What Has Arie Luyendyk Jr. Been Up to Since His Days on The Bachelorette?
The news that Arie Luyendyk Jr. — who competed on Emily Maynard’s season of The Bachelorette — is set to be the next bachelor more than five years after his first turn on the show has sent shockwaves through Bachelor nation. Mostly because, well, what has he been doing for the past five years since he appeared on a Bachelor show? We took to his Instagram to investigate
His journey on The Bachelor will take him all around the world, and Arie is used to the jet-set life. Here, he posts a photo from his campsite in the Grand Canyon.
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... AND ON THE BEACH
Arie isn't always roughing it on a campsite, however. He's also a fan of a beach getaway — with a Corona in hand.
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HE APPEARED ON WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE
Reuniting with Bachelor host Chris Harrison (who also hosts Millionaire), he chose to donate his winnings to children's hospitals across the country.
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HE READ SEAN LOWE'S BOOK
They may have competed against one another for Emily Maynard's heart on the eighth season of The Bachelorette, but Arie and former Bachelor Sean are nothing but buds. On a flight in 2015, Arie kicked back and read Lowe's book to pass the time in the air.
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HE WENT TO THE LOWE WEDDING
He and Sean are so close, in fact, that he was invited to attend the star's 2014 wedding to Catherine Giudici — and got a snap with the happy couple!
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HE WORE AN UGLY CHRISTMAS SWEATER WITH HIS DOG
Is there anything cuter than an attractive man in an ugly sweater? With a dog also in an ugly sweater? We think not.
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HE COMPETED IN THE X GAMES
And won a bronze medal! (In 2015, a year after this selfie was taken.)
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HE HUNG OUT WITH HIS BACHELOR NATION PALS
He joined Bachelor Nation alums Sarah Herron, Sean and Catherine Lowe and Desiree and Chris Siegfried at the After the Final Rose special for Juan Pablo's season of The Bachelor.
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HE RAN A MARATHON
He runs, he drives, he vacations — what can't this man do?