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Hold onto your cookies, Bachelorette fans. We’re not saying Marquel Martin is the next Bachelor (not  that we’d be mad about it). We’re just saying, until ABC makes a formal announcement, the issue seems to be up in the air. Our question is: Does the cookie monster even want the gig?

E! News spoke to the sexy, sensitive castoff from Andi Dorfman’s season of The Bachelorette during the taping of Monday night’s Men Tell All Special to ask just that. “Am I opposed to it? Absolutely not,” Marquel says with his lady-killing smile. However, he does qualify that he wouldn’t be making such a decision lightly.

“That is something ... to talk with my family about if I was afforded that opportunity,” he says. That said, Marquel also mentions that he hasn’t been approached by casting. “Obviously, right now I’m not thinking about that because I don’t know if that’s even an option.”

Um, ABC Powers That Be... can we please talk about this? The rumor mill says it’s all but a done deal that Iowa farmer Chris Soules will be Bachelor No. 19 (unless Arie Luyendyk, Jr. from Emily Maynard’s season steals it out from under him). While we think those are both fine picks, we beg you to consider Marquel. He’s sweet, funny, family oriented, and — it bears repeating — insanely hot. In other words: prime Bachelor material.

Do you think ABC should select Marquel for The Bachelor Season 19? Tell us why or why not in the comments below!