FIRST, check out the Bachelor League Recap: #eyeroll
Ben's Blog (People)
Please understand I am a very normal, average guy from Indiana who was standing in Los Angeles in front of a mansion with the opportunity to some amazing women who had already given up time in their lives to be with me on this journey.
Chris Harrison’s Blog (Yahoo! TV)
In the long-standing and, entertainment-wise, absolutely necessary tradition of Night One drunkards, Lace really bore the torch with gusto.
I am so impressed with Ben. He really seems to care about the girls and was extremely present in each and every conversation he had.
Welcome to Benuary, a magical month wherein Prince Eric look-alike Ben Higgins finds his one true love on The Bachelor, otherwise known as that show you've been addicted to for literally decades.
Regardless, this sweater-loving 26-year-old man is ready to find love, and he’s got the haircut to prove it. (Now if only someone would tell him that Warsaw, Indiana, is not an accurate representation of all of America, we’d be set.)
Plus, no one can ever take away the image of Tiara surveying her framed portraits of chickens, chickens, Ben, and chickens.
Needless to say, once the women started arriving, it became clear they were all rather pleased with the selection. Ben, you got this. Repeat after me: You is kind, you is smart, you is lovable.
Vulture (Ali B. is the best, y'all.)
There was also a baffling McDonald’s commercial where Ben has to choose between lunch and breakfast, and visions of Bachelors and Bachelorettes past haunt him. I can’t wait for the McDonald’s tie-ins all season. I hope Ben and one of the ladytestants have to share a McFlurry at intermission at the Vienna Opera on a one-on-one date.
I’m not kidding, you guys. Jojo is wearing a bandage dress and a unicorn mask. It’s like all of Pinterest in one human being.
Lace wears a black lace dress. It’s exactly something a sexy widow may wear to her 20-years-older deceased husband’s wake at the country club.
LINE OF THE NIGHT
“Let’s be honest, who wants to f--- a virgin?” — Lace in all her white wine glory.
Bachelor Burn Book: Tweet Roundup
— Snarky Mommy (@kboyer3) January 5, 2016
I guess Ben likes all colors and sizes besides redheads.
She's the minority that won't give up. I can respect that. She's like the Rosa Parks of the Bachelor franchise. Keep on fighting the good fight, Amber!
Olivia is that girl that guys love, your parents love, your teachers REALLY love…but you know that she’s actually a catty, manipulative, totally fake betch who’s never had to struggle for anything in her life but still will stop at nothing to get what she wants.
You just wait. Just watch and see. I’m calling it right this second.
Reality Steve (Spoilers!)
Bachelor Nation News:
This season’s stud, Ben Higgins, has his sights set on getting to know his future partner, not getting into her bed.
Ranking all 19 Bachelors (E! Online)
Ranking all seasons of The Bachelor (Entertainment Weekly)
Ali is pregnant! (Us Weekly)