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Weber appeared on Season 15 of â€œThe Bacheloretteâ€ with Hannah Brown, ultimately becoming the second runner-up. He was a fan-favorite on the series, and has been rumored to become the next â€œBachelorâ€ ever since Brown sent him home at the end of her season.
Weber is a 27-year-old commercial pilot from Westlake Village, Calif., an upscale suburb thatâ€™s not far from â€œThe Bachelorâ€ mansion in Southern California. Weberâ€™s social media presence â€” under the account name â€œPilot Peterâ€ â€” skyrocketed through his time starring on â€œThe Bacheloretteâ€ with more than 1.1 million followers just on Instagram.
On Brownâ€™s season, Weber was the runner-up to contestant Tyler Cameron. After sending home both Weber and Cameron, Brown ultimately chose contestant Jed Wyatt, though after a dramatic reveal in which he was found to have had a girlfriend at home, Brown broke off the engagement. Weber was always popular amongst Bachelor Nation throughout his time on the ABC dating show, but he became especially buzzy in Bachelor Nation when Brown â€” who is now competing on ABCâ€™s â€œDancing With The Starsâ€ â€” revealed on the live finale that she and Weber had sex â€œfour times!â€ in a windmill during their fantasy suite date on the series. (Yes, really.)
Earlier this summer, Variety reported that Weber was one of the the three frontrunners in consideration to become the next â€œBachelor,â€ alongside contestants Derek Peth and Mike Johnson. Cameron was also initially in the running, but was ruled out after he began dating, in real life, supermodel Gigi Hadid. Peth was originally a contestant on Season 12 of â€œThe Bacheloretteâ€ with lead JoJo Fletcher, and then re-appeared on multiple seasons of â€œBachelor In Paradiseâ€ with his popularity growing once again this summer with his well-received storyline on â€œParadise.â€ On Brownâ€™s season, Johnson became known for his big smile and kind-hearted even tempered character on the infamously dramatic dating show. Johnson also appeared on this summerâ€™s season of â€œBachelor In Paradise,â€ but did not have a standout storyline.
Prior to â€œBachelor In Paradiseâ€ premiering, in an interview withÂ Variety, ABC reality chief Rob Mills spoke about the frontrunners from Brownâ€™s season saying, â€œWeâ€™re obviously considering the people who were not only just great and have that â€˜Bachelorâ€™ charisma, but I think clearly the favorites are Mike Johnson, Tyler and Peter.â€
Weber has a boy-next-door persona and charm that seems to fit the mold of â€œThe Bachelorâ€ seamlessly. Though he was not ultimately selected, Johnson would have become the first-ever black leading man on â€œThe Bachelor.â€ Over the years, the ABC franchise has received strong criticism for its lack in diversity, though the show has made clear casting efforts to increase the diversity among its pool of supporting contestants in recent years. Since the franchiseâ€™s debut in 2002, there has been no black â€œBachelorâ€ and one â€œBacheloretteâ€ of color with Season 13 leading lady Rachel Lindsay.
Weber has been a fan of â€œThe Bachelorâ€ for quite some time. In an interview earlier this summer, ABC executive Mills revealed that Weber had actually applied years before he ended up on â€œThe Bachelorette,â€ saying, â€œHeâ€™s somebody who loves the show and really wanted to be on.â€
The new season of â€œThe Bachelorâ€ with Weber will premiere on ABC in January 2020.