"What is The Bachelor without some drama?"
We couldn't have said it better ourselves! Three episodes in and we're finally starting to see the competition for Ben Higgins' heart really heat up on The Bachelor, with a lot of the ladies already targeting several contestants, especially Jubilee (She made a joke and gives massages!) and Olivia (She has fat toes!).
So why does it feel especially heated so early on in the season? In a word: Ben.
"It's weird because I feel like it's so early on and so many people do feel like they have connections with Ben and there's feelings involved already," Lauren B., told E! News' when we caught up with Ben and some of the ladies on their group date in Las Vegas. "I feel like that leads to some drama and more emotion earlier on than normal."
Leah, who is also on the group date, along with Lauren B., twins Haley and Emily, and eight other women, added, "There are some wonderful women in the house, but we all have different personalities and when you spend most of your time with those women, it gets a little crazy. But it's been a lot of fun."
(If you're asking yourself, "Who the hell is Leah?!" you are not alone. Even she is aware of how little we've seen of her: "I have kind of been in the shadows a little bit, but I'm patient and I'll do what I have to do to get my time.")
And series creator Mike Fleiss knew the competition between the ladies was going to get a little catty this season, telling E! News, "What happened on this season is he's such a catch that the girls competed harder for him than any other season. I think eight or nine girls said they were in love with him. That's a record number. That's where the drama came from. The girls provided the drama this season because they were competing for him. A lot of girls want to marry this guy."
And it seems like he wants to marry one of them, as he told E! News that he thinks he's found the one. Yes, really. Press play on the video above to hear more from Ben, Leah and Lauren, including what crazy talents they'll be showing off in front of thousands of people on the group date in Las Vegas when they are asked to be the opening act for Terry Fator, the famous ventriloquist, comedian and celebrity impersonator.
The Bachelor airs Mondays at 8 p.m. on ABC.