STILLWATER, OKLAHOMA: Season 27 of The Bachelor, starring Zach Shallcross, is upon us. Though he didn’t find love as a contestant on The Bachelorette, he has another chance to find love this season. Zach will have his pick of 30 single ladies ready to open their hearts and brains in search of love. He met five contestants during the After the Final Rose episode that ended Gabby Windey and Rachel Recchia’s season of The Bachelorette. Brooklyn Willie’s contestant was one of them.
The Bachelor is set to return for another season shortly, with its regular dose of tears, sadness, love and drama. The Bachelorette season 19’s Zach Shallcross will star in the upcoming season as he embarks on a mission to find a bride and settle down. Brooklyn from Oklahoma is one of the 30 women competing for his affections. With that in mind, we get to know Brooklyn.
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Who is Brooklyn Willie?
Brooklyn, a “rodeo country girl” looking for love, is one of the 30 suitors expected in the show’s upcoming season. The 25-year-old is a two-stepping pro and a graduate of Oklahoma State University, where she was a member of the OKState rodeo team. The season 27 cast member developed her passion for horse barrel racing at the age of 13 and went on to study animal science. Her lifelong ambition is to become a professional rodeo cowgirl while training horses. However, she works as a laboratory designer for an oral surgery clinic. Brooklyn fabricates custom teeth for life-saving dental procedures as part of her current job.
Brooklyn was born in 1997 and will be 26 years old in 2023. Her hometown is Mineola, Texas. She grew up in Texas and completed her formal schooling there. Her Facebook page states that she attended Harmony High School and graduated in the mid-2010s. She then moved to Stillwater, Oklahoma, where she attended Oklahoma State University from 2016-2020. Brooklyn graduated with a Bachelors in Animal Sciences to pursue her dream of becoming a horse trainer.
Brooklyn is a professional barrel racer. She seems to have been in the profession for a number of years. According to Comparably, the average annual wage for a barrel racer in the US is $64,168. Pay varies between $19,910 and $187,200 per year. As a result, Brooklyn must earn in this area as well.
Brooklyn hasn’t revealed her father’s name, but has shared several snaps with her mother, Tobey Clifton Willie, through her social media platforms. She uploaded a sweet photo with two people we assume to be her mom and grandma Debi “Dolly” Clifton as she wishes her parents a Happy Mother’s Day. In the post, she referred to them as the two most important ladies in her life and described herself as beyond measure lucky to have them by her side. She also has a younger sister named Raylee. According to her Instagram account, she is a member of the Department of Animal Sciences at Texas A&M University.
In March 2019, she shared a photo with her pals that almost manifested her place in a future season of The Bachelor. “Preview of the next season of The Bachelor and our first rose ceremony 😉🌹,” she wrote in her caption.
Brooklyn is currently single. Since she has joined The Bachelor, she must search for Mr. Right. However, the Texas native has previously opened up about relationships. In September 2017, she posted several photos of herself enjoying herself with a lovely man. “Happy Birthday to this sweet, caring, goofy, total ‘heart eye’ man of mine,” the Oklahoma graduate wrote alongside the pictures. “I hope your day is as perfect as you are. I love you!” “Proud to be your girlfriend,” the reality show contestant said in another picture, along with a heart emoji. She seemed to be breaking up with the man.
According to her ABC profile, “Brooklyn hasn’t had the easiest path when it comes to her relationship history, so she’s ready for a fresh start with The Bachelor.” Will Zach be the perfect cowboy for this fun-loving cowgirl? Only time will tell.”
While Zach is a virtual stranger to most girls in the upcoming season, Brooklyn is one of four girls who have already met him on The Bachelorette: After the Final Rose. Brianna Thorbourne, Christina Mandrell, Bailey Brown and Catherine “Cat” Wong were among those who appeared in the episode.
On Jan. 18, Reality Steve reported, “Brooklyn pretty much fills that role (villain) in the back half of the season.” . We know she’s coming to Episode #7 and getting eliminated on her 1-on-1 date. But from what I’ve been told she just liked suggesting things that would seem to keep her on TV.
Most seasoned reality TV viewers are aware that certain contestants are subject to the “rogue cut,” while others choose to act in a way that gives them more screen time in order to stay on the show longer. Brooklyn appears to be in the latter camp. No one will know for sure until viewers see the episodes for themselves. Fans will have to wait for the show to air to get the full narration.
Season 27 of The Bachelor begins Monday, January 23 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.