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ABC’s hit reality dating show The Bachelor 2022 returns on Jan. 3, and fans already want to know more about some of the women on Clayton Echard’s season. Claire Heilig is one of the ladies competing for Clayton’s heart. According to Reality Steve, the reality star supposedly drums up a bit of drama on the first night, the show’s number one super sleuth. Here’s what we know.

[Spoiler Alert: This article includes potential spoilers for Claire Heilig and Clayton Echard in The Bachelor Season 26 in 2022.]

'The Bachelor' 2022 contestant Claire Heilig in a black shirt in a promotional image for the show
‘The Bachelor’ contestant Claire Heilig | ABC/Ricky Middlesworth

Who is Claire Heilig on ‘The Bachelor’ 2022 with Clayton Echard?

According to Claire’s bio for The Bachelor 2022 on ABC’s website, Claire is 28 years old and hails from Virginia Beach, Virginia. The biography goes on to say she’s “a charming, outgoing and unapologetic woman with a big personality.”

Claire is a single mother to one son and says that’s why she had to grow up so quickly. However, she believes her son is her “greatest achievement.” She’s ready to put her heart on the line again and thinks Clayton might be the one for her. She wants to find her soulmate and needs someone “who is supportive and doesn’t hold her back.”

In her free time, Claire likes to hang out with her girlfriends and sing along to country music, chill out by a bonfire or venture out to try a new restaurant in town. She lists How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days as her favorite movie, and one of her favorite foods is buffalo chicken wings and ranch dressing.

What does Claire Heilig do for a living?

The Bachelor star currently works as a spray tanner in Virginia Beach, but a little snooping around on her Instagram profile shows that she’s also a singer. 

Where can you find Claire Heilig on Instagram?

Those who want to learn more about this contestant from The Bachelor 2022 can find her on Instagram under the handle @ClaireHeilig. She posts plenty of images of her young son, Cayson, including one of him and her on his first day of kindergarten earlier this year.

What happens with Claire Heilig and Clayton Echard on ‘The Bachelor’ 2022?

Fans of The Bachelor know that Reality Steve is the go-to source of information if they want the scoop on the upcoming season. As usual, he didn’t disappoint with spoilers for Clayton’s season. According to the blogger, Claire has a little too much to drink on her first night in the mansion. She gets sent home before the first Rose Ceremony.

It’s par for the course for the drama to start quickly on the premiere episode of The Bachelor 2022. However, Claire isn’t the only woman who doesn’t make it to the first Rose Ceremony of Clayton’s season. Salley Carson, one of the other 31 women vying for Clayton’s attention, gets sent home as well. However, it’s not because she has too much to drink.

This marks the first season with Chris Harrison as the show’s host. Instead, former Bachelor and NFL player Jesse Palmer takes up hosting duties for Clayton and the women. The Bachelor 2022 premieres on ABC on Monday, Jan. 3, 2022, at 8 P.M.