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‘The Bachelor’ 2022 Winner: Who Does Clayton Decide, Finish Up With on Season 26?

Since he was introduced as the subsequent Bachelor, followers have had one query: Who’s The Bachelor 2022 winner for Clayton Echard’s season and are they engaged and nonetheless collectively?

Clayton Echard, a 28-year-old medical gross sales rep from Columbia, Missouri, was a contestant on The Bachelorette season 18 with Michelle Younger, the place he was eradicated in eighth place. Clayton was introduced because the season 26 Bachelor in November 2021, nevertheless, photographs of him filming The Bachelor leaked in September 2021, a month earlier than Michelle’s Bachelorette season even premiered.

In response to Actuality Steve, a number of contestants from The Bachelorette season 17 with Katie Thurston have been on the quick listing to be the subsequent Bachelor, resembling Greg Grippo and Andrew Spencer, however ABC selected Clayton for his story. “Clayton stood out proper off the bat,” a supply informed Us Weekly on the time. “Producers ended up going with him as a result of they believed he was the very best match for the function. They needed to modify issues up and go along with somebody new and somebody who hasn’t been within the highlight but.” 

In an interview with Good Morning America in November 2021, Clayton confirmed that he discovered love on The Bachelor season 26. “I did discover love, and I used to be a bit of skeptical going into the entire journey however I’m so pleasantly stunned that issues labored out a lot totally different than what I had thought,” he mentioned. “I’m simply so excited to observe it again and have everybody else watch it as nicely.” Clayton additionally informed Good Morning America that got here into The Bachelor with a “guidelines of kinds” however however the ladies stunned him when “they introduced all of that and a lot extra.”

So who’s The Bachelor 2022 winner for Clayton’s season and is he engaged and nonetheless along with the girl who obtained his Last Rose? Learn on for what we find out about The Bachelor 2022 winner to date and who wins season 26. (For extra Bachelor 2022 spoilers, click on right here.)

Who’s The Bachelor 2022 winner?

Picture: ABC/Ricky Middlesworth.

Who’s The Bachelor 2022 winner? Actuality Steve confirmed that the winner of The Bachelor season 26 with Clayton Echard is Susie Evans, a 28-year-old wedding ceremony videographer from Virginia Seashore, Virginia, nevertheless, she rejects Clayton in the long run. In response to Actuality Steve, Susie was eradicated in third place throughout Fantasy Suites after Clayton informed her that he was in love and had intercourse together with his different two finalists—Rachel Recchia, a 25-year-old flight teacher from Clermont, Florida, had the primary, and Gabby Windey, a 30-year-old ICU nurse from Denver, Colorado—and Susie questioned how he could possibly be critical about their relationship when he was intimate with another person. The battle escalates, and Clayton decides to get rid of Susie after she tells him how she doesn’t know if she will keep on the present if he’s in love with different ladies.

On the closing three Rose Ceremony with Rachel and Gabby, Clayton tells each Rachel and Gabby that he’s in love and had intercourse with each of them. Each Rachel and Gabby stroll away and attempt to go away the present, which leads Clayton to beg them to remain. Each Rachel and Gabby agree to remain and Clayton provides them each roses. The finale continues with Gabby and Rachel assembly Clayton’s dad and mom. After Gabby and Rachel’s assembly with Clayton’s dad and mom, Clayton realizes that he nonetheless has emotions for Susie and decides to speak to her. Host Jesse Palmer knocks on Susie’s door and tells her that Clayton desires to speak to her. Susie agrees and she or he and Clayton reunite. Susie then additionally meets Clayton’s dad and mom, after which he decides he desires to decide on her on the Last Rose Ceremony and get rid of Rachel and Gabby. Clayton tells Rachel and Gabby about his resolution individually of their lodge rooms. Rachel was extra unhappy, whereas Gabby was extra offended at Clayton. On the Last Rose Ceremony, Clayton arrives with an engagement ring and a plan to suggest to Susie, however earlier than he can achieve this, Susie tells Clayton that she’s not in love with him and walks away, which forces Clayton to go away The Bachelor single.

