October 29, 2015
Who Is Lauren Bushnell Of ABC's 'The Bachelor' 2016 Season With Ben Higgins?

Lauren Bushnell is said to be one of the bachelorettes looking for love with Ben Higgins on ABC's The Bachelor 2016 season this winter. Viewers will certainly learn more Lauren when the season begins, but fans are anxious to get to know more about this bachelorette. The buzz is that Bushnell may well be one to watch this season, so what do Bachelor fans need to know about her?

As Reality Steve's spoilers detail, Lauren Bushnell is originally from Portland, Oregon, and she's clearly a tall, blonde beauty. This 25-year-old currently works as a flight attendant and is very close to her family. Lauren has a sister, named Mollie, who is also a flight attendant, and two brothers. It seems that her parents have been together for 27 years or so, and that this is a very tight-knit family.

It seems that Bushnell went to Whitworth University in Washington and got a business management degree. She lives in Los Angeles these days with a good friend named Whitney. Lauren works for Alaska Airlines, as does her sister.

It's clear from the information available on Lauren via social media pages that she comes from a family that relies heavily on faith. As viewers saw with Ben during Kaitlyn Bristowe's Bachelorette season, faith is important to Higgins, as well. Could this be a key thing that brings Ben and Lauren together? Many have a feeling it will indeed.

While Bushnell comes from a close, Christian family in Oregon, it would seem that she has a somewhat friskier side to her, as well. Lauren and her roommate, Whitney, who is also a flight attendant, clearly know how to have fun on their days off from work.

Interestingly, Reality Steve's spoilers have detailed that Lauren already has a small link to the Bachelor franchise. Though it may not have anything to do with her doing the show, it seems that Bushnell is friends with the gal who recently had been dating Josh Murray, Anna Von Staehle.

"Bachelor Nation" fans know that after his split from Andi Dorfman, Murray went on to date Anna for a short time. They recently split, however. Von Staehle's Instagram page is now private, but Reality Steve shared a photo from a few months ago that had Anna, Lauren, and a couple of other gals all posing together.

There have been some Bachelor spoiler tidbits emerging during filming that indicate that Ben and Lauren will be spending some quality time together this season. There are said to be several bachelorettes named Lauren on the show in Season 20, but this Lauren definitely is said to stand out from the crowd.

As the Bachelor spoiler fans at the Bach and Bachette Fan Forums note, it would appear that Lauren does have an arrest in her background. However, this seemingly is nothing that fans should get too concerned about. From the sounds of things, Lauren, Mollie and a bunch of friends were at the Coachella Festival a while back, and a number of attendees were taken into custody for public intoxication.

Mollie posted a photo to Instagram of the group and joked about how "one of us may or may not have spent the night in the Indio County Jail," with others posting the hashtag "#FREELAUREN" under the photo. Based on the post from Lauren's sister, this wasn't exactly a big deal or some red flag that would worry Ben. In fact, some have a hunch he'd get a kick out of the story.

So far Bachelor fans really like what they see regarding Lauren and are anxious to see her with Ben on-screen. Could Lauren Bushnell score Ben Higgins' final rose on ABC's The Bachelor 2016 season this winter? Fans cannot wait to find out.

[Image via Mollie Bushnell / Facebook]