‘Bachelorette’ Contestant Mike Johnson Is Getting Ultra-Flirty With Demi Burnett on Instagram

Hannah Brown’s season of The Bachelorette is known for being a total hot mess. We know her engagement didn’t work out with contestant Jed Wyatt, as he was more interested in fame than her love. And while Peter Weber, third-runner-up of her season, is now The Bachelor, many rallied behind Mike Johnson taking the title and finding love on the show.

Johnson was a fan favorite from the start of Brown’s season, and he reappeared on Bachelor in Paradise, where he met many beautiful women from past Bachelor seasons. And it looks like he now might be interested in Brown’s good friend and fellow Bachelor alum, Demi Burnett. Here’s what he posted on her Instagram.

Many ‘Bachelor’ Nation fans think Mike Johnson should’ve been the next star of the show

Mike Johnson on 'The Bachelorette: Men Tell All' Special
Mike Johnson on ‘The Bachelorette: Men Tell All’ Special | John Fleenor/ABC via Getty Images

Weber is certainly a likable guy, but it was Johnson who many hoped would take the title of the next Bachelor. During Brown’s season, he was clearly there to win her love, as he appeared to have no ulterior motives. But it didn’t work out between them, as we know. And now, it looks like Johnson might be flying solo.

“Yes, I wanted to be The Bachelor. Yes, I auditioned to be The Bachelor,” Johnson said on the Bachelor Happy Hour podcast. “I went in there with the right intentions of wanting to find love, wanting to be true to myself.”

He was disappointed when he found he wasn’t chosen. And many Bachelor Nation fans were equally as upset.

“I can’t believe some of y’all genuinely wanted Peter as #TheBachelor over MIKE JOHNSON,” one fan tweeted.

He and Demi Burnett were on the same season of ‘Bachelor in Paradise’

Demi Burnett attends the premiere of Lionsgate's 'Jexi'
Demi Burnett attends the premiere of Lionsgate’s ‘Jexi’ | Rodin Eckenroth/FilmMagic

Just because Johnson didn’t get the leading part on the show doesn’t mean he’s giving up on finding love via reality TV completely. Post-Brown’s season, we know he attempted to find a real connection on the beaches of Mexico via Bachelor in Paradise. While he connected with a few of the women, one mainly being Sydney Lotuaco, it didn’t work out. He left the beach without a woman by his side.

While the show didn’t work for Johnson, there were a few lucky lovebirds in Paradise. We know Burnett had a deep connection with Derek Peth upon first arriving, though she later ditched him for her girlfriend from home, Kristian Haggerty. While Burnett and Haggerty got engaged on the show, they called it quits once filming was over.

Now, it looks like Burnett doesn’t have a significant other after her major breakup. And Johnson appears to also be single.

Johnson is leaving thirsty comments on Burnett’s Instagram

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Johnson and Burnett didn’t establish a romantic connection in Paradise, but are they into each other now? Burnett posted a photo of herself to her Instagram on Jan. 30, and Johnson commented, “Snack.”

To that, Burnett playfully commented back, “u hongry?? Hahaha.”

Johnson then commented again, “I’ve been deprived!”

Burnett’s followers picked up on the interaction, too.

As one follower commented on the flirting, “i Stan.”

And another wrote, “that’s my girl brah come on now.”

So, just how serious is this flirtation? It’s tough to say, as they might just be friends playing around. But we can’t forget that there are plenty of other Bachelor stars who’ve left Burnett thirsty comments on her Instagram, so Johnson might be totally serious and hoping for a date. Both John Paul Jones and Garrett Powell, who were contenders on Brown’s season of The Bachelorette, seemed hopeful Burnett would give them a chance.

Would Burnett ever give Johnson a chance? We’re not sure — but we think they’d make an amazing duo if so! Maybe they’ll both be on Bachelor in Paradise in the future and establish a connection that way.

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