Ashley Hebert rejected Ryan Park not once, but twice this season. Still, she says The Bachelorette castoff is one of her top choices to be The Bachelor.
Would he consider a turn in the spotlight as the next Bachelor? "Maybe!" he said on a conference call with reporters, saying it would be an honor.
While he was clearly stoked about the idea - almost as much as he is about tankless water heaters - he did say it's no easy task to be in command.
"Being the Bachelorette is hard!" Park said. "It's unfortunate [Ashley] is being attacked for her insecurities, and how [Bentley Williams] preyed on that."
As for getting dumped twice, Ryan says he has no hard feelings.
"When I was let go, I didn't really understand, [but] now everything becomes clearer watching her chemistry with the other guys," the 31-year-old said.
Having been dispatched before the hometown dates, Ryan showed up in Fiji out of the blue in this week's episode. Ashley sent him home again."Timing has a place in every relationship. I do think Ashley and Icould work; Maybe a date earlier on could have sparked something," he said.
"Something could have been different if it was under different circumstances - or if [finalists] Ben Flajnik and JP Rosenbaum weren't around!"
All in all, Park deems his one-time love "a great Bachelorette," saying she was often misunderstood and looked at unfairly by fans and viewers.
Park says he's no longer "in love with Ashley," but will always feel a close connection to The Bachelorette star. That's nice at least.
What do you think? Can you see Ryan Park as The Bachelor?