Confirmed: Ben Higgins is The Bachelor for Season 20

By on August 25, 2015

What millions of women everywhere were wishing for has finally been confirmed….Ben Higgins is the next Bachelor.

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The news was announced on the live episode of “After Paradise,” the “Bachelor in Paradise” after-show. Higgins showed up to the taping, when Chris Harrison revealed Ben Higgins was the new Bachelor.

Higgins was discovered when he appeared on The Bachelorette with Kaitlyn Bristowe. He was one of the final three men when she eliminated him before she decided on making Shawn Booth her fiancé.

Higgens, a 26-year-old software salesman from Denver, said he was excited about his upcoming gig on The Bachelor. Amy Schumer phoned into the episode to speak with Higgins, when she told him, “Don’t do it.” Ben spoke about the possibility of becoming the next Bachelor after The Bachelorette ended saying,

“I think when that opportunity, if it happens, presents itself, it’s something you have to go at. It’s a great opportunity,” he said. “I think being in this experience now has taught me…’s not ideal, but it can work.”

It definitely is not ideal, but there are plenty of men who would be happy to be The Bachelor including, Nick Viall, who would have been happy to be the next Bachrlor.

Ben Higgins was a fan favorite, let’s hope he doesn’t become the kissing bandit like so many men and women before him. Or that we learn behind that adorable face is nothing but a jerk (cough cough Juan Pablo.)

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