Actuality Steve additionally reported that Clayton’s relationships with Rachel and Gabby ended as soon as he eradicated with them, and there’s no hope for them to get again collectively after he was rejected by Susie. “There’s zero probability he’s rekindling something with Gabby or Rachel. They don’t have anything to do with something since they left Iceland,” Actuality Steve wrote. “I don’t assume anybody anticipated it to finish the best way that it did, together with myself, nor did I would like it to be that manner. There was loads of issues that I simply by no means would’ve thought would’ve occurred the best way they did. So everybody can be sort of stunned. I want it might have went some other course, but it surely went the course that it did. Finally, I needed to react accordingly,” Clayton mentioned of how his Bachelor season ended on the Ladies Inform All. 

Although Actuality Steve couldn’t affirm Clayton and Susie’s relationship, he reported that it’s unlikely they’re again collectively. Actuality Steve additionally reported that each Susie and Gabby are frontrunner to be the season 19 Bachelorette, which begins filming in late-March. Of the 2, Actuality Steve believes that Gabby is the extra possible selection.

Actuality Steve’s spoilers come after a Reddit put up by @workingbach13 in December 2021 theorized that the ultimate two have been Susie or Rachel. The put up suspected this as a result of Susie and Rachel each adopted Cary Fetman on Instagram. Cary is the Bachelor franchise’s stylist and costume designer who usually kinds the lead and the final two contestants for the Last Rose Ceremony.

The put up speculated that Susie might’ve gained Clayton’s Bachelor season as a result of she was the primary of the ultimate three Bachelor contestants to return to social media, which has been according to previous Bachelor and Bachelorette winners. Susie’s household and buddies additionally comply with Clayton on Instagram. A fan account has additionally posted an alleged screenshot of Susie commenting coronary heart eye emojis on certainly one of Clayton’s current Instagram photographs, which he appreciated. Susie additionally obtained the Fairly Lady date—a.okay.a. a date the place the lead and the contestant go on a procuring spree—in Vienna, Austria, in week seven, which has been indicative of different Bachelor and Bachelorette winners who’ve had comparable dates, resembling Rachel Kirkconnell from The Bachelor season 25 with Matt James; Hannah Ann Sluss from The Bachelor season 24 with Peter Weber; Becca Kufrin from The Bachelor season 22 with Arie Luyendyk Jr.; and Bryan Abasolo from The Bachelorette season 13 with Rachel Lindsay. Actuality Steve additionally hinted in a tweet in November 2021 that there’s proof that Susie gained Clayton’s Bachelor season. “Do I put up pics of Susie from Clayton’s season out final night time so the next dissection of the pics, freak out, and hypothesis from the followers can start?” he tweeted.

The put up, nevertheless, additionally speculated that Rachel might’ve gained Clayton’s Bachelor season as a result of she returned to social media on the precise time Clayton did. Rachel’s mother additionally adopted Clayton on Instagram however unfollowed him when filming ended. Rachel Clayton additionally each appreciated the identical Instagram photograph of The Bachelor host Jesse Palmer 20 minutes after it was posted, though Rachel doesn’t comply with Jesse on Instagram. Rachel was additionally the one contestant from Clayton’s closing three that loved season 18 Bachelorette Michelle Younger’s first photograph together with her winner, Nayte Olukoya, which Clayton additionally appreciated.

Actuality Steve confirmed in February 2022 that Clayton doesn’t have a conventional ending, there was no finality to his Bachelor season. Actuality Steve additionally reported that Clayton didn’t have a conventional “Last Rose Ceremony” with two ladies, the place he picks out a hoop, one girl arrives and is eradicated and the opposite girl arrives and he proposes to them. Actuality Steve additionally reported that he didn’t have any “Pleased Couple” visits (a.okay.a. when the Bachelor and their winner have a secret weekend collectively) the entire season.

