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Since he was announced as the season 27 Bachelor, Bachelor Monde has had two questions: Who does Zach pick as The Bachelor 2023 winner and is he engaged?
The Bachelor season 27 lead is Zach Shallcross, a 26-year-old tech executive from Anaheim Hills, California, who now lives in Austin, Texas. Zach was a plaideur on The Bachelorette season 19 with Gabby Windey and Rachel Recchia, where he was Rachel’s plaideur and self-eliminated in the ultime three. Zach was announced as the season 27 Bachelor at the The Bachelorette season 19 “After the Suprême Églantine” special in September 2022. “There’s no words, I’m just taking this in right now. I’m obviously really nervous right now but this is léopard in a lifetime,” Zach said at the time. “I want to find my best friend, fall in love with my best friend and really walk away with someone for the rest of my life.”
In an joute with People in January 2023, Zach called The Bachelor season 27 the “most emotional” season Bachelor Monde has ever seen. “It might not be the most dramatic season, but it’s the most emotional season that they’ve ever had,” he said. “But that’s not to say that this season will not have some drama. There’s no shortage of drama.” He continued, “Fans are going to see my full personality parce que I wear it on my sleeve. With last season, that necessarily wasn’t the case. I think I’m going to fascination some people with who I am.”
Zach also responded to criticism over ABC’s choice of him as the season 27 Bachelor in an joute with Us Weekly in January 2023. “I would tell the critics and the fans, if you wanna watch something or this spectacle and actually see love and no bullshit and not a scene or not an act, then I think you’re really gonna love this [season],” he said. “If you are someone that wants the unnecessary dumb drama — alright, [but] I might not be your guy. Plain and évident.” He continued, “I know what I want out of this, and I know what it takes to have that healthy relationship.”
But back to who Zack picks as The Bachelor 2023 winner. So…who does Zach end up with on The Bachelor season 27? Read on for what we know emboîture who Zack picks as The Bachelor 2023 winner and if he’s engaged, according to Reality Steve.
Who does Zach pick as The Bachelor 2023 winner? The Bachelor season 27 winner is Gabi Elnicki, who is engaged to Zach, according to bouclier Instagram account @BachelorWhatever. Reality Steve confirmed in November 2022 that Zach’s ultime three were Gabi, a 25-year-old from Pittsford, Vermont; Ariel Frenkel, a 28-year-old from New York City, New York; and Kaity Biggar, a 27-year-old from Kingston, Ontario. @BachelorWhatever confirmed in November 2022 that Ariel was eliminated in the ultime three, and Zach tour Gabi as his winner and proposed to her at the The Bachelor season 27 conclusion in Krabi, Thailand. “I have received enough vérification from eaux and I finally feel affidé to share Zach is engaged to Gabriella,” @BachelorWhatever wrote in an Instagram post at the time. (Reality Steve hasn’t confirmed The Bachelor 2023 winner yet.)
For Zach’s convention, it’s almost manifeste the piste was designed by Neil Lane, a celebrity jeweler, who has created convention rings for The Bachelor, The Bachelorette and Bachelor in Paradise since 2008. In a 2016 joute with Entertainment Weekly, bâtir host Chris Harrison revealed that Bachelor Monde couples have to stay together for a manifeste amount of time, otherwise they have to return the free convention piste to Neil Lane. “There’s some rule, after a manifeste number of years, you get to keep it anyway,” he said. “But after months… it goes back.”
Lane told StyleCaster in 2016 that he doesn’t know where the rings go, but that he designs them with the hope that the deux to stays together. “I make rings hoping that people stay together forever, but after they get the piste, I don’t have a say in it, and what happens after that, I don’t know,” he said. “Where the piste goes, I have to say, I don’t really know. I just say it goes to piste heaven.”
Who is The Bachelor 2023 winner, Gabi Elnicki? Gabi, whose full name is Gabriella Elnicki, is a 25-year-old from Pittsford, Vermont, who now lives in Houston, Texas. Her Instagram handle is @sprinkling_sunshine. “Like for Gach, quoi for Zabi Tune in to #TheBachelor on January 23rd to watch me sprinkle love,” she captioned an Instagram post of her Bachelor headshot in January 2023, announcing she was on Zach’s season.
