‘The Bachelorette’: Did Mike Johnson Just Reveal That He’s Not the Next Bachelor?

Hannah Brown’s season of The Bachelorette is officially over. The dust has settled, her engagement has ended, and the world has moved on. But there is one thing that has yet to be resolved from her season. Which one of her men will take on the role of the next Bachelor?

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Now as any Bachelor fan knows, the next Bachelor doesn’t have to necessarily come from Brown’s men. Now that Bachelor in Paradise has risen in popularity, the leads can also come from the summertime hit, as well. Just take a look at Nick Viall and Colton Underwood.

Viall was pretty hated after his two runs on The Bachelorette, but after he came to Paradise, he was able to win fans over with his genuine search for love. Underwood wasn’t necessarily a fan favorite on Becca Kufrin’s season of The Bachelorette either, but when he left the beach in tears after not being able to force himself to love Tia Booth on Paradise, he was a shoo-in for the lead role.

Who is in the running for the Bachelor?

It’s too early to tell if there are any breakout stars from Paradise who will be considered for the lead role, but there are a few contestants from Brown’s season who are definitely in the running.

Peter Weber, Mike Johnson, and Tyler Cameron were the top three choices when Brown’s season ended. Cameron might be out of the running now that he has been spending so much time with model Gigi Hadid.

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Johnson has been a fan favorite since he stepped out of the limo and even host Chris Harrison loves him.

“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.”

And Weber, or Peter the Pilot as fans call him, has been wowing audiences with his good looks since they first laid eyes on him.

Did Johnson reveal that he’s not the Bachelor?

Johnson has been a fan choice to be the Bachelor since he was sent home. The internet has been ablaze with tweets and campaigns to get Johnson in that lead role. But his recent interview with Entertainment Tonight might slash a few dreams.

“I think the Bachelor would be Peter [Weber],” Johnson told the outlet. “Based on [the fact that] history repeats itself. I think Peter looks the part… when he gets a 5 o’clock shadow, he looks good too.”

He went on to give more reasons why he thought that the pilot will end up being the Bachelor.

“I think that Peter’s family is terrific. I’ve hung out with his brother, he’s awesome. His mom, you know, he’s got a little Spanish flair. I think that Peter and his family are just great,” he continued.

Later, he called Weber the “safe” choice.

Do we sense a little rivalry going on there?