The Bachelor is returning to ABC with a familiar face searching for love. To make that desire a reality, 30 suitors will compete in the dating show for the chance to win the Final Rose and Zach Shallcross’ heart. Mercedes Northup, a 24-year-old non-profit case manager who works four jobs and is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University, is one of the women slated to participate in the episode. The Bachelor season 27 will begin on ABC on Monday, January 23, at 8 p.m. ET.
Meet Mercedes Northup before she appears on The Bachelor.
Several ladies will compete for the attention of the newest eligible bachelor Zach Shallcross in the forthcoming season of the ABC dating program. Mercedes Northup is one of the ladies that will feature in the program. She attended Middle Tennessee State University and graduated in 2021 with a bachelor’s degree in general studies. While she presently works four jobs in a row, her career began as a part-time assistant with Meetings n Moore, followed by a shipping expert position with Uncommon James.
After working as a social media marketing intern with BRND House, the Bachelor season 27 cast member is now a food server at North Italia.
According to her LinkedIn profile:
“I am a diligent, compassionate professional with a desire to serve people and make a difference. My ambition is to offer value to a business and society while also developing personally and professionally.”
ABC describes the non-profit executive as a “fun-loving, cheerful lady” who is eager to extend her wings. It says she works hard to support herself yet is willing to prioritize her love life. She is very close to her mother, whose approval is essential in everyone she brings home. She’s been in two significant relationships that ended when she realized they weren’t meant to be.
It goes on to say:
“Mercedes likes going out on the town in Nashville, but she also prefers being at home and snuggling with her dog. She says she’s seeking a partner who will make her laugh and someone she can invite to Sunday family dinners.”
Mercedes likes giving and getting presents from those she cares about, and she also enjoys driving about with the windows down. Her pastime is displaying pigs at the Iowa State Fair, and she prefers to order in rather than cook. Aly, Anastasia, Ariel, Bailey, Becca, Brianna, Brooklyn, Cara, Cat, Charity, Christina, Davia, Gabi, Genevie, Greer, Holland, Jess, Kaity, Katherine, Kimberly, Kylee, Lekha, Madison, Olivia L., Olivia M., Sonia, Vanessa, Victoria J., and Viktoria E. join her in season 27.
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The main character of The Bachelor season 27 will be Zach Shallcross, who is on a mission to find love. He is 26 years old and rose to prominence after competing on The Bachelorette season 19. While he and Rachel seemed to be getting along throughout the season, Zach abruptly left the program following their dream suite date. He is now returning to find love in the same franchise in the new season, which will air on ABC on Monday, January 23, at 8 p.m. ET.