Hailing from Florida, Rachel Recchia first appeared on season 26 of The Bachelor in January 2022, where she made it to the final three. After lead Clayton Echard professed his love for the flight instructor and fellow finalist Gabby Windey, he eventually sent them home to reconnect with Susie Evans. Both Windey and Recchia were named co-leads of season 19 of The Bachelorette, which began filming in March 2022.
Recchia accepted a proposal from Tino Franco during the season 19 finale of The Bachelorette, which aired in September 2022. The twosome called off their engagement ahead of After the Final Rose after Franco had been unfaithful.