For Clayton’s proposal to Susie, it’s nearly sure that the ring was designed by Neil Lane, a celeb jeweler, who has created engagement rings for The Bachelor, The Bachelorette and Bachelor in Paradise since 2008. In a 2016 interview with Leisure Weekly, former host Chris Harrison revealed that Bachelor Nation {couples} have to remain collectively for a sure period of time, in any other case they should return the free engagement ring to Neil Lane. “There’s some rule, after a sure variety of years, you get to maintain it anyway,” he mentioned. “However after months… it goes again.”

Lane informed StyleCaster in 2016 that he doesn’t know the place the rings go, however that he designs them with the hope that the couple to stays collectively. “I make rings hoping that folks keep collectively eternally, however after they get the ring, I don’t have a say in it, and what occurs after that, I don’t know,” he mentioned. “The place the ring goes, I’ve to say, I don’t actually know. I simply say it goes to ring heaven.”

Who’s Susie from The Bachelor 2022?

Susie E.,

Susie Evans is a 28-year-old wedding ceremony videographer from Virginia Seashore, Virginia. In response to her Linkedin, Susie graduated from Lindenwood College in Saint Charles, Missouri, with a bachelor’s of arts diploma in digital cinema arts with a minor in communications in 2014. After she graduated, Susie labored as a performer for Tokyo Disneyland from 2016 to 2018, the place she carried out in parades, stage exhibits and in improvisational visitor interactions as Disney characters. From 2019 to 2021, Susie labored as a program supervisor at Snow Corporations in Williamsburg, Virginia. She was additionally the 2020 Miss Virginia USA and the 2011 Miss Virginia USA, the identical function that Caelynn Miller-Keyes from The Bachelor season 23 with Colton Underwood held in 2013.

In her Bachelor bio, Susie listed “loyalty” as her “backside line” for a associate. “Susie is a magnificence queen with a ardour for journey. Whether or not it’s transferring to Japan to expertise a brand new tradition or profitable Miss Virginia 2020, Susie likes to defy expectations and is on the lookout for a person who will preserve life fascinating,” her bio reads. “What Susie finds attractive is a considerate man who prioritizes high quality time and creating shared experiences. With Susie, loyalty is the underside line and she or he wants somebody she will belief to her core. Above all, she desires somebody who will at all times be there to assist and encourage her desires regardless of the place these desires take her.”

For her enjoyable details, Susie listed the next:

• Susie would like to be a documentary filmmaker sooner or later.

• Susie hates haunted homes.

• Susie is a Jiu-Jitsu champion.

Who’s Rachel from The Bachelor 2022?

Rachel R.,

Picture: Courtesy of ABC.

Rachel Recchia is a 25-year-old flight teacher from Clermont, Florida. In response to her Instagram @pilot.rachel, Rachel additionally works as a pilot alongside together with her job as a flight teacher. In her Bachelor bio, Rachel described herself as “fearless” and a “hopeless romantic.” “Rachel is a fearless frequent flyer on the lookout for a person who will journey the world together with her,” her bio learn. “After just lately incomes her personal pilot license, the long run is nothing however sunny skies forward for Rachel and now she is hoping to discover a co-pilot that matches her sense of journey. As a hopeless romantic, Rachel is on the lookout for somebody who’s as playful, passionate and spontaneous as she is. He must be nurturing, empathetic and MUST be respectful in all sides of life – to her, to household, and particularly to waiters. In the long run, Rachel desires to seek out loopy, insane love that is smart to nobody else however her and her soul mate.”

For her enjoyable details, Rachel listed the next.

• Rachel might stay off of Flaming Sizzling Cheetos.

• Rachel can’t wait to learn the Harry Potter sequence together with her youngsters sooner or later.

• Rachel as soon as organized a flash mob in highschool.

Who’s Gabby from The Bachelor 2022?

Gabby W.,

Picture: Courtesy of ABC.

