Will 'The Bachelor' cast Bennett Jordan on Season 26, after his 'The Bachelorette' stint?
Hailed as the 'unproblematic king' on the show by fans, Bennett started off the season coming across like a 'douche'
Season 16 of 'The Bachelorette' is probably the only installment of the show where the suitors haven't stirred up as much drama (we are not including Yosef Aborady here) as the leading lady. Clare Crawley will go down in history as the only frontwoman of this series for whom a major section of Bachelor Nation fans harbors immense hatred. Everyone knew, even before the season premiere, that she won't last beyond a couple of initial episodes and fans were just happy to watch her leave and Tayshia Adams come in.
This hatred mainly stemmed from the fact that she didn't give a chance to any of her suitors who showed up for her on the season. She was smitten with Dale Moss the moment she set eyes on him, and the rest of the time she spent being poetic about how he "shows up" for her when in reality the two hadn't been on a single one-on-one date till a day before they got engaged.
More than 20 men were left in the lurch as Clare made a decision to follow her heart with Dale and fans were quick to side with the men, sympathizing with them. All of them, but Jason Foster (he was in his feels as he'd begun falling in love with Clare) and Kenny Braasch (he wanted to know why Clare wasted their time and demanded an apology), gave Dale and Clare's new journey a nod. This was one more reason for fans to continue their love and support for these men who Clare broke up with at a go, for Dale. However, one man has a slightly larger fandom than the rest of the men and it's none other than Bennett Jordan.
Who is Bennett Jordan on 'The Bachelorette'?
36-year-old Bennett could possibly be one of the most well-read men to have appeared on the show, all seasons combined. He's a Harvard graduate but there's more to him than just a fancy college degree. His life hasn't been as happening as it is now, as he claims he wasn't always "this successful and good looking" in his profile on ABC. He spent all of his growing up years in Atlanta, Georgia, and it wasn't until he arrived at Harvard is where he says he finally came into his own.
Bennett works as a financial planner in New York City, and he's at a point in his life where he's everything that he envisioned to be as a grown-up. He enjoys taking morning yoga classes, walking the High Line in his favorite Belgian loafers, and indulging in delicious meals in the city's best restaurants. According to Bennett, he never chased after any relationship after his high school girlfriend and he broke up. It's always been women approaching him since then and he came on to the show to change it up a little bit.
The bio also mentions his likes and dislikes. Humidity, even when at the lowest, is a no for him. He's not shy to indulge his skin with a relaxing face mask at the end of a hectic day. 2020 Masters Tournament has everyone excited currently, but know that Bennett is not one of those men who likes golf and he wouldn't be caught dead pretending to like it as well.
Bennett's sophistication was a little too much to handle for fans and many believed that he was sort of a "douche" and stuck-up. This was what the audience perceived about him in the first episode, but the fifth episode of Season 16 just aired and there's been a huge shift in how they view Bennett now. He's probably the only contestant whose fandom is a little larger than the rest of the men, and a lot of them would like him to get his own spin-off. His interviews at the end of Episode 5 where he mocked the rest of the men, in good spirit of course, has become a huge hit amongst fans who have since taken to Twitter to demand that the showrunners give this "unproblematic king" a show of his own.
"Decided to watch the #bachelorette for the first time. Are we supposed to like the star of the show and how do we get Bennett a spin-off?" tweeted a fan. "We need Bennett to have his own spin-off show," wrote another. "I'm really just here for Bennett. Can Clare go home already and us also get a spin-off of Bennett teaching the guys his gentleman Harvard ways? #bachelorette #bennettforbachelor" read another tweet. "BENNETT SHOULD BE THE NEXT BACHELOR," wrote one. "I don't generally watch #TheBachelorette but if they had Bennett as the Bachelor then I would 100% watch our respectful king," tweeted another. "If Tayshia doesn’t pick Bennett I hope he’s on a future season of BiP or The Bachelor cause I need more of him #BacheloretteABC," wrote another fan.
I thought Bennett was gonna be a douche but he’s honestly such a King #TheBachelorette— Dani Rios (@littlemixico) November 12, 2020
I thought Bennett was annoying at first but now? Unproblematic king #TheBachelorette— nicoolio (@ANicoleValdes86) October 28, 2020
i stan Mr. Bennett. unproblematic, sensical king 😭 👑— rae ✘ | nbs mlp 🐴. (@zutaraslife) October 22, 2020
BENNETT SHOULD BE THE NEXT BACHELOR— unhindered crybaby (@carlygae_jepsen) November 13, 2020
I don't generally watch #TheBachelorette but if they had Bennett as the Bachelor then I would 100% watch our respectful king 😩— Nessa (Kitsunessa) (@Essabee93) November 13, 2020
If Tayshia doesn’t pick Bennett I hope he’s on a future season of BiP or The Bachelor cause I need more of him #BacheloretteABC— D (@dmarie1285) November 12, 2020
Now the 'Bachelor' franchise and its spinoff shows have had a history of casting popular suitors/suitresses as their next lead. Kaitlyn Bristowe, Andi Dorfman, even Clare Crawley, Nick Viall, Ben Higgins, and many others were cast as the leads after receiving massive backing from Bachelor Nation fans. Now the question is will 'Bachelor' cast Bennett as the lead on Season 26 as his fandom grows by the minute, guess only time will tell.
'The Bachelorette' airs Tuesdays at 8 pm ET on ABC.