Former Bachelorette contestant Arie Luyendyk Jr. is going to be the next Bachelor! Many people were not expecting this because producers did such a great job of throwing people off. While many people might not remember him since it’s been a good five years since he was on the show, we’ve collected 7 things everyone needs to know about the next Bachelor:
7. He Was the Runner Up on Emily Maynard’s Season
Arie rose to fame when he was on Emily Maynard’s season of The Bachelorette back in 2012. That season, Maynard chose Jef Holm over Arie, which left him heartbroken. At the time, he believed that Emily was the love of his life, and Holm was his best friend.