That didn't take long! In a sneak peek of The Bachelor season premiere, former race car driver Arie Luyendyk Jr. lives up to his "kissing bandit" reputation! The 36-year-old reality star meets his 29 eligible ladies on night one — and it didn't take long for Arie to smooch a lady (or two?). FYI: If you can't wait for the premiere, you're in luck because we have some spoilers for you!
The women vying for Arie's heart definitely thought of out-of-the-box ideas for their limo entrances, but it seems Brittany T. crosses the finish line first when it comes to stealing a smooch from the Bachelor. The tech recruiter from South Carolina brought out mini race cars to take on the professional driver, and of course, the winner got a kiss.
"I don't want to be too aggressive, but he has really nice lips and I want to know if he lives up to the name 'kissing bandit,'" she said on the reality dating competition. Of course, Arie let her win — and fulfilled his end of the bet. "Yeah, it was such a great kiss," she added. "And he lives up to the name."
While Brittany definitely got Arie's attention, the sneak peek also shows Arie getting close to early favorite Bekah Martinez. Despite the controversy surrounding her age, she is 14 years younger than the star, Arie is smitten with the nanny. "Adrenaline, I'm a race car driver," Arie responded when asked by the petite brunette what makes him excited about life. "Pizza, good food, good company. Those are daily things that you just need."
If the premiere is any indication, it looks like Arie is finally ready to say goodbye to his playboy reputation and is determined to find love on the ABC series. "Even though The Bachelorette was my biggest heartbreak, it was also proof that I can fall deeply in love," he said in the clip. "I really want that again." We wonder if either of the two ladies above is this season's Bachelor winner?
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