Arie Luyendyk Jr. Named The Bachelor. And Twitter Cannot Believe It.

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Upon announcing Rachel Lindsay as The Bachelorette, ABC made history by naming the first-ever African-American Bachelorette.

Now, upon confirming Arie Luyendyk Jr. will be the next Bachelor, the network has once again made history...

... by naming the first ever unheard of Bachelor!

Luyendyk is a 35-year-old race car driver who appeared on the eighth season of The Bachelorette, finishing second way back in 2012... and he hasn't really been in the mainstream celebrity gossip news for years.

Hence, the following reactions on Twitter to his selection:

1. We'd Love to See Zach Braff as The Bachelor

We'd Love to See Zach Braff as The Bachelor
And it sounds like the actor is up for it.

2. HA!

HA!
We do think Sean Lowe meant this in good fun.

3. This is the Same Person?

This is the Same Person?
We're so confused.

4. A Picture Says 1,000 Words?

A Picture Says 1,000 Words?
So does a look.

5. I'm Sorry?

I'm Sorry?
Who?!?

6. Once Again:

Once Again:
Who?!?

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There’s still a lot of growing to do in our relationship. We will not tie the knot until I am mentally and physically prepared as well as Matt.

Shayne Lamas

It was a fairytale proposal like I’ve always dreamed about. I forgot that there [were] cameras around. In that moment, it was just Matt and I and it was the most amazing moment of my entire life.

Shayne Lamas [on proposal by Matt Grant]