What could have been...
As fans will recall, the personal trainer from Madison, Wis. appeared on Rachel Lindsay's season of The Bachelorette. Kraus didn't want to propose, and he and Lindsay tearfully decided to break up near the end of the season. The attorney ended the season by getting engaged to Bryan Abasolo, and the happy couple tied the knot just two years later.
While many fans were hoping to see Kraus hand out the roses, Arie Luyendyk Jr. got the gig instead. But that doesn't mean Kraus wasn't considered.
During his interview with Ben Higgins and Ashley Iaconetti, the season 13 star claimed he turned down the producers three times before flying out to Los Angeles to have a "formal" discussion about becoming the Bachelor. At that point, Kraus had started to "talk to a girl" and "had feelings for her." Still, Kraus said they weren't in a relationship. When asked if he'd be willing to "leave that or exit that," Kraus said he "wasn't sure."
"Then we really started to talk about the details of the show itself, and how it was really hard for me," the reality TV celeb said. "And I couldn't say I would for sure be able to get in an engagement after the end. It wasn't that I knew for a fact that I didn't want to. It was more that I couldn't promise them that I would, and I didn't want to be forced to do it if I said yes to the show."