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Zachary Lloyd "Zach" Shallcross was a contestant on the 19th season of The Bachelorette.

He quit in week 8.

He was announced as the Bachelor for the 27th season of The Bachelor on September 20, 2022.

Personal life[]

He is the nephew of actor Patrick Warburton.

He met Kaitlyn Biggar on his season of The Bachelor and ultimately proposed to her.

"Zach, coming here I didn't think it could be me, that I could experience a big love, a love that you only read about in books, that you only see in movies. The truth is, I've never known what real love is. I've never experienced unconditional love. Quite honestly, it's always been the same — picking the pieces of my heart up off the ground. I built my walls up so high that I couldn't see past them and then you stepped into my life and every moment I've spent with you, my walls came crumbling down. With every kiss, with every laugh, with every 'hello, hello.' I'm so in love with you. I'm so crazy about you and I want to spend the rest of my life with you. Honestly, if it's not you, it's not anyone." - Kaity to Zach

"Kaity, everything with you has been so special. When you told me you loved me, I truly didn't think I could feel anything better than that. As you've known, since night one of this, I'm doing everything I can just following my heart. My heart is being tugged in two places, and I'm faced with a nearly impossible decision and it's been really hard. I can no longer say I'm falling in love with you. Because Kaity Lane, I am so in love with you. You are my world. The love I feel for you is something I could never imagine and something I thought a lot of my life I'd never be able to deserve. I love you so much with all my heart. You're the face that I want to wake up to every morning. I want to go through life with you and only you. I want to be with you forever. My heart is beating through chest right now, and my leg is shaking, but you're the only one I want in my life. You're my best friend. I love you, Kaity Lane, I love you so much. Will you marry me?" - Zach proposing to Kaity

They officially moved in together in July 2023.


The Bachelorette[]

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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 romance because Zach is excited to lay it on thick. He loves to plan thoughtful surprises, and nothing makes him happier than seeing the look of excitement on his partner's face when his meaningful gifts are appreciated. Zach is serious about finding a love that will lead to marriage, so whatever grand romantic gesture it takes for him to get there, he's ready to go!

  • Fun Facts:
    • Zach would love to be Spiderman for a day.
    • Zach doesn't like breakfast. Eggs don't agree with him.
    • Zach loves beach volleyball and is a master of the "Top Gun" high-five.

The Bachelor[]

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Zach Shallcross is an endearing 26-year-old tech executive from Anaheim Hills, California. He stole Bachelor Nation’s heart on season 19 of The Bachelorette with his quiet charm, wit and openness to finding lasting love. After a painful realization that Bachelorette Rachel Recchia wasn’t his perfect match, audiences saw Zach put himself and his desire to meet “the one” first when he emotionally self-eliminated, opening the door for his person to walk through.

A family man at heart, Zach splits his time between Texas and Orange County. His parents, who have been married for 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, Zach is eager to begin his journey back home in Southern California.

Zach loves beach volleyball, football, his dogs and, of course, his mom, but he knows he has much more love to give ― he’s ready to add “life partner” to that list.


  • Zach is currently the youngest lead in The Bachelor by date of birth.