If you managed to sit through this week’s horrorfest that is the “After Paradise” talk show, you already know that the next Bachelor will be Ben Higgins of Kaitlyn‘s season of The Bachelorette. The big announcement was made on Monday’s “After Paradise” episode that the 26-year-old will be our next rose-giver come January 2016.
While other contestants from Kaitlyn’s season were supposedly being considered (including two-time reject Nick Viall and bulky Ben Zorn), Ben H. ultimately won the role.
In the past, the producers have big personalities to star as the ‘Bachelor.’ From doctors to pilots to an actual prince, the men who have previously served as ‘Bachelor’ seem much more exciting than Ben, a software salesman from Indiana. When some of the show’s fans predicted on Twitter that Ben’s season will be “boring” because of that, Ben was quick to respond.