‘BIP’ Alum Dylan Barbour Reveals Bachelor Peter Weber’s Secret Talent
We first met Peter Weber during Hannah Brown’s season of The Bachelorette. He was in the final three contestants and made it all the way to Fantasy Suites (shout-out to the windmill) before getting sent home.
“They called me and they asked, ‘Hey Peter, is anyone with you?’ And I said, ‘No, I’m all good.’ And he was kinda being a little sketchy on the phone and I was like, ‘Ah shoot. It’s gonna be a no,’” he said on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. “And he does a pause and he goes, ‘We want you to be our next Bachelor.’ And I just lost my mind. I just started going crazy.”
Bachelor Nation is split about Peter Weber being the next bachelor
While many members of Bachelor Nation have come out supporting Weber, others have said they’re “bored” by the decision, or “disappointed.” A lot of that has to to with the fact that many Bachelor fans were excited by the idea of Mike Johnson becoming the bachelor. He would have been the first black man to ever take on the role.
If you ask Johnson about the franchise giving the role to Weber, he’ll say, though he might have been annoyed at first, he’s ultimately fine with their decision.
“When I first found out, I’m not gonna lie — I was sad. I was annoyed when I very first found out,” he said on the “Bachelor Happy Hour With Rachel & Ali” podcast. “But then, I think by the end of the night, I wasn’t annoyed no more because I was appreciative and thankful that they told me ‘No’ right then and there, because now I can focus on myself. I’m just blessed because I know I’mma find my wife and find my queen.”
Dylan Barbour, also from Brown’s season of The Bachelorette, thinks both Weber and Johnson would have been great picks.
“I love Mike. I love Pete. I think they couldn’t go wrong with either decision. But Pete’s season is gonna be awesome. He definitely deserved it, too. He’s gonna surprise a lot of people. Peter’s gonna be a great bachelor,” he said in a recent interview with Extra.
If Johnson’s single by the next Bachelor casting process, Barbour hopes he’ll get a call. But he also thinks there’s a slim chance he’s still single by then.
“Mike’s a pretty eligible guy as is. So I hope he finds his person prior to the next opportunity being The Bachelor but if it’s there I’d love to see him do it,” he said.
Dylan Barbour hopes this lesser-known talent of Peter Weber’s makes an appearance during his ‘Bachelor’ season
As it turns out, Weber has a few more tricks up his sleeves besides flying planes. According to Barbour, he’s also “a great magician.”
“He has some really cool card tricks. I hope he brings ‘em up. Pete is so funny. I don’t think his humor really showed a ton but he’s hilarious. Great magician. I think he learned it all from his grandfather. So that could be cool to see some magic tricks,” he said.
In general, Barbour seems to be very confidant in Weber’s upcoming season.
“He’s smooth, he wears his heart on his sleeve, he’s really good at communicating. So I think it’s gonna be a really cool season,” he said.