Here’s How Far Elizabeth Makes It on ‘The Bachelor’ After Her Drama With Shanae

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After her fight with Shanae, fans want to know more about Elizabeth from The Bachelor 2022 and how far she makes as one of the main sources of drama this season.

Elizabeth was one of 30 contestants on The Bachelor season 26 with Clayton Echard. Clayton, a 28-year-old medical sales rep from Columbia, Missouri, was a contestant on The Bachelorette season 18 with Michelle Young, where he was eliminated in eighth place. Clayton was announced as the season 26 Bachelor in November 2021, however, photos of him filming The Bachelor leaked in September 2021, a month before Michelle’s Bachelorette season even premiered.

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According to Reality Steve, several contestants from The Bachelorette season 17 with Katie Thurston were on the short list to be the next Bachelor, such as Greg Grippo and Andrew Spencer, but ABC chose Clayton for his story. “Clayton stood out right off the bat,” a source told Us Weekly at the time. “Producers ended up going with him because they believed he was the best fit for the role. They wanted to switch things up and go with someone new and someone who hasn’t been in the spotlight yet.”



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In an interview with Good Morning America in November 2021, Clayton confirmed that he found love on The Bachelor season 26. “I did find love, and I was a little skeptical going into the whole journey but I’m so pleasantly surprised that things worked out much different than what I had thought,” he said. “I’m just so excited to watch it back and have everyone else watch it as well.” Clayton also told Good Morning America that came into The Bachelor with a “checklist of sorts” but but the women surprised him when “they brought all of that and so much more.”

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So what happens to Elizabeth on The Bachelor 2022 and how does her fight with Shanae affect her relationship with Clayton? Read on for what we know about how far Elizabeth will make it on The Bachelor. (For more Bachelor 2022 spoilers, click here.)

Who is Elizabeth from The Bachelor 2022?

Elizabeth, "The Bachelor" 2022
Elizabeth, "The Bachelor" 2022

Who is Elizabeth Corrigan from The Bachelor 2022? Elizabeth is a 32-year-old from Highlands Ranch, Colorado but lives in Denver, Colorado. Her Instagram handle is is @ecorrigan5280. “moonlighting pep-talker,” her Instagram bio reads. When she was announced as part of The Bachelor season 26 cast, Elizabeth posted a photo of her headshot from the show with the caption: “Every once in awhile if you listen close… life offers you a brand new type of magic.” On premiere day, she posted a photo of her and Clayton from Night One with the caption:”It’s hard to describe how much this picture means to me. 1930 Chicago. One Gustaf Munson from Sweden and one Camille Bouffard from Switzerland found each other and fell serendipitously in love against all the odds. That’s why I’m here 🌹Family over everything.”

In her Bachelor bio, Elizabeth talked about how she wants to live life to the “fullest” and wants a partner who does the same. “For Elizabeth, life is about experiences and living life to the fullest, so she needs a man who won’t dull her light in any way,” her bio reads. “Elizabeth loves wine tasting, travel and self-admittedly has a taste for the finer things in life, so she wants a man who will keep life fun and be boujee by her side. She’s very invested in her career and wants a man who appreciates her professional tenacity and grit while also having those same characteristics himself. When Elizabeth is really into someone, she gets the giggles; and Clayton, look out because she is ready to laugh!”

For her fun facts, Elizabeth listed the following:

• Elizabeth speaks a dozen languages.

• Elizabeth says petting cute dogs makes her happy.

• Tattoos are not Elizabeth’s thing.

What is Elizabeth’s job?

What is Elizabeth’s job? Elizabeth lists her job on The Bachelor as a “Real Estate Advisor.” According to her Linkedin, Elizabeth works as a Real Estate Agent at Your Castle Real Estate in Denver, which she started at in January 2022. Before that, Elizabeth worked as a Real Estate Agent at Thrive Real Estate Group in Denver from March 2021 to January 2022. She was also a Private Client Banker at JP Morgan Chase & Co. from January 2017 to March 2021, and worked in various positions at Wells Fargo from June 2014 to December 2016. She graduated from the University of Montana in 2013 with degrees in psychology and French. She also attended the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2012.

What happens to Elizabeth on The Bachelor 2022?

So what happens to Elizabeth on The Bachelor 2022? Elizabeth was eliminated at the third Rose Ceremony, along with Kira Mengistu and Melina Nasab. The elimination came after Elizabeth and Shanae Ankney, a 29-year-old recruiter from Sycamore, Ohio, and the villain of Clayton’s Bachelor season, got into a fight after the other contestants talked about how Shanae wasn’t well liked in the cast. Shanae was eliminated in week five—two weeks after Elizabeth—after a Two-on-One date with Genevieve Parisi, where Clayton gave Genevieve a rose and Shanae was sent home.

SPOILER: Who is The Bachelor 2022 winner?

Susie, Rachel, "The Bachelor" 2022
Susie, Rachel, "The Bachelor" 2022

Who is The Bachelor 2022 winner? The winner for The Bachelor season 26 with Clayton Echard hasn’t been confirmed yet, but Reality Steve reports that the final three are Susie Evans, a 28-year-old wedding videographer from Virginia Beach, Virginia; Rachel Recchia, a 25-year-old flight instructor from Clermont, Florida; and Gabby Windey, a 30-year-old ICU nurse from Denver, Colorado. A Reddit post by @workingbach13 in December 2021 theorized that the winner was either Susie or Rachel because they both followed Cary Fetman on Instagram. Cary is the Bachelor franchise’s stylist and costume designer who often styles the lead and the last two contestants for the Final Rose Ceremony.

