The Newest 'Bachelor' Lives In Texas & So Do 3 Women Vying For A Rose
By Dani Medina
January 5, 2023
Everything's bigger in Texas — and that includes the heart of our new Bachelor, Zach Shallcross!
After a doozy of a year, including Clayton Echard's declaration of love to not one, not two, but three women, and Rachel Recchia and Gabby Windey's double The Bachelorette season that ended in a whirlwind of drama, it's time for Zach to hand out his share of roses in the new season of The Bachelor set to premiere later this month.
Before we get to the juicy details of "the most dramatic season yet," let's learn more about our Bachelor, who hails from California but lives in Austin!
An endearing 26-year-old tech executive from Anaheim Hills, California, Shallcross stole Bachelor Nation's heart on season 19 of "The Bachelorette" with his quiet charm, wit and openness to finding lasting love. Audiences saw Shallcross put himself and his desire to meet "the one" first when he made his emotional exit, opening the door for his "person" to walk through. A family man at heart, Shallcross splits time between Texas and Orange County. His parents, who have been married over 30 years, have shown him what true love looks like. 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, Shallcross is eager to begin his journey back home in Southern California.
At the conclusion of The Bachelorette's live finale episode, it was announced Zach would be the next Bachelor. It didn't come as a surprise, as he was a fan favorite from the jump. His relationship with Rachel was emotional, all-consuming and, you guessed it, dramatic!
Before Zach appeared on Rachel and Gabby's season of The Bachelorette, however, he was working as a sales executive at Oracle in Austin. He's not the only person on The Bachelor this season with ties to the Lone Star State, though! Three women are from or currently live in Texas, including Kaity, Greer and Victoria J. Bonus points for Aly, who even though she lives in Atlanta now, she lived in Houston and even attended the same high school as Beyoncé. Her goldendoodle is also named Texas. Let's meet them!
Occupation: ER Nurse
Hometown: Austin, Texas
Kaity is 100% wife material! The Canadian nurse is not only passionate about her career but she's got a great sense of humor and is extremely down to earth. Kaity is looking for her forever Prince Charming and says, "I truly hope to find love. I have so much love to give to the right man." Hopefully, Zach is the right man for her! Kaity can't wait to start a family and said that if a man didn't want kids, that would be a dealbreaker for her. Will Zach be the one to show this beauty that true love is out there? Only time will tell.
Occupation: Medical sales rep.
Hometown: Houston, Texas
Greer is a bold, hilarious woman who isn't afraid to speak her mind. She was born and raised in Houston, Texas, but took a risk and moved to New York City, where she loves living life to the fullest. Greer is loyal and confident and is looking for a partner who can keep up with her quick wit and big personality. She is a hopeless romantic and is a sucker for forehead kisses. Zach, take notes! Will Greer and Zach have the love story of a lifetime?
Occupation: Makeup artist
Hometown: Fort Worth, Texas
This Texas native is the full package! Ambitious and resilient, Victoria J. is ready to live life to the fullest! She is determined to take chances to finally find the true love she's been searching for. Her parents have been married for over 40 years, and Victoria has her heart set on finding a love like theirs. Victoria is looking for a mature man who will be there for her in good times and bad. She is looking forward to meeting Zach because she knows he's as ready for lifelong love as much as she is!
Zach Shallcross' season of The Bachelor premieres on ABC on Monday, January 23.