Gabby Windey is a 30-year-old ICU Nurse from Denver, Colorado. She’s from O’Fallon, Illinois, however lives in Denver, Colorado. Her Instagram deal with is @gabriela.windey. In her Bachelor bio, Gabby described her dream man as somebody who has a “quiet confidence.” “Gabby is way more than meets the attention. Not solely is she lovely, however she additionally has loads of substance, emotional depth and a wealth of lived experiences,” her bio learn. “Gabby is on the lookout for a person with quiet confidence. She doesn’t have a bodily kind however says that if he doesn’t have a persona, then it’s a tough cross. Her splendid man will problem her, talk his emotions and work onerous to equally carry the burden of the connection.”

Her bio continued, “The one nonnegotiable for Gabby? No matter man captures Gabby’s coronary heart should even have room of their life for her four-legged buddy as a result of she and her goldendoodle Leonardo are a bundle deal. Whereas Gabby would like to discover a man, she isn’t the kind to lose herself in a relationship. She’s hoping to discover a man who will love her for the impartial girl she is.”

For her enjoyable details, Gabby listed the next:

• Gabby is fearful of humpback whales however would like to see one in particular person from a secure distance.

• Gabby loves to write down playing cards.

• Stomping grapes in Italy is on the high of Gabby’s bucket listing.

Clayton additionally isn’t Gabby’s first Bachelor Nation relationship. Gabby is the ex-girlfriend of each Dean Unglert from The Bachelorette season 13 with Rachel Lindsay and Blake Horstmann from The Bachelorette season 14 with Becca Kufrin. Dean, who additionally starred on Bachelor in Paradise season 5 and 6, confirmed the connection on an episode of his “Assist! I Suck at Relationship” podcast in October 2021. “She was, like, one of many principal exes. She was my girlfriend from school,” he mentioned. “Producers known as me and have been like, ‘Hey, we’re considering of casting this particular person — what do you consider her? We all know that you just dated 10 years in the past.’ And I used to be like, ‘Oh, she’s nice. If she will get chosen for the present, she’ll both win the present or she’ll be the subsequent Bachelorette.’ And I firmly consider that.”

Blake, who was additionally on Bachelor in Paradise season 6, additionally confirmed that he dated Gabby for a “couple months” on an episode of the “Behind the Rose” podcast in October 2021. “We like the identical women, man. I didn’t know Dean till clearly, like, 2018, however Gabby was buddy of certainly one of my superb buddies from school, they have been roommates,” he mentioned. “I met Gabby lengthy earlier than I used to be on The Bachelorette, like, I wish to say possibly 2015 or 2016. We frolicked for a bit of bit, so I do know her very nicely. And Dean, I don’t know the way it got here up, however one time, me and Dean have been sitting there — I feel we have been in Buffalo, and he talked about Gabby — and I used to be like, ‘How have you learnt Gabby?’ And he was like, ‘Dude, she was, like, my lady in school, , we have been in love and blah blah.’”

He continued, “She’s enjoyable. She has a really outgoing persona, very loud, like, when she walks right into a room, she’s in a room. You by no means know if the lead goes to be into one thing like that. You by no means know in the event that they just like the extra shy, quiet kind or they just like the loud, outgoing kind, however she’s positively very loud, very outgoing, she has loads of buddies. So if Clayton’s into that, I see her getting hometowns, for certain. She’s a phenomenal girl. … They’re gonna have the soccer participant, cheerleader story line.”

In an interview on the “Speaking It Out With Bachelor Nation” podcast in January 2022, Gabby claimed that she and Blake “frolicked for a bit of” however weren’t ever in an official relationship. “Blake and I had mutual buddies,” Gabby mentioned, noting that they met after she graduated from school in 2014. “We by no means really went on a date. There was no drinks paid for. No dinner paid for. [Blake’s] saying we dated… He’s positively buddies of buddies. You already know, we had hung out collectively and stuff however positively no, like, official relationship, like, no actually sort of formal, no exclusivity and once more, it was a very very long time in the past.”

She known as Dean, nevertheless, certainly one of her “first loves.” “It was simply so way back,” she mentioned. “It’s a distant previous from my expertise on ‘The Bachelor’ and , Clayton [Echard] and I’s story, it’s very a lot its personal factor. I’m at all times actually grateful that it was to date up to now, so I might focus extra on Clayton and sort of separate [that].”

