9 reasons Peter Kraus is most likely our next 'Bachelor' (and we're pretty stoked about it)


On Monday night's The Bachelorettefinale, viewers saw frontrunner Peter Kraus leave the show in a burst of emotion so powerful that we would've fallen for him instantly ... if we hadn't already weeks ago. Kraus has been a fan favorite all season, and his heartbreaking exit cemented that he's a man with issues...walls up...a man in need of a, dare we say, a journey?

Here are nine reasons why the Wisconsin native is probably our next Bachelor, which we're 100 percent on board for.

1) He's been a good guy, and gotten a good edit.

Kraus has basically been a prince all season on The Bachelorette. If he was dramatic in the mansion, we've seen nary a peep of a problem -- save for a few moments shown in the final episodes of Peter taking issue with Bryan's personality. In fact, the personal trainer has been honest, genuine and even silly ... remember the rap?

2) But ... he's got issues.

In ET's sit-down with Rachel Lindsay in mid-July, the Bachelorette told us what Peter's problems were, and they're hallmarks of Bachelor Nation. "Peter had his walls up, which I relate to," she said. "That was me on Nick's season." Rachel, of course, became The Bachelorette. Kraus was absolutely heartbreaking to watch during Monday night's finale. He asked Lindsay not to end things with him, and told her he'd propose to her if she wanted him to. He ended it all by asking to the room, through tears, "What's wrong with me?" Well, just enough to make you the perfect Bachelor, Peter! We can see the promos now. Each lead must have an obstacle to overcome: It's a staple of the show. Nick Viall was plagued by how many times he'd been rejected overall. Ben Higgins said he feared he was "unlovable." JoJo Fletcher was haunted by how Higgins dumped her after saying, "I love you." Peter, tear down that wall!

3) He's the right age.

At 26, Higgins was the youngest Bachelor in franchise history, but he was an old soul. Dean Unglert, 26, is another apparent frontrunner for Bachelor from Lindsay's season, but told ET in mid-July, "Of course it's an honor to be the Bachelor ... but ... I think I have a lot of maturing I need to do myself." Kraus is 31.

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4-7) Hair. Smile. Body. ...Hair, again.

The salt-and-pepper hair ... the gap tooth ... Kraus is a former model and a current personal trainer: Need we say more?! Our only qualm with this amazing season of The Bachelorette was that we didn't get more footage of Peter shirtless. Please enjoy this actual art:

Puppy pool party bout to go down!! #summersaturdays

A post shared by Peter J Kraus (@peterkrauswi) on

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8) His parents got together quickly.

Towards the end of The Bachelorette, it became apparent that Peter wasn't comfortable proposing to Rachel after knowing her for such a short time (aka: the length of filming). Still, he also revealed that his parents got engaged after only a month of dating. That leads us to believe Kraus could find love in a short span ... he's just got to, as they say, embrace the process.

9) It's his destiny.

Peter said it himself back in 2005.

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DeMario, 30: Executive recruiter from Century City, California

(Craig Sjodin/ABC via Getty Images) DEMARIO

Peter, 31: Business owner from Madison, Wisconsin

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Adam, 27: Real estate agent from Dallas, Texas

(Craig Sjodin/ABC via Getty Images) ADAM

Alex, 28: Information systems supervisor from Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan

(Craig Sjodin/ABC via Getty Images) ALEX

Anthony, 26: Education software manager from Chicago, Illinois

(Craig Sjodin/ABC via Getty Images) ANTHONY

Blake E., 31: Aspiring drummer from Marina del Rey, California

(Craig Sjodin/ABC via Getty Images) BLAKE E.

Blake K., 29: U.S. Marine veteran from San Francisco, California

(Craig Sjodin/ABC via Getty Images) BLAKE K.

Brady, 29: Male model from Miami, Florida

(Craig Sjodin/ABC via Getty Images) BRADY

Bryce, 30: Firefighter from Orlando, Florida

(Craig Sjodin/ABC via Getty Images) BRYCE

Bryan, 37: Chiropractor from Miami, Florida

(Craig Sjodin/ABC via Getty Images) BRYAN

Dean, 26: Startup recruiter from Venice, California

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Eric, 29: Personal trainer from Los Angeles, California

(Craig Sjodin/ABC via Getty Images) ERIC

Fred, 27: Executive assistant from Dallas, Texas

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Grant, 29: Emergency medicine physician from New York, New York

(Craig Sjodin/ABC via Getty Images) GRANT

Ignacio "Iggy," 30: Consulting firm CEO from Chicago, Illinois

(Craig Sjodin/ABC via Getty Images) IGGY

Jack, 32: Attorney from Dallas, Texas

(Craig Sjodin/ABC via Getty Images) JACK

Jamey, 32: Sales account executive from Santa Monica, California

(Craig Sjodin/ABC via Getty Images) JAMEY

Jedidiah, 35: ER physician from Augusta, Georgia

(Craig Sjodin/ABC via Getty Images) JEDIDIAH

Jonathan, 31: Tickle monster from New Smyrna Beach, Florida

(Craig Sjodin/ABC via Getty Images) JONATHAN

Kenneth, "Diggy," 31: Senior inventory analyst from Chicago, Illinois

(Craig Sjodin/ABC via Getty Images) KENNETH

Kenny, 35: Professional wrestler from Las Vegas, Nevada

(Craig Sjodin/ABC via Getty Images) KENNY

Josiah, 28: Prosecuting attorney from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

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Kyle, 26: Marketing consultant from Los Angeles, California

(Craig Sjodin/ABC via Getty Images) KYLE

Lucas, 30: Whaboom from Santa Monica, California

(Craig Sjodin/ABC via Getty Images) LUCAS

Lee, 30: Singer/songwriter from Nashville, Tennessee

(Craig Sjodin/ABC via Getty Images) LEE

Matthew, 32: Construction sales rep from Meriden, Connecticut

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Michael, 26: Former professional basketball player from Chicago, Illinois

(Craig Sjodin/ABC via Getty Images) MICHAEL

Milton, 31: Hotel recreation supervisor from North Bay Village, Florida

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Mohit, 26: Product manager from Pacifica, California

(Craig Sjodin/ABC via Getty Images) MOHIT

Will, 28: Sales manager from Miami, Florida

(Craig Sjodin/ABC via Getty Images) WILL

Robert, "Rob," 30: Law student from Houston, Texas

(Craig Sjodin/ABC via Getty Images) ROBERT

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