I think the ENTIRE world was shocked last night when the new Bachelor was revealed. Last night I had plans with my friend to watch Bachelor In Paradise and After Paradise where we heard they were announcing the new Bachelor. On my way to her house she texted me and told me she logged onto Facebook and saw a spoiler so when I got to her house she already knew who it was. She asked me if I had any guesses and I said “I want it to be Chase but I think it might be Luke” and honestly I think everyone thought it was going to be one of those two.
We started watching Bachelor in Paradise and without even thinking, I opened Facebook on my phone and BOOM, there it was, the face of the new Bachelor. Nick freakin’ Viall. I would have NEVER guessed the “always the runner up and never the winner” would have been the network’s choice for Bachelor. I am also surprised that they decided to announce this before the finale of BIP because right now, Nick is on the show and in a relationship so it spoils the fact that they don’t make it. I am very active on Twitter (@Megan_Rage) when it comes to this show and people are divided on this decision. Some people think it’s the best idea ever, he deserves love, he’s been the runner up on The Bachelorette two times now and appeared on Bachelor in Paradise with no success. A lot of people think he deserves this shot at love. Others think he’s had his chance and can’t seem to make it happen, so something must be wrong with him.
Here’s what I think. I don’t dislike Nick but I also don’t love him. I do think that he’s had multiple shots at finding love and always came up short. Also, I’m sure he has PLENTY of girls throwing themselves at him in real life so why give him another shot on the show? I used to think he was okay looking (about a 7 on a 1-10 scale) but Josh has done a really good job at emasculating him and that kills it for me. I also REALLY love Chase and was hoping he would get another shot at love and think he’s deserving. According to E! Online, Chris Harrison, the host of the franchise thinks this is a great decision and thinks Nick’s season won’t disappoint. Read more on what he had to say HERE.