Arie Luyendyk, Jr. may not have walked away with the girl this season on ABC’s “The Bachelorette 2012,” but he did walk away with a huge fan base. ABC teases that they will name the next guy who will take the reins for “The Bachelor” soon, and many are hoping it will be Arie. In the meantime, Arie is talking about his experience on the show, and Sunday Fox 59 out of Indianapolis shared a great interview with him.
You can watch Arie’s interview from Indianapolis in the video on the lower left-hand side of the page. Arie says that the fan response has been very positive and flattering. He admits it was “interesting” to watch the show air, as it brought back a lot of memories. He says the live “After the Final Rose” show was nerve-wracking, but he says it also gave him a lot of clarity.
Arie shares, “I definitely know what I need in a woman now, and I know that it wasn’t the right fit between Emily and I.” He says he feels good going forward, and the fan warmth he felt from Twitter really helped him get through everything. Arie says that most of his family didn’t even know how the show ended until the finale, but he felt good that he had a lot of support from the viewers throughout the season.
Of course everybody wants to know what comes next for Arie, and he says he doesn’t know yet. He says he did the show because he needed a break from racing, and he found a lot of clarity during filming. He says he doesn’t know what the future holds, but he feels that a lot of people know him a lot better now and he’s excited to see what comes next.
It seems that “The Bachelor” spot has come down to Arie and fellow “The Bachelorette 2012” alum Sean Lowe, with some even tweeting that they think the next season should mix things up and include both of them. While there are sources that say the lead already has been chosen, showrunner Mike Fleiss has been teasing on Twitter that they are still in the process of deciding. Typically this announcement isn’t made until much closer to filming in mid-September, but it seems that fans may be getting news soon if Fleiss is to be believed.
Would you like to see Arie Luyendyk, Jr. as “The Bachelor 2013”? Fans can at least embrace the fact that Arie is keeping quite busy with his race commentary gigs within the racing industry, and he’s been sharing a lot with fans via Twitter. Whether or not he graces ABC’s schedule again as the man handing out the roses, his fans shouldn’t have too much trouble keeping up with him.