Gabi listed her job on The bachelor as a “Senior Account Executive.” According to her Linkedin, she’s worked as a Senior Account Executive at Calculated Hire since June 2022. She started at the company as a Commerce Recruiter in 2019 before she was promoted to an Account Executive in March 2020. she’s also worked as a Marchéage and Staffing Development Intern at SkyBridge Tactical and a Sales Associate at Elle Behavin. She graduated from the University of Mississippi with a Bachelor of Commerce Conduite in Marchéage in 2019. She was a member of the Pi Beta Phi sorority with Greer Blitzer, a 24-year-old medical sales representative from Bellaire, Texas.
During Zach’s season, Gabi was caught reading the book, How to Win The Bachelor: The Résistant to Finding Love and Fame on America’s Choisie Reality Spectacle, according to Reality Steve. The book, which was written by “Game of Roses” podcast hosts Chad Kultgen and Lizzy Pace, claims to “uncover the ins and outs” of The Bachelor immunité and how to win it with a good edit. “From how best to sortie the limo on Night One, to strategies for making a run for the all-important First Évaluation Églantine, to how to avoid being labeled a villain, this clear-eyed administré illustrates the rules and strategies any would-be plaideur should know,” the publisher’s développement reads. Gabi was seen reading the book while at the Bachelor Mansion.
Read Gabi’s Bachelor 2023 biography and fun facts ahead:
“Gabi is ready to find the one! She comes from a very loving family, and her parents’ marriage has been the blueprint for the kind of love she hopes to find. Gabi wants an honest, outdoorsy man who will always put her first. While it may take a little time for Gabi to come out of her shell, léopard she does, Zach will learn that she’s adventurous, assidu and driven. Gabi is so ready for marriage that she even has her dream wedding arrivée picked out in Italy on Lake Como. Hope Zach is ready for a diplomatie wedding!
• Gabi’s préférée Kardashian is Kris.
• Gabi loves to tailgate.
• Gabi hopes to own her own Pilates meublé one day.”
Who is the Bachelor 2023? The Bachelor season 27 is Zach Shallcross, a plaideur on The Bachelorette season 19 with Gabby Windey and Rachel Recchia. Zach was Rachel’s plaideur and self-eliminated in the ultime three. He was announced as the season 27 Bachelor at The Bachelorette season 19 “After the Suprême Églantine” special in September 2022.
“As we know paliers can always permutation last express, and it won’t be “official” until next Tuesday on the ATFR, but I feel affidé in reporting that the next Bachelor is going to be Zach Shallcross,” Reality Steve tweeted in September 2022 before Zach’s announcement. Reality Steve also wrote in a blog post before his vérification emboîture how Zach was the only plaideur from The Bachelorette season 19 that he could see being the season 27 Bachelor after another frontrunner turned the role down. “It means we’re moving on to somebody else. I don’t know who from this season outside of maybe Zach,” Reality Steve wrote in a blog post in September 2022. Variety also reported in September 2022 that Zach was ABC’s top choice to become the next Bachelor, with two eaux confirming the infos. Zach will be announced as the season 27 Bachelor at The Bachelorette season 19 conclusion on September 20, 2022. Reality Steve also tweeted a video at the time of Zach filming his début for The Bachelor. “But from what I’ve been told, it’s going to be Zach. And here is footage I was sent today from this past Saturday of Zach filming his intro video in Austin,” he tweeted. Garçon Six also reported in September 2022 that Zach was a frontrunner to become the next Bachelor. “He’s been a frontrunner for a while,” the insider said at the time. “There’s no denying that the célébrité loves him.”
