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December 23, 2020

South Jersey native Zac Clark wins 'The Bachelorette'

Haddonfield resident came out on top in the reality television show's latest competition for love

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Haddonfield native Zac Clark got down on one knee and proposed to Tayshia Adams during the finale of 'The Bachelorette' on Tuesday.

Camden County native Zac Clark is bringing home true love for the holidays after winning "The Bachelorette" on Tuesday.

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Clark, 36, and 30-year-old Tayshia Adams, this season's eligible leading lady, got engaged on Tuesday's finale after Adams chose Clark over 29-year-old Ben Smith. Clark was one of 20 men who competed for Adams' heart.

Here's the moment where Clark proposed to Adams.

Clark is a Philly sports fan and, appropriately, loves cheesesteaks. His Twitter account is frequently active with takes on both topics.

Clark operates an addiction recovery organization called Release, which helps people who are coming out of rehabilitation to readjust to the world.

Addiction recovery is a personal passion for Clark, who spoke in great detail on "The Bachelorette" this season about his own struggles and his long path to sobriety.

Release celebrated the news of Clark's engagement to Adams by sharing congratulations on the organization's Instagram account.

Adams, a phlebotomist who hails from Orange County, California, was not the original bachelorette on this season of the reality dating show. 

She had to step into the role after the original bachelorette, Clare Crawley, quickly found love with contestant Dale Moss in just four weeks.

The season was set to premiere in May, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, "The Bachelorette" did not get underway until October.

The show typically takes place at the Bachelor Mansion in Agoura Hills, California and follows the bachelorette across the world as she seeks to find love with the male contestants. 

Instead, this season took place at the La Quinta Resort & Club in La Quinta, California due to the ongoing public health crisis.

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