Clare Crawley

Age: 38
Hometown: Sacramento, CA

If you’ve been watching The Bachelor franchise for awhile, Clare’s name should sound pretty familiar to you. Clare Crawley is a Bachelor veteran, first appearing on Juan Pablo’s season of The Bachelor in 2014. She famously stood up to Juan Pablo during the finale of his season, making Bachelor history and showing what a strong woman she is.

Clare later appeared on seasons 1 and 2 of Bachelor in Paradise, but didn’t find love. When leaving season 2, she announced her retirement from The Bachelor franchise, but to our surprise, Clare returned for the first season of The Bachelor Winter Games. There, she left alone, but before her departure, coupled up with Benoit Beauséjour-Savard. When the finale of Winter Games aired, Benoit proposed to Clare and she happily accepted, though the pair split just a couple months later.

Since her appearance on Winter Games, she’s flown under the radar and continued to live her life as a hairstylist in Sacramento, CA with her beloved dogs. We’re excited to see a mature, poised Bachelorette this season, and Clare is going to be the oldest of The Bachelorettes to date. We’re hoping her suitors step it up this season.

Season 16 of The Bachelorette premieres on Monday, May 18th, and we can’t wait to see her love story unfold.