No Hard Feelings! Bachelor Ben Higgins Says Kaitlyn Bristowe 'Handled Herself Really Well'

The Bachelor’s new leading man is ready for love – and on good terms with ex-Bachelorette Kaitlyn Bristowe, who dated him through the final three before giving him the boot.

Next Bachelor Leading Man Ben Higgins Reveals His Celeb Crush and His Thoughts on Marriage

ABC finally handed out one very important rose on Monday night, revealing who will be the next leading man of The Bachelor.

Baby-faced charmer Ben Higgins is the new Bachelor, and the software salesman tells PEOPLE exclusively that he’s more than up for the experience.

WATCH: Go Behind the Scenes of Joe and Samantha's Sexy Bachelor in Paradise Photo Shoot

FIRST LOOK: Find Out If Bachelor in Paradise's Joe Behaves Himself on a Sexy Photo Shoot

Controversial Contestant Nick Viall Says He'd 'Seriously Consider' Being the Next Bachelor

Third time’s the charm?

For two-time Bachelorette runner-up Nick Viall, that might be the case.

Bachelor Alum Sarah Herron Wants Nick Viall for Next Bachelor: 'He Definitely Knows How to Stir the Pot'

From The Bachelor to Bachelor in Paradise to online dating, Sarah Herron has truly dated across all platforms.

5 of Reality TV's Most Mortifying Moments

Welcome to the 21st century, an era so evolved that hours of cringe-worthy moments are now immortalized by reality TV for your viewing pleasure.

Many an overly optimistic contestant or ill-advised celebrity has welcomed cameras into their lives, only to have their most humbling memories captured – or manufactured – by producers and broadcast in glorious high definition.

15 of Bachelor Nation's Most Notorious Villains

All’s fair in love and reality TV, right?

While there’s no doubt that many of our favorite contestants on The Bachelor and The Bachelorette over the years would probably agree with that phrase, there are quite a few seem to have taken it a little too literally. They plotted, schemed, lied and betrayed – and they made for some pretty amazing television in the process.