Is Ben Zorn The Bachelor 2018?

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Is Ben Zorn The Next Bachelor?

UPDATE: The new Bachelor is Arie Luyendyk, Jr., from season 8 of The Bachelorette with Emily Maynard!

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It's almost time to start creating your Bachelor brackets! But before we do, as the beginning of filming for the next season of The Bachelor gets closer, Bachelor Nation is dying to know: Is Ben Zorn The Bachelor 2018?

While we await an official announcement from ABC, here's what we know about the chances that Ben Z will be gracing our TV screens as the leading man for The Bachelor season 22.

Will Ben Zorn Be The Bachelor 2018?

The chances that Ben Z will be the next Bachelor seem decent if we are looking at the number of fans in his corner. Mike Fleiss, the show's creator, tweeted out the latest power rankings for the top five contenders, and Ben Z came in third on the informal poll — or second, if you don't count Wells Adams' second place finish after Fleiss tweeted that the next Bachelor will not hail from JoJo Fletcher's season of The Bachelorette, on which Wells appeared.

Ben Z has appeared as a dark horse in the race to become The Bachelor thanks to this season of Bachelor in Paradise, and Ben Z's decision to send himself home after not finding love in Paradise proves that he truly is looking for a lasting love rather than a fleeting romance.

One thing is for sure: if Ben Z is going to be the next Bachelor, we expect to see a lot of his adorable dog, Zeus!