Ty Chris Harrison!
The Bachelor and Bachelorette host clearly has no idea what average Americans look like today - because he believes there will never be a normal-looking leading man on the hit ABC dating series!
In a new interview, Chris was brutally honest with his idea of television perfection, revealing there will never be an overweight main character on his show:
"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. 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."
And taking it one step further, Chris went on to talk about having a gay Bachelor - which is something he doesn't believe will be successful:
"The question is: Is it a good business decision? I just spoke at U.S.C. the other night, and I explained it like this: Look, if you've been making pizzas for 12 years and you've made millions of dollars and everybody loves your pizzas and someone comes and says, 'Hey, you should make hamburgers.' Why? I have a great business model and I don't know if hamburgers are going to sell."
Although he "100 percent" believes in marriage equality, Chris just doesn't think it would make the ratings - which is not the same argument as Juan Pablo's - but it's really not helping ABC's cause after his recent anti-gay rant!
How would U feel if there was a gay or six-pack-less Bachelor?!
We believe a change to this fantasy needs to happen, but we're not sure if everyone would be on board!
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