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Zach Shallcross: 5 Things To Know About Rachel’s ‘Bachelorette’ Contestant



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Zach Shallcross and Rachel Recchia have had an intense connection for weeks on The Bachelorette. Zach was the only guy to get two one-on-one dates with Rachel before hometowns, and he made her final 3 after introducing her to his family. On the show’s Sept. 6 episode, Zach will get more one-on-one time with Rachel, leading up to the potential for them to spend the night together in the fantasy suite.

Rachel has already had successful fantasy suite dates with Aven Jones and Tino Franco. Despite a tough run with Tino’s family, Rachel’s confidence in their relationship was reassured on the Sept. 5 episode, and she told him she was in love with him. She also told Aven she was “falling for” him, too. Meanwhile, previews for Zach’s date reveal that he is “blindsided” by something that happens. Ahead of the one-on-one, learn more about Zach below.

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Zach Shallcross’ cast photo for ‘The Bachelorette.’ (ABC)

What Does Zach Do?

Zach works as a technology sales executive at Oracle in Texas. “My role consists of strategically helping businesses in Houston enhance, extend and leverage their current software, platform, and infrastructure while educating them on what Oracle’s portfolio has to offer,” his LinkedIn says. He’s been with the company since Aug. 2019, starting as a consultant and working his way up to a Senior Account Executive.

Where Did Zach Go To College?

Zach attended California Polytechnic State University. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing in 2019.

Zach Played College Football

In addition to studying at Cal Poly, Zach was on the school’s Division I football team for five years. He started as a Red Shirt in 2014 before debuting on the team during the 2015 season, where he played six games. Zach primarily played Right Tackle on the offensive line.

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Zach and Rachel during a cocktail party. (ABC)

What Is Zach Looking For In A Partner?

“Zach’s perfect woman is compassionate, kind and ready for romance because Zach is excited to lay it on thick,” his ABC bio reads. “He loves to plan thoughtful surprises and nothing makes him happier than seeing the look of excitement on his partner’s face when his meaningful gifts are appreciated. Zach is serious about finding a love that will lead to marriage.”

Zach Has A Famous Uncle

Zach’s uncle is Patrick Warburtonwho played David Puddy on Seinfeld. He also has a number of other acting credits. Patrick was one of the family members at Zach’s hometown date, and fans were shocked when they recognized him as the actor. Patrick is Zach’s mother’s brother.

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