Clare Crawley Biography, Clare Crawley Wiki
Clare Crawley is an American hairstylist and television personality, best known for her role as the runner-up on the 18th season of ABC’s The Bachelor and as the lead of the 16th season of The Bachelorette. She also appeared on seasons 1 and 2 of Bachelor in Paradise, and on Bachelor Winter Games.
Crawley is no stranger to the franchise, having first appeared during Juan Pablo Galavis’ season of “The Bachelor” in 2014. Although she was the runner-up, another contestant Andi Dorfman was selected from Galavis’ season as the next “Bachelorette.” Crawley then appeared on the first two seasons of “Bachelor in Paradise” and the global spinoff entitled, “Bachelor Winter Games.”
Crawley can vouch that she’s found love on TV before, after leaving “Bachelor Winter Games” with an engagement with Frenchman Benoit Beauséjour-Savard. The two had a relationship during filming and he proposed during the “Tell All” special before they eventually called off their engagement in April 2018.
Crawley’s resurrection could be a reaction to the recent backlash that contestants are too young. Most of the cast has been in their early 20s, which seems outdated to some viewers since current societal dating habits that see many partners meeting later in life, after they’ve become established in their own careers, independently. She dethrones Rachel Lindsay, who was 32-years-old during filming, as the oldest Bachelorette in the franchise’s history. When Crawley was first introduced to viewers on “The Bachelor” in 2014, she was one of the older contestants at 32-years-old.
“I feel like I could be their mom, almost,” Crawley cracked on “GMA,” offering her opinion on the current season of “The Bachelor,” which has many contestants around the age of 25. “I feel like a lot of people put it out there as this negative thing,” she said of her age, “But for me, it’s just more years under my belt, more years of knowing what I want and what I don’t want, and what I won’t settle for.”
Crawley’s casting indicates that the contestant pool might age up, as well. Though, she says she’s open to dating men of any age.
“I have been known to date young guys, so that’s not a problem for me. The thing is, I’m wondering if they’re ready for me with my age, so I feel like that would be more of an issue than me with them,” Crawley said. “I feel so much younger at heart than my actual age — I’m proud of my age, but I just feel younger, and that, to me, is what’s important.”
Fast Facts You Need to Know
Early life and education
Crawley was born in Sacramento, California and is the youngest of 6 sisters. She is of Mexican descent on her mother’s side. Her father passed away from brain cancer in 2004.
Crawley is a hairstylist at De Facto Salon in Sacramento.
Crawley first appeared as a contestant on Juan Pablo Galavis’s season of The Bachelor, where she made it to the final 2 but was rejected in favor of fellow contestant Nikki Ferrell. During her time on The Bachelor, Crawley was involved in controversy when she and Galavis snuck out at night to swim in the ocean together, which Galavis later vocalised was a mistake as he did not want to set a bad example for his daughter. After Galavis rejected her, Crawley called him out for the inappropriate language he used regarding their time together, which was met with widespread praise by viewers.
Bachelor in Paradise
After The Bachelor, Crawley appeared on the first two seasons of Bachelor in Paradise; however, she was unsuccessful in finding love and left voluntarily on both seasons.
Bachelor Winter Games
Crawley returned for The Bachelor Winter Games, where she was involved in a love triangle with Christian Rauch and Benoit Beauséjour-Savard. Although Crawley left alone, it was revealed on the reunion special on 22 February 2018, that she and Beauséjour-Savard had gotten back together off-screen. Beauséjour-Savard proposed to Crawley on stage, and she accepted. On 6 April 2018, the couple revealed they had broken up. Beauséjour-Savard later returned for season 5 of Bachelor In Paradise.
Crawley was announced as The Bachelorette on 2 March 2020, on GMA. It was considered a surprise pick, as Crawley had already made several appearances in the franchise and had not been on television in 2 years.