The Bachelor franchise has just announced its new leading man for its 22nd season, and it’s a bit of a throwback: Arie Luyendyk Jr., who we haven’t seen since Emily Maynard‘s season in 2012, is the lucky lad.
I’m going to be honest — I don’t know much about Luyendyk, who is (apparently) a 35-year-old from the Netherlands. But I DO know he looks just like comedian and Scrubs star Zach Braff, if only because Braff told me so.
I can't believe I'm the Bachelor! I didn't even audition. Looking forward to the fantasy suites. pic.twitter.com/lenjbeEE68
— Zach Braff (@zachbraff) September 7, 2017
Here’s a side-by-side comparison:
Okay I’m sorry but HELLO???? They are definitely the same person if you subtract Braff’s kind-of beard.
People on Twitter were definitely feeling the comparison too.
— Scrubs_spanish_fans (@Scrubs_spanish) September 7, 2017
this is so scary
— 🌌 (@errant_samurai) September 7, 2017
The Braffelor is a show that I would genuinely watch.
— lukas (@lukasgladh) September 7, 2017
— fuck i forgot to change my christmas name. its law (@HCYSTTMHG) September 7, 2017
yeah like scrubs season 1 you lol
— Neil Andrew Eyre (@nevmech) September 7, 2017
Okay so maybe Braff is a little old now, but just look at little JD from season 1 of Scrubs. You can’t tell me there’s not some resemblance.
Not to spoil everything but SPOILER ALERT: we already know the winner of this season.
We already know how this season ends though pic.twitter.com/ZrSkfGGyXo
— Abolish SCOTUS (@johnny_crass) September 7, 2017
We’ll see you in the Fantasy Suites, Zach! Erm, Arie.