Compared to previous seasons, drama started a little bit early on The Bachelor season 20. From fat toes to crazy meltdowns, it’s safe to say that the competition is fierce this season and that the ladies will do everything they can to win Ben Higgins‘ heart.

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“It’s weird because I feel like it’s so early on and so many people do feel like they have connections with Ben and there’s feelings involved already,” Lauren B. told E! News.

 “I feel like that leads to some drama and more emotion earlier on than normal.”

“There are some wonderful women in the house, but we all have different personalities and when you spend most of your time with those women, it gets a little crazy. But it’s been a lot of fun,” said Leah, who’s aware that she hasn’t made a memorable impression yet. “I have kind of been in the shadows a little bit, but I’m patient and I’ll do what I have to do to get my time.”

According to Bachelor series creator Mike Fleiss, he knew that the tension between the ladies of season 20 would be different. 

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“What happened on this season is he’s such a catch that the girls competed harder for him than any other season,” he told E! News. “I think eight or nine girls said they were in love with him. That’s a record number. That’s where the drama came from. The girls provided the drama this season because they were competing for him.  A lot of girls want to marry this guy.”

So will Ben end up getting engaged at the end of season 20? Ultimately, that’s his goal. The 26-year-old software salesman isn’t afraid of commitment and wants nothing more than to find his partner and best friend.

“Ideally at the end of this, I will be proposing,” he said previously. “That would be a really cool thing.”  

At present, there are 14 bachelorettes left vying for Ben’s attention, including front runners Olivia and Lauren B. Who do you think will Ben end up with?

The Bachelor airs Mondays at 8 p.m. on ABC.

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Dean Bextor

Staff Writer, BuddyTV