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Shanae Irene Ankney was a contestant on the 26th season of The Bachelor.

She was eliminated in week 5.

She returned for the 8th season of Bachelor in Paradise. She split from Joey Young in week 6.

Personal life[]

She announced her engagement to football player Nate Ebner on May 16, 2024. Their first child, Maven Jane, was born on April 11, 2024 (2024-04-11) (age 0).


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Shanae is a small-town girl with a HUGE personality. She describes herself as faithful, patient and lovable, and is here to find a man who can keep up with her in all facets of life. She is looking for a man with confidence that won’t waste time playing games. She also values her independence, so while Shanae wants to build a life with someone, she also wants someone who encourages her to achieve the goals she has set for herself. Above all, Shanae wants to be able to be herself with a man who will honor and cherish her for the gem that she is.

  • Shanae loves Christmas so much that she keeps her tree up all year round.
  • Shanae is obsessed with zoos.
  • Shanae is not interested in dating a man who performs magic.