It's official: Nick Viall is the new Bachelor, because 4th times a charm!
If you’re a member of Bachelor Nation, then you’re well acquainted with Nick Viall. He’s the guy who was second-runner-up not once, but TWICE on The Bachelorette (the Andi Dorfman and Kaitlyn Bristowe seasons), and came back for love — yet again — on the current, drama-filled season of Bachelor in Paradise.
But it seems like Nick is finally getting his moment in the sun, as it was just announced that he has officially been selected as The Bachelor on the show’s 21st season. This means he literally HAS to end up with someone this time, guys!
This might come as a surprise to some viewers, as a ton of fans were rooting for Bachelorette Season 12 runner-up Luke Pell to take the throne as the next dude to find love. But show host Chris Harrison thinks it makes perfect sense.
“He has just become that perennial, second place guy who wants to find love and is as sincere, if not more sincere, than anybody about finding it,” Harrison told People. “It’s about giving him his chance to find love. Who deserves it more than him?”
We’re with you, Chris. Nick has just been at this for way too long to not finally get his happy, nationally-broadcasted and obsessed over, ending. And what are the fans saying, you ask? Well, it’s kinda mixed.
Take a look:
Well, this girl’s happy!
As is this one.
And we’re back to this:
Can’t wait to see how this one plays out!