Who is the Next Bachelor: Chris Soules or Arie Luyendyk, Jr.?

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If you were hoping to find out who is the next Bachelor at the end of The Bachelorette last night, you came away disappointed, as the torch was not passed.

In past seasons, The Bachelor or The Bachelorette season finale has also featured this big reveal on After the Final Rose. Not this time, for reasons unknown.

And the Winner is?

Chris Soules or Arie Luyendyk, Jr.: Who should be The Bachelor when the show returns in 2015? Cast your votes! View Poll »

Chris Soules, the sweet farmer from Iowa who finished third this season, attended the taping of After the Final Rose, leaving us to believe he's the guy.

He may well be, though it was announced a new Bachelor wouldn't be revealed Monday, Soules blushed and laughed nervously when the topic came up.

Fans (and fellow Bachelorette stars) also began chanting his name at one point, so it seems safe to assume he'd be a popular choice if he got the nod.

That's not a guarantee, though.

Insiders confirm that another former Bachelorette contestant, Emily Maynard's runner-up Arie Luyendyk, Jr. from the 2012 season, is in the running, too.

"Arie is being considered and filmed for promos," a source said. "He already had his packages shot and they even got him a trainer so he could buff up."

Farmer Chris Soules remains the front-runner though, another sleuth suggests, noting that no decision has been made and declining to elaborate.

"Chris is still on the short list to be The Bachelor," the insider says. "They wont be announcing the person for several weeks … but Chris is still in the running."

Who do you think should get the nod of the two front-running candidates? Or should they show pull a total 180 and cast someone new out of the blue?

Cast your vote in the poll above and share your comments below!

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Chris Soules is The Bachelor for ABC's 2015 season of the hit reality show. Good choice?

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Maybe they should have Bachelor Battle and have both of them fight over the women...

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Team Arie right here. No question about it. Trailblazing this campaign for over a year now. http://www.thedoseofreality.co...

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How about no one? Can no one be the new bachelor and we get rid of this show for good? Its all staged and full of BS anyway. Seems everytime a season ends, one or more contestants come out to say how the producers made them do or say this or that for ratings. When you are told what to do or say, its not reality.

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Please not the boring, awkward Chris! My God, you can only roll in the hay for so long. Yuk

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Chris the sweet pig farmer would be a ghastly bachelor. I would vote for Dylan or Brian.

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lets just move on to someone new. lately all the seasons have been chaining together..
the bachelor that didnt win , gets the next season, the bachelorette that didnt win it, gets the next season, and so on and so on. gets old fast.

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Pick someone new , both will be boring and Andi was boring enough

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@ Sheila

Yes. Andi was the worst !

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Arie is irritating

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@ Jan Gaughan Thompson

I get a feeling of spoiled and deceptive from him, maybe I'm being mean though.

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I hardly remember him.......just the first name rings a bell. I do hope Chris is next bachelor, he seems to be such a good guy. He's got the looks, personality, established and ready to create a family with the right woman. It might be "old school", but if you love the person, you both will compromise. I personally feel that he would provide a happy life in Iowa.