Now that Ali Fedotowsky has made her choice, Roberto Martinez, women everywhere want to fly to Cape Cod, Mass., to comfort the runner-up Chris Lambton. Well, hold your horses. Because ABC loves to give the rejectee a second chance at love, which means it’s probably not a good idea to start dating Chris as he embarks on meeting 25 beautiful suitors. You heard it here first: Chris will be the next Bachelor. Why?
–Girls all over the country have fallen for him. He’s cute, his family was awesome and Chris Harrison would no doubt say he’s “America’s new sweetheart.” Well, except he’s a guy, but you get the point.
–ABC loves to recycle instead of finding new blood for the stars of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette. Trista Rehn was the runner-up for first Bachelor Alex Michel. Bob Guiney was passed over by Trista Rehn. Meredith Phillips became The Bachelorette after Bob Guiney chose Estella Gardinier. Jen Schefft was chosen after Andrew Firestone pulled the plug on marrying her, his first-choice pick. Jillian Harris was rejected by Jason Meznick. Jake Pakvelka was sent home by Jillian Harris. And so on.
–The good news is this guy seems really ready to get married. Really ready to start a family! He’s not in it for fame, but in it for love.
–The possible bad new is: does he have the oomph needed for a Bachelor? Can he carry an entire program as the star? I say yes. ABC producers, give a guy who is really seeking love (not a stint on Dancing with the Stars) a go! I mean, he’s about a million times better than Jake Pavelka. We’ll watch!