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Lace may be getting the buzz following the first episode of The Bachelor's latest season, but capturing Ben's heart is a different story.
When it comes to finding love – and Ben eventually getting down on one knee – these are the ladies we think you should have your eyes on:
We're just one episode into this season of The Bachelor, and we've already found the girl who has been dubbed "50 shades of crazy."
Enter 25-year-old Lace Morris: Denver native, real estate broker and surely a future cast member on the 2016 season of Bachelor in Paradise.
When it comes to first impressions, Olivia may have captured Ben's attention, but it was Lace that got ours. Here, six reasons why this is the girl who will keep you yelling at your TV all season long.
After Ben Higgins made viewers swoon as a fan favorite on Kaitlyn Bristowe's season of The Bachelorette, he's now on his own journey to love on The Bachelor. He'll be blogging exclusively about each and every rose ceremony for PEOPLE – check back each week and follow him on Twitter at @benhiggi!
I cannot figure out how to start this blog. I have never blogged before, and, in addition, I have never written about a night where I met 28 amazingly beautiful women. This experience is just too surreal to be real. And even sitting here today, having lived it all and watched the first night on TV, I can't believe it actually all happened. So, I am in a continual cycle of typing then deleting the first sentence to this blog. Anyways, when I don't know what decision to make it's usually best when I just jump in and begin … so let's begin!
Things like this don't happen to me. I mean I'm not "The Bachelor." I know that's what people call me now, but I am just a software salesman from a tiny town in Indiana. Even when I tried out for The Bachelorette, I never thought it would go anywhere, and now here I am.
Bachelor nation, rejoice: The fateful day is upon us.
On Monday night, fans finally got to watch the premiere of Ben Higgins' season of The Bachelor – the hit show's 20th season – and to absolutely no one's surprise at all, we can officially crown him the sweetest Bachelor, dare we say, in Bachelor history. (AKA the complete opposite of Juan Pablo.)
Who needs The Bachelor when you can marry your best friend?
Former Bachelor contestant Nikki Ferrell, who won Juan Pablo Galavis' controversial season, took to Instagram on Monday to announce the happy news of her recent engagement to longtime friend Tyler Vanloo.
The Bachelor fans have a long (and, as always, emotional) journey ahead before discovering if Ben Higgins has found his soulmate, but the reality star may already be dropping hints about his relationship status.
While Higgins mostly played coy during an appearance on Good Morning America on Monday, the 26-year-old couldn't hide his smile when he told Lara Spencer that joining season 20 of the reality show was "definitely" a good choice.
"When they asked initially, I think I just wanted to process everything make sure it was the right decision for me," Higgins said, "and ultimately it was. ... It definitely was."
His sexual status certainly wasn't a secret, but nonetheless Ben Higgins was taken aback when former Bachelorette Kaitlyn Bristowe asked him point blank whether he was a virgin (by the way – he's not).
"Thanks Kaitlyn!" new Bachelor Higgins says with a laugh. "It's not something you expect to be brought up. I don't think it was something my grandma or my mom didn't expect or were shocked by, but it was weird!"
He caused a collective swoon across the nation when he admitted to Bachelorette Kaitlyn Bristowe that he felt "unlovable" (seriously, with that smile?) and now Ben Higgins is back as The Bachelor – and still hoping to find The One.
"Ideally, I would love to walk away from this with a fiancée," Higgins, 26, tells PEOPLE exclusively in this week's issue. "I'm excited about that next step of seeing her walk down the aisle towards me."
When pairs are tasked with working out their relationship issues through dance on Friday's Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars, Catherine Lowe can't help but admit it made her uncomfortable to see her husband Sean finding the rhythm of love – with another woman.
"I was so jealous," says Catherine, 29, in an exclusive sneak peek at the episode after she is forced to watch her husband of nearly two years tango with Bad Girls Club star Sarah Oliver.
Ben Higgins is looking for real love, y'all.
During a conference call Wednesday with reporters, The Bachelor star revealed that he's most interested in developing a relationship built on elements outside "the physical" aspects – and one that could very well be with a twin or chicken enthusiast.
The twins, Emily and Haley, 22, and fowl aficionado Tiara, 26, are three of the most buzzed-about contestants on the upcoming season of the ABC reality series. And while Higgins admits that seeing double on that first night was a shock, he eventually got to know the sisters separately.