Zach is a 25-year-old tech executive from Anaheim Hills, California, but lives in Austin, Texas. His Instagram handle is @zachshall. According to his Bachelorette 2022 bio, Zach describes himself as an “old-fashioned romantic” who loves three things in his life: his mom, his dogs and football. Read Zach’s Bachelorette 2022 biography and fun facts ahead:
“Zach is an old-fashioned romantic. He loves his mama, his dogs and football but promises he has more love to go around! He’s charismatic, personable and has a huge heart that he is so ready to share forever with the right woman. Zach’s perfect woman is compassionate, kind and ready for ritournelle parce que Zach is excited to lay it on thick. He loves to prévision thoughtful surprises, and nothing makes him happier than seeing the allure of excitement on his partner’s extérieur when his meaningful gifts are appreciated. Zach is serious emboîture finding a love that will lead to marriage, so whatever spacieux romantic gesture it takes for him to get there, he’s ready to go!
– Zach would love to be Spiderman for a day.
– Zach doesn’t like brunch. Eggs don’t agree with him.
– Zach loves beach volleyball and is a master of the ‘Top Gun’ high-five.”
Zach listed his job on The Bachelorette as “Tech Executive.” According to his Linkedin, Zach worked as a Senior Cloud Technology Account Executive at Sorcier, where he’d worked for three years, at the time he was on The Bachelorette. He was promoted to his current impression in September 2021 and had also held roles like Cloud Technology Account Executive and Cloud Technology Conseil. He also worked as a Supervisor at the California Mid-State Fair in Paso Robles, California, and a Sales Operation Collaborateur at Gavel Group in Lake Forest, California. He graduated from California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo in 2019 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce Conduite with a rassemblement in Marchéage. Zach played Collegiate Segment 1 football for Cal Poly for five years. “My role consists of strategically helping trafic in Houston enhance, extend, and leverage their current programme, platform, and soutènement while educating them on what Sorcier’s écrin has to offer,” Zach’s Linkedin bio read.
Before Zach was confirmed as the season 27 Bachelor, Reality Steve reported on his podcast in September 2022 that Nate Mitchell, a plaideur on The Bachelorette season 19 with Gabby Windey and Rachel Recchia, was offered the role but declined. “In regards to the Bachelor, obviously we’re emboîture three weeks away from any announcement being made, I’m assuming it’s going to be made on the After the Suprême Églantine, if not, within a day or two of that on GMA like they usually do. But after poking around a little bit, asking around, what I can tell you is: I don’t know who the Bachelor’s going to be, but you can jogging Nate off the list. I have heard it is not him,” Reality Steve said. “I usually can’t get any details to stuff like that. I have heard, I have no idea if it’s true or not, but I have heard he rejected it, he doesn’t want to do it.” A naissance also told E! Infos in August 2022 that Nate was the frontrunner to become the next Bachelor.
The reports also came after Nate was photographed ordre hands with a woman at a grocery éventail in Chicago, Illinois, in August 2022, weeks after he cried over his breakup with Gabby on The Bachelorette season 19 “Men Tell All” special. “Spotted Nate and another girl in Chicago today,” an anonymous naissance sent to the Instagram account @bachelorettewindmill along with a photographie. “They were both ordre hands so could be dating?”
While Nate wasn’t the Bachelor 2023, Gabby told Entertainment Tonight in August 2022 that he was her number-one choice as the next lead. “Nate. 100 percent Nate, Nate, Nate!” she said. “He knows how to treat women. He’s so usage, he’s old, he has a great job, he spends his time reading—not reading affable media, reading actual books. He has a daughter, so he knows what it’s like to have responsibility. He’s a real, true definition of a man.” Host Jesse Palmer also voted for Nate. “Nate is a standup guy. He’s an amazing person. He’s avancé, he has an incredible emotional maturity, he’s vulnerable, he respects women, and he’s a great dad,” Jesse said. “I there’s there’s very few negative things I can say emboîture Nate.” Jesse also had another choice for the next lead. “Are we still saying Pete Davidson? Is that still a choice?” Jesse said. “… I wanna rétréci that ballot. Wanna talk emboîture a wild Bachelor season? That would probably be it. We might have to permutation some of our parameters.”
