We couldn’t be happier that Ben was just announced the next ‘Bachelor,’ but how well do you know Kaitlyn’s ex? Luckily, we’ve rounded up a few must-know qualities.
Ben Higgins, 26, is officially looking for love. Chris Harrison and the gang announced the news on Bachelor in Paradise‘s after show, After Paradise, and we seriously can not wait for next season. So, what should we expect? Well, here’s everything you need to know about Ben.
1. He’s a businessman.
According to his LinkedIn profile, he’s a a Business Analyst whose “responsibilities are to elicit, evaluate and document business user requirements with a focus on tax reporting, ACATS, and commission based sales.” He also graduated from Indiana University with a B.S. in Business Administration in 2012. So basically, he’s got some brains.
2. He’s not a virgin.
Just wanted to get that one out there because yes, Kaitlyn flat out asked him when she wasn’t sure during their 1-1 date. He’s not so public about showing PDA, but who says that’s a bad thing?
3. Religion is important to him.
Ben has a tattoo of a quote from the Bible: “Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans,” according to OK! Here Is The Situation, which is Old Testament Proverbs 16:3. He reportedly also was the Director of Faith Affairs International Volunteer Head Quarters Volunteer in Cuzco, Peru.
4. He’s really good friends with Kaitlyn’s now-fiancee, Shawn Booth.
“Shawn and I were best friends. We bonded from night one. But Kaitlyn is a great person, and she deserves a guy like him,” Ben told People after he left the show.
5. Ben is REALLY good with kids.
You may remember that super awkward group date where he had to teach kids sex education during Katilyn’s season — and Ben won the group date rose because he totally nailed it, didn’t get uncomfortable, and totally related it back to his feelings for Kaitlyn. End of the day, he’s amazing.
Are you excited he’s The Bachelor, now?
— Emily Longeretta