‘The Bachelor’: ABC Announces Leading Man For Season 24

Variety | 9/17/2019 | Elizabeth Wagmeister
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ABC has cast its next leading man for Season 24 of “The Bachelor.”

Peter Weber has officially been named the upcoming “Bachelor.” The announcement was made Tuesday night on ABC’s “Bachelor In Paradise” reunion special.

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Weber appeared on Season 15 of “The Bachelorette” with Hannah Brown, ultimately becoming the second runner-up. He was a fan-favorite on the series, and has been rumored to become the next “Bachelor” ever since Brown sent him home at the end of her season.

Weber is a 27-year-old commercial pilot from Westlake Village, Calif., an upscale suburb that’s not far from “The Bachelor” mansion in Southern California. Weber’s social media presence — under the account name “Pilot Peter” — skyrocketed through his time starring on “The Bachelorette” with more than 1.1 million followers just on Instagram.

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Earlier this summer, Variety reported that Weber was one of the the three frontrunners in consideration to become the next “Bachelor,” alongside contestants Derek Peth and Mike Johnson. Cameron was also initially in the running, but was ruled out after he began dating, in real life, supermodel Gigi Hadid. Peth was originally a contestant on Season 12 of “The Bachelorette” with lead JoJo Fletcher, and then re-appeared on multiple seasons of “Bachelor In Paradise” with his popularity growing once again this summer with his well-received storyline on “Paradise.” On Brown’s season, Johnson became known for his big smile and kind-hearted even tempered character...
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