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Arie first appeared at the precise moment in the franchise’s history in which the walls between production, audience, and cast first began to show their fissures; in fact, he was at the center of a controversy that set off a fundamental change in the way the show navigates those boundaries.
In the early years, the Bachelor (though never the Bachelorette) was sometimes delivered directly from the real world, his eligibility conferred by various markers of status.
He added, “there’s a giant misinformation camp right now.” Steve also incorrectly identified the Bachelorette’s pick earlier this summer, though he later updated.
Arie is a 35-year-old race car driver who was born in the Netherlands and lives in Arizona; his father is Arie Luyendyk, who won the Indy 500 twice.
Early Bachelors included the heir to an all-American automotive fortune, a pro athlete, a naval officer (uniform included, natch), and a pseudo royal.
One time, it was just a guy — Season 12’s Matt Grant — who seemed like he must be something special because he had a posh British accent.