After Ryan “Mr. Sunshine” Park’s little stunt in Fiji, a lot of fans are wondering if ABC is already planning on having him as the Season 16 Bachelor. Rosemaster Chris Harrison pumped the brakes on that idea in a new interview with TV Guide.

He was asked "Can you see Ryan becoming the next Bachelor?" and here's his response:

Credit: WENN Photo: Ryan Park and Ashley Hebert in Bachelorette Season 7, Episode 4

"I think he would make a good Bachelor. Is he the Bachelor? No, I promise you that we have not made a decision. When you see Ames on 'Men Tell All,' you'll think the Bachelor is Ames, so those guys are both very solid candidates. The No. 2 guy from this show is going to blow people away next week. I think we're going to have three fantastic guys that could be the Bachelor and that's a great problem to have for a change."

So he's saying Ryan, Ames, or the runner-up will most likely be the next Bachelor. The sticky wicket is that Ames is supposedly already dating someone and the guy *spoiled* as the runner-up is also supposedly seeing someone. It's possible that the runner-up rumor is totally bogus — it may not even be the right runner-up! — but it's out there anyway.

Read the full TV Guide interview for more from Chris on Episode 9, although he already covered most if not all of it in his Entertainment Weekly blog.

And if you want or don’t want Ryan as the Bachelor, vote in this Who Should Be The Season 16 Bachelor poll. Who knows, The Powers That Be may even read it and take it into consideration.

Source: TV Guide

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