Ben Higgins is still gainfully employed outside of reality TV. On Monday morning, the Bachelor star posted a tweet in which he addressed his job situation.
Ben admitted that he gets asked a lot if he’s employed. He replied that he is, and that his employer, Talisys, has been supportive of him since day one. Talisys has obviously had to be okay with Ben taking time off from work for filming and promoting the reality TV dating show. Since Ben’s promotional duties for the show continues and will have to film the Women Tell All and After the Final Rose specials when the season draws to a close, he still requires a flexible work schedule.
— Benjamin Higgins (@benhiggi) January 11, 2016
A few minutes prior, Talisys, which is based in Denver, Colorado, tweeted that they are proud of their account manager Ben for being the best Bachelor that the show has ever had. The company teased that people who want to get a visit from Ben will just have to become a client.
— Talisys (@Talisys) January 11, 2016
In response to a fan who joked whether there’s a need for a nurse, Talisys replied that Ben doesn’t handle nurses for the company.
— Talisys (@Talisys) January 11, 2016
— The Bachelor (@BachelorABC) January 8, 2016
When Ben Higgins was competing for Kaitlyn Bristowe on Season 11 of The Bachelorette, he was publicized by the show as being in software sales. Talisys’ Twitter account profile states that it provides “real-time trading software for the independent broker-dealer market.” Ben was apparently promoted after appearing on The Bachelorette and right when he was filming The Bachelor. Ben’s LinkedIn account states that he is currently an account manager for the company and has been since September 2015. Prior to that, he listed his position with the company as a business analyst.
In July 2015, prior to him becoming the new Bachelor, 26-year-old Ben expressed some hesitation about taking over the role if given the chance. In an interview with E! News, he mentioned his steady job as one thing he would have to think about before saying yes.
“I had a great experience on the show, from beginning to end. Like I’ve said it, I have a good life, though. I have a job that is steady, I have a house in Denver and I have a great family… I think if the offer was on the table, there’d be things I’d have to consider and seriously consider those things.”
Ben also realized from being on The Bachelorette, where he was the third runner-up for Kaitlyn, that starring on the show may mean finding his wife. He pointed out that finding love on reality TV isn’t so odd nowadays because people meet others on online dating sites.
— The Bachelor (@BachelorABC) January 7, 2016
“Doing this experience, you come in skeptical and you walk out of the experience, I did at least, realizing it’s a very real thing. True emotions do evolve and it does give you the opportunity to meet somebody that you could potentially spend the rest of your life with…As weird as it is, you as a man, you get 25 women to date and that’s pretty good odds that one of those women is going to be compatible with you.”
Ben Higgins also points out the example of Trista and Ryan Sutter, who met and got engaged on the first Bachelorette season. They have now been married for almost 15 years and have two children together.
“I actually ran into Trista and Ryan Sutter this past week. I think seeing them gives me hope that this works.”
Besides Trista and Ryan Sutter, the franchise’s married couples include Jason and Molly Mesnick, Sean and Catherine Lowe, and Desiree and Chris Siegfried. The franchise’s spin-offs have also resulted in some marriages. Holly and Blake Julian met on Bachelor Pad, while Lacy and Lacy Faddoul and Marcus Grodd got married over the summer on Bachelor in Paradise.
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