ABC recently named Peter Weber as the star of season 24 of The Bachelor. But as it turns out, he wasn’t the only person who was offered the highly coveted spot.
The Bachelorette alum Tyler Cameron recently sat down for an interview with Entertainment Tonight and revealed that he turned down the role long before it was offered to Weber. (Um, what?)
“Yeah, it was something we talked about,” the 26-year-old reality star said. “Where I was at in my life…I just didn’t think it was where I wanted to be. My heart wasn’t in it.”
Of course, Cameron low-key addressed the elephant in the room (Gigi Hadid) and hinted that he was already in a committed relationship when producers approached him. “You shouldn’t go on the show if you have a girlfriend…if you’re dating somebody or seeing somebody,” he continued.
Cameron originally rose to popularity after starring on Hannah Brown’s season of The Bachelorette. While the beauty queen tried to win him back after breaking off her engagement with Jed Wyatt, he had already started seeing Hadid. Womp, womp.
According to Cameron, he didn’t want to take The Bachelor spotlight from someone else who deserved it.
“I sat on it, thought about it, and my heart wasn’t in it,” he added. “And that’s something you have to be fully invested in. I was on the other side of it as a contestant, which is a much easier role than being the lead of the show.”
Well said, Cameron. Well said.