Arie Luyendyk Jr.: The Next Bachelor?

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Looks like Farmer Chris might have some competition for The Bachelor.

While Andi Dorfman's beloved Iowan castoff was believed to have the job wrapped up, sources say that come 2015, he may not be The Bachelor after all.

The reason? Another fan favorite - from 2012 - is still in the running:

Arie Luyendyk Jr. Picture

Arie Luyendyk Jr., the son of two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Arie Luyendyk and second-place finisher on Emily Maynard's Bachelorette season.

"Producers have already filmed him at home in Arizona, and even sent a personal trainer to get him in shape for TV," says an insider. "They think he’d be perfect.”

Emily Maynard surprisingly left Arie Luyendyk Jr. and Sean Lowe high and dry in favor of Jef Holm on the 2012 finale. Their engagement didn't last.

Lowe went on to be The Bachelor, while Arie appeared on Bachelor Pad and has certainly remained on the radar of the show's casting department.

He's briefly dated other Bachelor figures, including Courtney Robertson.

Though this potential new star has entered the mix, another insider insists Chris Soules, 32, is still a strong contender, and likely the one to beat.

“Producers are flying Chris out to meet with [Bachelor creator] Mike Fleiss,” the source says, with an announcement likely to come next Monday night.

Typically, after The Bachelorette finale, we learn who the torch is passed to. Who will it be? And what's in the note Andi got at the end of the Men Tell All?

Stay tuned, Bachelor Nation. All we can do is stay tuned.

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how long it's been since Arie been on the show and you are telling me no one has ask him out? PICK CHRIS!

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Arie looks like a twelve year old getting ready for his bar-mitzvah sans the yarmulke cap. He should stick with the Indy race car groupies.

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The best pick would be
Roberto Martinez! He is HOTTEST of all!!!!!

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Ari Luyen-yuk? I hope not!

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Chris the Farmer is a great choice. What has Arie done to recommend him? Trading on being related to a race-car driver? So-freeking-what. I thought Andi the Bachelorette had to be somewhat intelligent to be an attorney, but nope. She's down to a snarky narcissist and a beanhead jock.

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I vote for Marquel from this season, it's time for a "new " look for the bachelor, this guy looks like the others from over the years!

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@ keyzW

YES!!! I was thinking the same thing the other night. He is so nice, and good looking too. I think it would be great. I wonder if the producers ever listen to the fans? ha!

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anyone who would date courtney robertson is not serious...or has very bad taste. chris has behaved like a total gentlemen. it would be nice to teach men how it's supposed to be done. and to teach women, more importantly, how to expect to be treated.

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Just because he is the son of an Indy 500 race car driver, doesn't make him a good catch. And if they have to send a personal trainer to get him into shape.... lol, not good. What does this guy do for a living other than being related to a race car driver? Not a good choice.

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@ Bluetoo

He's a professional race car driver as well, and he is worth 5 million!!!

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@ Linda Habecker

Doesn't matter how much he is worth... he still not as solid as Chris. Arie was on "Bachelor Pad" so he's had a run for his money. I just think that Chris is a better catch.

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@ Bluetoo

I had thought you ask if Arie had any money, I guess you just asked what he did for a living. Sorry about that. Chris will be a good choice of course. And I don't believe Arie "was" on Bachelor Pad though. But he is very sweet, and would make a good bachelor, as would Chris, and I think Marquel would be a good choice. I thought Marcus was going to be the next bachelor, but he is going to do Bachelor Pad.

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@ Bluetoo

He was not on Bachelor Pad, that is incorrect.

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I vote for ARIE

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