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Chris Soules 'Flattered' to Be Chosen as the New Bachelor

August 28, 2014 (4:09 am) GMT
The 32-year-old farmer says he's ready to find love again on TV, saying, 'I believe in the process.'

It's official: is the new Bachelor. ABC announced it on Wednesday, August 27 with the farmer from Iowa making an appearance on "". Chris said he was "humbled," "flattered" and "grateful" to be the star of "" season 19.

"I mean, coming from a small town I never really expected to have this opportunity to be on either show let alone to be the lead on 'The Bachelor', so it's been awesome," he said on the morning show.

Despite his heartbreaking experience with on "", Chris believes he will find love again on the dating show. "Absolutely, that's why I am doing it. I believe in the process I believe in what I went through on the previous show and that's why I am doing it I wouldn't do it if I didn't feel like that was a potential."

After the news broke, Andi took to Twitter to congratulate her ex. "Congrats to the new Bachelor, C_Soules!" she tweeted. "So excited for you!!! Some woman is going to be very lucky if she wins that heart of yours!"

During a Twitter chat on Wednesday, Chris revealed that he'd "been able to remain friends with Andi and she encouraged me to just be myself!"

Chris has been engaged once before, but the seven-year relationship ended just months before he expected to walk down the aisle. The self-proclaimed romantic's dream woman is someone who is smart, motivated and confident.

The new edition of "The Bachelor" will premiere January 2015.



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