We all figured it would be someone from Ashley's last few guys, but had no clue at that point who even made it to the end. There were rumors about Ben, but you never know if those rumors were about him being Ashley's final guy, the next Bachelor, or cast in the hot mess that is Bachelor Pad. At that point it could have been anything.
By the time it was confirmed in early August that Ben was the next Bachelor, it was obvious that I was not going to be cast. However, HAD I been chosen, my cheesy introduction would have been so easy because Ben's sister, Julia, will likely end up being one of my niece's future aunts!
So follow me here because it sounds so much further away than it really is, but basically Whitney (my sister-in-law) has two younger brothers- Garrett and Kyle. Garrett and Julia (Ben's sister) have been dating for awhile and I have a strong hunch that they will end up getting married.
I met Garrett (and the rest of Whitney's family) in Napa a few years ago and just adore all of them. Garrett is such a nice guy so I have no doubt that Julia (and by the same token, Ben) are good, solid people as well.
Garrett and Ben.
The whole thing is just so crazy to me. What are the odds that the season I applied for would end up being a guy that is so closely connected with my family? Too funny.
While I'm happy not to have had to share a house with 25 girls that as a whole seem a little less than stable- it would have been really fun to meet Ben. He just seems like a very normal, down to earth guy.
I know they put the crazies in the mix to make good TV, but I hope that there are a few good ones in there for his sake (so far Kacie is my favorite).
Can't wait to see what kind of drama this evening has in store!