ABC's Bachelor star Ben Higgins Makes Faith a Priority

After being turned down by Ben Higgins in Season 28 of "The Bachelor", it is confirmed that JoJo Fletcher is this year's "Bachelorette". But, at the last minute, the producers dropped Caila and decided to make Jojo Fletcher the next Bachelorette.

JoJo may not have found her love in Ben but she gets another crack at it after she was announced as the titular "Bachelorette" for the show's 12th season. There's so many things to do with him before actually saying 'I do.' I want to try on dresses, I want to do some of the more traditional things.

"Now that I'm out of that world and we're together and looking at life from here on out, it's a lot easier", Higgins says.

When Ben ended up news/updates/160314-the-bachelor-2016-winner-announced-lauren-b-ben-jojo">proposing to Lauren Bushnell in Monday's finale, viewers couldn't help but wonder how his new fiancée would react once she saw how deep his feelings once were for runner-up JoJo Fletcher.

The surprising announcement was made after Monday night's live airing of "After the Final Rose", which followed the finale of "The Bachelor".

The reality TV star popped the question in the season finale of the ABC show.

"All she is sure of is that she found love with Ben on "The Bachelor" and feels sure that this second time will be her charm, and wants everyone to come along for the ride".

Rumor has it that producers initially tapped Caila and then switched to JoJo last-minute, but Caila reportedly took the upset in stride.

Ben, 27, seemed torn ahead of the final rose ceremony, where he'd have to say goodbye to either Lauren, 26, or JoJo Fletcher, 25, both of whom he had said he loved. "It was all worth it. I appreciate him more every day", she told People.

"It has nothing to do with anything personal towards either girl, but if I was to make that decision for Ben today, if it depended on me, I would pick JoJo."

You've listened when I've just needed to talk. "And that's it", says Higgins. She shared, "I'm ready".

The network's former president, Paul Lee, said ABC was likely to feature a more diverse lead on The Bachelorette earlier this year, but he was later replaced with current president Channing Dungey.

'It's so weird, ' JoJo said when asked by host Chris Harrison how it felt to be taking on the title.

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