The Bachelorette is winding down. Hannah Brown is so close to picking her season’s winner that the finish line is in sight. And while that is all well and good for Brown, that’s not really what we are excited about. No, we are ready to see which one of her men will become the next Bachelor.
Now, we know that the Bachelors don’t always come from the previous season of The Bachelorette, but Brown had so many amazing men that production would be crazy not to choose one of them as the lead.
Ever since Brown’s season began, the internet has been trying to guess which one of her men would make a great Bachelor. People have even started campaigns to get their favorites noticed by ABC.
Who do fans want to be the next Bachelor?
There are three people who really stood out from the rest on this season of The Bachelorette, Mike Johnson, Peter Weber, and Tyler Cameron.
Each man has an extreme following that would love to see him in the lead role next season.
Johnson was an early fan favorite and though he left a few weeks ago, Bachelor Nation has not stopped talking about him.
“Here’s my new Bachelorette theory: Mike is the next Bachelor bc he left the same episode that Hannah did last season, he’s been only portrayed as an extremely genuine guy, he’s been hyped up in the last few eps,” one fan tweeted. “AND his exit was the most dramatic of the season.”
And even host Chris Harrison is on board with considering Johnson.
“Of course he’s a contender [for Bachelor],” Harrison told People. “How could he not be a contender with that smile? He’s one of my favorite people we’ve ever had on the show. He’s a love of a man. I don’t know him that well, and I consider him a really good friend.”
“He’s just a sweet guy,” he continued. “He gives the best hugs, the best smiles, and the best advice. He’s just a really good man and yeah, of course, he’s a contender.”
If Johnson got the role, he’d be the first black Bachelor in history.
Cameron is also a great candidate for the job. Women have been drooling over his James Dean good looks since he stepped onto the scene. But if Brown ends up picking him in the end, then he obviously would be out of the running.
Peter the pilot has been on Bachelor Nation’s Bachelor radar since he stepped out of the limo in his uniform. But unfortunately, the pilot has had some ex-girlfriend drama that may take him out of the running.
Recently, Calee Lutes spoke to Entertainment Tonight and claimed that Weber ended their serious relationship to go on The Bachelorette.
“He absolutely betrayed me,” Lutes told the outlet. “He interviewed for a reality dating show while simultaneously planning a future with me. I trusted him entirely and he pulled the rug out from under me. Also, if all of this wasn’t bad enough, I’ve had multiple people reach out to me and tell me that he was seeing other women while we were exclusive.”
What does Harrison have to say about the next Bachelor?
Though Harrison has said that Johnson is a contender, he’s keeping the rest of his cards close to his chest.
‘There’s a lot of good contenders and I think we kind of have an embarrassment of riches… I think it’s gonna be all of us in a room screaming for our favorite, fighting for our version of TV that we want to make,” he told ET at The Bachelorette: Men Tell All taping.