'Bachelor in Paradise' cast news: Chris Soules talks about joining the show


“The Bachelor” alum Chris Soules is single, but it seems he’s not ready to mingle with women on television.

“I’ve already been asked, and I don’t know what to do,” Soules admitted during a Facebook Live interview with Entertainment Tonight. “I’ve gotten chubby. That’s my main concern. Those guys have abs and s**t!” he continued.

The farmer from Arlington, Iowa first appeared in the 19th season of ABC’s dating show. He then participated in the tenth season of the spin-off show, “The Bachelorette,” with Andi Dorfman as the leading lady. Soules came in third place at that time.

“It’s been really hard to actually date and have a consistent, good dating life since the show. It’s been weird. Really weird,” Soules revealed. He felt skeptical if the woman really wants to date him or if she’s just after the fame.

As a reality star, Soules advised the aspirants of the show to join with the right intentions. He warned that the producers of the series know better if the person just joined to become famous. He went on to say that the showrunners can expose the star’s bad motives.

“I think that’s why it worked out well for me. I did it for the right reasons and was true about that the entire time, and that’s why I have no regrets. I could go back to zero social media followers and be just as happy,” said the 35-year-old ABC star.

Meanwhile, Soules also talked about Nick Viall, the leading man in the current “The Bachelor” season. He claimed that Viall loves being famous. Although he has a crush on Vanessa, Soules hopes that Viall would end up with the Canadian special education teacher.

Soules joined the 20th season of “Dancing with the Stars” as one of the contestants. His partner was season 19 winner Witney Carson, and they finished in fifth place.

Viall is set to appear on the dance contest show as well.