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EXCLUSIVE: 'Bachelorette' Alum Chase McNary Is Dating Fitness Model Paige Hathaway

by Jennifer Drysdale 3:41 PM PDT, March 14, 2017
Playing EXCLUSIVE: 'Bachelorette' Alum Chase McNary Is Dating Fitness Model Paige Hathaway

Chase McNary has quite a decision to make!

During a Facebook Live interview with ET's Lauren Zima and Katie Krause on Tuesday, the Bachelorette alum (and almost Bachelor) revealed that he's been asked to do Bachelor in Paradise -- but also confessed that he's just started dating someone new. 

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"I already did the Bachelor negotiations, kind of went through all that, and because of that, I don't know if I would be the Bachelor again," McNary said. "And because of that, I don't know if I would degrade myself down to Bachelor in Paradise."

"It would be more of a regression, I think," he clarified, adding that "there's a conversation" regarding his involvement in the show. "The decision doesn't need to be made for a couple more weeks, at least."

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One thing that might swing McNary's choice is if he had "a full list of the women" heading to Paradise, but the Denver native also revealed that he's "kind of talking with somebody right now."

"That might play a part," he shared, refusing to say the woman's name out of respect for her, but revealing that "you would know of them."

"It's kind of at that beginning stage. You know, you got to make sure not to cross the boundaries for her sake, and my sake," he explained, before revealing that he met the woman in question "through friends of friends" and social media, and that she was Los Angeles-based.

Bachelor fans quickly went into a deep dive searching through McNary's social media accounts for any clue as to who the mystery lady might be...until one commented asking if he was dating fitness model Paige Hathaway.

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"So... Paige and I were taking, yes," McNary confessed. "But it's early. It's early in the dating scene."

"Paige is obviously a great, successful, hardworking, driven girl. She's smart, she's going places and challenges me too," he gushed. "Paige is awesome."

While McNary explores his relationship with Hathaway, another Bachelor alum, Raven Gates, revealed on Monday night's The Bachelor: After the Final Rose that's she's heading to Paradise!

See more in the video below.

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