A preview for the Feb. 14 episode of The Bachelor shows Clayton Echard questioning his relationship with Sarah Hamrick. Sarah is the youngest contestant on the show this season, but Clayton is still falling for her. Sarah got a one-on-one date earlier this season, but now, Clayton is beginning to wonder if she’s ready to settle down.
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“Last night Mara told me that I’m focusing on women that are not ready for what it is I am looking for,” Clayton says in the preview. “I did kind of come to to the conclusion that it’s Sarah. That’s been the biggest fear since day one — do I fall in love with somebody that doesn’t feel the same way back? If Sarah, a young 23-year-old, the youngest person in the house, isn’t ready to settle down…I don’t know…I definitely have questions that need answers.” Learn more about Sarah below.
1. What Does Sarah Do?
Sarah, who is just 23 years old, works as a wealth management advisor in New York City. She has been employed by SmartAsset, a financial technology company, since the beginning of 2022. Before that, Sarah worked at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. She started in Jan. 2020 in the Financial Advisor Development Program, and worked as a Financial Analyst and Fraud Analyst for the Payment Protection Program until mid 2021. Prior to that, she served as an intern at Tapestry, the parent company of various fashion brands.
2. Where Did Sarah Go To College?
Sarah attended Clemson University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Marketing in 2019. She minored in communication and graduated Magna Cum Laude. At school, she was in various honor societies and named a Leadership Scholar for the Business School.
3. Sarah Competed In Pageants
Sarah was the winner of Miss South Carolina Teen 2015. She then went on to compete in Miss America’s Outstanding Teen pageant in 2016, where she placed in the top 10. At the Outstanding Teen competition, she also won the preliminary award for Evening Wear & On-Stage Question.
4. Sarah Has A Non-Profit Organization
Sarah created a non-profit organization that aims to support adopted children. Growing the charity is one of her hobbies. However, she is no stranger to charity work. Sarah served as a volunteer and ambassador for the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals from 2013 until 2020, as well. The organization “raises funds for children’s hospitals, medical research and community awareness of children’s health issues,” according to LinkedIn.
5. What Is Sarah Looking For In A Partner?
“Sarah says that she is a hopeless romantic and is ready to find the one,” her ABC bio reads. “Her perfect man is respectful, easy-going and spontaneous by nature. He’ll also love co-hosting dinner parties with her, giving her hugs that she can get lost in and will share in her love of Valentine’s Day.”