Arie Luyendyk Jr., Farmer Chris Soules Being Considered for ABC’s Next Bachelor: Details

Arie Luyendyk Jr. and Chris Soules
Arie Luyendyk Jr. and Chris Soules are in the running to be crowned the next Bachelor. Araya Diaz/WireImage; Craig Sjodin/ABC

Team Arie or Team Chris?! While many fans are rooting for ABC to crown Bachelorette season 10 contestant Chris Soules as the next Bachelor, Us Weekly has learned that former Bachelorette contestant Arie Luyendyk Jr. is in the running, too.

"Arie is being considered and filmed for promos," a source tells Us of the 32-year-old hottie, who was runner-up on Emily Maynard's season. Another insider adds: "He already had his packages shot and they even got him a trainer so he could buff up and be camera ready with his shirt off." 

However, a third source maintains that farmer Chris, a fan favorite who was sent home by Andi Dorfman prior to the fantasy suite night, is still very much a front-runner. (Especially among fans! During the live Bachelorette finale, fans in the studio audience started chanting Chris' name when Michelle Money asked host Chris Harrison about the next Bachelor.)

"Chris is still on the short list to be the next Bachelor and no decisions have been made," the insider says. "They wont be announcing the new person for several weeks … but Chris is definitely still in the running."

Tell Us: Are you team Arie or team Chris?


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