Who’s The Bachelor 2022, Clayton Echard? 

Clayton Echard,

Picture: ABC/John Fleenor.

In case you didn’t know: Clayton Echard is The Bachelor 2022. Clayton, a 28-year-old medical gross sales rep from Columbia, Missouri, was a contestant on The Bachelorette season 18 with Michelle Younger. He was eradicated in week six in eighth place. He was despatched house after a One-on-One date with Michelle, who informed him that there’s “one thing lacking” between them. “I simply wish to discover love so badly,” he mentioned in a confessional interview after his elimination. “And have a household. And begin that chapter of my life. I would like it greater than anything. I’ll do no matter it takes to get there. No matter it takes.” After his elimination, Clayton obtained a letter from Michelle’s pupil, who cheers him on. “This simply exhibits me I would like youngsters sooner or later,” Clayton mentioned as he learn the letter. The episode additionally exhibits a producer asking the coed what must be subsequent for Clayton, to which the coed says, “He’ll be the subsequent Bachelor.”

So who’s The Bachelor 2022, Clayton Echard? In response to his Linkedin, Clayton graduated from the College of Missouri, Columbia, in 2015 with a bachelor’s diploma in well being professions and associated scientific sciences. He’s additionally set to earn a Grasp of Enterprise Administration in well being and healthcare from Southeast Missouri State College in 2023. Clayton has labored a gross sales consultant at Stryker, a medical units firm, since January 2018. He was employed in 2016 as a gross sales affiliate.

Whereas on the College of Missouri, Clayton was a division 1 collegiate athlete for the college’s soccer group, the Missouri Tigers. After commencement, he was an expert NFL participant for the Seattle Seahawks from August to September 2016. “After outperforming 4 different tight ends on a tryout foundation with the Seattle Seahawks, I signed on as a free agent. Whereas there, I practiced every day with the group and performed in 4 preseason video games. I made it previous the primary spherical of cuts, nevertheless, I used to be not in a position to make the ultimate roster. Nonetheless, it was a singular expertise that I used to be blessed to be part of,” Clayton’s Linkedin reads. In response to his Instagram, @claytonechard, Clayton can also be a former freestyle rapper and refers to himself as a “washed-up athlete.” He confirmed that his present trade remains to be orthopaedic gross sales.

In his bio for Michelle’s Bachelorette season, Clayton described his “excellent girl” as somebody who’s “humorous, impartial, clever and athletic sufficient to hitch him on the fitness center for a exercise.” “Clayton is a Missouri thoroughbred who has all of it – attractiveness, a fantastic job and an exquisite household,” his bio learn. “The one factor lacking is the right girl with whom to share his life. His dream girl is humorous, impartial, clever and athletic sufficient to hitch him on the fitness center for a exercise. He desires to seek out one thing actually particular and is keen to place within the onerous work to seek out love that can final eternally. Clayton is so excited to fulfill Michelle and loves that she has a ardour for her profession. His mother is a instructor similar to Michelle, and he finds it spectacular that she’s made this journey work with out having to take time away from her college students. Clayton actually believes that Michelle could possibly be the right match for him. Will they hit it off?”

For his enjoyable details, Clayton listed the next:

– Clayton had a mohawk in school.

– Clayton’s rapping alter ego is called Clay-Doh.

– Clayton would like to personal a number of gyms

The Bachelor airs on Mondays at 8 p.m. on ABC and is on the market to stream on Hulu. Right here’s tips on how to watch it free of charge.

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To get extra of an inside scoop, take a look at Los Angeles Occasions author Amy Kaufman’s e-book, Bachelor Nation: Contained in the World of America’s Favourite Responsible Pleasure, for a deep dive into the Bachelor franchise. The e-book uncovers the secrets and techniques of Bachelor Nation, from how a lot the Bachelor and the Bachelorette are paid to the principles contestants should comply with, that producers don’t need followers to know. It’s a must-read for any Bachelor Nation member.

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