Zach Shallcross will soon be the one who will distribute the roses.
The Bachelorette the favorite will be the leader of season 27 of The single personhost Jesse Palmer announced September 20 After the final rose special. After breaking the news, Jesse brought the technical lead up on stage, where Zach said, “I’m just taking this right now. It’s pretty amazing.”
“Obviously everyone saw the heartbreak in Mexico,” Zach said of his breakup with Bachelorette Rachel Rechia during the first part of the final. “I really needed to take some time to reflect and heal this broken heart. But what I’ve learned from this experience is that it hasn’t changed how ready I am.”
When Jesse asked Zach how he prepared for his new role, he said he spent a lot of time with his family, adding, “I also went to the gym a lot.”
During the season, Zach caught Rachel’s eye early, earning his first one-on-one. During the date, the two watched home videos of each other and compared childhood memories, bonding over the fact that they both used to visit airports when they were children. They became extremely close during his successful date in Anaheim, California, where Zach was supported by his uncle, family guy actor Patrick Warburton.