Plenty of people were happy that Chris Soules was picked to be the next Bachelor, but what about reported runner up Arie Luyendyk Jr?
When Soules was first announced, Luyendyk Jr (from Emily Maynard's Bachelorette season) tweeted Monday, "I'm not the Bachelor, have fun on the farm people"
He later tweeted, "Thanks for the kind words everyone. It wasn't meant to be, and I'm okay with it. Happy I can move forward"
In July, Luyendyk Jr had made his intentions of being the new Bachelor crystal clear on Twitter. According to Us Weekly, the race car driver tweeted "Would love to share my journey with all of you, but it's up to #bachelornation."
"Arie is being considered and filmed for promos," an insider said at the time. "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."
Soules was officially announced as the new Bachelor Wednesday on Good Morning America. "At the end of the day, Chris is everything the show is based on," host Chris Harrison told TV Guide. "He's that diamond in the rough from middle America who more than ever needs the show to find his wife. It reminds me of Aaron Buerge in Missouri. He needed the show to expand his horizons. So, it takes us back to where the show began."
Soules also had Andi Dorfman's support, who sent him home as number three on her season of The Bachelorette. Dorfman (who chose Josh Murray) tweeted her congratulations. "Congrats to the new Bachelor, C_Soules! So excited for you!!! Some woman is going to be very lucky if she wins that heart of yours!"