Ahead of the Season 22 premiere of "The Bachelor," “Extra’s” Renee Bargh chatted with series star Arie Luyendyk Jr. at the Bachelor Mansion.
Six years ago, Arie tried to win Emily Maynard’s heart on “The Bachelorette” and became known as the “Kissing Bandit.” He reflected, “I did a lot of kissing on the show.”
Arie’s search for true love is “definitely overdue.” The 35-year-old millionaire race car driver turned realtor shared, “My little brother’s gotten married. My friends are all married.”
Though he’s into “first impressions,” he realizes “that’s not working for me” since he’s never been engaged.
Arie reveals that he fell in love with two people on the show. Some of the front-runners include Kim Kardashian look-alike Marikh, realtor Caroline, nurse Nysha, and taxidermy collector Kendall.
Of Nysha’s love for her job, the car enthusiast said, “The more blood, the better for me.”
Renee also spoke with “Bachelor” couple Sean Lowe and wife Catherine Giudici, who returned to the mansion where they met and fell in love. Catherine found it “bizarre" to be back, while Sean called it “surreal.”
Sean also gave some advice to Arie, saying, “He can be a little quirky and I told him, ‘Make sure the women see that… Be comfortable enough to let yourself show.’”
“The Bachelor” premieres January 1 on ABC.
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