For everyone wondering whether Mike Johnson was gaining momentum to be the next Bachelor due to Bachelor in Paradise, think again.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, pilot Peter Weber from Hannah Brown’s season of The Bachelorette is the current frontrunner to get the gig. That shouldn’t come as a huge surprise, given that from the end of his time on this past season, it felt clear that he was someone producers would be interested in going after. He had a big following, a positive edit, and an appearance over the finale that probably made him all the more appealing to a lot of female viewers.
So while Peter is likable, there are some other issues that he potentially faces. Take, for example, backlash from fans of Mike’s who feel like he was the better choice. Mike does bring a certain degree of history into the mix, as he would be the first black star of The Bachelor. (Rachel Lindsay was previously the first black lead for The Bachelorette.) Meanwhile, Mike also just has a lot of charisma, plus a great sense of humor and desire to find a wife.
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As for why the producers would want Peter, all signs at the moment point towards them being drawn to him thanks mostly to his performance on Hannah’s season — almost, we imagine that him being a pilot gives him some easy marketability. He’s not the only pilot who would have received this gig, as we’ve already seen this role be taken on by someone else in Jake Pavelka many years ago.
If Peter does end up getting the gig of Bachelor, the new season is going to be filming at some point a little bit later this year. Meanwhile, it would premiere at some point in 2020.
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