'The Bachelor' Is Ben Higgins! Here's 5 Facts You Need to Know

After rumors leaked that Ben Higgins would be ABC’s new gentleman suitor on The Bachelorit’s official! Following a scare that featured Nick Viall sitting with Chris Harrison, Ben appeared on After Paradise, the Bachelor In Paradise after show, last night to announce that he would be handing out the roses next season. Amy Schumer even called in to wish him luck (and solicit phone sex, but that’s another story).

Ben was the second runner-up in Kaitlyn’s season, but he won the hearts of many watchers by being a generally sane, attractive human being.
So what do we know about the new Bachelor?
Ben’s Instagram: @higgins.ben

1. Ben Works As a Business Analyst

Ben Higgins is a business analyst for a company called Talisys. According to his LinkedIn account, he graduated from Indiana University in 2012 with a B.S. in Business Administration. The profile reads,

As a Business Analyst my responsibilities are to elicit, evaluate and document business user requirements with a focus on tax reporting, ACATS, and commission based sales. Present and facilitate client discussions for user groups, requirement reviews and demos. Work as a business-knowledge contact point for engineers developing the product. Develop test plans, oversee the testing team and actively test the product.

2. Religion Is Important to Him

Higgins is a Christian and his faith is important to him. He used to work at Warsaw Community Church and he has a tattoo, a quote from the Bible–Old Testament Proverbs 16:3 that reads, “Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.” OKHereIsTheSituation reports that while he was in college, he was the Director of Faith Based Affairs International Volunteer Head Quarters Volunteer in Cuzco, Peru.

3. He Was In Love Before Kaitlyn

Ben’s last major relationship was with a  girl named Shaelin Jaid Adams. His social media is full of pictures with the gorgeous gal. Apparently, they dated from 2012 until 2013 and she lives in Bloomington, Indiana. Distance was a big factor in their break up.
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4. Ben Is Really Good Friends With Kaitlyn’s 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. He’s Only 26, But He’s Ready For Marriage

Ben told People magazine, “I’m ready to share my life with somebody. And I’m not fearful of the idea of getting married. As soon as I can find that person, it seems like the better life will be.” He continued, “Ideally, at the end of this, I will be proposing. That would be a really cool thing.”

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