Zach Shallcross is leading the 27th season of The Bachelor, and fans are eager to see how his search for love unfolds. Viewers first met Shallcross in the final season of The Bachelorette, when he made it into the overnight fantasy suites with Rachel Recchia. Unfortunately, their chemistry fizzled off-camera and Recchia sent him packing. Now Shallcross is the one handing out roses, and spoilers suggest there’s plenty to look forward to on his journey.
According to his LinkedIn page, Shallcross most recently worked for Oracle as a senior sales manager for cloud technology in Austin, Texas. In his bio, he explains that his role was to help Houston companies leverage their infrastructure and software while highlighting Oracle’s features and capabilities. The Bachelor star began working as a cloud technology consultant at Oracle in August 2019, not long after graduating from college. Shallcross attended California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo from 2014 to 2019, where he played soccer and studied marketing.
Shallcross told Bachelor Nation he’s looking forward to “not necessarily being at the mercy of someone else’s whims, but being able to figure it out for myself.” The new ‘Bachelor’ star added, “I have the platform now and hopefully can get engaged in the end.”
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According to Us Weekly, The Bachelor star was born on July 31, 1996, making him a Leo. InStyle notes that Leo people tend to be confident, ambitious, loyal, and generous. Shallcross is in good company as a lion, while others like Meghan Markle and Jennifer Lopez celebrate birthdays at similar dates to the “Bachelor” star.
From what Shallcross posts on his Instagram page, it’s easy to see that he loves his family dearly. Quite a few posts include his mother, father and siblings, and that was the case in a February 2022 post in which the crew attended a fundraiser for St. Jude. “Another great weekend in the desert for St. Jude! The Warburton Family Are Killing It As Always ($4M Raised!),” Shallcross captioned a post from the event. As “The Bachelorette” fans will probably remember, Shallcross is the nephew of former “Seinfeld” and “Family Guy” star Patrick Warburton. The actor even showed up at the Shallcross home when Recchia met the family while on a date in the hometown.
During his football days at Cal Poly, Shallcross weighed 275 pounds and was 6ft 4 tall. The Anaheim, Calif. native was part of the offensive line and frequently played the right tackle. He played consistently throughout his collegiate career but never made the professional post-college turn.
On “The Bachelorette,” Shallcross Recchia opened up about his weight during a one-on-one. “About a couple [of] years ago i was about 85 pounds heavier than i am now. I was very overweight,” he explained, according to The Sun. Shallcross decided he needed to work on himself, and he did a lot of therapy to make himself “whole.” Now, Shallcross seems to be in a great place both mentally and physically, and The Bachelor fans will be excited to see if all his hard work has led him to the woman of his dreams.