(NEW YORK) -- The next star of ABC's The Bachelor is recent Bachelorette contestant Chris Soules. The news was revealed Wednesday morning on Good Morning America.
Soules, a 32-year-old farmer from Arlington, Iowa, was cut by Bachelorette's Andi Dorfman right before she chose her final two. After a date where the two went horseback riding, Dorfman didn't feel she could adapt to Soules' life on the farm.
Since his appearance on The Bachelorette, Soules has apparently been besieged by female admirers, one of whom was so ardent that she drove hundreds of miles just to knock on his door. Another professed her love for him by taking out an ad in Soules' local paper.
Soules is a self-proclaimed romantic. He was engaged once before but he ended the seven-year -relationship just months before he was expected to walk down the aisle.
Soules studied agronomy and agriculture at Iowa State University and used his skills to expand the family business.
The Bachelor will return in early 2015.
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