In a Thursday interview with Entertainment Tonight, Bonner suggested he has a little crush on Fifth Harmony member Normani Kordei, who admitted on last week's Dancing with the Stars episode that the cowboy and model is "hot." (Bonner also made a cameo in her country-themed trio dance).
"I love that girl. She is just so beautiful inside and out, when she walks in the room, the whole room lights up," Bonner, 29, gushed to ET. "She is such a sweetheart and [was] an encouragement to me the whole time I was there."
Bonner then added of the 20-year-old singer, "I think she is a beautiful lady, and if she asked me out on a date, I would sure enough go."
When ET told Bonner that he should just make the move and ask Normani out on a date, Bonner said, "Well, yeah, that's the real thing, if I ask her out."
Bonner then looked straight into the cameras and said, "Normani, will you go out on a date with me?"
"I don't know, I'll see what she says," Bonner told the reporter sitting next to him with a big smile. "Hopefully she's watching. Normani, it would be an honor to go on a date with you, ma'am."
Bonner and Sharna, his 31-year-old professional partner on the show, were eliminated fromDancing with the Stars during the Monday, May 8 episode just before the semifinals.
The pair's flirty dynamic on and off the stage sparked dating rumors throughout Season 24, but Bonner insisted there's nothing going on between them other than a solid friendship.
"We're great friends. This experience has put both of us through a lot, you know, and we've remained professional throughout the entire thing. It's not ever crossed the line of dating," explained Bonner.
"Her and I were definitely intrigued by each other -- her being Australian, you know, the spicy Australian with the accent -- and she's a beautiful girl and a great person. But I think we're definitely better off friends and it's gonna stay that way."