LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – Arie Luyendyk Jr purportedly gets passed up for the Bachelorette 2012 winner this month. Who wins the Bachelorette 2012 was first revealed in spoilers several months ago. But when Arie Luyendyk Jr joined The Bachelorette 2012, he reportedly told his friends that he had a chance to win the entire season. Part of his hopes rested in his racing background.
Tonight’s path to the Bachelorette 2012 finale didn’t begin for Emily Maynard this year. It began in 2004, when the tragic Rick Hendrick Motorsports plane crash killed 10 members of the Rick Hendrick team.
Killed during the plane crash were Rick Hendrick’s son Ricky and brother John along with 2 nieces. The plane left Concord N.C. in October 2004. Conditions were overcast and foggy. The Subway 500 at Martinsville Speedway had just been held. Among those who lost their lives were son Ricky Hendrick, John Hendrick, Kimberly and Jennifer Hendrick, Joe Jackson, Jeff Turner, Randy Dorton, Scott Lathram, Dick Tracy and Liz Morrison.
The crash eventually became the subject of 2009 documentary called “Together” narrated by Tom Cruise. Driver Rusty Wallace (also a pilot) told press after news of the crash that the airport was among the “most dangerous [airport] approaches on the circuit.”
Prior to this season, producers reportedly wanted to find another race car driver to become Emily suitor. During the interview process, another driver purportedly gave Arie as his reference. And following a reference interview between producers and Arie, Luyendyk told them that he was interested in being cast in the show.
Within months, Arie was added to the cast. But with Arie, Emily didn’t find a currently racing driver. His last notable race was in 2010. He drove partially on the Indy Lights circuit and raced for Andersen Racing and Alliance Motorsports that year.
Arie purportedly told his friends that in being cast for the season he had the best chance to win. His proclamation was similar to that preferred by Courtney Robertson last season.
For Arie, however, producers also had someone with previous television experience. He had been an analyst for Versus coverage of Indy Lights races. He had also appeared in Hell’s Kitchen.
For now, much has been speculated about Arie’s future. Arie could be a future Bachelor, but not the next Bachelor. That title goes to Roberto Martinez. Even Justin Bieber’s mom is interested in Roberto taking the role. She recently told news “Is it true my Roberto is the next Bachelor?? Say it isn’t so. I thought he was waiting for me?”
But not everyone is excited about Roberto becoming the next Bachelor. An insider tells US Magazine that former Bachelorette Ali Fedotowsky does not want him to take the role. “Roberto has never shared his side of the breakup, and Ali is terrified about what he would say on the show and how she would come off”. If spoilers are correct, Emily Maynard picks as her Bachelorette 2012 Jef Holm of People Water.