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Benjamin "Ben" Smith was a contestant on the 16th season of The Bachelorette.

He was eliminated in week 8, but returned in week 9. He was the runner-up.


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Ben is a sweet Midwestern boy with California dreamboat good looks. After graduating from the United States Military Academy at West Point and becoming an Army Ranger, Ben suffered a life-changing back injury that shifted his priorities in life and ultimately led to his decision not to return to active duty. After returning to civilian life, Ben made the decision to focus on his passion for health and nutrition, which lead him to sunny Venice Beach, where he currently lives. He loves his new job as a personal trainer, but says that the only thing missing from his life is someone to share it with! Ben is so ready to get married and is truly looking for the right woman to settle down with and start a family. Ben wants a wife who can openly communicate and stay emotionally available. She also must be able to keep up with him on the dance floor, or at least be willing to cheer him on when he jumps in the middle of a dance battle to show off some of his winning moves.