Will Chris Harrison Ever Be The Bachelor?

by Lia Beck

Any Bachelor or Bachelorette fan knows that Chris Harrison is the best. He's an integral part of the show, yet he understands how ridiculous it is and makes that fact known through his snarky tweets. Many fans want Chris Harrison to be The Bachelor at some point, but it doesn't sound like that's an option. In an interview with The New York Times, Chris Harrison spokes about becoming the bachelor himself and why the chances are pretty low since he doesn't have an egg white obsession.

Harrison said that now that he's divorced, being a future bachelor is "feasible," but goes on to say that it wouldn't work out because he knows too much. "There needs to be a level of innocence and naïveté... I have seen how the sausage has been made for 12 years now, and I helped make that sausage and so it just wouldn’t work." Hooray for that disgusting analogy!

The Bachelor host went on to give another, very blunt, reason why he wouldn't make a good bachelor. When asked if the show would ever consider a "less hunky bachelor," he responded,

No. You know why? Because that’s not attractive, and television is a very visual medium, and I know that sounds horrible to say, but I know that at 42, in the eyes of television, I’m old and unattractive. Sure, I can put a suit and tie on, but I have hair on my chest and I don’t have a 12-pack.

This is exactly why Chris Harrison should be the bachelor. It would switch things up. Especially after this season with Juan Pablo Galavis, who was chosen when he drew a huge fan base after looking attractive but hardly ever talking on The Bachelorette. Look how that turned out. Now that he talks, not so great.

The best part of Harrison's interview was his repeatedly mention of egg whites. Egg whites symbolize silly hunks for Chris Harrison. He mentions them three times and all of the quotes are fantastic.

With the guys, we go through 9,000 eggs in a season, because apparently the modern-day guy doesn’t have a hair on his body and eats 40 egg whites a meal. Once I told them: “I know why you’re all single. You’re too busy eating egg whites and working out.

Love is a competition. If you don’t think so, then you’re crazy, because why are you dressing up... Why are you shaving your chest and eating 40,000 egg whites?

I live a healthy life, but I don’t do eight hours in the gym, nor do I want to. And I don’t eat 50,000 egg whites.

It sounds like there is little to no chance of Chris Harrison ever being the bachelor, but I'm going to go out on a limb and say there's a high likelihood that he talks to his therapist about eggs haunting him in his dreams. "It's just work stress, Chris. It's just work stress."

Image: Chris Harrison/Instagram