July 30, 2012
OK, so Fopsie, Teddy's best friend and source on all things Hollywood, has been wrong a few times lately, but this time she swears she for sure knows who's going to be the next Bachelor: Arie Luyendyk Jr., the race car driver from Arizona!
Here are some Arie facts:
1. He's European
Arie lives in Scottsdale, Arizona, but
he's originally from s’Hertogenbosch, Netherlands. You know what that
means: He's refined, sophisticated, and started drinking at the age of
15. Triple score!
2. He Lives Life in The Fast Lane — Literally
Arie's a world-famous car racer, who placed second in the 2002 Infiniti
Pro Series. He has numerous awards under his seatbelt, but he's all
about using his celebrity to give life lessons. "The most challenging
skill to learn while daily driving was patience," Arie says. "Patience is something that every young driver needs because driving fast just gets you into trouble!"
3. His Dad Is a Two-Time Indie 500 Winner
Arie's dad, Arie Luyendyk Sr., is a famous race driver who won the
Indianapolis 500 not once, but twice! "Growing up in a racing family is
great," Arie says. "I
went to most of the races and the sport became a part of life. The
people at the track were like family so it was no surprise when I wanted
to be a driver. My father was very laid back about my driving."
4. He's Outdoorsy
When Arie isn't busy racing cars and looking ridiculously hunky, he
spends time in the great outdoors! Arie's passionate about hiking,
snowboarding and travel, and says he loves visiting new places. Could a
fabulous honeymoon with Emily Maynard be in his future?
5. He's a Fashionister!
Arie has great style, and started a clothing line in 2012 called
Anti-Celeb. Sadly, the domain name for his website has expired, but
here's to hoping that Arie's experience on The Bachelorette will inspire him to continue his foray into women's wear.
6. He's a Jailbird
Arie was arrested a total of two times back in 2008, once for driving
without registration, and once for driving with a suspended license.
Psssh, don't the police know who they're dealing with? Boyfriend was
born to speed!
7. He Wears Boxer-Briefs
question that's been on our minds since we first saw Arie's face. Does
he wear boxers or briefs? Answer: Both! "The briefs, they just come up
too high. And boxers, it's too much room," Arie explains while we blush.
8. He's Friends With Kim Kardashian
Reality royalty, HRH Kim Kardashian, is a huge fan of race car driving
(apparently...), and when she visited Indiana's Motor Speedway back in
2010, Arie gave her a full tour. We can only assume Kim schooled Arie on
the pressures of reality stardom in preparation for his stint on The Bachelorette.
9. He's a Real Estate Agent
Arie is a true renaissance man! He races, designs, and even has a real
estate license in Arizona, where he sells the occasional home. Hey –– if
he and Emily move in together, maybe he can get them a sweet deal.
10. He Teaches Driver's Ed
Stop everything you're doing (reading this article) and check out Arie's piece de resistance, Road Skillz,
a "revolutionary new type of driving skills DVD, aimed specifically at
16-25 year old drivers." Apparently, this bad boy features "popular
music," so count us in.