Bachelor Zach Shallcross Says He Was As soon as Despatched to AA as ‘Punishment’ for Consuming Beer in Excessive College

THE BACHELOR - “2701” – Zach’s Journey to find love begins! Thirty hopeful women arrive at the mansion looking for love and to make a lasting first impression with our newest leading man. The pressure is on and despite their best efforts, not all will come up roses on this first evening like no other on “The Bachelor,” premiering MONDAY, JAN. 23 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EST), on ABC.

THE BACHELOR – “2701” – Zach’s Journey to seek out love begins! Thirty hopeful girls arrive on the mansion on the lookout for love and to make an enduring first impression with our latest main man. The stress is on and regardless of their greatest efforts, not all will come up roses on this primary night like no different on “The Bachelor,” premiering MONDAY, JAN. 23 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EST), on ABC.

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Zach Shallcross is wanting again on his teenage years — and one notably “ridiculous” second he skilled in highschool.

Shallcross — who was chosen to steer the twenty seventh season of The Bachelor, which premiered on Monday — appeared on the most recent episode of The Ben and Ashley I Almost Famous Podcast, the place he shared extra about himself and his upbringing.

“My mother and father mentioned I used to be truly a reasonably simple child to lift,” the 26-year-old defined to hosts Ben Higgins and Ashley Iaconetti, noting that he was such a superb child rising up that he would “largely rat” himself out if he ever did something mistaken.

Nonetheless, the one time he did not rat himself out, Shallcross mentioned he acquired in a lot bother that his punishment included going to Alcoholics Nameless conferences.

“It wasn’t till highschool that I used to be at a celebration and one of many youngsters determined to take an image of our beer pyramid and ship it to our math trainer,” the Bachelor star recalled. “Clearly, an incredible thought.”

New Bachelor Zach Shallcross Stars in First Behind-the-Scenes Promo for Season 27

New Bachelor Zach Shallcross Stars in First Behind-the-Scenes Promo for Season 27

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Shallcross, who was attending a Catholic highschool on the time, mentioned he had already accepted a soccer scholarship to play Division I soccer at California Polytechnic State College, and was about to graduate when the picture was despatched.

“I used to be like, ‘Dude, why the hell did you ship it to the trainer?’ And he is like, ‘Don’t fret, he is one of many cool ones,'” recalled Shallcross. “That subsequent day, I used to be introduced into the president and the principal’s workplace for a dialog.”

“The punishment ended up being, since I had just a few beers at a celebration, I needed to go to some AA conferences,” he continued. “I needed to meet with a priest weekly and I had my very own supervisor following me round college to ensure I would not depart campus to go, I suppose, get a drink. And I am like, ‘Guys, I am like, 17, take a break.'”

“It was ridiculous. So I went to AA just a few instances as a child,” he added.



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Schallcross’ new journey to seek out love on The Bachelor comes after his whirlwind relationship with Rachel Recchia, the place his seemingly candy romance took a sudden flip for the more serious after The Bachelorette‘s Fantasy Suite episode.

After being tapped as the brand new Bachelor, Shallcross gave PEOPLE a glimpse of what followers can anticipate of his second try at discovering love.

“It may not be probably the most dramatic season, but it surely’s the most emotional season that they’ve ever had,” revealed Shallcross. “However that is to not say that this season is not going to have some drama. There is no scarcity of drama.”

Followers acquired a style of that drama during Monday night’s premiere when Shallcross sent one woman home earlier than the primary rose ceremony as a consequence of their lack of chemistry. His determination resulted in her crying and declaring that she was “heartbroken.”

Regardless of that, Zach stood by his determination. “She’s not my individual,” he advised the cameras. “I am not doing any favors by retaining her round.”

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The Bachelor airs Mondays at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

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