Get a First Look at Ben Higgins as The Bachelor

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It's officially on! Ben Higgins has, according to social media, finally taken up his Bachelor duties. And it's about time!

Bachelor Nation practically roared for Ben Higgins to become Bachelor ever since the fresh-faced Colorado salesman was rejected by Bachelorette Kaitlyn Bristowe. From his clearly gorgeous looks to his gentlemanly manners, this guy was a shoe-in for the job — even Bristowe's fiancé and Ben's former competitor Shawn Boothe was rooting for him to take the helm of the popular reality show franchise.

See more: Bachelor in Paradise's Ashley Salter Is Engaged!

The big catch for the upcoming, and much-anticipated season of The Bachelor? Ben has a baby ... well, sort of. Mike Fleiss, one of the show's producers, tweeted a photo of Higgins holding an adorable tot with the caption: "The Bens on night one!!!"

Whether it's a first-night gimmick, Fleiss' child, or Higgins' surprise lovechild, we know one thing to be very true: Higgins looks pretty darn good with a little one in his arms!

The unbelievably cool and calm TV star played the part of Bachelor well before he was even selected. "I think it's a great opportunity," Higgins told Us Weekly prior to the announcement that he would be the series' next leading man. "I think it's something that any man, if asked, should consider. And I've been in the process now and I can see that it works."

And we hope it works for him! If anyone deserves to find love, it's the sweet and caring (did we mention super cute) Ben. We can't wait to watch him potentially find his wife this season!

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