United States, meet your new bachelorette party: Charity Lawson.
The 27-year-old child and family therapist from Columbus, Georgia, was announced as the star of season 20 of ABC’s “The Bachelorette” on Tuesday. According to a press release from the network, her journey to find true love will air this summer on ABC.
Lawson competed for the heart of Zach Shallcross on season 27 of “The Bachelor,” eventually making it to the Bachelor’s final four.
Shallcross eliminated Lawson during the March 13 episode, after meeting his family during their visit 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 hardest decision I’ve ever had to make,” Shallcross told her after she didn’t receive a rose. “I’ve been sick to my stomach all day.”
He then told Lawson that “I might be making the wrong decision,” to which she replied, “No. Don’t say that.”
“I took a big risk, obviously, coming here and putting my heart on the line,” he 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 bittersweet, for sure.”
“I know you don’t want to hear this from me, but you deserve all the love and I couldn’t give it to you,” Shallcross told him. “I’m grateful to meet you.”
Later, while leaving, Lawson told cameras that Shallcross’s decision “doesn’t make sense.”
“Sometimes that’s just the way life goes, and it sucks,” he 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 on goodmorningamerica.com