In our “The Bachelor” poll from earlier in the week, we asked our readers to name their favorite suitor from all 21 seasons. The top two choices came down to Nick Viall and Ben Higgins, and despite the fact that Nick is front and center after proposing to Vanessa Grimaldi and being cast on “Dancing with the Stars,” Ben actually won our poll with a whopping 75% of the vote. Nick, conversely, only came in at 25%. Do you agree or disagree with these final “The Bachelor” poll results? Be sure to sound off in the comments section below.
Ben’s original run was just one year ago, from January 4 to March 14. He was only 26 years old during the filming of the show and worked as a software salesman in Warsaw, Indiana. At the end of Season 20, Ben proposed to Lauren Bushnell, with the runner-up being Joelle “JoJo” Fletcher (who became the next “Bachelorette”). To date, Ben and Lauren are still engaged to be married.
Nick (36) is a software sales executive from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. His final two choices were Vanessa, a 29-year-old special education teacher from Montreal, Quebec, and Raven Gates, a 25-year-old fashion boutique owner from Hoxie, AR. Nick ultimately proposed to Vanessa and she accepted. However, their marriage will have to wait as he’s otherwise occupied with the next season of “DWTS.”
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