Nice guys can finish first!
Though he was sent home heartbroken by Kaitlyn Bristowe on The Bachelorette, Ben Higgins' televised journey to find love is far from over, as multiple sources exclusively confirmed to E! News that the 26-year-old software salesman has been chosen to be the next Bachelor. While he has yet to finalize his contract and ABC won't be making the announcement anytime soon, our source told us Ben is "pretty much a lock." And judging from what the third runner-up told E! News at the Men Tell All special taping, just before we learned he'd been chosen as the next Bach, he's definitely ready to sign the dotted line.
"Doing this experience, you come in skeptical and you walk out of the experience, I did at least, realizing it's a very real thing," Ben said to us. "True emotions do evolve and it does give you the opportunity to meet somebody that you could potentially spend the rest of your life with."