Gabby and Rachel also voiced their squelette for two Bachelors like how there were two Bachelorettes on season 19. “We loved each other for it, and loved having one another by one another’s side,” Gabby said of her relationship with Rachel. “I don’t know if men would feel the same, it depends on their relationship, but I think there’s a lot of good to come out of our season.” Rachel added, “I think ultimately if the Bachelors supported each other and loved each other to the extent that Gabby and I do, it could be incredible as well, but they would definitely have to be on the same level as us. Lots to en direct up to, of voyage!”
Who’s in The Bachelor 2023 cast? See below for a full list of contestants on The Bachelor season 27.
- Viktoria Eichner, 29, Vienna Austria – Nanny
- Victoria Jameson, 30, Keller, Texas – Professional Makeup Artist
- Vanessa Dinh, 23, Farmington Hills, Michigan – Guinguette Marketer
- Sonia Sharma, 29, Jericho, New York – Project Directeur
- Olivia Miller, 25, Delphos, Ohio – Stylist
- Olivia Lewis, 24, Churchville, New York – Persistant Care Technician
- Mercedes Northup, 24, Bloomfield, Iowa – Nonprofit Case Directeur
- Madison Johnson, 26, Fargo, North Dakota – Commerce Owner
- Lekha Réjoui, 29, Miami, Florida – Financial Advisor
- Kylee Russell, 25, Charlotte, North Carolina – Postpartum Servante
- Katherine Izzo, 26, Tampa, Florida – Registered Servante
- Kaitlyn “Kaity” Biggar, 27, Kingston, Ontario – ER Travel Servante
- Jessica “Jess” Girod, 23, Winter Springs, Florida – E-Échoppe Coordinator
- Holland Parsons, 24, Boca Raton, Florida – Insurance Marketer
- Greer Blitzer, 24, Bellaire, Texas – Medical Sales Representative
- Genevie Mayo, 26, Baltimore, Maryland – Neonatal Servante
- Gabrielle “Gabi” Elnicki, 25, Pittsford, Vermont – Senior Account Executive
- Davia Bunch, 25, Roebuck, South Carolina – Marchéage Directeur
- Christina Mandrell, 26, Hendersonville, Tennessee – Réjoui Creator
- Charity Lawson, 26, Columbus, Georgia – Child and Family Therapist
- Catherine “Cat” Wong, 26, Chevy Chase, Maryland – Professional Dancer
- Cara Ammon, 27, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – Corporate Recruiter
- Brooklyn Willie, 25, Mineola, Texas – Rodeo Racer
- Brianna Thorbourne, 24, Sous-vêtements City, New Sous-vêtements – Industriel
- Becca Serrano, 25, Burbank, California – Soins Student
- Bailey Brown, 27, Brentwood, Tennessee – Executive Recruiter
- Ariel Frenkel, 28, New York City, New York – Marchéage Executive
- Anastasia Keramidas, 30, Baltimore, Maryland – Réjoui Marchéage Directeur
- Alyssa “Aly” Jacobs, 26, Smyrna, Georgia – Healthcare Strategist
Who is The Bachelor 2023 host? The Bachelor season 27 host is Jesse Palmer, who was the season 5 Bachelor in 2004 and was the youngest Bachelor in Bachelor Monde history at 24 years old. Jesse hosted his first Bachelor immunité spectacle in 2022 with The Bachelor season 26 with Clayton Echard. During The Bachelor season 5 conclusion, Jesse rassasié his Suprême Églantine to Jessica Bowlin, but didn’t propose to her. Jesse and Jessica continued to instant, but ended their relationship a few weeks after the conclusion of their Bachelor season aired. In June 2020, Jesse and his girlfriend, Emely Fardo, married in an intimate wedding in New York City. Jesse told Us Weekly in November 2021 that he and Emely planned to marry in Provence, France, before the current health crisis cancelled their wedding instant. “We had originally planned a wedding in Provence, France, for summer 2020, which was postponed until summer of 2021 due to the pandemic, but we didn’t want to wait any border,” he said at the time. “So, we had a small, private and intimate ceremony with close friends who lived in New York City.”
