Arie, 35, initially competed for Emily Maynard's heart on The Bachelorette's eighth season in 2012 and finished as the runner-up behind winner Jef Holm. Emily, at the time, thought Arie was incredibly "hot" and noted that he has "a heart of gold."
Arie fell in love on The Bachelorette but left the series heartbroken, so he'll be looking for his perfect match on The Bachelor next season and to settle down with the woman of his dreams. He's said he's hoping to find a lady who is independent and strong, but also gentle at the same time.
Below is a list of 5 facts Reality TV World has compiled about Arie Luyendyk Jr.:
- Arie began working as a real estate agent in Scottsdale, Arizona in the racing off-season late last year. He calls the real estate gig his "winter career" and gushes about how he loves it.
- Born in the Netherlands, Arie and his family immigrated to the United States when he was just three-years-old.
- Son of famed Formula One racer, Arie Luyendyk Sr., a two-time Indianapolis 500 winner, Arie Jr. followed in his dad's footsteps and made a name for himself by speeding in the Indy 500.
- Arie, who also dabbled in modeling, speaks Dutch and often communicates with his parents in that language.