"She's going to be, probably, very analytical going through the process with her background," Luke Pell tells PEOPLE Now of new Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay

By Kathy Ehrich Dowd
March 07, 2017 12:50 PM

Luke Pell knows a thing or two about what it takes to be a success on The Bachelorette, and the reality show alum says that the show’s latest star, Rachel Lindsay, has what it takes to find satisfying love.

“With her background, being a lawyer, I think she very well is going to be comfortable in that position — with a lot of people in a high-pressure situation,” Pell tells PEOPLE Now. “I think she’s going to do great.”

Pell, the 32-year-old war veteran who was in the running to be the Bachelor this season, says he feels Lindsay’s occupation offers a clue as to how she might approach handling all the men vying for her heart.

“She’s going to be, probably, very analytical going through the process with her background, and I think it’ll be interesting to see her kind of navigate those waters,” he says.

Pell also didn’t hesitate when asked whether he’d be interested in a one-on-one date with Lindsay, who was ultimately spurned by current Bachelor Nick Viall.

“Absolutely,” Pell said. “Sign me up!”

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Pell also opened up to PEOPLE Now about the two women Viall must now choose between — Raven Gates and Vanessa Grimaldi — and whom he predicts would earn his final rose.

“So, looking at their resume, I guess, from this standpoint, I would say that Vanessa has the winning Bachelor resume: the special education teacher from Canada, she’s a sweetheart,” Pell reveals. “She has all the bullet points. I love that.”

And he also shared what it’s like to be thisclose to be the one doling out the roses himself.

“It’s interesting,” he says. “I mean, I feel for the guy. Who’s ever in that position, it’s usually a tough position to be in. But it’s interesting to think about how close it was to being me.”