Bachelor Nation Reacts to New Lead Arie Luyendyk Jr – Read Their Tweets

We finally have a new Bachelor and it’s none other than Emily Maynard’s Runner up, Arie Luyendyk Jr.

After weeks of mounting anticipation, the shocking news was announced on Good Morning America on 7th September.
(Scroll down to see how the former Bachelor’s and Bachelorette’s reacted to the news on Twitter)

So who is Arie Luyendyk Jr?

He is a 35-year-old professional auto racing driver. He hasn’t appeared on the franchise since 2012.

Read on for Twitter reactions from our very own Bachelor Nation.

Let’s start with the host himself.

Chris Harrison

Rachel Lindsay

Chase McNary

Caila Quinn

Luke Pell

Jef Holm

Vinny Vintiera

Sean Lowe

Nick Viall

Evan Bass

Ali Fedotowsky Manno

Amanda Stanton

Emily Maynard Johnson

In an exclusive statement to PEOPLE, she said:

“I have been wanting Arie to be the Bachelor since my season ended forever ago, and I know he’s going to be great!” she says.

“He’s so much fun to be around and comes from the nicest family, so the girls on his season really lucked out with him! Arie deserves nothing but the best, and I hope everything goes wonderfully for him!”

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