When it comes to The Bachelor, I don't think it's quite fair to say Lauren Bushnell has "won" the reality TV series, because love isn't a contest. But, in a way, she was able to win Ben Higgins' heart and become his fiancé. As the "winner" of the show, will Lauren B. quit her job after The Bachelor and make the jump to full time reality star/Instagram product endorser like so many more before her? According to Entertainment Tonight, Lauren will still keep her job as a flight attendant, but she'll relocate to from Los Angeles, California, to Denver, Colorado, where Ben currently works at a software company. Lauren also told Entertainment Tonight that she'd also like to have her own business at some point.
I'm still a flight attendant, so that's in the plans, but the great thing about my job is that it's so flexible. So, the opportunity to fly and potentially do something else on the side — which has always been, you know, it has been a dream of mine to eventually own my own business or something like that — but right now, I am going back to work and focusing on our relationship and moving to Denver.
It's actually quite common for Bachelor contestants to pursue new ventures and take new directions with their careers, so Lauren wouldn't be the first to start her own business. Here are some other Bachelor Nation members who have pursued new beginnings post-show.
After she appeared on The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, Andi left her job as an Assistant District Attorney in Georgia and moved to New York City. She recently wrote a book called It's Not Okay . She told E! Online that it's "anti-self-help, how to get over a breakup."
Lesley went from being a political consultant to travel blogger, starting the The Road Les Traveled where she documents her adventures, like currently living in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
After The Bachelor, Jade started an all-natural makeup line called Naturally Jade.
When Michelle was on The Bachelor and Bachelor Pad, she was a hair stylist. After the show, Michelle was hired as a host on Good Things Utah in 2014 and continues appearing on the show today.
"I didn't understand the magnitude of the show and how hard it is to get a real job right after," Lane told the publication earlier this month. "Everyone knows who you are and employers see it as a distraction."
But, JJ seems to be the exception to the rule (also he was cast as the villain on The Bachelorette, which might have added to that). In any event, he seems to be doing OK now, and runs a website called VilliansGottaVill complete with villainy merchandise.
How will Lauren fare post-show? Well, if she wants to start her own business, the time is ripe for that! But, it must be nice for her to know she can fall back on her flight attendant career, too. That's a pretty sweet gig on its own.