Rebecca Vineyard
August 19, 2016 12:12 pm
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Since the last season of The Bachelorette ended, fans have been speculating about who will be the next Bachelor. Traditionally, it’s a contestant from the previous season- meaning that Robby, Chad, Chase, and Luke are all viable options (and, according to scientific Bachelor data, Luke is the frontrunner).

However, the Bachelor “family” is, at this point, extensive; and a contestant from an earlier season could and up taking the title. For example, some of us wouldn’t mind seeing a certain runner-up from not one but two seasons ago on The Bachelorette, and current cast member on Bachelor in Paradise, Nick Viall become the Bachelor (me, guys, I’m talking about me — but I’m not the only one!).

However, according to People another former Bachelorette and current Bachelor in Paradise contestant, Daniel Maguire, has thrown his hat into the ring:

“I’m the most realistic, regular guy out there,” Maguire explained. “Most of the Bachelors – to be honest…they’re so fake, I’ve never met one of these types of guys in my entire life. Most guys, they talk like how I would … That’s why so many regular guys watch the show and love me.”

Daniel continues, “If you’re going to watch the Bachelor, you want a real dude.

Now remember, Daniel is the guy who is friends/work-out buddies with Bachelorette and Bachelor in Paradise über-villian, Chad.

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He’s also the one who tried to warn Chad against being so intense with other Bachelorette contestants, and spouted many people’s favorite line of the season: “Let’s just pretend you’re Hitler…”

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In essence, Daniel was already known for being outrageous before he came on Bachelor in Paradise and he’s kept up that reputation by twerking in the pool…

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…and drinking out of Vinny’s belly-button…

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…and we can’t forget that moment in the credits where he’s hammering in the fact that he’s Canadian by pouring maple syrup over himself…

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But we have to admit, Daniel would be an entertaining Bachelor. And he kind of does have a point regarding frontrunner Luke Pell: “Luke – yeah, he’s a great guy and everything, but you might as well put it on mute because that’s how boring he is.

If nothing else, Daniel + Bachelor would be wildly entertaining. However, Daniel also maintains that he’s not all ridiculous antics and hilariously strange quotes:

“I have a serious side and an intellectual side as well, but obviously on TV they can only show so much. I definitely like and enjoy what I’ve seen on TV of how I’ve been portrayed. People are loving it, so I’m happy with the way things turned out.”

It makes a lot of sense, and leaves fans like me wondering — maybe Daniel wouldn’t be such a bad choice for The Bachelor, after all?