The Bachelorette season 19 will be an unprecedented season of television. Rachel Recchia, 26, and Gabby Windey, 31, are both the Bachelorettes of the new season, which premieres July 11 on ABC. These ladies will be supporting each other on their road to finding that special someone and will not be competing against each other.
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.
2. 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.
3. She grew up in Chicago.
Rachel currently lives in Clermont, Florida, but she was born in Chicago. “Fun fact, I was born and raised in Chicago and only moved to Florida when I was a teenager #chicagoforever #gocubsgo,” she wrote on Instagram.
4. Rachel knows what she wants in a soulmate.
“Rachel is looking for someone who is as playful, passionate and spontaneous as she is,” her bio revealed. “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.”
5. Rachel is thrilled to have Gabby by her side.
Rachel and Gabby will be supporting each other throughout their journeys to find everlasting love. For these best friends, getting the chance to do this together is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. “We couldn’t be more excited to have each other on this journey to find love,” Rachel gushed on Instagram in March 2022.