Nick Viall Is the New 'Bachelor': Read Some of the Best Reactions

Carla Harmon
August 31, 2016

"Everyone deserves to find someone". I hope it works out'. He came in midway through the season to fight for Kaitlyn during season 11, but he ended up losing to Shawn Booth, and Nick was completely torn. He was the runner-up on both Andi Dorfman's and Kaitlyn Bristowe's seasons of The Bachelorette, and he is now starring on season 3 of Bachelor in Paradise. Then, he made a surprise and unprecedented return to the show on Kaitlyn Bristowe's "Bachelorette" season in 2015 when he placed in second, becoming the runner-up once again. "A lot of pushups", the 35-year-old software salesman joked.

What kind of a woman is Nick Viall looking for?

Viall made it all the way to the final two that season (Dorfman even went to Wisconsin to meet Viall's huge family!), where he was up against former professional baseball player and total jock Josh Murray. At first it was Andi Dorfman's season of The Bachelorette (Nick lost out to Josh Murray, but he and Andi split up in January 2015) before Kaitlyn' season. "It's about giving him his chance to find love".

Nick Viall, a Waukesha native and current contestant on ABC's "Bachelor in Paradise", has been named has been named the next face of the upcoming installment of "The Bachelor".


'Hopefully it'll be more positive, ' he said.

"It just shows how much people love and care about this show and I am very flattered and honored". I've had an interesting journey through this process.

Though the show typically taps a contestant from the prior season to fill the spot, few stars have appeared in so many iterations, and gone through as many ups and downs with fans as Viall.

So, why did ABC choose Nick over Luke Pell, one of the semi-finalists from JoJo Fletcher's of The Bachelorette?


After Paradise host Michelle Collins and co-host Sean Lowe introduced the new Bachelor and Viall walked out onto the set. Who is the most honest? The host continued that he's "become that perennial, second place guy who wants to find love and is as honest, if not more honest, than anybody about finding it". Harrison said. "While Luke and Chase were good guys, we all just kept coming back to Nick, and it's just insane enough to work". And it's just insane enough to work.

The rejects also reacted to the news, with Luke appearing blindsided when he tweeted: 'Thx for all the love sometimes we are faced w/unexpected changes I'm happy to be back in Nash excited for the future'.

"I'm happy for him!"

Mike Fleiss, the creator of the show, broke the news on his personal Twitter account during the east coast airing of ABC's "Bachelor In Paradise" after show "After Paradise", with Nick as a guest on the show.


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