Rejoice, Bachelor nation! A new Bachelor has been chosen. While the exact person has not yet been named, ABC has revealed that he is from Becca Kufrin's season of The Bachelorette. The choice was narrowed down to 3 men:
Jason Tartick, Colton Underwood, and Blake Horstmann.
It's no secret that Jason Tartick, 29, was a fan favorite. He was much different than the rest of the men. He was more together than the rest of the men, and he didn't come with any controversy. Tartick mentioned to Glamour that he is more than open to being the next Bachelor if the opportunity presented itself.
Runner-up Blake was another fan favorite, and viewers were drawn to his sweet personality. He was another man who didn't have any controversy and he stayed out of the drama.
Last but not least, we have Colton. Colton came with a lot of controversy, having dated Becca's friend Tia previous to being on the show. The folks over at ABC think he would be a good Bachelor because he's a sensitive guy and a virgin. He would be the next Sean Lowe. Underwood, 26, told US Magazine that he would love to be the next Bachelor if Bachelor in Paradise didn't work out.
Colton is currently romancing Tia on BIP. However, if he is in the running for becoming the next Bachelor, something tells me that he and Tia didn't make it past Mexico.
Social media loved the fact that Blake and Jason could be possible Bachelors. Many fans weren't happy about Colton being in the running, some even threatened to boycott the show.
I get it, Colton would make for good TV. It would be a security blanket for ABC execs, having another sensitive virgin as the leading man. However, I think it would make more sense to have either Blake or Jason be the next Bachelor.
Reality Steve, who has been correctly predicting the next Bachelor/Bachelorette for years, said that Colton Underwood will be the next Bachelor.
I guess it's just easier to go with what's comfortable and what has already been done. Frankly, and I think I speak for most of Bachelor Nation, the other two men would make for better leading men.
Bachelor Nation: Who would you rather see as the next Bachelor? Let me know in the comments below.
A reminder that the next season of The Bachelor will premiere in January of 2019. Bachelor in Paradise is still ongoing and we are halfway through the journey.