The next ‘Bachelor’ is a virgin

The next ‘Bachelor’ is a virgin

Colton Underwood is getting one other shot at love.

On Tuesday, the previous NFL star was introduced because the 23rd “Bachelor” in franchise historical past, after ending fourth on Becca Kufrin’s season of “The Bachelorette” in July.

“I’m very excited,” Underwood, 26, advised Individuals. “I’m so grateful. I can’t inform you how a lot I’ve been smiling.”

Underwood, who cut up from Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman, in 2017 beforehand dated fellow “Bachelor” contestant Tia Sales space, earlier than vying for Kufrin’s coronary heart. And although Underwood made a variety of headlines after revealing he was nonetheless a virgin whereas competing on the present, he additionally turned heads once more this summer season, trying to offer his relationship with Sales space, 26, one other go on “Bachelor in Paradise.”

“Thanks for educating me much more about myself, and most significantly, on your friendship that I do know will proceed far past ‘Paradise,’” Underwood captioned a photograph of himself and Sales space on Instagram following Monday’s episode of “Paradise.” “Don’t accept something lower than the world, as a result of that’s what you deserve.”

Although Underwood closed the door on Sales space’s return to “The Bachelor,” he’s prepared at hand out the roses to a new slew of single women, hoping to pop the query at his journey’s finish.

“That’s what I’m trying ahead to essentially the most, is being engaged and getting married shortly after that,” he mentioned Tuesday on “Good Morning America.”

“The Bachelor” premieres in January on ABC.

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