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Bachelor Recap: Meet Ben

As some of you may know, The Bachelor season 20 premiered on Monday.

I LIVE for trashy “reality” television.

Every week I will be recapping the latest episode right here in case you miss it or want to hear my thoughts!

If you want to watch the episode first you can do that here, but you have to come back after.

This season our bachelor is Ben Higgins.

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Total cutie, right? Yeah. Ben is great. He’s a little bland, but that’s probably just because he’s normal.

Ben is from a small town in Indiana. He practically openly admitted to peaking in high school within the first five minutes of the show.

Ben might be a little confused since he thinks he can find love on The Bachelor, but do your thing Ben. No judgment. At least he doesn’t use the phrase “here for the right reasons.”

The show brings back three former bachelors, Sean Lowe, Farmer Chris and the one guy who proposed then on “After the Final Rose” said eh never mind I pick the other girl (Jason Mesnick).

None of these guys should be giving Ben advice except for Sean (the best bachelor of all time).

Then there are the girls… 28 girls… 28 confused, dramatic girls.

If you really want to know all about them ABC has you covered. Go nuts.

Here are the highlights:

There are twins. Blonde twins, Emily and Haley.

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Ben looked at them like all of his dreams came true. No Ben you may not choose both at the end. The twins aren’t a package deal! They’re in the game separately… That’s bound to get weird.

There’s a chicken enthusiast, Tiara. Her home video was super strange. She has framed photos of her chickens, which she has never been away from for longer than 10 days. Surprisingly, her conversation with Ben was very normal. I kind of liked her!

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Mandi the dentist came out of the limo with a giant rose on her head. The limo part is always awkward and weird so I decided to give her the benefit of the doubt.

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THEN, when she got alone time with Ben she stuck her fingers in his mouth to check for gingivitis or something. That’s when Mandi lost my vote…

One girl brought her pony/mini horse thing. The horse made me like her more, honestly. Mini horses are rad.

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Lisa Vanderpump has one therefore owning a mini horse is totally normal and chic.  Screen Shot 2016-01-07 at 7.12.26 PM

And of course The Bachelor filled all of the “must-have” story lines:

Girl with a sad life story– Samantha

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Samantha’s dad died from ALS when she was 13. She just passed the bar. Now she’s ready to marry Ben!

Single mom– Amanda

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Girl who gets too drunk– Lace

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Oh Lace… She is sure to be the wildcard this season. She got the first kiss from Ben as soon as she got out of the limo. She made him close his eyes then just did it. Super awkward. 10/10 would not recommend this technique.

Lace later asked Ben for a second try. He politely rejected. Lace was not having that.

Thanks to the producers, Lace received the final rose. After the rose ceremony she pulled Ben aside and got mad at him for “not looking at her” during the rose ceremony. PSYCHOOO!!

Girls who make everyone nervous– Amber & Becca

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Both Amber and Becca have been on The Bachelor in the past. The other girls seem to think that gives Amber and Becca a leg up. I don’t think that’s how it works…


Best Dressed:

Mandi without the giant rose



My Favorite This Week:


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She is my #1. I want her to be my best friend. I also want her to be Miss America. She was Ben’s favorite too earning the “first impression rose.”


Who Got the Boot:

Tiara (at least she won’t have to be away from her chickens for long)


Lauren R.

Laura a.k.a “Red Velvet”



Breanne (She called bread satan. Ben must really like bread. Smart Guy)


This episode was crazy. You can watch it here.

Tell me who your favorites and least favorites are or just your overall thoughts in the comments or on twitter (@wellesleylauren).


See you next week for more updates!


You can follow me on Twitter for live Bachelor updates @wellesleylauren






All photos are from ABC or ABC screen grabs. I do not own them or take credit for them.

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