March 3, 2014 — -- "Bachelor" host Chris Harrison took the "good business" route when answering whether the show would ever have a gay or "chubby" bachelor.
When asked by the New York Times if he ever "considered a less hunky bachelor," like a chubby guy, Harrison was candid.
"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," he said.
He continued, "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."
Harrison, who has hosted the show and its spin-off "Bachelorette," defended the current "Bachelor" Juan Pablo's stance on whether there should ever be a gay "Bachelor."
"The question is: Is it a good business decision?" he said. "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."