‘The Bachelorette’: Clare Crawley’s Net Worth and the Truth Behind Her Conversation With a Raccoon

The Bachelorette Season 16 will be led by Clare Crawley, a 38-year-old hairstylist from Sacramento, California. For the first time in a while, Crawley is a bachelorette that wasn’t immediately plucked from the previous season of The Bachelor

Find out more about the next bachelorette, including her net worth and the truth behind her therapy session with a raccoon on Bachelor in Paradise

Clare Crawley net worth
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Who is Clare Crawley?

Crawley has been part of Bachelor Nation since her 2014 debut when she appeared on Juan Pablo Galavis’ season of The Bachelor. She was the runner up to Nikki Ferrell, but made a grand exit with her epic speech. Before leaving the show, Crawley told Galavis: “I thought I knew what kind of man you were. What you just made me go through, I’d never want my children having a father like you.”

Crawley appeared on three other Bachelor spinoffs, including Bachelor in Paradise and the Bachelor Winter Games in 2018Despite her mentions of retiring from the franchise after her second stint on Paradise, Crawley persued love once again on Winter Games, where she got engaged to French-Canadian Benoit Beauséjour-Savard. Their relationship ended mutually a few months later, and now Crawley is turning to Bachelor Nation once again to find a partner.

Does Clare Crawley have a job?

Unlike many other former Bachelor contestants, Crawley leads a fairly quiet life. She didn’t leave The Bachelor and use her claim to fame to persue a career as an Instagram influencer. The older, more sophisticated bachelorette has a career in hairstyling. She works at De Facto Salon in Sacramento, California. 

Despite being her appearances throughout Bachelor Nation and being the next bachelorette, Crawley has continued to work as a hair stylist. She’s very passionate about her work, taking to Instagram to share what she loves most about her job: 

Would you be shocked if I told you I became a hairstylist over a decade ago, not because of hair?! I did it because I love connecting with people and being able to make a difference in their day, even if just for the few hours they sat in my chair! I kid you not, I specifically remember one of my beauty school teachers telling me I’d never be successful because I care too much what the client thinks. (Who says that by the way!?) Well, here we are years later, and I’m still obsessed with my job and surrounded by some of the most amazing clients and friends ever!

Clare Crawley, Instagram

Clare Crawley is the oldest bachelorette 

Bachelor Nation was profoundly disappointed in the women of Peter Weber’s season. The younger contestants vying for Weber’s hand felt too immature for fans to support. Crawley, who is 38-years-old, is the oldest bachelorette in the franchise’s history. Fans of the show are hoping her age brings a new level of sophistication to the show. 

Did Clare really talk to a raccoon? 

During her appearance on Bachelor in Paradise, Crawley was visibly upset with another contestant, AshLee Frazier. As contestants are wont to do in this franchise, Crawley starting venting to a producer. But what Bachelor Nation saw was Crawley having a heart-to-heart with a raccoon. 

Unfortauntely, Crawley wasn’t truly venting to a raccoon. It’s no secret that Bachelor producers work very hard to make the show entertaining. They certainly did that here, as Crawley’s rant to a raccoon went viral after airing. It has since resurfaced, what with her being the next bachelorette. 

Clare Crawley’s net worth 

During early seasons of The Bachelor, female contestants would spend thousands of dollars on hair and wardrobe for the show. According to Cosmopolitan, Crawley made no money for her time on Galavis’ season. 

Since then, Bachelor Nation has changed its ways, paying contestants different rates to appear on their multitude of programs. In addition to that, Crawley earns an income as a hair dresser. She also is paid for sponsored posts on social media. 

With all of Crawley’s revenue streams, her estimated net worth is $800,000 as of 2020.