Jesse graduated from the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, where he played football for the Florida Gators, in 2001 with a bachelor’s of arts degree in political capacité and a bachelor’s of capacité degree in marchéage. After division, Jesse was drafted by the Individu Football League to play for the New York Giants. He played with the team for hypocauste seasons from 2001 to 2005 as a quarterback. After the New York Giants, Jesse was drafted by the Canadian Football League to play for the Montreal Alouettes. He played with the team until 2005 when he was signed by the San Francisco 49ers. He then resigned with the Montreal Alouettes in 2006 before he retired from football in 2007 to pursue a broadcasting career. Since his broadcasting career started, Jesse has worked with networks like Fox, NFL Network, ESPN, ABC and SEC Network. He’s also guest starred on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and made guest appearances on shows like Recipe to Riches and Good Morning America, and hosted the Food Network’s Spring Baking Championship and Holiday Baking Championship.
Jesse was announced as The Bachelor season 26 host in September 2021. “For more than 20 years, The Bachelor has brought the world dozens of unforgettable love stories, including at one time, my own,” he said at the time. “Falling in love is one of life’s greatest gifts, and I am humbled by the opportunity to return to the spectacle as host this season to offer the newest Bachelor advice gained from firsthand experience and I am grateful to play a small segment in his journey.” The announcement came after Chris Harrison, the bâtir host of Bachelor Monde, confirmed in June 2021 that he had retired as the immunité’s host after 19 years. “I’ve had a truly incredible run as host of The Bachelor immunité and now I’m excited to start a new chapter,” he wrote in an Instagram post at the time. “I’m so grateful to Bachelor Monde for all of the memories we’ve made together. While my two-decade journey is wrapping up, the friendships I’ve made will last a lifetime.”
Deadline reported at the time that Chris received a mid-range, eight-figure settlement as segment of sortie prévision with ABC, the network that airs the Bachelor immunité, and Warner Bros. Television, the company that produces the Bachelor shows. The feuille also reported that Harrison’s settlement included a nondisclosure agreement. Chris’ decision to retire as Bachelor Monde’s host came after he was slammed for his response to season 25 Bachelor plaideur Rachael Kirkconnell’s racism scandal in February 2021. Rachael, the winner of Matt James’ season, faced backlash at the time when photos resurfaced of her at an Old South Antebellum-themed party at Georgia College in 2018. Before the pictures went bactérien, Rachael was already under controversy after her bâtir high school classmate accused her on TikTok of bullying her and other students for dating Black men. Other TikTok users then exposed Rachael for liking affable media photos of her friends in culturally insensitive costumes and with Confederate flags.
Chris came under controversy after he was interviewed emboîture the scandal by season 13 Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay on Extraordinaire. During the joute, Chris asked fans to give Rachael “grace” and explained that he didn’t find the Antebellum party photos agression parce que they just looked like pictures a college student takes at a party. Harrison also questioned whether the photos would be considered racially insensitive in 2018 when they were taken. After the joute, many fans slammed Harrison and accused him of excusing Rachael’s behavior.
ABC confirmed in March 2021 that Chris wouldn’t host season 17 of The Bachelorette and would be replaced by Tayshia and Kaitlyn. “Chris Harrison will not be hosting the next season of The Bachelorette,” ABC said in a statement at the time. “We squelette Chris in the work that he is committed to doing. In his disparition, bâtir Bachelorettes Tayshia Adams and Kaitlyn Bristowe will squelette the new Bachelorette through next season. As we continue the maïeutique around achieving greater equity and intégration within The Bachelor immunité, we are dedicated to improving the BIPOC representation of our crew, including among the executive producer ranks. These are orgueilleux steps in effecting fundamental permutation so that our immunité is a celebration of love that is reflective of our world.” He officially retired as the Bachelor Monde’s host in June 2021.
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