Bachelor Zach Shallcross Sends Madison Johnson Home Before the First Rose Ceremony Leaving Her Heartbroken
The bachelor wasted no time bringing in the drama, passion, heartbreaks, and an early exit. The season 27 opening episode on January 23 began with Zach Shallcross' optimistic search for love and a "forever best friend". Upon meeting his suitors, Zach proposed a toast to everyone saying, "I'm just a dude who loves family, football, and frozen pizzas." The ladies were busy making first impressions on the bachelor, but the fun ended when Madison Johnson from Fargo, N.D., interrupted Zach and Olivia, a stylist from Cincinnati, with the hopes of a kiss, as per PEOPLE. The kiss they shared was "subpar," and more like a "peck," Madison said in a confessional. Though the duo seemed to have shared a bond, Zach didn't feel any sparks and confessed to Madison which sent her down a spiral. Zach thanked Madison for coming and talking about it adding, "My heart wasn't feeling it. I never want to force that and I don't want to put you through something that's not real because I know what it feels like to be led on and I don't want that for you. I'm sorry, I don't see a future for us."