Who will be the next Bachelor? As the Bachelorette finale approaches, fans are wondering which of Rachel Lindsay's final four guys — Dean Unglert, Eric Bigger, Peter Kraus, or Bryan Abasolo — will get another shot at love.
Host Chris Harrison has said that the next Bachelor won't be announced until after Bachelor In Paradise 2017 completes its run. Since Dean is the only member of this season's Bachelorette final four appearing on BIP 2017, many think that if Dean remains likable in Paradise, he will get the Bachelor gig.
"More than likely the next Bachelor will come out of the final three because that’s what history tells us," Chris Harrison told The Hollywood Reporter. "But we’re also going wait to see what happens with 'Bachelor in Paradise,' because that’s where Nick [Viall] came from last year."
Dean, however, isn't so sure he wants to be the next Bachelor. "I’d say I don’t think I’m ready yet, at this point in my life," he told Hollywood Reporter. "Of course, I would never immediately dismiss any offer, but I think I’d really have to sit down and really think about it."
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Dean may not even need to be The Bachelor if he finds love on BIP. And according to Reality Steve, Dean will be in a BIP love triangle with Kristina Schulman and Danielle Lombard. Kristina reportedly quits the show over the drama, while Dean dumps Danielle L. in the finale because he still loves Kristina. However, Dean was also recently spotted with Danielle L. after Bachelor in Paradise filming wrapped. So he may choose to continue dating one or both of these women instead of trying to find love on The Bachelor.
So if Dean isn't the next Bachelor, it will probably be one of Rachel's final three: Eric Bigger, Bryan Abasolo, or Peter Kraus. Reality Steve reports that Bryan wins The Bachelorette and is engaged to Rachel, so he is presumably out of the running.
That leaves Eric and Peter. Either would be somewhat of a risky choice. Eric doesn't have much relationship experience, and he had never even brought a girl home until he introduced Rachel to his family. And Peter has expressed doubts about whether he's ready to get married. But Peter is popular among fans, so for now he appears to be the front-runner for Bachelor Season 22.
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