Well? In what has to be the worst kept secret in reality TV, Chris Soules was announced as The Bachelor this morning on Good Morning America, which came as a surprise to exactly no one.
Aside from Arie Luyendyk, Jr. outing Chris as ABC's new leading man yesterday, we've known for weeks that he landed the gig, thanks to Reality Steve.
And while there are definitely mixed reactions from fans as to how Chris will fare in the driver's seat, he very well could wind up making Bachelor history, regardless of what other people think of him.
When asked what his reason is for giving finding love on TV another shot, Chris said, "I believe in the process. I believe in what I went through on the previous show and that's why I'm doing it. I wouldn't do it if I didn't feel like that (finding true love) was a potential."
Did you hear that, people? Farmer Chris honestly just wants to fall in love and live happily ever after. No mention of fame. No mention of fortune.
Yeah, yeah -- I know all Bachelors and Bachelorettes start off that way and then get bit by the spotlight bug and can't resist going on to pursue careers in showbiz.
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But keep in mind that Chris' current gig isn't something you can just give up overnight. Dare I say it? I actually believe him when he says that he's doing The Bachelor to find a wife. Like a legit wife who won't hesitate for one second to pick up, move to Iowa, and try her hand at the whole farm life thing.
Wouldn't it be great to finally see someone fall in love on the show and go right back to their "normal" life instead of winding up as part of the new cast of Dancing With the Stars or whatever?
You never know ... Chris just might turn out to be the most genuine Bachelor yet. Plus, I'm sure plenty of chicks will think his tractor is sexy. (Sorry. Couldn't resist.)
Check him out on GMA:
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