured the flight instructor as "the future Mrs. Shallcross" and gushed to the cameras about how he was madly in love with her, Zach found her to be "inauthentic" in the Fantasy Suite and totally unlike herself.
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Once Zach confronted Rachel about his concerns, he decided to leave the show at the Final 3 Rose Ceremony. He could tell that he wasn't going to be Rachel's "person" and essentially beat her to the punch.
Zach ultimately apologized to Rachel for questioning her character, but Rachel insisted no apology was necessary and he had every right to feel that way.
Zach recently told People that he's looking for a kind and compassionate woman who's always up for an adventure, such as traveling and trying unique foods.
And Jesse has teased in multiple interviews how this season of The Bachelor is going to be the "most emotional" yet, with love being more the focus than drama.
According to ABC, Zach loves beach volleyball, football, his dogs, and his mother.
Zach apparently splits time between Texas and Orange County, and he admires his parents' marriage of over 30 years.
"He strives to find a love that echoes the standard they have set for him, and he plans to keep them in mind when looking for a life partner. Home is where the heart is; and with the Bachelor mansion not too far away, [Zach] is eager to begin his journey back home in Southern California," according to ABC.
Below is a listing of the 30 women who will be competing on Zach's season of The Bachelor, however click on the BEGIN GALLERY link below to also see photos of all the bachelorettes!