Here's The Surprising New Star Of 'The Bachelor'

Surprise!

Although everyone thought Luke Pell, who was a fan favorite on JoJo Fletcher’s season of “The Bachelorette,” would be named the new Bachelor, well, that’s not the case. In a shocking twist, longtime “Bachelor” franchise star Nick Viall was announced as the star of Season 21 on “After Paradise” Tuesday night.

“I’m more nervous,” Viall said when asked if he was excited to be the new Bachelor. He added that although he’s had his struggles in the past on the show ― you know, being a two-time runner-up ― he’s hoping his luck will change. Still, he’s not sure how to prepare for this exciting experience.

“I don’t know if anything really prepares you for it. Maybe some crunches and pushups? I don’t know. Maybe a lot of pushups.”

Viall made it all the way to the end on both Andi Dorfman’s and Kaitlyn Bristowe’s seasons. Even though he was painted as a “villain,” the 35-year-old redeemed himself on this season of “Bachelor in Paradise,” where he showed his true, kind colors. And, if you’re wondering what happened with his “Paradise” flame Jen Saviano, Viall admitted that although the finale hasn’t aired yet, they “don’t end up together.”

But being the great guy he is, Viall gushed, “Jen is an amazing woman, one of the best.”

When one “Bachelor” door closes, another opens. 

“I can’t be more excited about the possibility of it all working out,” Viall said on “After Paradise.” 

We can’t wait to watch his journey to find love unfold. 

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