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Eliminated 'Bachelor' Contestant Charity Lawson Thanks Zach For Providing A 'Safe Space'

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By Taylor Hodgkins on March 15, 2023 at 12:00 AM EDT

Charity Lawson took to Instagram to reflect on her experience looking for love on "The Bachelor" after her elimination on Monday night's episode.

'Bachelor' Zach Shallcross' season of the longtime reality show is coming to a close, and Bachelor Nation will soon find out the 26-year-old's final pick!

Shallcross' quest to find true love has been a whirlwind; As the lead of "The Bachelor", Shallcross has faced criticism from Bachelor Nation for how he has handled a confrontation with one of his contestants, and how he treated another for expressing her concerns over their relationship. Bachelor Nation's Nick Viall recently called out Shallcross' behavior, proclaiming he'd been displaying d*ckish behavior toward the women in recent episodes.

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However, Lawson's assessment of Shallcross in her departure Instagram post does not reflect Viall's thoughts; read on to find out how Lawson paid tribute to her 'Bachelor' ex after her elimination!

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Enduring The Difficulties Of 'Bachelor' Life Is Hard For Some Contestants

Popular frontrunner contestant Kaity Biggar recently revealed how she almost did not take the plunge to find true love in Bachelor Nation; her decision was nearly made before she could even think about making it to the Bachelor Mansion!

Biggar, who is also from Austin, TX, like Shallcross, recently appeared on an episode of Bachelor Nation's "Click Bait" podcast and discussed her apprehension over accepting the offer to appear on the show.

Biggar and Shallcross' whimsical museum date almost didn't come to be; she told hosts Joe Amabile and Aaron Clancy she had initially thought the invitation email had been fake!

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"And then I actually wasn't going to come," she told the hosts. "I think it was when I got the official phone call, like the green light and thumbs up, I was shaking in my boots. I was like, 'I don't think I'm going to come. [That's] not a good look, obviously. So, yeah. I was extremely apprehensive."

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How Was Lawson Perceived In Bachelor Nation?

There weren't any visible feelings of apprehension when it came to Lawson's projected success during the season!

Jesse Palmer had some high praise for Lawson, who is a child and family therapist. Palmer highlighted Lawson's personality and her dedication to her career field upon introducing her to Bachelor Nation.

"It's easy to see what makes Charity such a great catch," he said. "With a smile that lights up the room, a great career and a sweet personality to match, Charity is the total package!"

Palmer went on to detail how Lawson's chosen career path is inherent within her.

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"The Georgia beauty takes her name as a call to love and care for people and has built her life on that purpose," Palmer continued. "Charity is a mental health therapist and is extremely passionate about helping people live their best lives."

Lawson Reflects On Her Time Spent While Competing For Shallcross' Heart

Lawson, herself, was able to live her best life as she received roses from Shallcross. She was able to advance to the hometown date portion of his season and introduced him to her family and friends. However, at the following rose ceremony, Shallcross ultimately decided to send her packing.

Following Monday's episode, Lawson posted an Instagram carousel wherein she shared her thoughts and reflections on her time within Bachelor Nation so far.

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"Going into this journey, I had no idea what I was walking into. But wow, was it an experience of a lifetime," Lawson began her post. "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."

Lawson then toasted the friendships she made with her fellow contestants!

"To the friendships made: a group of girls as supportive and loving is something that is so beautiful. I could not have made it to this point without y'all. The bond we all share with one another is like no other, and I know that I have you all in my corner for life."

Reflecting on her relationship with Shallcross, Lawson continues, "To Zach, thank you for allowing me to be a part of your journey. You provided a constant safe space showing grace and compassion, and always allowed me to share parts of myself that were hidden. I wish you nothing but the best as your journey continues..."

Lawson writes that the "best is yet to come" at the conclusion of her post: could this be true?


Reality Steve recently reported Lawson was chosen as the next lead for "The Bachelorette!" We may not be seeing the last of Charity Lawson! (per The Blast)

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