Arie Luyendyk Jr, come on down!! Yup, come on down, right past Peter, Dean, Wells, Ben Z, Chris Harrison & every other person we tried to get to be The Bachelor this upcoming season ahead of you.
For those of you who do not know, Arie was dubbed Bachelor #22. He hails from Emily Maynard’s season (the hottest Bachelorette) where he was sweet, kind, a little goofy & sucked face like his life depended on it. Being that Emily was from Charlotte (shoutout QUEEN CITY) Arie would have been just her type; a racecar driver. Back in 2012, when this season aired, I would have been THRILLED to either see 1. Arie win or 2. Arie become the bachelor. I was so in love with him. I didn’t care that he looked like Zach Braff, or that after he made out with you your face looked like a glazed donut. I wanted him to find love, and I wanted it to be with me.
Considering it is now FIVE years since he has been on television, this great love I had for Arie has subsided. He’s now 35, still unmarried, and what exactly he’s doing with his life is unclear. REGARDLESS. I’m here for him, I’m rooting for love, and we all should too. Let’s put the “fun” back in “four hours of Bachelor TV a week.”
PS – Can we stop showing this old ass pic of Arie, and start showing what he actually looks like now?