Fargo's Madison Johnson to debut tonight on ABC's 'The Bachelor'

Season 27 of "The Bachelor" features 30 women seeking the affection of title man Zach Shallcross, who appeared on season 19 of "The Bachelorette."

Madison Johnson, contestant on season 27 of "The Bachelor"
Fargo resident Madison Johnson is set to appear on season 27 of ABC's "The Bachelor".
Contributed / ABC/Ricky Middlesworth
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FARGO — Madison Johnson will make her debut at 7 p.m. tonight, Monday, Jan. 23, on the 27th season of ABC’s "The Bachelor."

Johnson is one of 30 women on the show who will compete for leading man Zach Shallcross’s heart. Shallcross first appeared on season 19 of “The Bachelorette.”

Zach Shallcross, season 27 of "The Bachelor"
Zach Shallcross takes on the title role in season 27 of ABC's "The Bachelor".
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The 26-year-old Johnson is a resident of Fargo and the owner of MJM Consulting , an online marketing firm aimed at the medical aesthetic industry, the business’s website states. News that Johnson would appear on the show was first reported in September 2022 by television blogger Reality Steve.

A biography from ABC notes that Johnson is a former Presidential Scholar and “hopes to meet an honest, empathetic, loyal man with a caring family.”

“Madison is ready to receive the love she gives to so many others! While growing up, Madison took on the role of caretaker for her two younger sisters. So, when it comes to her love life, her little sisters are part of a package deal, and Madison wouldn't have it any other way!” the biography states. “Madison has worked extremely hard to get to such a great place in life and says she is more than ready to find someone to share it with.”


This season of “The Bachelor” will not be the first with connections to the Fargo-Moorhead area. Former Moorhead resident Elyse Dehlbom competed on season 23 of the show, which featured Colton Underwood in the title role. Dehlbom operated a makeup studio in the Moorhead Center Mall. Ultimately, she withdrew herself from the show while the season was ongoing.

“The Bachelor” will air from 7 to 9 p.m. tonight and will be available to stream on demand or on Hulu Tuesday.

Thomas Evanella is a reporter for The Forum. He's worked for The Forum for over three years, primarily reporting on business news. He's also the host of the InForum Business Beat podcast, which can be streamed at or wherever you listen to your podcasts. Reach him at or by calling 701-241-5518. Follow him on Twitter @ThomasEvanella.
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