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Arie Luyendyk, Jr. is a charmer. He has personality. It's actually a rare commodity among ABC's Bachelors, who usually seem cast for their Captain America looks — or just for the fact that they happened to be dumped the previous season.

There are plenty of reasons to think Emily Maynard's #1 Bachelorette reject would actually be worth watching on Season 17 — and Bachelor 9 alum Erica Rose shared her arguments.

“I would prefer Arie to be the next Bachelor," the Bachelor Pad 3 contender tells RyanSeacrest.com, "because I think he is really cute and he’d be a lot more interesting and exciting to watch."

The way Erica says "prefer" and "more" sounds like she had been offered another option and was answering which guy was better. Does she specifically prefer Arie to Sean Lowe — Emily's second favorite ex-boyfriend and another major Bachelor candidate? Or maybe she meant Roberto Martinez, whose name came up many months ago but now seems to be fading into the Bachelor mist? Or did she just mean Arie would be more interesting and exciting than Ben Flajnik, the Season 16 Bachelor who — even according to the show's creator Mike Fleiss — set a low bar for the next guy?

Whom do you prefer, out of the top three Bachelor candidates? Have you voted yet?

Source: RyanSeacrest.com