The Next 'Bachelor': Jef Holm & 10 Other Guys Who May Get the Gig (PHOTOS)

Mary Hawkins | Jul 11, 2013 TV

Emily Maynard & Jef Holm

This is either going to make you really mad or incredibly excited. Supposedly Jef Holm is in talks to be the next Bachelor. Yep, a source says he's chatting with ABC about the possibility of taking on the role, which shouldn't come as a huge surprise since there's been speculation about him landing the gig for quite some time now.

I haven't exactly been shy about the fact that I have a sweet spot for Jef with one "F" -- so I can get behind him being the Bachelor for sure. (He's adorbs. I don't care what anyone says.)

But while he'd probably be a safe bet for ABC, there are quite a few other guys who would be perfect for the role as well.

Check out these photos to see 10 other dudes who ABC should seriously consider as the next Bachelor.


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  • Arie Luyendyk, Jr.


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    Duh. Can someone please tell me why ABC cast Sean Lowe as The Bachelor over Arie? Because I'm fairly certain ratings would've been much higher solely based on his amazing makeout skills. Dude knows how to kiss. The end.

  • Ben Scott


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    Sure, he got a bad rap because none of the other guys from Desiree Hartsock's season of The Bachelorette got along with him. But he's still a good looking guy, and a single dad, which viewers can't resist.

  • Ryan Bowers


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    Remember Ryan from Emily's season? The guy who basically said he wouldn't love her if she got fat? He'd be great as the next Bachelor simply because women can't resist a bad boy.

  • Brooks Forester


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    If he's not the guy who Desiree picks in the end, Brooks is the perfect man for the job. He's sweet, sexy, and oh yeah, he apparently likes older women, which would open up casting to a whole new demographic.

  • Chris Siegfried


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    Again, Chris is another option who may be off the table if he winds up getting engaged to Des. But if not? He's totally fair game. Smart, handsome, and he loves to write poetry. He's the whole package.

  • Juan Pablo Galavis


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    Um, can you say sexiest Bachelor candidate EVER? Holy hottie alert. And if he introduces the world to his daughter, women will absolutely melt.

  • Val Chmerkovskiy


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    Yet another dude I refuse to hide my love for. Val is already the best part of watching DWTS, and since he's single and ready to mingle, I'm sure finding 25 women who want to date him won't be an issue.

  • Derek Hough


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    The ladies seem to love Derek, and as far as we know, he's currently unattached. If nothing else, it would be fun to see him teaching 25 women how to dance, right?

  • Bradley Cooper


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    Yes, I know he's way too big of a celebrity to sink to a reality TV level, but come on -- can't we get this dude married off, already? It's such a waste for him to stay single.

  • Chris Harrison


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    Ok, so I think he's dating someone, but if that relationship doesn't work out, ABC should still consider making Chris the star of the show instead of the host. Wouldn't it be fun to see him on the other side of the spectrum?

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