After a heartbreaking departure from Gabby and Rachel’s season of The Bachelorette, Zach Shallcross’ journey to find love will continue when he steps in as leading man for the upcoming 27th season of The Bachelor. Following an emotional realization about his future with Rachel, Shallcross made the difficult decision to end his journey on The Bachelorette. An endearing 26-year-old tech executive from Anaheim Hills, California, Shallcross stole Bachelor Nation’s heart with his quiet charm, wit, and openness to finding lasting love. A family man at heart, Shallcross splits time between Texas and Orange County, and with the Bachelor mansion not too far away, Shallcross is eager to begin his journey back home in Southern California. The charismatic California native will begin handing out roses when the new season premieres.