The New Bachelor

“Ladies and gentlemen, we have a new Bachelor – Ben Higgins!” I just read that in my best Chris Harrison voice πŸ˜‰ Ha.

I totally didn’t even realize that the new Bachelor was being announced on Monday (I realize it’s now Friday. I’m a bit behind). I watched Bachelor in Paradise with the east coast, on Monday skipped After Paradise so I could go out to a dinner with friends, and was shocked when I got home and saw all the tweets about Ben. So what do I think…

I don’t like Ben as the Bachelor. I LOVE Ben as the Bachelor! It was no secret that last season of the Bachelorette that I was a fan of Nick Viall and would have liked to see him the the role, but I am really glad it’s Ben in the end. Even though I like Nick, he is polarizing, and I’m kind of over Bachelor/ette seasons starting off with a ton of drama (people watching would make things dramatic if it were Nick!). And after the whole Britt and Kaitlyn thing last season, I would love it if this season started off as most seasons do. Just a good ol’ boy looking for a nice gal πŸ˜‰

One thing I was surprised to learn about Ben is that he is SO TALL! I read that he is 6”4″. At first I didn’t believe it until I saw this photo of him and Nick standing next to each other

Nick is TALL! When I met him in person for the first time I was actually shocked at how tall he was. And Ben is clearly taller than Nick in this photo. I don’t know why I’m so fascinated by his height. Maybe it’s because I I thought he was so much smaller on Kaitlyn’s season. Anyway, on to the more important things…

I LOVE that he is an Indiana boy. I know from experience that Indiana boys are the BEST! Why? Well, I’m biased because my boyfriend Kevin is from Indiana and he is the best guy I know πŸ˜‰

Ben also seems down to earth and super sweet. I am so excited to see the girl that he end up with. I hope she is as down to earth and sweet as he is.

Best of luck Ben! We can’t wait to watch your love story! Are you guys glad it’s Ben? Is would you rather someone else? Tell me in the comments below!

27 Thoughts

27 thoughts on “The New Bachelor

  1. I love Ben as the new bachelor!!! Best choice there was in my opinion. I’m hoping he gets a happy ending like Sean did πŸ™‚

  2. My first thoughts are Ben is a safe and kind of boring pick as the next Bachelor. Nick would have been my pick 100%

  3. I agree with your post would have loved to see Nick but at the same time it would stir up too much drama and more negativity! And… .definitely did not think he was tall on the season at all!!! lol Excited to see Ben!!!

  4. I thought from the moment he got out of the limo that he was the most handsome of all the bachelors on Kaitlins season. I hope they dont cast too many drama divas on his season. Ben deserves a fabulous women.
    But I too hoped it was Nick. He deserves to get a chance after being put through rejection twice.

  5. I can’t WAIT to see Ben as the bachelor! He appears to be a kind and caring GENTLEMAN, and I hope he can bring a touch of class back to the show, if at all possible. I wish him the best of luck in finding the woman of his dreams!

  6. Not gonna lie I REALLY wanted Nick. Now I’m REALLY hoping he may be in DWTS by some slim hope. sigh. Ben obviously a super nice guy but I fear that will make the show a yawn next season. However I’m sure production will throw in a few wackos for him to choose from to keep it interesting lol.

  7. Never liked Nick, especially after what he did to Andi on national t.v. and to be honest, am tired of seeing him, saw him on Andi’s season, then again on Kaitlyn’s season, enough of Nick! So yes, very happy to see Ben as the bachelor. πŸ™‚

  8. I am very happy for Ben.. I HOPE he can pull the show as the main guy.. He seems a little quiet and reserved. Hopefully, he’ll show us his outgoing side. I LOVE him tho.. He was top 3 of my fav’s..

    Let’s talk about Nick for a minute. I think it was so unfair that they had Nick come and sit on the couch to have bachelornation think it may be him, only to wish him luck and introduce Ben. I’m very confused as to why they even brought him on!

    Anyway, as always I am looking forward to seeing next season on the most dramatic season ever… Lets do this Ben!

  9. I am so glad it’s Ben and hope this season takes a less drama direction. Even though I loved last season it will be nice to not get caught up in that drama and let it continue.

  10. I love Ben and I love the idea that maybe, just maybe the show will actually be what it’s intended for. Helping two people find a meaningful relationship while ordinary people watch and cheer on their favorites. Recently, the endless drama and craziness has started to bore me, believe it or not. I think Ben will do just fine. The women will be lucky to be treated with decency and respect. I hope he finds love that lasts.

  11. So happy it’s Ben!! I do like Nick too, but my heart skipped a beat when he was sitting on the couch, thinking he was the Bachelor! Then when Chris asked how he was, and good luck in the future…….and then announces Ben, I was so happy!! I agree that Nick would bring too much drama… will be so refreshing to watch Ben and his journey! He will make some girl very lucky!!

  12. I am married to an Indiana boy and yes they are the best πŸ™‚ good luck to Ben! Looking forward to watching in January (with my husband who will never admit that he watches with me and gets into the show!)

  13. I think Nick’s season might have been more exciting to watch, but i knew that he was too polarizing to be chosen. I think Bachelor franchise just pretended they were considering him as a contender to keep the viewers engaged. Ben H. seems like a good, wholesome guy, maybe a bit too tame for my liking. I think that because he is so even tempered and likable the producers will be trying to get more catty women in the mix for yet another "most dramatic season in Bachelor history" πŸ™‚ The biggest thing i don’t like about Ben H. is his age…26 is just really young for marriage and that means the majority of the cast will be very young. Personally i enjoy a little diversity and life experience some older girls bring to the show.

  14. I’m SOOOOOO glad it’s Ben! The way he handled himself with the little kids on the school date made everyone woman in America want to have his babies! I mean who wouldn’t want that in a husband/future father!!! He seems wholesome, kind, and a well put together guy!!! <3 him!

  15. Indiana boys are the best! I have one too!! We live about 20 min. from where Ben is from. Super low-key, Midwestern town. ?Excited to see this season!

  16. How come nobody talks about Ben looking like Peter Brady?? Am I just too old and no one knows who Peter Brady is? Lol! I LOVE HIM!! I can’t wait to watch him as the Bachelor!

  17. Sooooo excited its Ben!!! I’ve been watching the Bachelor/ette for a long time (it’s kind of my guilty pleasure being married to the love of my life and having 3 beautiful sons) and I think he is incredibly sexy and hot but most of all he’s a real man and gentleman. Any woman would be privileged to have him! He reminds me a lot of my amazing husband πŸ™‚ So good luck to you Ben! (By chance that’s the name of my 5 yr old son ?)

  18. Ben was the best choice. I watch this show for the "love story ", not the drama…. Nick is a drama magnet. If I want drama I watch the Kardashians or the Wives of …

  19. I love Ben! I have known him for years as we attended rivalry high schools and ran around with the same friend group. One thing I love about him is he is as real as they come. He’s the nicest, most personable person. The last time I saw Ben was about two years ago, two days before I got married. I cut his hair before he moved out to Colorado to start his new job. I can’t wait to watch his season as Bachelor! He’s going to be great!!

  20. I met Ben at a fundraiser in Austin two weeks ago and as I hugged him that was the FIRST thing I said, "Oh my gosh, I didn’t realize you were so tall!" But really, such a sweet guy and was really down to earth and genuine. I’m really looking forward to his season after meeting him and seeing first-hand how great of a guy he really is.

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