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Zach’s Bachelor Contestants Include 4 Nurses & A Rodeo Racer

Meet the official lineup before the Jan. 23 premiere.

by Kadin Burnett and Grace Wehniainen
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Zach Shallcross is the next Bachelor for Season 27.

If you’re still missing Bachelor in Paradise, which had its season finale Nov. 22, fear not — more Bachelor Nation drama is on the way very soon. After Zach Shallcross, Aven Jones, and Nate Mitchell were all floated as potential picks, ABC confirmed that Zach would be the next Bachelor in September 2022. His emotional split with Rachel “didn’t change how ready I was,” Zach told Jesse Palmer during the announcement, adding that he’s looking for his “best friend.”

With Zach’s Bachelor season premiering this month, there’s plenty to be excited about. Here’s everything we know so far.

The Bachelor Season 27 Premiere Date

The Bachelor Season 27 will premiere on Monday, Jan. 23.

The Bachelor Season 27 Trailer

During the Nov. 22 Bachelor in Paradise finale, viewers got their first look at Zach’s Bachelor trailer, and it came with a few surprises — including franchise alums Victoria Fuller and Tahzjuan Hawkins, who, of course, competed on previous seasons of Bachelor in Paradise. Tahzjuan, one contestant says, is there to “steal [her] man.”

While Tahzjuan may be trying for Zach’s heart, we know that Victoria is in a relationship with Greg Grippo — so she may simply be there for moral support. (There are spoilers about how it all goes down, if you’re into that.)

On Jan. 4, ABC shared a closer look at the season ahead.

The Bachelor Season 27 Cast

In addition to the return of a few Bachelor Nation alums, we now know who will be competing on Zach’s season. ABC introduced Zach to his first five women at the After the Final Rose special of The Bachelorette — and on Jan. 4, the full lineup of women was announced on Facebook. Here’s everyone so far, from the early introductions to the new faces we’ll be meeting soon.


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Aly, 26, is a healthcare strategist from Atlanta, Georgia.


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Anastasia, 30, is a content marketing manager from San Diego, California.


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Ariel, 28, is a marketing executive from New York, New York.


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Bailey, 27, is an executive recruiter from Nashville, Tennessee.

Rebecca “Becca”

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Becca, 25, is a nursing student from Burbank, California.


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Brianna, 24, is an entrepreneur from Jersey City, New Jersey.


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Brooklyn, 25, is a rodeo racer from Stillwater, Oklahoma.


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Cara, 27, is a corporate recruiter from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Catherine “Cat”

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Cat, 26, is a dancer from New York, New York.


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Charity, 26, is a child and family therapist from Columbus, Georgia.


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Christina, 26, is a content creator from Nashville, Tennessee.


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Davia, 25, is a marketing manager from Charleston, South Carolina.

Gabriella “Gabi”

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Gabi, 25, is an account executive from Pittsford, Vermont.


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Genevie, 26, is a neonatal nurse from Baltimore City, Maryland.


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Greer, 24, is a medical sales representative from Houston, Texas.


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Holland, 24, is an insurance marketer from Boca Raton, Florida.

Jessica “Jess”

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Jess, 23, is an e-commerce coordinator from Winter Springs, Florida.

Kaitlyn “Kaity”

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Kaity, 27, is an ER nurse from Austin, Texas.


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Katherine, 26, is a registered nurse from Tampa, Florida.


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Kimberly, 30, is a hospitality manager from Los Angeles, California.


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Kylee, 25, is a postpartum nurse from Charlotte, North Carolina.

Chandralekha “Lekha”

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Lekha, 29, is a financial advisor from Miami, Florida.


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Madison, 26, is a business owner from Fargo, North Dakota.


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Mercedes, 24, is a nonprofit owner from Bloomfield, Iowa.

Olivia L.

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Olivia L., 24, is a patient care technician from Rochester, New York.

Olivia M.

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Olivia M., 25, is a stylist from Cincinnati, Ohio.


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Sonia, 29, is a project manager from Long Island, New York.


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Vanessa, 23, is a restaurant marketer from Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Victoria J.

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Victoria J., 30, is a makeup artist from Fort Worth, Texas.

Viktoria E.

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Viktoria E., 29, is a nanny from Vienna, Austria.

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