On January 6, 2020, Peter Weber will officially begin his stint as Bachelor Nation’s latest suitor. The Bachelorette alum came in third place on Hannah Brown’s season after ultimately losing out to runner-up Tyler Cameron and problematic winner Jed Wyatt. But before he departed the show sans rose, Weber found himself at the center of one of the most iconic Bachelorette memes. Now, Weber declared he’s over being the windmill sex guy — though fans will have to decide if they want to let it go.
If you need a quick refresher, it all goes back to when Brown revealed that she and Weber hooked up in a windmill (really, a hotel that looks like a windmill) while on vacation together in Greece during filming for The Bachelorette.
Another contestant, Luke Parker, seemingly slut-shamed Brown for being sexually intimate with the other guys she was seeing. In response, Brown epically declared she "f***ed in a windmill." Later, on The Bachelorette’s “After the Final Rose” ceremony, Brown revealed that she and Weber had sex four times in that windmill-like room.
The memes were fierce.
Bachelorette Clue: It was Pete the Pilot in the Windmill with his car condom— Emily Halter (@e_halter) July 16, 2019
# #TheBachelorette pic.twitter.com/7sza96UOpY
Bachelorette nation when they realize Pilot Pete is in the windmill #TheBachelorette pic.twitter.com/pS09oRja3z— Julia (@JuliaImposimato) July 16, 2019
Actual footage of Pete leaving the windmill pic.twitter.com/dgzxj9Gjcu— Connor Saeli (@ConnorSaeli) July 30, 2019
Pilot Pete is the real winner of the Bachelorette! #HighFour #WindmillPete #Windmill pic.twitter.com/TRadAnCB5R— GME Agency (@GMEAgency) August 12, 2019
This can’t salvage the situation, but it’s all I’ve got, and it’s pretty great. Pilot Pete, your pop’s a real G for this! #bachelorette #windmill #FOURTIMES pic.twitter.com/mpuGPClYpH— Andrew Rounds (@roundsaboutway) July 31, 2019
According to his new interview with People, Weber wasn’t thrilled with how public his windmill sex story became,
“My private life is my private life is my private life and I don’t like that it defines me,” Weber explained to the outlet. “I know people have had fun with it and I guess it’s a good thing that I’ve been laid-back and easygoing about it. But there’s so much more to me than just a windmill. And I’m ready for that to be left in the past.”
While Weber is ready to move on from all those windmill memes, he may not be ready to let go of Brown. In a first look at The Bachelor, Weber asks Brown to return to the show and join the new contestants looking for love.
If she does return to Bachelor Nation for Weber’s season, be warned, Pilot Pete: Those memes likely won’t go anywhere.