Clare Crawley (born March 20, 1981) is an American 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.
Early life and education
Crawley was born in Sacramento, California and is the youngest of six sisters. She is of Mexican descent on her mother's side. Her father died from brain cancer in 2004.
Crawley first appeared as a contestant on Juan Pablo Galavis's season of The Bachelor, where she made it to the final two but was rejected in favor of fellow contestant Nikki Ferrell. During her time on The Bachelor, she and Galavis went out at night to swim in the ocean together, which Galavis later called 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, the reunion special on February 22, 2018, revealed she and Beauséjour-Savard had gotten back together offscreen. Beauséjour-Savard proposed to Crawley on stage, and she accepted. On April 6, 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 March 2, 2020, on Good Morning America. This appearance makes her the oldest Bachelorette in the show's history, taking over from Rachel Lindsay who was 32 on her season.
Outside of her work on television, Crawley is a hairstylist at De Facto Salon in Sacramento, California.