Peter Weber opened up in a revealing interview about a few things fans might not know about him outside of The Bachelor. While today’s Weber appears on our TV screens every Monday evening as the swooning bachelor, this young man was not always so friendly. In fact, he may have been a little more nervous than any of us imagined.
Peter Weber first appeared on America’s radar during Hannah Brown’s season of The Bachelorette. Known as the sweet, puppy dog-like pilot, Weber doted on Brown, even asking her to be his girlfriend, despite the fact that she was still dating a plethora of other men. As their relationship progressed steadily, Hannah Brown decided after their dazzling fantasy date that Peter Weber wasn’t the man for her. She sent him home third and placed him in the perfect place to step into the role of the next Bachelor. His season started just over a week ago, and the traditional press tour that marks the beginning of every Bachelor’s journey revealed quite a few interesting things about the real Peter Weber.
In an interview with Us Weekly, Peter Weber revealed 25 things fans probably didn’t know about him. One revelation that stuck out, however, was the fact that he believed in Santa until he was 13 years old. That’s quite the commitment to an imaginary figure. While his constant belief in Santa Claus is the stage for a rather nerdy child, the confessions don’t stop there. Apparently Weber also wanted braces when he grew up so he could get the Seattle Seahawks’ colors. In addition to not getting his braces, Peter Weber didn’t get his first girlfriend until his final year of high school. To round off this new, less-cool side of Peter, the Bachelor also admitted that his favorite hobby (besides flying airplanes, of course) is magical.
Despite his somewhat-geeky side, Peter Weber is still a cool kid at heart. He revealed that both he and his brother got a tattoo of the number 12 after the Seattle Seahawks won the Super Bowl in 2014. Moreover, he was the youngest person to receive a first degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do in the state of Virginia, where he was born. He began his career as an airline pilot when he was only 25 years old, and he was a Junior Olympic swimmer specializing in breaststroke. Despite knowing all the Backstreet Boys songs and collecting Pokémon cards as a child, Peter Weber is also a horror movie fanatic who speaks Spanish and loves his dog.
Although he transformed into a household name through his time of reality TV, Peter Weber is still just a normal person. He’s got some nerdy interests, he’s got some cool interests, and he had some dark days he’d rather forget. But don’t we all? If you say you don’t want to wipe out your whole high school experience, you’re lying. The revealing interview gives fans the opportunity to look at Peter through a different lens, giving us a refreshing look at who Peter Weber really is out of his time as a Bachelor.