Production on Season 22 ofThe Bachelor is underway, as filming began on Wednesday, September 20 in Los Angeles, CA, and show creator Mike Fleiss is providing fans with updates along the way on Twitter.
Arie, 36, first competed for Emily Maynard's heart onThe Bachelorette's eighth season in 2012 and finished as the runner-up behind winner Jef Holm. Arie developed a reputation for being a gentleman and excellent kisser on the show.
Following his first stint on reality television, Arie was extremely close to being cast as the Bachelor for Season 17 in 2013 and then Season 19 in 2015, which starred Sean Lowe and Chris Soules, respectively.
For the show's nineteenth season, Arie revealed to Us Weekly around this same time last year that he had booked a flight to Los Angeles and signed contracts with The Bachelor executives only to have the rug pulled out from beneath him last minute.