12 things you didn't know about Arie
The newest Bachelor is more than just a pretty face.
1. He was born in the Netherlands, but moved to the States when he was 3.
2. He has twin brothers, Alec and Luca.
3. He became a professional Formula 1 racer at the age of 16, following in his father’s footsteps.
4. He once appeared in an episode of Hell’s Kitchen, when the chefs visited the Long Beach Grand Prix.
5. He gave up racing to sell real estate, where he specialises in luxury listings. You can check them out right here.
6. He’s estimated to be worth about $5 million (US). Not too shabby.
7. He’s 35 years old.
8. Former Bachelorette Emily Maynard broke his heart (and it took him six years to recover).
9. Arie admitted that he fell in love with not one but two women, while filming the show. But we’ll have to wait to find out who!
10. Unlike many of his other Bachelor counterparts, he doesn’t want to continue his reality TV career after this. “I’d just like to go back to regular life,” he said.
11. He’s a man of few words, preferring to connect with people, um, physically.
12. He earned the nickname "Kissing Bandit", and so far has lived up to it. He kissed a record-breaking NINE GIRLS in the latest episode.
If you want to get up close and personal with Arie, stream the latest season of The Bachelor right here.