Farmer Chris Soules had just stuffed his favorite cookie, a Double Stuf Oreo, in his mouth when George Stephanopoulos asked him on Good Morning America on Wednesday about becoming the new Bachelor.
"I mean, I was humbled, flattered, grateful. Coming from a small town I never really expected to have an opportunity to be on either show (Bachelorette or Bachelor) … It's been awesome."
Soules, 32, is from Arlington, Iowa. Population: 427.
He said he "really did" fall in love with Andi Dorfman on The Bachelorette. "I believe in the process."
"That's why I'm doing it."
After finally finishing the cookie he said, "My focus is to going to be to make the girls on the show feel as comfortable as possible."
Looks like he's got the media lines down pat. Now for some more details about the new guy (from ABC):
HE WAS ENGAGED ONCE
- He ended the seven-year relationship just months before the wedding.
WOMEN LOVE HIM
- Since his stint on The Bachelorette, Chris can't go anywhere without being swarmed by women. One admirer drove hundreds of miles to knock on his door. Another professed her love for him in an ad in his local paper.
HE WANTS A LOT OF KIDS
- Chris' three older sisters originally submitted him for the show. When Chris starts his own family, he is hoping for a big one like his own: four to six children.
HE'S A FARMER
- He could drive a tractor before he could drive a car. He attended Iowa State University, where he studied agronomy and agriculture.
HE LIKES COUNTRY MUSIC
- He's 6-foot-1 and he loves football, camping and country music.
HE CAN BE KINDA GROSS
- When asked his "biggest date fear" before appearing on The Bachelorette, he replied: "Accidental diarrhea."