Credit: ABC

Sure, Emily Maynard’s Season 8 hasn’t even started yet, but this is how the Bachelor machine works, baby!

For those of you whose rose-giving fingers are tingling at the thought of finding love (or something) on television in a sea of 25 women — now’s your chance!

For those of you whose rose-giving fingers are tingling at the thought of finding love (or something) on television in a sea of 25 women — now’s your chance!

ABC is looking for applicants “who feel they possess the charm, style, class and charisma to become America's next leading man” for the franchise’s 17th season of The Bachelor.

Though traditionally the show is known to select someone (usually a fan favorite) from the previous Bachelorette season, there’s still a small chance that an unknown — or even a past contestant?! Wishful thinking? — could land the coveted role. It’s not like the show hasn’t veered off its usual path before (see: two-time Bachelor Brad Womack; Emily Maynard’s belated reign as The Bachelorette).

So if you think you could be a stellar choice for the next Bachelor — yes, we’re talking to you, too, Lamar Hurd! — apply online at http://thebachelor.warnerbros.com/.

 

So are you hoping for an unknown Bachelor? An old contestant? Maybe even... a celebrity

Source: ABC Press Release

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