Meet 'The Bachelor' Ben Higgins

The new season of the reality show kicks off tonight.

— -- "Bachelor" fans have been looking forward to tonight since Ben Higgins was announced as the new star of the franchise last summer.

Tonight, the new season of the ABC reality TV show kicks off, and Higgins promised fans that it won't disappoint.

1. He's family-oriented: An only child, Higgins enjoys a close relationship with his parents. "I love my parents very much," he told reporters last month. "We’re really good friends."

2. He's athletic: The Colorado resident told ABC News last year that he's an "above average golfer" who loves to be outdoors. "My dream date includes doing an activity with somebody. I think that can bond two people together, and I think living in Denver, that's a lot of the lifestyle we live: getting outside and exploring together," he said. "I really enjoy somebody that’s adventurous but after a long day [would want to] clean up a bit and go out to a nice dinner or just hang out at the house."

4. He has a day job: An account manager for a software company, Higgins told reporters last month that he was looking forward to getting back to work, and to regular life in Denver. "I have to start doing some yard work," he added with a laugh.

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