20 Hottest Bachelors in ABC History: Who's #1?!

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With Nick Viall confirmed as The Bachelor and ready to capture the heart of a nation this winter, the question invariably becomes:

Is he the hottest Bachelor in ABC history?

Nick will star on Season 21, but will be the 20th Bachelor - Brad Womack got the nod twice (and came away empty-handed each time).

Obviously, hotness is subjective, and there will be plenty of fans less than thrilled about Nick, given his unique history on the franchise.

Still, he got TWO Bachelorettes to almost pick him, then won America, and producers, over on Bachelor in Paradise. That says a lot.

So take a look back at the below rankings of Bachelors then and now, and decide who the all-time hottest man to dole out the roses is.

Or was. Compare and decide now.

1. Chris Soules

Chris Soules
Chris Soules was nicknamed Prince Farming for a reason. That reason was because he is a farmer by trade, and is quite charming. So it was a clever play on words to say the least. Somehow it didn't last between Chris and Whitney Bischoff, most likely because he lives in small-town Arlington, Iowa. Better luck next time?

2. Sean Lowe

Sean Lowe
Hello there, Sean Lowe! This Bachelor ranks among the show's best looking, and for good reason, though his good-guy personality carries more than its share of weight here as well.

3. Nick Viall

Nick Viall
From a pure looks standpoint, Nick Viall would be the first to tell you that he can't hold a candle to Sean or Chris ... but he's been "hot" enough to nearly get engaged to TWO Bachelorette stars, AND get the nod from ABC, so that tells you a lot actually.

4. Travis Stork

Travis Stork
Travis Stork isn't just a hunk and a gentleman. He is a doctor, people.

5. Andrew Firestone

Andrew Firestone
Andrew Firestone is a contender for Hottest Bachelor Ever. Might he win?

6. Ben Higgins

Ben Higgins
Ben Higgins is your Bachelor for 2016. If nothing else, he will be much better received than Nick Viall or Shawn Booth.

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The Bachelor Quotes

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

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Shayne Lamas [on proposal by Matt Grant]