didn't become The Bachelor
star, but he will be looking for love again on The Bachelor Winter Games
franchise's creator and executive producer Mike Fleiss announced on Twitter that Rachel Lindsay
's The Bachelorette
runner-up will appear on the upcoming Winter Games
spinoff, which will be filmed in Vermont
"I will be making a major announcement regarding #TheBachelor in the next couple hours!!!!!!" Fleiss tweeted on Wednesday, before revealing, "Yes, Peter will be looking for love -- and going for the gold -- on #TheBachelor Winter Games!!!!"
Peter, a 31-year-old personal trainer and business owner from Wisconsin, made it to the Final 2 on The Bachelorette's
thirteenth season, losing Rachel's heart to winner and current fiance, Bryan Abasolo
Peter found himself reluctant to propose marriage to Rachel, but the Dallas attorney didn't want to end the emotional and taxing process with just a boyfriend. The pair therefore mutually decided Peter should go home in what arguably turned out to be the show's most brutal breakup
of all time, as many fans speculated Peter was Rachel's first choice and true love.
Peter was then widely-reported to be a frontrunner
for The Bachelor's
next Season 22 star, but the position ultimately went to Arie Luyendyk
Jr., a professional racer turned real estate agent from Emily Maynard
's edition of The Bachelorette
The new Winter Games
series will feature past bachelors and bachelorettes competing in winter-themed challenges all the while looking for love at a luxurious winter resort.
"I will be looking for Hot Chocolate on #TheBachelor Winter Games," Fleiss joked, adding that in addition to people competing in sports and searching for love, the new spinoff boasts "sexy international Bachelors and Bachelorettes from the dozens of countries that also produce #TheBachelor..."
Fleiss also revealed on Twitter "at least 12 different nations will be represented at The Winter Games."
ABC announced in May it had ordered The Bachelor Winter Games
to air as part of the network's 2017-2018 programming.
ABC also revealed during a conference call with reporters at the time former reality dating show contestants appearing on the new spinoff will include "arch rivals" and "villains," according to Entertainment Weekly