After several eliminations, Ariel Frenkel joined three other ladies — Gabi Elnicki, Charity Lawson, and Kaity Biggar — on The Bachelor Season 27 hometown episode aired on Monday, March 14th. Zach Shallcross started the episode with a quick trip to Vermont to meet Gabi’s family before heading to New York City to meet with Ariel Frenkel’s family. Zach and Ariel first shared a kiss at Washington square park before they embarked on a food tour that saw them get a slice of pizza, eat sandwiches at a Jewish deli, and then have some drinks at a Speakeasy.
At some point, Zach told Ariel he felt nervous about meeting her family, which signified that The Bachelor took the date seriously. Although she reassured him, Ariel warned him about her brother Bobby, who is quite “protective” and once offered to “beat up my exes.” Ariel then emphasized the importance of meeting her family, saying:
“You don’t know me without knowing my family and their experience as immigrants.”
True to Ariel’s words, her brother Bobby pulled Zach aside for what can only be described as an interrogation immediately after Zach met the family. After asking how possible it was to fall in love within a short period, which Zach answered to the best ability, Bobby proceeded with some more personal questions.
He asked about Ariel’s birth date and middle name, and Zach sadly had no clue. Despite the little setback, Zach remained bullish about his feelings for Ariel. The date eventually ended with Ariel confessing she was falling for Zach. Thankfully, she survived the episode after receiving a rose from Zach. With her place among the final three now secured, here’s everything you need to know about the potential season 27 winner.
The Bachelor’s Ariel’s Age and Hometown
Ariel Frenkel is 28 years old and hails from New York City. She comes from a big, loving Ukrainian family with a Jewish heritage. According to her ABC bio, Ariel is looking for a love like that of her parents, who have been married for several decades. The Bachelor Season 27 star is also an adventurer and loves traveling. She has been to several cities across the globe — from Europe to Asia to South America and many more. Apart from traveling, she also loves to read architectural digest and enjoys dancing to Abba.
Ariel Frenkel graduated from George Washington University with a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Sciences in 2016. Following her graduation, she has gained valuable working experience in several organizations. Per her ABC bio, Ariel is described as a marketing executive. However, her LinkedIn is more detailed and shows have worked as a freelance marketing consultant since 2022. Before that, she worked as a B2C Account Planner at Financial Times. She was also a Project Manager at Earl Enterprises and a TV Scripted Assistant at William Morris Endeavor.
Ariel has a strong Instagram presence, and her follower count has grown since she debuted on season 27 of The Bachelor. She has over 54k followers and regularly updates them with her experiences in the popular ABC show. Ahead of her introduction to Bachelor Nation this season, she shared a picture of her The Bachelor headshot alongside the caption:
“@jessepalmer called me a thrill seeker so here I am #TheBachelor premieres January 23 on ABC #BachelorNation #TheBachelor”
A quick look through her Instagram page shows she is every bit of a thrill seeker. Her numerous travels and fun moments in exotic locations are well-documented on her page. Ariel is also very family-oriented and regularly showcases her close-knit family on her Instagram feed. She perfectly blends fun, adventure, career, and family. Her character has shown in her performance on the show and has endeared her to the Bachelor nation.