It turns out Jennifer Aniston, the legendary Friends actress and current star of Office Christmas Party, is something of a Bachelor connoisseur. Aniston appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live last week and took the opportunity to predict the final four of Nick Viall’s upcoming season.
As E! Online reported, Aniston made her choices based on the photos released by ABC and the contestants’ brief bios. As the 30 women were projected on a screen on the Jimmy Kimmel Live stage, the affable host commented that it appeared to be like The Brady Bunch without birth control or boys — or, as Aniston weighed in, without parents.
So who did Aniston foresee as the final four women vying for Viall’s final rose? Corinne Olympios, because of her nice hair, but the actress also offered as an aside that the business owner was “too young to get married” at age 24. She liked the footwear on 29-year-old doula Elizabeth Sandos, who “wears a good wedge,” and the athletic arms on 31-year-old attorney Rachel Lindsay.
Aniston quipped, “He’s going to need an attorney, don’t you think?”
Neonatal nurse Danielle Maltby rounded out Aniston’s final four, with the actress saying she was “cute.” Citing her desire not to jinx the outcome of the next Bachelor season, Aniston would not predict a winner. She also told Kimmel she’s a fan of the Bachelor staple, who has had many chances to start a relationship as part of the reality show franchise.
“I really like Nick. A lot of people were iffy about Nick in the beginning… Make him the ‘Bachelor;’ he has to leave with someone!”
Viall’s official bio on the ABC site outlines his close-but-no-cigar history with television love. After coming in second place during Andi Dorfman and Kaitlyn Bristowe’s seasons — going through a painful proposal both times — he tried, and failed, at love on Bachelor in Paradise. ABC describes the technology salesman as “one of the most accomplished and successful Bachelors,” who “seems to have it all – except for his one true love.”
When Viall was announced as the next Bachelor, People reported that Dorfman’s final pick, Josh Murray, whose relationship with Andi eventually ended, sent congratulations to his old rival.
“[E]veryone deserves love and he is no exception. This is your time, go find her!”
Ben Higgins, who was also rejected by Bristowe near the end of the season but went on to find love as the Bachelor with Lauren Bushnell, was also happy for Nick.
“Your life is about to change big-time, but all for the better.”
Viall has a good example of a successful marriage in his own parents, who have been together for 37 years. Nick is one of 11 children. His family featured prominently during both of Nick’s Bachelorette seasons when they met both Dorfman and Bristowe.
While Viall is getting ready for his season to start airing — it has been taping for a while — Aniston is celebrating the release of her new holiday movie Office Christmas Party.
Glamour recently offered a retrospective of Aniston’s career as symbolized by her ever-evolving hairstyle, going back to her pre-Friends days in the early 1990s to the present, where she’s made a name for herself as a movie star as well as sitcom legend.
The new season of The Bachelor starring Nick Viall begins January 2, 2017, on ABC.
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