The Bachelor star Zach Shallcross began Season 27 with 30 women competing for his heart. But now that he’s down to his final three, he claims to be “confident” he’s found “the one.”
“I think it’s weird reliving it and watching it — it wasn’t pretty all the time, and it doesn’t get very pretty at later stages,” he admitted, likely referring to the drama coming up next week during Fantasy Suites. “But I truly do believe everything [happened] for a reason.”
“I feel confident,” he told People just prior to the Women Tell All taping. “Very confident, yes, absolutely. I’ve got a big grin on my face.”
Zach confessed to being “very nervous” going into the Women Tell All, saying he’s “not a big fan of public speaking.” That’s pretty obvious if you’ve ever heard him speak. He’s awkward AF, uses too many words (especially the word “like”), and doesn’t consider his listener’s feelings. But he hoped the WTA would give some closure to himself and the eliminated women.
“I think my heart was beating through my throat,” he said about facing all his ex-girlfriends. He hadn’t seen any of them since their elimination, so he was understandably nervous.
“It [almost like] night one again,” Zach said about seeing the women at the WTA. “All these beautiful women that are my exes are now staring at me, and may or may not like me. Honestly, it was a cool experience, though, to get to see them again.”
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Admittedly, each rose ceremony grew harder and more painful as the season went on. As Zach developed feelings for women he then had to send home, he got more emotional, too.
“Every goodbye, at a certain point, [was] very hard,” he confessed. “It’s not like you just drop your feelings immediately.” Did you not watch Jason Mesnick’s season of The Bachelor, Zach? He was emotional. In fact, collapsing into a sobbing heap after sending someone home was actually called “going Mesnick” for a while there. But then Jason had other issues, too.
Going into Fantasy Week — or as Zach less delicately calls it, “Sex Week” — there are three women remaining: Kaity Biggar, Ariel Frenkel, and Gabi Elnicki. Despite Zach declaring “there would be no sex of any kind” in the Fantasy Suite, we know from the previews that something definitely happened.
I’m predicting Ariel is the one he’s rumored to have slept with during the overnight, and the other two women will be crushed. Can’t wait to find out!
TELL US – WHICH OF THE THREE REMAINING WOMEN DO YOU THINK WILL RECEIVE ZACH’S FINAL ROSE? WHICH ONE DO YOU THINK IS THE ONE HE SLEEPS WITH ON THE OVERNIGHT?
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