We can’t wait to meet the real Nick either! We’ve seen him compete on three shows in ‘The Bachelor’ franchise, but he’s never had the spotlight — until now. And he’s feeling all sorts of emotions, an insider just told HollywoodLife.com exclusively.
When Nick Viall, 35, was announced as the new bachelor during After Paradise, he expressed that he did feel ready. “I don’t know if anything really prepares you for it, [but] honestly, I think I’m definitely ready for it,” he told hosts Michelle Collins and Sean Lowe. “I’m very excited. I’ve had an interesting journey throughout this process.”
And what a journey it as been — he came in second on two season of The Bachelorette, then searched for love again on Bachelor in Paradise. Now, we’ve found out that after all that air time, he still feels like people don’t really know him — and this will change that.
“He feels people haven’t seen that yet and he has a lot more to show the world. He is determined to make this show work for his love life; he wants to be a success story,” an insider told HollywoodLife.com exclusively. As for where his heads at, while his emotions are kind of “all over the place” and include a mixture of “scared, nervous and pumped.”
Well two women who did get to know the real Nick were Andi Dorfman and Kaitlyn Bristowe, both bachelorette suitors that he fought for. After the announcement, both ladies spoke out about their ex. Andi, the season 10 bachelorette, tweeted that he was “genuine” and that it’s his “turn” to find love. Kaitlyn also sent her well wishes, saying he “deserved” this opportunity.
It’s so nice to see his exes rally around him! We can’t wait to see him as the new bachelor — and it’s about to be quite the ride. Are you excited?