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