Meet the Next Bachelor: Arie Luyendyk Jr.

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...

 

He's gosh-darn good looking. 

 

Him and his brother look quite a bit alike!!

 
 

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

 

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

 
 

He's a world-class traveler!

 
 

He likes pickup trucks. 

 

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

 

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

 
 

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

 
 

He's got tattoos!

 

He's a big fan of baseball!

 

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

 
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