Charity Lawson: 5 Things To Know About New Star Of ‘The Bachelorette’

After her elimination on the March 13 episode of 'The Bachelor,' Charity Lawson was announced as the lead for season 20 of 'The Bachelorette.'

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  • Charity Lawson will star on season 20 of ‘The Bachelorette,’ which is set to air this summer.
  • Charity was previously on season 27 of ‘The Bachelor’ with Zach Shallcross, where she made it to hometown dates.
  • Charity works as a child and family therapist in Alabama and is 27 years old.

We officially have our new star of The Bachelorette, and it’s season 27 The Bachelor contestant, Charity Lawson! Host Jesse Palmer announced that Charity would be the next Bachelorette after she filmed the Women Tell All special in February. The footage aired on March 14, one day after Charity was eliminated by Zach Shallcross on The Bachelor.

Charity, who is 27 years old, was in shock when Jesse told her the exciting news. He tricked her into playing a game of “this or that,” claiming that it was being filmed for The Bachelor’s social media. However, when he got to the question “Bachelorette or Bachelor in Paradise?”, he made the big reveal. Now, Charity will begin her journey for love in hopes of finding her dream man! Learn more about her below.

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Charity Lawson on ‘Women Tell All.’ (ABC)

1. What Happened To Charity On ‘The Bachelor’?

Charity was a contestant on season 27 of The Bachelor. She formed a connection with Zach, even receiving his group date rose in week 3. Charity was set to have her one-on-one date during week 5 in London. However, that was the week when Zach tested positive for COVID-19, and since he was quarantining in his hotel room, Charity’s date was cancelled. However, Zach gave her the very next one-on-one date when the group went to Estonia in week 6. They continued to hit it off, and Zach gave her a rose.

Charity then made it to hometown dates, which meant she got to take Zach home to meet her family. During this date, she even admitted that she was “falling in love” with Zach, and she told him so at the end of the night. Unfortunately. Zach’s connections with the other three women — Ariel Frenkel, Gabi Elnicki and Kaity Biggar — were stronger. He sent Charity home in tears. However, on Women Tell All, she got the closure that she needed from Zach and was able to move on toward her journey as the Bachelorette.

2. What Is Charity’s Job?

Charity works as a Child and Family therapist in Auburn, Alabama. Her official job title is Child Advocacy Center Therapist, according to LinkedIn. She works at Tri-County CAC and has held the position since July 2021. “Charity is a mental health therapist and is extremely passionate about helping people live their best lives,” her ABC bio reveals.

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Charity on ‘The Bachelor’. (ABC)

3. Where Did Charity Go To School?

Charity attended Auburn University and graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Rehabilitation and Disability in 2018. She then received her Master of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Auburn in May 2022. Charity celebrated her Masters Degree with an Instagram post on May 31, 2022, writing, “POV: I Just passed boards and we are celebrating with the legendary pb pie at Acre. I’m going to be counselor!”

4. Where Is Charity From?

Although Charity went to school in Alabama, she is a Georgia girl! Her hometown is Columbus, Georgia, according to her bio page. “The Georgia beauty takes her name as a call to love and care for people and has built her life on that purpose,” Charity’s ABC bio reveals. During her hometown date, Charity took Zach home to Georgia to meet her family.

5. Charity Was Cheated On In Her Previous Relationship

During her time with Zach on The Bachelor, Charity opened up about dealing with infidelity in her last relationship. She said the relationship was “emotionally abusive,” and took a great toll on her. Now, Charity knows exactly what she’s looking for in a partner. “Charity hopes that her future husband is honest, loyal and shares similar morals,” Charity’s ABC bio reads. She also “wants to move to Disney World one day,” so hopefully her dream man is on the same page about that!

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