The Bachelor, Arie Luyendyk Jr.
If you love watching the TV show “The Bachelorette,” you must have seen Arie Luyendyk Jr. in season 8. Now, Luyendyk is on its companion TV show, “The Bachelor”. Luyendyk Jr. is a professional auto racing driver who took after his father, Arie Luyendyk. He has participated in most Northern America races where his parents live. Luyendyk is known for competing in Indy Lights Series where he finished, fourth, third or second in a couple of years. He is slowly turning into an actor and a reality TV star. He has built most of his net worth from racing. Arie Luyendyk, who is aged 36, was born in the Netherlands to Mieke and Arie Luyendyk. He and his family, including his sister Maida Luyendyk, moved to the US and settled in Brookfield, Wisconsin. Luyendyk’s twin brothers, Alec and Luca were born in the US. The racer-come-actor is active on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook where girls troll him because of his looks and confidence.
Arie Luyendyk Jr. age controversy involving Bekah
Bekah Martinez posted on Twitter to respond to her fellow contestant who felt her age was not perfect for Ari Luyendyk Jr. She posted that at the age of 22, she agreed that she was indeed young compared to the other contestants who were between 25 to 26. Luyendyk and Martinez had discussed their 14-year age difference on the TV show, and it became a hot debate among other contestants. One of them, Caroline, though that if Bekah told Luyendyk her age, he would end the date that evening. Luyendyk gave Bekah a rose after they were done with their date. In a podcast with Ashley Lionetti, he stated that he was shocked to find that Bekah was only 22 because he expected her to be in her mid-twenties. He added that he was so connected to her at that point of the show, and upon learning about her age, things became difficult for him.
Facts about The Bachelor TV show contestant
He dated Bachelor winner, Courtney Robertson
Robertson might have earned a decent net worth from “The Bachelor,” but it’s not the only thing she left with. She and Flajnik fell in love and he even proposed on the finale of Season 16, but they never got married. In 2014, Robertson revealed that some sexy information about dating Luyendyk in her book, “I Didn’t Come Here to Make Friends.” She stated that Luyendyk did not only prove himself as the “The Kissing Bandit” but also gave her the best sex she ever had. According to Us Weekly, the two were in an on-off relationship for a few years before Robertson moved to Scottsdale. They are still great friends though and even take photos together.
He knows he is not like Peter Kraus and he doesn’t care
Peter Kraus was meant to be the Bachelor this season, but he passed on from being on the TV show. The next choice “Bachelor” had was Arie Luyendyk. So he came back a little wiser and a little more ready to settle down. He had to take the opportunity to make net worth and also have a life partner. Reality Steve, who is “Bachelor” spoiler referred to Luyendyk as ‘Not Peter’ and that became Luyendyk’s nickname. So one of his opponents in one of his races stuck a #NotPeter sticker on Luyendyk’s truck, and he thought it was hilarious. The photo went viral. Can you guess why? Because Arie Luyendyk wasn’t Peter and neither did he care.
Some of his tweets make him sound like a classic f**k boy
There is a tweet that Luyendyk posted a screenshot of a girl hitting on him repeatedly, but he didn’t respond. He hashtagged his post “Never give up” but really! Does he have to act so hard to get? To make it worse, apart from humiliating the girl, Luyendyk didn't dare to crop her name. He has also posted some douchy things on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram which suggest that the Luyendyk is not ready to settle down at his age. There is another tweet that he posted stating that if you forgot a girl’s name in the morning, you should take her to Starbucks.
Luyendyk’s younger brother is already married
His brother, who is 11 years younger than him is already married. In an interview with GMA, Luyendyk admitted that he felt a little bit challenged by his brother who got married when he was 24. Luyendyk is still driving girls crazy, joking about having drinks with them, and taking some for one night stands. In short, he is still making girls feel like bi***es.
He was once in Hell’s Kitchen
Luyendyk made an appearance on “Hell’s Kitchen” in 2011 as an Indy car driver competing against other chefs. He never won, but if his cooking skills are highly rated enough to make him appear on a TV show, he will be a better Bachelor most definitely.
Luyendyk’s net worth
According to the Richest, Arie Luyendyk Jr. has a net worth of $5 million. He has built most of his net worth from car racing. He might be raking something good from “Bachelor.”
Now that all eyes are on Luyendyk, we hope that he won’t disappoint his fans and the viewers of the TV show. Whoever he will end up with, it’s high time Luyendyk settles. Probably his parents also wish that should happen.