AceShowbiz - "The Bachelor" has found its next star for upcoming season 24. Peter Weber, who came in third place during Hannah Brown's season of "The Bachelorette", was announced as the new leading man of "The Bachelor" in season finale of "Bachelor in Paradise".
"It's still hitting me right now, and I feel so grateful right now just to have this opportunity in front of me," the airplane pilot shared to host Chris Harrison during a discussion on the stage at the "BiP" reunion. "I feel, like, emotional, right now. This is crazy. This is life-changing. I have truly, you know, my entire life looked forward to finding, you know, my girl, and that person that I cannot wait to spend the rest of my life with."
Of feeling nervous to fill the role, the 27-year-old said, "There's gonna be ups and downs. I know that's coming. And, you know, I'm not gonna be perfect... I'm gonna follow my heart. And as cliche as that sounds, I trust this, you know?"
Bachelor Nation may be familiar with Peter as he made headlines after Hannah revealed they had sex in a windmill four times during their fantasy suite date. During the show's reunion in July, Weber said that he received closure from Hannah following his exit. "From night one with that first toast to the very end when I said goodbye to her, she was 100 percent unapologetically herself, and I love that. And that's something that I definitely want to carry forward with my journey now," he explained.
Following the announcment, Peter had former "The Bachelor" star Colton Underwood's support. "Peter will be a great Bachelor. Good luck dude!" he said on Twitter. Fans were also thrilled to know that as one wrote, "it's Pilot Pete's time to shine." However, some others were disappointed that ABC didn't choose Mike Johnson as the new Bachelor and make him the first black Bachelor.