Rachel Recchia: 5 Things To Know About Clayton Echard’s ‘Bachelor’ Contestant

Things went amazing for Rachel Recchia on her fantasy suite date with Clayton Echard on 'The Bachelor,' but a confession during the upcoming March 14 episode is about to tear her apart.

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Clayton Echard told Rachel Recchia he was in love with her during their fantasy suite date on the March 7 episode of The Bachelor. However, what she didn’t know was that he also told Gabby Windey he was falling in love with her, and Susie Evans that he was in love with her on their respective dates, too. Susie learned that Clayton confessed being in love to all three women, and she couldn’t continue on the show. Now, on the March 14 episode, Rachel and Gabby will learn of Clayton’s feelings, too.

Previews for the episode reveal that Gabby and Rachel are also both, understandably, upset by the situation. Rachel can be seen with tears streaming down her face as she processes what Clayton is saying. She also sobs on a flight of stairs with her head in her hands. We’ll have to wait and see how things play out for Rachel and Clayton, but for now, learn more about Rachel below.

1. Rachel Is A Pilot

Rachel Recchia is a certified pilot and works as a flight instructor. She has her private pilot’s license and works as a commercial pilot. Rachel is proud of her profession, and her Instagram name is even “@pilot.rachel.” On her social media page, Rachel often posts photos of herself in the sky from the front seat of a plane. She often flies with her close friend, Nate Bulle, who appears in a lot of her photos.

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Rachel Recchia in her promo shot for ‘The Bachelor.’ (ABC)

2. Rachel Loves To Travel

With a career as a pilot, it only makes sense that Rachel has the travel bug! She has traveled around the world, documenting her trips to places like Italy, Thailand and more on Instagram. In her bio for The Bachelor, she also noted that she’s looking for a man who will want to travel the world with her.

3. What Is Rachel Looking For?

“Rachel is looking for someone who is as playful, passionate and spontaneous as she is,” her bio reveals. “He should be nurturing, empathetic and MUST be respectful in all facts of life — to her, to family and especially to waiters. In the end, Rachel wants to find crazy, insane love that makes sense to no one else but her and her soul mate.”

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Clayton Echard meets Rachel Recchia on ‘The Bachelor.’ (ABC)

4. Rachel Was A College Cheerleader

Rachel attended Ohio University and was on the school’s cheerleading team. Back in 2014 and 2015, she posted various photos of herself on the field and with her cheer teammates on Instagram.

5. Where Does Rachel Live?

Rachel lives in Florida. However, long distance hopefully won’t be a problem for her and Clayton if they end up together — after all, she can fly to him whenever she wants!

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