Many fans are hoping to see Luke and Chase in Paradise. In fact, some think either one would have been a better Bachelor than Nick.
Luke and Chase even thought they were going to be the Bachelor before producers switched to Nick at the last minute. “We were all satisfied, had agreed to the contracts and everything was moving forward.” Luke said. “I was checked in to my flight to come to L.A. I got a call from producers Sunday night about 10 p.m. They said ABC had decided to quote-unquote go in a different direction. I was supposed to fly out Monday morning at 9 a.m. I had my bags packed and everything. Most dramatic Monday ever!”
Chase had also signed a contract to be the next Bachelor. “I went through the negotiations, I accepted the offer, I signed the contract,” he said. “I talked to my family, friends about being the Bachelor. It was the Monday before they announced it that they told me I wasn’t the Bachelor. So I found out with the rest of the world that it was Nick.”
After both of JoJo Fletcher’s exes missed out on being the Bachelor, fans are hoping that they’ll get another chance to find love on BIP 2017. Chris Harrison previously said that “we may see [Luke] next summer in Paradise [or] we may see him as the next Bachelor. Who knows?”
Chase, though, has said, “I’m not excited about going on Bachelor in Paradise, so I don’t know if that’s going to happen. We’ll see.”
Of course, if Chase or Luke had gotten engaged on The Bachelor, this discussion would have been moot. Here are five reasons why either one would have been a better Bachelor than Nick:
1. They’re Hot
Come on. Luke and Chase are just hot! Many women wanted Luke or Chase to be the next Bachelor because they’re just so attractive. Luke, of course, was in the military and is definitely fit. And Chase is just as good looking. Even Vanessa Grimaldi admitted that she said she wanted Chase to be the next Bachelor when she was auditioning.
2. They’re Confident
Luke and Chase are confident guys. And Luke, in particular, thinks he's more self-assured than the current Bachelor. “I’m probably just more comfortable in my own skin and just being open,” Luke said. “That’s probably where there was a lot of feedback that people wanted to see how I would be in that position. We’ll never know.”
3. They’re Sensitive
Luke recently explained that he was “an open book.” Because of his time in the military, he’s learned to be emotionally forthcoming. Similarly, Chase showed his sensitive side during JoJo’s season of The Bachelorette. While he was closed off at first, fans loved how he opened up towards the end and told JoJo he loved her. Because it was so hard for him, it really seemed like he meant it.
4. They Know What They Want
Many Bachelor fans have criticized Nick for not knowing what he wants. A woman could be exactly what he’s looking for, but he’ll eliminate her. Luke and Chase don’t have that problem. Luke even knows which of Nick’s women he’d choose. While fans want him to get with Raven Gates, he said he would choose Vanessa Grimaldi.
5. Luke Pell Is A Veteran
During his Fantasy Suite Date with Vanessa, Nick told her he had trouble picturing himself moving to Canada because he was proud to be an American. If Bachelor fans are looking for a patriot, they have to look no further than Luke. The man’s a veteran after all! In fact, many fans wanted him to be the next Bachelor because of his history in the military.
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