SHADES OF GRAY

Arie Luyendyk Jr. is look­ing a lit­tle old to be the Bach­e­lor. But we’ve got ideas about how the show can adapt.

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Af­ter weeks of spec­u­la­tion about who the next Bach­e­lor would be, ABC fi­nally de­cided to go with a blast from the past…and we mean the past. Arie Luyendyk Jr., who came in sec­ond in the com­pe­ti­tion for Bach­e­lorette Emily May­nard’s heart waaaay back in 2012, was named the star of The Bach­e­lor Sea­son 22 on Sept. 7. “I’ll be 36…so it’s time,” says the for­mer race car driver — who, we couldn’t help but no­tice, is look­ing a lit­tle long in the tooth com­pared to the throw­back photo ABC used in the an­nounce­ment (above). “I feel like I’m the last one of my friends to re­ally take that step. And now my lit­tle brother got mar­ried, he’s 24.” Oh, it’s about time, all right. Arie won’t be the old­est man to hand out roses — that record goes to Sea­son 6’s 40-year-old By­ron Velvick (Re­mem­ber him? Yeah, nei­ther do we) — but he’s get­ting up there. Here are some ad­just­ments the hit re­al­ity show may have to make for Arie!

HE AGED BE­FORE HE EVEN STARTED!

COCK­TAIL TEA PARTY TIME

THE FAN­TASY SUITE!

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