'The Bachelorette' Season 20 star's identity has reportedly been revealed
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 03/07/2023
The Bachelorette's Season 20 star has reportedly been decided by ABC as Zach Shallcross' The Bachelor season is winding down with only four women remaining.
[Spoiler Warning: This report reveals which The Bachelor bachelorette has reportedly been chosen to star on The Bachelorette this year and will partially spoil the ending of Zach's season for you].
The Bachelor's 27th season is about to enter hometown dates, and Zach's remaining four bachelorettes are Ariel Frenkel, a 28-year-old marketing executive from New York City, NY; Charity Lawson, a 26-year-old child and family therapist from Columbus, GA; Gabi Elnicki, a 25-year-old account executive from Pittsford, VT; and Kaity Biggar, a 27-year-old ER nurse from Austin, TX.
Becca, who starred on The Bachelorette's fourteenth season in 2018, said on the February 14 episode of her "Bachelor Happy Hour" podcast, "I'm just going to say it: I hope you're not with Zach and I hope you're Bachelorette! I'm saying it right now!"
"Oh my gosh, we need a Bachelorette [like you]," Michelle said. "You have it all. You're so well-rounded, you're so sweet, you're such a hard worker, you're genuine, and I love that you just have perspective... I absolutely love it," Michelle explained.
Michelle added how Charity is "self-aware" and she'd love to see another woman of color star on the show.
"Campaign! [I'm] starting it now. We are campaigning!" Michelle exclaimed.
"I think it takes a very special person to be in, kind of, the driver's seat in something like this. I think for me, obviously you guys can see my heart and how adamant I am about my journey," Charity said on "Bachelor Happy Hour."
She therefore concluded, "And so, I feel like if it was to happen, it could be a good thing. So yeah, I would be open!"
Charity was cast on The Bachelor's 27th season after a friend nominated her to be on the show.
Charity explained how she had gotten out of a toxic relationship about two years ago and so her friend thought it would be the perfect time for Charity to compete on The Bachelor and hopefully find love again.
"A lot of people were happy I was no longer in this relationship, so they took advantage of that moment. She was like, 'I'm going to nominate you. I think you'd be perfect for it. You have a great personality.' I did not take her seriously... we're always goofing off," Charity explained on the podcast.
But after Charity finished her Master's Degree, she received a legitimate call from producers and then went through the casting process last summer.
"I definitely had reservations [going into The Bachelor]. I was unsure of what the outcome would be... But for me, with the timing of everything, everything just kind of fell into place," Charity shared.
Charity said she believes "everything does happen for a reason, good or bad," and so she jumped into The Bachelor with a positive and optimistic attitude.
In terms of what she wants from her future husband, Charity told Becca and Michelle that she's looking for honesty, confidence, and a man who doesn't play games -- which are all qualities she found and loved in Zach.
Many The Bachelor fans have praised Charity for being vulnerable, relatable, empathetic and graceful in her pursuit of Zach on the show, which airs a new episode on Monday, March 13 followed by The Women Tell All special on Tuesday, March 14 on ABC.
Ariel and Brooklyn recently said on the "Bachelor Happy Hour" podcast how Charity was a reliable and supportive friend in the house, always offering sound advice and a shoulder to lean on during the emotional and difficult process.
Prior to earning one of Zach's Final 4 roses, Charity received a romantic one-on-one date in Estonia after her first scheduled solo date in London got canceled due to Zach testing positive for COVID-19.
Zach has gushed about Charity's intelligence and kind heart and how he always felt at ease and comfortable around her. He thought that Charity made everything fun.
Charity opened up to Zach in Estonia about how she had been cheated on, multiple times, in her past long-term relationship, which left her feeling embarrassed and unable to fully trust her own decisions.
While Charity admitted on the latest The Bachelor episode that she's not fully healed from that painful relationship, she insisted she's ready to find love and be in a serious relationship. Charity assured viewers that her past had no effect on her desire to get engaged and ultimately married.