Usually, by the time a former Bachelorette contestant becomes the Bachelor, we know him pretty well. We've come to see him as an individual with his own complicated personality and quirks. Unfortunately for Arie Luyendyk Jr., a lot of new Bachelor Nation fans never saw his season, and others forgot him completely. Not knowing much about him, the internet had no choice but to base our opinions on his appearance, and thus many comparison memes were born. The most popular? Scrubs star Zach Braff. Check out the incriminating evidence in the video below, and for more info on who Arie picks, take a look at our spoilers here!
On Jan. 9, Arie and Zach finally came face-to-similar-face at the TCAs, since The Bachelor is on ABC, and so is Zach's new show Alex, Inc., they were in the same place at the same time. Both men thought the uncanny resemblance was hilarious, and posted some amazing pics to prove it! "Like looking in the mirror," said Zach, while Arie wrote "Found my long lost twin @zachbraff… Oh and he told me to tell you to watch @alexinc_abc."
Fans immediately lost their minds, saying "OMG my favorite people found each other," and "this is giving me life!!!" It's been a long time in the making, as even Zach would admit. He's been joking about the similarities for months, even posting a pic of his head on Arie's promo poster in September, writing, "I can't believe I'm the Bachelor! I didn't even audition. Looking forward to the fantasy suites."
Zach isn't the only person Arie has been getting compared to. Some fans think David Schwimmer AKA Ross Gellar from Friends is the real dead-ringer for The Bachelor, while others see a younger John Travolta. Either way, you can't deny how amazing the side-by-side of Zach and Arie is!