So when Rachel lindsay said goodbye to Dean, 26, after his hometown date, one of the franchise’s most memorable moments ever as he had an emotional reunion with his estranged father, the campaign for Dean to be the next Bachelor immediately started.There’s just one problem. Dean doesn’t feel “ready” to be ABC’s next leading man.
“I just don’t think I’m ready for it,” Dean admitted to E! News. “I just think that from an emotional standpoint I need to figure out a lot more about myself before I dive in and be the lead of anything. I think I have a ways to go before I’m ready for something like that.”
Still, that doesn’t mean becoming the Bachelor in a future season isn’t a possibility, as Dean said, “I don’t want to say I have no interest in being the Bachelor, I just think I still have a lot of personal growth to do before I’m ready for something like that.”One of the only arguments viewers had against Dean becoming the next Bachelor was that he might be “too young,” something he actually agrees with.
“To be honest, I’m kind of flattered that the only reason people don’t want me to be the next Bachelor is because I’m too young,” he said. “I will fully agree with them. I think I have a lot of emotional maturity and growth to go through before I’m ready for something like that.”
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