Picking a new leading man for The Bachelor is a task that shouldn't be taken lightly. It takes someone with confidence, a strong personality, a readiness for love — and a handsome face doesn't hurt either. We have just the man for the job: Wills Reid. Becca Kufrin let him go just before hometown dates on The Bachelorette, and he was clearly devastated. Now we're making a case for why the 29-year-old graphic designer should be the next single man handing out roses.
Because He Opens Up About His Feelings
Although it's not easy, especially on national television, Wills was always open with Becca about his feelings. He told her that he was falling in love with her and that she made him believe in love again. Wills even got choked up when he was telling her how he felt. That kind of vulnerability is one of the reasons Bachelor Nation is rooting for him.
Because He's Stylish AF
Any guy who can rock a cheetah-print shirt is a man we want to see gracing our screens every week! Imagine all the prints and colors we would see. Just look at this denim-jacket-and-ripped-jeans combination! If anything, he would inspire men around the globe to dress to impress.
Because He's a Gryffindor
Not to throw shade at other Hogwarts Houses, but come on — Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, and Ron Weasley are all Gryffindors. Wills is bound to be brave as he follows his heart to the woman of his dreams. Plus, we love a guy who isn't afraid to embrace his nerdy side.
Because It's Time We Had a Black Bachelor
In 22 seasons of The Bachelor, we've yet to have a black leading man — which is a much larger conversation. But we think Wills is just the guy to put an end to the trend. His sweet smile and genuine personality have us already falling for him. Where there's a Wills, there's a way!