Mike? Peter? Derek? Here's Who 'Bachelor' Alumni Want as the Next Lead (PHOTOS)
“I thought Peter [Weber] was really great. Mike [Johnson]‘s great. I want them to have happiness so maybe it’ll work out better for them than it did for me," the former lead revealed on Jimmy Kimmel Live
after her season wrapped.
Colton Underwood and Cassie Randolph
The former Bachelor is in favor of Peter as the next season's lead— but for the wrong reasons! “I still want Peter to be Bachelor because Cass said he was cute. So let’s get him off the market,” he told Entertainment Tonight
The brunette beauty has been outspoken about wanting Derek for the next Bachelor, referring to him as "level-headed, emotionally intelligent, sensitive, sweet, and understanding" on Twitter.
"I think Mike would be the best Bachelor," he told Extra
. "He's so in tune with himself, so confident in what he wants, and he'd be able to just kind of express how he's feeling to every single person and be open to all of those relationships."
The bartender from Bachelor in Paradise
shared his endorsement
for Derek Peth on Twitter. "My bourbon drinking buddy. My bestie from the TV world and honestly the one of the best guys I’ve ever met. We don’t deserve [Derek]."
Passing the torch!
Rachel Lindsay, who made history as the first black Bachelorette in Season 13, wants to see Mike Johnson become the first black Bachelor.
“I’m a huge proponent for Mike to be the next Bachelor,” she told People
. “I say it anytime I get a platform to talk about it. I just feel like they haven’t had a person of color, well, they had Juan Pablo — they never had a black male lead before.”
The blonde beauty is in favor of her ex, Derek Peth, handing out the roses for next season.
“One thousand percent yes I would support that!” she told People
. “I just want Derek to be happy. He deserves to find someone.”
Bibi admitted on the "I Don't Get It
" podcast that she's a fan of both Derek Peth and Mike Johnson.
“I think Derek [Peth] being the Bachelor would be almost as good as Hannah [Brown] being the Bachelorette. It’s like an underdog. [Mike] is so cute and he’s like big."
"Derek we’re all proud of you! Amazing example of a man! #DerekForBachelor," she tweeted.
The wait is finally over and the next Bachelor will finally be named this week!
Will it be Peter Weber, the lovable pilot from Hannah Brown's Bachelorette season, Mike Johnson, his castmate and the hunky 31-year-old with a megawatt smile, or Derek Peth, the hopeless romantic from Bachelor in Paradise? Or will it be someone else entirely?
Just hours before ABC announced the next 'Bachelor' Season 24 star, they've released possible contestants as a sneak peek for fans.
We'll find out which lucky man gets to hand out the roses for Season 24 during the finale of Paradise on September 17, but until then, click through the gallery to see who your favorite Bachelor alumni want to see in the leading role!
Bachelor in Paradise, Season 6 Finale, Tuesday, September 17, 8/7c, ABC