While the Bachelorette’s JoJo Fletcher enjoys the spoils of her engagement — and while we drool over the engagement ring that she DIDN’T get — another familiar face is still looking for love. News is finally out, and Nick Viall will be the next Bachelor. Yep, the man who ended up as runner-up while trying to win both Andi Dorfman and Kaitlyn Bristowe’s hearts in The Bachelorette and then came back for season three of Bachelor in Paradise is now determined to find love once and for all. Though some fans may be scratching their heads over this choice, there’s a very good reason why Nick will be the one handing out the roses this time around.
Plenty of folks were sure that it would either be Luke Pell or Chase McNary in the spotlight (as both were fan faves that couldn’t quite manage to capture JoJo Fletcher’s heart on The Bachelorette), but the show’s bosses decided to go with Nick instead. While some people are unsure about the choice, because he’s had quite a few chances before, other fans are rooting for Nick and are ready to see him get the chance he deserves.
Host Chris Harrison has no doubt that the choice to make 35-year-old Nick the next Bachelor “makes so much sense,” according to People. “He has just become that perennial, second-place guy who wants to find love and is as sincere, if not more sincere, than anybody about finding it. It’s about giving him his chance to find love. Who deserves it more than him?”
Also, he’s hilariously on-point and totally adorable…
Having had his heart broken in front of audiences not once but twice makes Nick an underdog that fans will surely find themselves cheering on. Let’s hope he finally finds love this time around.
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(h/t People; photos via Alberto E. Rodriguez, Joe Scarnici/Getty)