History buffs and Led Zeppelin followers had been accustomed to the identify John Paul Jones lengthy earlier than he strutted into Bachelor Nation. But Bachelor Nation’s “JPJ,” as he’s affectionately identified, may simply have the possibility to make historical past himself as the primary ‘surfer dude’ bachelor, if followers have their means.
Viewers first bought a glimpse of the fan favourite’s “surf-ready blonde locks” on Season 15 of The Bachelorette, starring Hannah Brown. But he actually made himself a family identify on season six of “Bachelor in Paradise.” As Marie Claire describes, “Before he left in tears, JPJ was the lifetime of the occasion on Bachelor in Paradise, together with vomiting a number of instances over sizzling sauce after which recovering by consuming tacos and quoting Inglourious Basterds.”
Despite these antics, Jones is most identified for his on-again, off-again relationship with Tayshia Adams. But he might make a complete new identify for himself if he had been to turn out to be the brand new Bachelor.
How The Idea Gained Traction
On June 20, 2022 a Reddit person began a dialogue that learn, “TPTB at all times appear to select leads that nobody needs, at the least in line with r/thebachelor. I’m curious, who’s your vote for the subsequent lead?”
At first, customers had been naming the everyday decisions like Tylor Cameron and Rodney Mathews. But then an fascinating pattern began. Fans started to love the concept that Tayshia Adams’ ex may very well be the subsequent Bachelor.
One fan posted, “Say it with me: JOHN PAUL JONES.” The put up included a video of the beach-loving rogue flipping his hair again and staring piercingly into the digicam. Someone replied, “Shut it down, people. We discovered him!”
Soon the requests for JPJ turned considerable. One poster gushed, “god, he is such a treasure. my buddy and that i hold shopping for cameos from him as items for one another. every one has been such hilarious prime JPJ content material,” to which one other Reddit person replied, “omg how a lot are his cameos? Need.” One poster joked (in all probability), “I named my bong after him. Bong Paul Jones.”
This is not the primary time JPJ has been steered because the potential new lead on “The Bachelor.” In a 2019 OK! interview with Joe Amabile and Kendall Long, the host requested the previous couple who they wished to see as the subsequent Bachelor. Amabile, aka “Grocery Store Joe,” instantly responded with “John Paul Jones.” Long agreed, spouting, “sure, please make John Paul Jones the subsequent bachelor.”
Amabile declared, “I might watch that!” and the host agreed, stating, “They want to consider this. I do not simply want it to be like the lovable man who was third runner up. I would like…” Amabile completed his sentence with “Comedy, we’d like slightly comedy.”
Will Producers Ever Listen?
It seems JPJ was truly being thought-about for the 2020 season of “The Bachelor” in line with a 2019 article in Cinema Blend. Even earlier than he received followers over on “Bachelor in Paradise” some individuals thought he “could have a severe shot,” the outlet stories.
Cinema Blend speculated three years in the past, “Since The Bachelor historically does not begin filming till September, forward of its early January premiere, the producers might technically wait till after Bachelor in Paradise Season 6 ends to announce the subsequent Bachelor. In that case, having a optimistic exhibiting on Bachelor in Paradise might hold JPJ recent in viewers’ minds.”
Although he was by no means chosen as “The Bachelor,” in 2022, Jones continues to be recent in lots of viewers’ minds. And there are a number of followers who would like to see him tackle the coveted Bachelor position. Whether or not the executives at ABC would ever take into account him a severe contender stays to be seen.
As was acknowledged on Reddit, followers haven’t been too pleased with who producers have chosen up to now. The most notable instance of a producer-fan disconnect occurred final season with Clayton Echard.
As Reddit posters have made clear, Bachelor followers need to be listened to. They don’t need leads pressured down their throats. They need somebody they’ll truly root for and be taken with watching. As one Reddit person put it, they need “somebody utterly reverse [of the norm] that folks would go loopy for.” John Paul Jones may be that man.