The average age of a Bachelor contestant is 27, but the new Bachelorette star Clare Crawley is 38. The hairstylist from Sacramento, CA, was on Juan Pablo Galavis's season of the iconic dating show. The new leading lady is a fan favorite of the show after coming in second on her 2014 season. Viewers thought she was off the dating market when she got engaged to a man on Bachelor Winter Games, but the duo split shortly after filming ended.
She announced her new spot on Good Morning America, saying that age should not be an issue for her new suitors. "For me, it’s more years under my belt, more learning what I want, what I don’t want and what I won’t settle for." In terms of experience, she says she's learned that "It's all about what's on the inside." Will she be able to find her perfect match?
Some fans have expressed issues with the star's age, being the oldest Bachelorette yet at 38. While others might be worried, Clare certainly isn't. "I've been known to date younger guys," she said, "so that’s not a problem for me." Though there is no release date yet for the new season, fans can expect a preview at the Final Rose Ceremony next week.