I know, rose lovers. Right now you're thinking, "My god, how has it taken this long for The Bachelor — the single biggest pimp of long-stemmed red roses — to score a float in the annual Tournament of Roses Parade???"
Let's not focus on the injustice. Let's just revel in the good news — and feast our eyes on this exclusive first look rendering of the float in question.
On January 1,Chris Harrison will don his rightful place at the head of the large vessel as he, new Bachelor Chris Soules, and a selection of married couples from the Bacheor/Bachelorette franchise wave to the throngs of screaming admirers lining Pasadena's Colorado Boulevard. In keeping with this year's parade theme, "Inspiring Stories," The Bachelor's float will be a ginormous tribute to the theme of "Inspiring Love."
Not only will the float be blanketed in 25,000 velvety red roses (duh), the official ABC announcement declares that it will also be bedecked in several other "quintessential Bachelor symbols" including champagne flutes, the Bachelor mansion façade, and — oh my god, you guys — a hot tub. (I checked, and yes, there will actually be people in the Bachelor float hot tub. When asked if those people would be making out vigorously, the network had no comment.) And in honor of the new Bachelor, Iowa farmer Chris Soules, the float will incorporate corn husks from his actual farm into the design. God. Bless. America.
The Bachelor will premiere in January on ABC.