Bachelor creator Mike Fleiss has been at the helm for 16 years, which means he knows a thing or two about making good television.
It’s no secret that choosing a Bachelor or a Bachelorette can be difficult, especially because fans have so many different opinions, but Mike knows what to look for.
In fact, they decided to go with Colton Underwood as their new leading man because he reminded them a lot of former Bachelor Sean Lowe.
“I’m sure that played a role in it. We all loved Sean, and that was a great season, and we’re so happy for him and Catherine and their family,” Mike told Entertainment Weekly.
“All of us look back at that as a very successful season, and Colton does have very strong similarities to Sean.”
Sean got engaged to Catherine Giudici and the pair got married almost five years ago. They know have two children together, Samuel Thomas and Isaiah Hendrix.
Though Colton reminds people a lot of Sean — especially because they both played football — the 26-year-old and the father of two are a bit different.
“But he’s [Colton’s] a real virgin, not just a born-again virgin,” Mike explained.
“I don’t know what a born-again virgin is. Could I be a born-again virgin?”
Mike also explained they decided to go with Colton because he seems like a star in the making.
“When we sat with all the guys that we were considering, Colton just seemed like a star. When you’re in the room with him, you’re like, that’s a big personality, a big presence,” he said.
“He just won us over. And he has grown from the time he was on Bachelorette. I think the Bachelor in Paradise experience did add to his maturity.”
Does Colton remind you a lot of Sean? Let us know what you think!