Chris Soules may not have won Andi Dorfman’s  heart on the recent season of the Bachelorette, but he sure did win America’s heart, which is probably why he’s been chosen as the next Bachelor.

Fans loved Soules, an Iowa farmer, on the Bachelorette, making it clear by chanting his name during the live Bachelorette finale. Soules didn’t make the cute and was eliminated before the coveted fantasy suite night. 

There were talks that Arie Luyendyk, runner up on season 8 of the Bachelorette (with Emily Maynard), was in the running for the next Bachelor. 

An insider told Us Weekly: He already had his packages shot and they even got him a trainer so he could buff up and be camera ready with his shirt off.”

Luyendyk set the record straight yesterday when he tweeted about ABC’s decision to choose Soules:

Better luck next time, Arie. Congrats to Chris!

[via Us Weekly]