Colton Underwood knows a thing or two about committing to a decision — even when that decision involves jumping over a fence.
Now, the former "Bachelor" is throwing his weight behind the guy he thinks should star in the show's 24th season. AOL caught up with Underwood at an event in support of his partnership with MorningStar Farms, where he talked with us about who he believes will be the next "Bachelor."
"I'm a betting man, and my bet would be on Peter [Weber]," Underwood told AOL.
Weber, a pilot from Westlake Village, Ca., who placed third in the most recent season of "The Bachelorette," has been in the conversation ever since his heartbreaking goodbye with Hannah Brown. The 27-year-old pilot only gained more momentum after the season finale, during which Brown revealed that her and Weber's now-infamous windmill date was even steamier than previously thought.
For his part, Weber has said he's open to the idea, telling People last month that he "wouldn't say no" to it. And now he's got a former "Bachelor" in his corner too.
"I think Peter would be a great choice," Underwood told AOL.
Still, Underwood isn't betting it all on Weber. The former NFL player also discussed the emergence of "Bachelor in Paradise" star Derek Peth, who has joined the "Bachelor" conversation after a heartbreaking rejection on one of the show's recent episodes.
Peth, who's now reportedly said he's "open" to becoming the next "Bachelor," vaulted into the spotlight earlier this week, after a "Paradise" episode in which his love interest, Demi Burnett, rejected him in favor of her girlfriend, Kristian Haggerty. Underwood said Peth, 32, makes sense as a return to the show's interest in slightly older contestants.
"I could also see them moving toward Derek," Underwood told AOL. "Just for them getting back to the traditional age range that they’ve been used to operating with."
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And there may be something to Underwood's logic. Before his season, during which he was just 26 years old, four of the previous five "Bachelors" were over the age of 30.
Underwood also briefly discussed Mike Johnson, another standout from Hannah Brown's season who's been seriously discussed for the part. He also touched on "Bachelorette" runner-up Tyler Cameron, who was being considered as a "Bachelor" frontrunner before rumors of his relationship with model Gigi Hadid began surfacing.
"I know Tyler’s been mentioned," Underwood told AOL, laughing. "But he’s doing his thing now — so he’s fine."
It's unclear when the next "Bachelor" will be announced, but the decision will likely come sooner rather than later. For example, Underwood was officially named as the star of his season on Sept. 4 of last year.