The post speculated that Susie could’ve won Clayton’s Bachelor season because she was the first of the final three Bachelor contestants to return to social media, which has been consistent with past Bachelor and Bachelorette winners. Susie’s family and friends also follow Clayton on Instagram. A fan account has also posted an alleged screenshot of Susie commenting heart eye emojis on one of Clayton’s recent Instagram photos, which he liked. Susie also received the Pretty Woman date—a.k.a. a date where the lead and the contestant go on a shopping spree—in Vienna, Austria, in week seven, which has been indicative of other Bachelor and Bachelorette winners who have had similar dates, such as 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. Reality Steve also hinted in a tweet in November 2021 that there’s evidence that Susie won Clayton’s Bachelor season. “Do I post pics of Susie from Clayton’s season out last night so the subsequent dissection of the pics, freak out, and speculation from the fans can commence?” he tweeted.

The post, however, also speculated that Rachel could’ve won Clayton’s Bachelor season because she returned to social media at the exact time Clayton did. Rachel’s mom also followed Clayton on Instagram but unfollowed him when filming ended. Rachel Clayton also both liked the same Instagram photo of The Bachelor host Jesse Palmer 20 minutes after it was posted, even though Rachel doesn’t follow Jesse on Instagram. Rachel was also the only contestant from Clayton’s final three that liked season 18 Bachelorette Michelle Young’s first photo with her winner, Nayte Olukoya, which Clayton also liked.

It hasn’t been confirmed whether Clayton and his Bachelor winner are engaged, but if he did propose, it’s almost certain that the ring was designed by Neil Lane, a celebrity jeweler, who has created engagement rings for The Bachelor, The Bachelorette and Bachelor in Paradise since 2008. In a 2016 interview with Entertainment Weekly, former host Chris Harrison revealed that Bachelor Nation couples have to stay together for a certain amount of time, otherwise they have to return the free engagement ring to Neil Lane. “There’s some rule, after a certain number of years, you get to keep it anyway,” he said. “But after months… it goes back.”

Lane told StyleCaster in 2016 that he doesn’t know where the rings go, but that he designs them with the hope that the couple to stays together. “I make rings hoping that people stay together forever, but after they get the ring, I don’t have a say in it, and what happens after that, I don’t know,” he said. “Where the ring goes, I have to say, I don’t really know. I just say it goes to ring heaven.”

Who is The Bachelor 2022, Clayton Echard?

Clayton Echard, "The Bachelor" 2022
Clayton Echard, "The Bachelor" 2022

In case you didn’t know: Clayton Echard is The Bachelor 2022. Clayton, a 28-year-old medical sales rep from Columbia, Missouri, was a contestant on The Bachelorette season 18 with Michelle Young. He was eliminated in week six in eighth place. He was sent home after a One-on-One date with Michelle, who told him that there’s “something missing” between them. “I just want to find love so badly,” he said in a confessional interview after his elimination. “And have a family. And start that chapter of my life. I want it more than anything else. I’ll do whatever it takes to get there. Whatever it takes.” After his elimination, Clayton received a letter from Michelle’s student, who cheers him on. “This just shows me I want kids one day,” Clayton said as he read the letter. The episode also shows a producer asking the student what should be next for Clayton, to which the student says, “He’ll be the next Bachelor.”

So who is The Bachelor 2022, Clayton Echard? According to his Linkedin, Clayton graduated from the University of Missouri, Columbia, in 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in health professions and related clinical sciences. He’s also set to earn a Master of Business Administration in health and healthcare from Southeast Missouri State University in 2023. Clayton has worked a sales representative at Stryker, a medical devices company, since January 2018. He was hired in 2016 as a sales associate.

While at the University of Missouri, Clayton was a division 1 collegiate athlete for the university’s football team, the Missouri Tigers. After graduation, he was a professional NFL player for the Seattle Seahawks from August to September 2016. “After outperforming 4 other tight ends on a tryout basis with the Seattle Seahawks, I signed on as a free agent. While there, I practiced daily with the team and played in 4 preseason games. I made it past the first round of cuts, however, I was not able to make the final roster. Nonetheless, it was a unique experience that I was blessed to be a part of,” Clayton’s Linkedin reads. According to his Instagram, @claytonechard, Clayton is also a former freestyle rapper and refers to himself as a “washed-up athlete.” He confirmed that his current industry is still orthopaedic sales.

In his bio for Michelle’s Bachelorette season, Clayton described his “perfect woman” as someone who is “funny, independent, intelligent and athletic enough to join him at the gym for a workout.” “Clayton is a Missouri thoroughbred who has it all – good looks, a great job and a wonderful family,” his bio read. “The only thing missing is the perfect woman with whom to share his life. His dream woman is funny, independent, intelligent and athletic enough to join him at the gym for a workout. He wants to find something truly special and is willing to put in the hard work to find love that will last forever. Clayton is so excited to meet Michelle and loves that she has a passion for her career. His mom is a teacher just like Michelle, and he finds it impressive that she’s made this journey work without having to take time away from her students. Clayton truly believes that Michelle could be the perfect match for him. Will they hit it off?”

For his fun facts, Clayton listed the following:

– Clayton had a mohawk in college.

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

– Clayton would love to own multiple gyms

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