Ever since Zach Shallcross chose to leave Season 19 of “The Bachelorette,” we’ve been eager to know: Did he find love after the show ended?
We clearly weren’t the only ones who fell for the 26-year-old tech executive, because ABC recently selected him as the latest star of “The Bachelor.”
During Season 27 of the show, which premiered on Jan. 23, Shallcross will get to know 30 ladies in the hopes of finding true love.
The eligible bachelor’s bio describes him as a “a family man at heart” who is both “charismatic” and “endearing.” While searching for love, Shallcross is looking to his parents’ 30+ year marriage as an example of success.
“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,” his bio reads.
Will Shallcross finds his soulmate? Check back every week for a breakdown of who stayed, who left and what happened at the end of the episode.
In the second episode of “The Bachelor,” some relationships moved forward fast. Christina Mandrell met Zach’s entire family, and he heard about her relationship with her daughter, Blakely.
But others didn’t move forward. Tahzjuan Hawkins, first introduced in Colton Underwood’s season of “The Bachelor,” made a play for Zach after she judged a competition the show. He decided to stick with his crew instead of adding her to the mix.
Here’s who left, from his crew.
Kimberly GutierrezKimberly. (Ricky Middlesworth / ABC)Victoria Jameson Victoria J. (Ricky Middlesworth / ABC)Cat WongCat. (Ricky Middlesworth / ABC)Episode 1
Courting 30 women at once is no small feat, but Shallcross seemed to be up for the challenge in the Season 27 premiere. Greer Blitzer received the first impression rose, putting her in the safe zone along with Brianna Thorbourne who won a rose during the “After the Final Rose” ceremony. Things weren’t as bright for Madison Johnson: Zach told the North Dakota native he couldn’t see a future with her.
Alas, he only had so many roses to hand out, and the 26-year-old had to make some difficult decisions.
Christina Mandrell, Charity Lawson, Bailey Brown, Jess Girod, Genevie Mayo, Davia Bunch, Aly Jacobs, Brooklyn Willie, Kaity Biggar, Anastasia Keramidas, Kylee Russell, Gabi Elnicki, Katherine Izzo, Mercedes Northup, Ariel Frenkel, Victoria Jameson, Kimberly Gutierrez and Cat Wong all received roses.
That means the following women were sent home.
Becca SerranoBecca. (Ricky Middlesworth / ABC)Cara AmmonCara. (Ricky Middlesworth / ABC)Holland ParsonsHolland. (Ricky Middlesworth / ABC)Lekha RaviLekha. (Ricky Middlesworth / ABC)MadisonMadison. (Ricky Middlesworth / ABC)Olivia LewisOlivia L. (Ricky Middlesworth / ABC)Olivia MillerOlivia M. (Ricky Middlesworth / ABC)Sonia SharmaSonia. (Ricky Middlesworth / ABC)Vanessa DinhVanessa. (Ricky Middlesworth / ABC)Viktoria EichnerViktoria E. (Ricky Middlesworth / ABC)
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