Will viewers see Nick Viall again, perhaps as the next man to hand out the red roses on The Bachelor? In an interview with Huffington Post, Nick, who was the runner-up on two seasons of The Bachelorette, first with Andi Dorfman and then with Kaitlyn Bristowe, talked about possibly returning to TV to find love. He also talked about season 2 of the spin-off Bachelor in Paradise, in particular one of its cast members Tenley Molzahn.
First off, Nick is free to find love on TV yet again because he’s single. He said that he’s not even really dating right now.
“I am not currently dating anyone. I’m not specific or exclusive. I’m not really actively dating. You know, like I said, I spent the better part of those three months between when filming ended and the After the Final Rose, kind of focusing on, you know, getting over it. I’m in a really good place now but that did take some time so, you know, I’ve gone out and I meet people but you know, nothing really of note.”
In terms of finding love on TV again, perhaps as the star of The Bachelor, Nick Viall said that he would consider doing it because there are couples who prove that the process can work. Yet he does have some concerns about going on the show again.
“In all seriousness I mean, no, to be perfectly honest I would seriously consider it. It’s obviously an incredible opportunity but with that, it has its concerns. For me like I would be in a different boat. Like all of a sudden, for the third time, I’m going on a show to find love?! And you know, my, maybe my insecurities of people asking like, ‘Dude, can you meet people like normally?’ Like I don’t want to get pigeon-holed but at the same time you know it certainly can work. The thing about that is that I’m close to a lot of the producers. They certainly know who I am and the type of female I’m attracted to and, you know, it can certainly work…There’s been some great loves, like Sean [Lowe] and Catherine [Giudici], they’re amazing right? Chris [Siegfried] and Desiree [Hartsock], amazing.”
Nick added that considering his age and life experiences, he knows what he wants.
“I will say this, if the opportunity came up, I would feel good about me doing it in a sense. As a 34-year-old, having dated, having had relationships not work out, you learn about yourself. You learn about what you want. You kind of refine and I feel fortunate to be in a position in my life where I know who I am. I’m very comfortable in my skin. I know what I’m looking for and I would feel good about that.”
As previously reported by the Inquisitr, the most recent Bachelor, Chris Soules, implied, during an interview in June, that Nick went back on the show not to find love but because he loves being a part of The Bachelor franchise.
Yet Nick Viall will likely watch if Ben Higgins, Ben Zorn or Jared Haibon was the Bachelor instead. Nick said that all three guys are great choices for the role.
“Obviously, Ben H.’s name comes up a lot. I have a lot of respect for Ben H. He’s a really, really great guy. He is as sweet as everyone thinks he is…I think he would be a great choice…Ben Z. is also as sweet as everyone thinks he is, so is Jared, there’s a bunch of sweethearts…so I think they have some really good options.”
While no official announcement has been made, it seems that Ben Higgins has already been giving the opportunity. On Wednesday, Us Weekly, citing a source, reported that Ben will star on the next season of The Bachelor. Yet on Tuesday, the franchise’s creator and executive producer, Mike Fleiss, hinted that a final decision has yet to be made.
As for season 2 of Bachelor in Paradise, Nick Viall loves watching Tenley Molzahn. Yet Nick maintains that people won’t see him going after Tenley after his failed pursuits of Andi Dorfman and Kaitlyn Bristowe.
“She’s so adorable…I’m like, ‘You’re so precious!’ She is so precious! It’s very charming. Disclaimer guys, I don’t want to date Tenley…I can compliment without wanting to date her.”
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