"Awesome." "Amazing." "I love that." These are just some of the phrases Arie Luyendyk Jr. has used over and over again on The Bachelor
. While it seems that he's oblivious to his habits, the 36-year-old race car driver reveals he's actually aware of it.
"You watch it back and go, 'Oh man, I wish I would've said this,' or 'I wish I wouldn't keep saying the same thing!'" the season 22 star told E! News
. "I'm trying to change my whole vocabulary, for sure. It's hard to watch it back because you're like, man, I do say those things! And you don't really realize it until you see yourself."
Arie's catchphrases has given his critics yet another reason to dislike him but, fortunately, he's the type of person who don't take things too seriously.
"It's so hard to deal with the criticism," Arie admitted, "but I feel like I'm the type of person that sort of rolls with it. I love to make fun of myself. I think that's the most important part, is to be light-hearted about this whole experience. If there's people on the Internet that don't like...then that's on them!"
While Arie can handle criticisms about his behavior on The Bachelor, there's one thing that easily affects him.
"I don't like when I see people being mean-spirited to ward some of the women, that's the biggest thing," he shared. "I can handle it, but just because I knew it was coming. I don't think some people really know how to handle the situation after the show."
The Bachelor airs Mondays at 8/7c on ABC.
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