It's Official! Ben Higgins Is the New 'Bachelor'

After months of speculation, we finally know... Ben Higgins is the new “Bachelor”!

The news was announced during the “Bachelor in Paradise” post show, “After Paradise,” before @TheBachelor tweeted, “You dreams have come true, #BachelorNation! @benhiggi will be #TheBachelor

Ben also tweeted, “Off to New York! Thanks a ton #BachelorNation I am so excited to share this story with you all. Let's Gooo!”

The first time you saw Ben was probably alongside Bachelorette Kaitlyn Bristowe, until he was eliminated in week 9. He was known for his down-to-earth personality and genuine spirit. Starting strong with a large following, Ben’s sweet sincerity and recognition will take the stage next season.

To Ben, marriage means “a total sacrifice. Marriage is about a commitment to another person and total sacrifice to fulfill that commitment.” See how that commitment unfolds when the new season of “The Bachelor” begins this fall.