Shanae Ankney: 5 Things To Know About ‘The Bachelor’s Season 26 Villain

Three weeks after her elimination on 'The Bachelor,' Shanae Ankney will be back and in the hot seat for the 'Women Tell All' special on March 7.

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Shanae Ankney held nothing back when it came to stirring up drama on season 26 of The Bachelor. Despite many of the girls warning Clayton Echard about Shanae’s two-faced behavior, he kept her around until the Feb. 14 episode, when he finally eliminated her during a two-on-one date with Genevieve Parisi. Shanae made it her mission to try and sabotage several of the other women on the show, particularly Genevieve and Elizabeth Corrigan.

Now, Shanae and several of the other women are returning hash things out during Women Tell All on March 7. Shanae will have to come face-to-face with the women who she wronged during the season and the previews make it seem like she has no apologies to give out, despite her behavior. Learn more about Shanae below.

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Shanae Ankney on ‘Women Tell All.’ (ABC)

1. What Does Shanae Do? 

Shanae works as a recruiter in Ohio. She is the Director of Recruiting at, previously working as a Relationship Analyst at the company. She has been with the company since July 2015. is a personalized service delivery firm for mid-sized organizations. Before that, Shanae worked as an administrative assistant to a neurosurgeon at Ohio State University. She held the position for nine months in 2017.

2. Shanae Was Baptized In 2021

In November 2021, Shanae shared a photo of herself getting baptized. “Such a special day for me,” she wrote. “One of the best days of my life.” Faith seems to be very important to Shanae, and she even describes herself as “faithful, patient and lovable” in her ABC bio

3. Shanae Is A Licensed Cosmetologist

In addition to her work with, Shanae is also a licensed cosmetologist. She does not promote her beautician work much, but her LinkedIn page references the license.

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Shanae Ankney and Jesse Palmer on ‘Women Tell All’. (ABC)

4. What Is Shanae Looking For In A Partner? 

“[Shanae] is here to find a man who can keep up with her in all facets of life,” her ABC bio reads. “She is looking for a man with confidence that won’t waste time playing games. She also values her independence, so while Shanae wants to build a life with someone, she also wants someone who encourages her to achieve the goals she has set out for herself. Above all, Shanae wants to be able to be herself with a man who will honor and cherish her for the gem that she is.”

5. Shanae Loves Christmas

Shanae loves Christmas so much that she keeps her tree up all year round! Of course, due to how faith-based she is, it’s about more than just the lights and decorations for Shanae. A photo of her 2021 Christmas tree reveals one ornament front and center that reads, “Jesus is the reason for the season.”

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