And Through It All, He Showed Nothing But Respect For Kaitlyn
Ben Higgins didn't walk away with Kaitlyn Bristowe and the final rose on the last season of The Bachelorette in the US, but he did walk away with a bunch of adoring fans — and now he's the Bachelor! The 27-year-old software salesman from Denver, Colorado won over viewers with his sweet, genuine personality and his kind words for Kaitlyn. (Who didn't love it when he stood up for her during the "Men Tell All" episode?)
Ben's journey to find love is set to premiere in Australia on 9Life on Jan. 5. In the meantime, watch the first trailer for Ben's upcoming season and keep reading for 14 reasons you can't help but adore Ben!
— Additional reporting by Ashling Lee