It seems everyone has figured out who the new Bachelor for the 2022 season will be before the official announcement from ABC. So, now that his identity has been figured out, everyone will be dying to know more about this hottie set to hand out roses in the upcoming season. Fans were expecting someone from Katie Thurston’s season of The Bachelorette to be named the lead. In a huge twist, the production staff decided to go with a man from Michelle Young’s season. Of course, since her season doesn’t air until October 19, fans have no clue who Clayton Echard is. So, here are some details to help fans get to know the new star of The Bachelor.
Who is Clayton Echard?
Clayton Echard is 28 years old and from Eureka, Missouri. According to his LinkedIn account, Clayton is a Full-Line Sales Representative with Stryker Orthopaedics. He said he loves working in such a challenging and rewarding career.
Clayton also revealed things about his personal life. He said, “When I am not spending time in the OR, working on my MBA and/or working out, I enjoy hiking and biking on the nature trails around the Columbia area. I make it my duty to emphasize living a healthy lifestyle, therefore I exercise daily and am in the process of learning to cook healthy meals that also surprisingly have flavor!”
He concluded saying, “También, me gusta practicar español en mi tiempo libre porque quiero poder hablar dos lenguas!” For those who do not speak Spanish it means he enjoys practing Spanish in his free time because he wants to speak two languages.
Clayton also played football in college at the University of Missouri at Columbia. Following that he played for two months in 2016 with the Seattle seahawks.
His profile also says he has volunteered in the past at a Veteran’s hospital as well as a Christian Children’s Home. He also volunteered at Big Brother and Big Sisters of America.
Other things about Clayton
According to other reports, Clayton is also very much a family man. He has numerous posts on social media with his family. He also obviously loves being outdoors.
Plus, the community of Eureka, Missouri is supporting their new star. They shared a picture on Facebook with a huge banner wishing Clayton luck finding love.
Eureka, Missouri just losing their mind over Clayton Echard being the next “Bachelor.” pic.twitter.com/P9IKdwW2ps
— RealitySteve (@RealitySteve) September 16, 2021
After pictures surfaced that Clayton was filming in Eureka, Reality Steve confirmed they were filming more today at his old high school.
(UPDATE): It is official. Clayton Echard is the next Bachelor. He is from Michelle’s season. So he’ll be 3 weeks into filming his season before you ever see him on your screen. They will be filming at Eureka HS tmrw – his old high school – for more intro package footage. pic.twitter.com/HkUF6HbGZ7
— RealitySteve (@RealitySteve) September 15, 2021
Fans can’t wait to meet his man who won over producers over all the other candidates.
Stay tuned for more updates.
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