Ben Smith is one of Tayshia Adams’ 19 remaining bachelors on The Bachelorette’s currently-airing sixteenth season.
Ben is a 29-year-old Army Ranger veteran from Venice, CA.
Although Ben seemed to hit it off with Clare Crawley on Night 1 of The Bachelorette, he seemed thrilled when Tayshia took over for Clare on the show after Clare got engaged to Dale Moss only two weeks into filming.
At first sight, Ben called Tayshia “beautiful” and said producers couldn’t have picked a better leading lady. And once he got to talk to Tayshia and learn more about her, he called her “captivating.”
Ben also asked Tayshia to dance with him during their alone time, and the Bachelorette seems impressed with him so far on Season 16.
However, fans haven’t seen much of Ben in recent episodes, and that is expected to change.
Until The Bachelorette viewers can watch Ben and Tayshia’s romance unfold, let’s learn more about The Bachelorette suitor right now.
Ben runs a subscription fitness program with a friend
Ben is a coach on a subscription service called Bodybuilding Club, which members can join for $49 per month. The program includes strength, hypertrophy and conditioning work.
Bodybuilding Club also includes an app that allows members to participate from anywhere on their own terms.
Ben’s description on the website says he “loves smiling and talking to everyone” and would like to get clients into “shorter shorts.”
“Might just date a girl on TV,” he added.
At heart, Ben is a Midwestern boy
Although Ben currently resides in California, he is originally from Noblesville, IN, and grew up with one sister.
Ben appears to be very close to his younger sister Madalyn, who has called Ben an “incredible role model” and “the best big brother” ever on her Instagram account.
Ben made a major career shift after his military service
The Bachelorette bachelor graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point followed by The United States Army Ranger School.
But after suffering a serious back injury, Ben decided not to return to active duty. He later became a personal trainer due to his passion for health and nutrition.
What is Ben looking for in his future wife?
Ben says he wants a wife who can openly communicate and stay emotionally available.