The Bachelor alum Charity Lawson was dramatically revealed as the lead for the upcoming season 20 of ABC’s The Bachelorette at the end of The Bachelor: Women Tell All episode last Tuesday. After the episode aired, host Jesse Palmer caught up with Charity in her dressing room for what she thought was a promotional video. Jesse told her they were filming a “this or that game” for social media, which she quickly agreed to.
He then asked her some rapid-fire questions — such as choosing between sunrise and sunset, camping or glamping, staycation or vacation, etc. Finally, he asks her to choose between Bachelor In Paradise or The Bachelorette. Charity chose The Bachelorette, and Jesse told her it was good that she made the right pick because she would be the next lead of the series. Charity couldn’t hold the tears and immediately called her mom to tell her the great news. Later, in a confessional, she said:
“I’ve waited forever to find the love of my life, and it blows my mind that I could meet my person and be engaged and literally have my happily ever after. I can’t wait to show little girls that look like me that being in a position like this is possible.”
Charity Lawson began her reality TV adventure on season 27 of The Bachelor, where she made it to the hometown dates. She brought Zach Shallcross to her hometown Columbus, where he met her parents. In the episode, she also confessed her love for him. Following the hometown dates, she sadly didn’t get a rose — ending her time on the show. However, Charity now has an opportunity to find love on The Bachelorette.
Charity Lawson’s Age and Hometown
Charity Lawson is 27 years old and hails from Columbus, Georgia. She comes from a close-knit family, and during last week’s hometown date episode, viewers meet Charity’s parents. The couple has been married for 47 years, and Charity claims she is “eager to find a lasting love matching their example.”
On the educational front, Charity is no pushover. She earned a master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling from Auburn University. Regarding what she is looking for in her life partner, her ABC bio says charity is “searching for a life partner who loves dogs, thrifting and a good tailgate; but, above all else, is honest, empathetic and values her for who she is.“
Charity Lawson’s Career
Besides her new career path as a reality TV star, the 27-year-old is a child and family therapist in Columbus, Georgia. She takes a lot of motivation from her name, which she sees as a call to love and care for people. It is on these principles that she has built her life. Charity is highly passionate about her job as a mental health therapist and her desire to have everyone live their best life — with more focus on the family as a unit. However, Charity now finds herself on a different career path and will be looking to make the most of the experience when The Bachelorette premieres. What started as a one-time thing has now seen her catapulted to fame as the lead in one of the biggest reality TV shows.
Charity Lawson’s Instagram
Shortly after Charity’s elimination from The Bachelor season 27, she took to her Instagram page to post a series of pictures capturing her time on the show — with the colorful lineup led by a photo of her striking a pose with Zach outdoors. While reflecting on what she described as “an experience of a lifetime,” Charity wrote:
“I was challenged and pushed to a level of vulnerability that I didn’t know was possible for myself. Through the highs and lows, I grew as a person through it all and was able to discover depths of myself, and that is the true victory.”
Over the last few weeks, Charity’s Instagram page has mostly showcased her experience in season 27 of The Bachelor. Before that, Charity dedicated her page to showcasing her extraordinary life, friends, and achievements, with over 50k followers. Charity also regularly posts about her family and has a whole Instagram story “highlights” she dedicated to them.
Charity’s casting as the lead in season 20 of The Bachelorette will tremendously impact her Instagram followers. Throughout her time on The Bachelor, Charity showcased an excellent loving attitude, making fans fall in love with her. Hopefully, Charity will be able to replicate that when The Bachelorette premieres.