Season 21 of The Bachelor returns in January on ABC

By Mariah Haas
Updated September 08, 2016 10:10 PM
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Lauri Peterson is figuring out how her single daughter, Ashley Zarlin, can get a rose from the newest Bachelor leading man, Nick Viall.

“What are you waiting for @ashleyzarlin?” the Real Housewives of Orange County alum Tweeted Wednesday after one of the show’s producers, Elan Gale, announced on social media that casting for the reality series’ 21st season is ending.

“Casting for the next season of The Bachelor ends VERY soon,” Gale Tweeted last week. “If you want to be considered stop wasting time and apply.”

“How can we make this happen? @ashleyzarlin @theyearofelan @bachelorABC,” Peterson tweeted in reply to an article.

Peterson then jokingly asked for “help” after a Twitter user suggested, “How do we submit her for Nicks season ASAP?” The former Bravo personality replied, “I’m not entirely sure! Someone….HELP!”

Zarlin, who is the owner and creative director of Cheeky Minx, just might be willing to take on a second reality series. On Wednesday, she retweeted her mother’s tweet about this season’s casting notice.

On Aug. 30, ABC announced that Viall, 35, was the next leading man for the show. The news shocked many, who suspected that either Luke Pell or Chase McNary – both fan favorites from JoJo Fletcher‘s season of The Bachelorette – would be selected.

“He has just become that perennial, second place guy who wants to find love and is as sincere, if not more sincere, than anybody about finding it,” longtime host Chris Harrison previously told PEOPLE of ABC’s decision to choose Viall.

Harrison continued: “It’s about giving him his chance to find love. Who deserves it more than him?”

Season 21 of The Bachelor returns in January on ABC.