America, meet your new Bachelorette: Charity Lawson.
The 27-year-old child and family therapist from Columbus, Georgia, was announced Tuesday as the star of season 20 of ABC’s “The Bachelorette.” Her journey to find true love will air on ABC this summer, according to a press release from the network.
Lawson competed for zach shalcross‘ Dil on “The Bachelor” season 27, eventually making it to the current Bachelor’s final four.
Shallcross eliminated Lawson during the March 13 episode, after visiting his family during a trip to his hometown, in one of the most emotional moments in Bachelor Nation history.
“I hope you know from my heart, that this is the most difficult decision I’ve ever had to make,” Shallcross said after not receiving her rose. “I’ve been sick to my stomach all day.”
She then told Lawson that he was “probably making the wrong decision,” to which he replied, “No. Don’t say that.”
“I took a big risk, obviously, coming out here and putting my heart on the line,” she said. “And I knew from the first night, the moment you spoke and the moment I knew it was you, I knew this experience was going to be something incredible. It’s definitely bittersweet.”
“I know you don’t want to hear this from me, but you deserve all the love, and I can’t give it to you,” Shallcross told her. “I’m grateful to have known you.”
Later, while escorting him out, Lawson told the cameras that Shallcross’s decision “makes no sense.”
“Sometimes life goes on like that, and it sucks,” she said. “But it just means I’m one step closer to finding who I need to be with.”
‘The Bachelorette’ season 20 starring Charity Lawson originally appeared goodmorningamerica.com