Meet the Next Bachelor: Arie Luyendyk Jr.

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The latest Bachelor has been announced! Arie Luyendyk from Emily Maynard's season will be the next man to search for love. The good news? Arie still has a connection to Wisconsin! Arie's technically Arie Luyendyk Jr. because his dad was a famous racecar driver (surprise, surprise - right?). And according to an article from the Journal Sentinel...

Luyendyk, a champion in the Netherlands, came to the United States in 1981 and he spent his first couple of years commuting to race in Super Vee, then the training ground for hopeful drivers aspiring to a career in Indy cars and the Indianapolis 500.

Luyendyk packed up wife Mieke, son Arie Jr. and daughter Maida, moved from the Netherlands to Brookfield and ran a three-man team out of a Groenevelt-owned hangar at the Waukesha County Airport.

In the third race of the season, on the mile at State Fair Park, Luyendyk scored his first victory in the United States, and the Provimi Veal team went on to win the title. Luyendyk also made his Indy-car debut that July, subbing for Bettenhausen in the Provimi Veal 200 at Road America. He finished eighth.

Yes, he lived in Brookfield as a kid! Here's what else we know about him...

#Repost @pacozero ・・・ This dude had ZERO chill. 😨😨 #thebachelorette @ariejr LMFAO just got tagged and saw this. Funny to think back sometimes, cracks me up!

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He's gosh-darn good looking. 

@torcoffroad action from St. Louis tonight on FoxSports2 at 10pm EST! Set the DVR #gangsta @GUNK @teamcoopertire @hostilewheels @geniustoolsusa @amsoilinc @ssidecals @liquidwrench @officialmotormedic @camreimers21

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Him and his brother look quite a bit alike!!

So happy for you two! My baby brother is married!

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On our way to the wedding! My little brother is getting married 😇

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He's still driving those fast cars with fun passengers!

Talk about one of the coolest passengers on the planet @lolojones! 😎 Such a fun weekend driving for @honda leading the field to green. I'm headed home and thinking back on a action packed day. Thank you to everyone that made this weekend possible! Swipe right to see more pics 👋🏼

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Boy looks good in a suit... more than one kind. 

Drama filled Qualifying but ended up P5. Happy to be flying the #119 for @learcorp! #detroitstrong #learrevsup

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Another day in the real-estate game.. Switching hats tomorrow and heading to Detroit tomorrow. Excited to announce some racing news soon!

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He's a world-class traveler!

Most incredible view ever #tbt #thialand

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Beautiful day in Den Bosch ☀️

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He likes pickup trucks. 

My girl since '02... @GUNK sent over some product so I had to show her some love! Comment below if you've rode in the ol' Lightning 😎 #respectthetruck #memories

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When he's not racing, he's in Real Estate!

BOOM I'm a Realtor!! Settling into my winter career and loving it so far. Showing this nice home in Arcadia this weekend and meeting new clients along the way! Message me if you're looking for a new home! 🏡 #racingrealtor #remax #everythingItouchturnstoSOLD

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He likes to ride bikes...and he's good at it!

Unreal riding here on the Sonoma Coast. Thank you a million Tony, Max, @lukelamperti & @giannilamperti for the amazing riding and great times. I'm ready for #LevisGranFondo next week! #kingsridge #mystickshurt #onlyafewsmallclimbsahead #scootermissions

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Still on a high after yesterday's race. The #levisgranfondo was a huge challenge but super fun. @rikkioktober snapped this pic up one of the many climbs. Thank you to the Lamperti family for being such amazing hosts!

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He's been keeping in touch with Chris Harrison for quite some time and has a heart of gold. 

If you watched @millionairetv you may have heard me make a small joke about my own wing.. @chrisbharrison called me out like all good friends do. 😂 Then today I received this pic from @phxchildrens and it absolutely made my day. Always love visiting the hospital and seeing all the wonderful work that is being done! Love that I was able to help and make an impact :)

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Amazing night! Thanks to everyone who came out to our viewing party and to all that watched at home. @chrisbharrison you're the man for having me on and so glad @phxchildrens gets 100k to benefit children who need care so desperately. Very cool 😎

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He's got tattoos!

This is my sad face because I just got my hair cut and I'm getting as grey as the dude from catfish...

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He's a big fan of baseball!

Had a blast throwing out the first pitch tonight for the @friscoroughriders... All laughs promoting the race this weekend for @torcoffroad!

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He's been waiting for this opportunity. At least, you'd think by this. 

A seat in the "first class of coach" while finishing @seanloweksu's book.. Great read, smooth trip home 👌

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