Ben Higgins From 'The Bachelor' Is Making A Major Career Change


Remember Ben Higgins from season 20 of "The Bachelor"? The software salesman from Indiana who broke sweet JoJo Fletcher's heart is making a big career move... into politics.

Now that's a twist nobody saw coming. Most "Bachelor" and "Bachelorette" alums either go on to compete on "Dancing with the Stars" or circle back for the spin-off, "Bachelor in Paradise."

Instead of taking the typical route to celebrity status, Cosmopolitan reports Higgins is vying for a spot in Colorado's House of Representatives. Only problem? He's running as a Republican in a district filled to the brim with Democrats.

Godspeed, Ben.

Though it does make sense why this particular "Bachelor" would want to get into politics. Who could forget how, during his season, Higgins was firm and direct with his decisions, telling all the rejected women simply, "I think it's time to say goodbye." Who knows, that could very well be his campaign slogan.

And it looks like Higgins will be following the lead of other political hopefuls by building his social media presence.

You can expect to see him and his fiancé Lauren Bushnell jumping back into reality TV this fall with a play-by-play of their wedding called "Ben and Lauren: Happily Ever After."

This election season is about to get real.

Citations: The Bachelor Star Ben Higgins Is Running for Office in Colorado (Cosmopolitan)