'The Bachelor' Ben Higgins makes his pick

'The Bachelor' chooses his bride-to-be
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  • Ben Higgins made his final selection Monday night
  • He then proposed again after the show

(CNN)In the end, it came down to whom Ben Higgins loved more.

During Monday's "Bachelor" season 20 finale, the 26-year-old software salesman from Indiana announced that he'd found his mate in flight attendant Lauren Bushnell. He even called her dad to get his permission before he proposed.
    That meant heartbreak for runner-up Jojo Fletcher. Higgins told her that they had found love, but "I found it with someone else more."
    Fans had mixed feelings about the finale.
    Those who were disappointed can get a do-over as Fletcher, a real estate developer, has been selected as the new "Bachelorette."
    It might not have been easy for Bushnell to watch her now-fiance profess his love for another woman, but Higgins reinforced that she was his choice when he proposed a second time during ABC's "After the Final Rose" special.
    "That day was a day that I meant every word I said," Higgins said. "You have continued to support me and love me and keep me smiling in some of the weirdest and hardest situations. You've listened when I've just needed to talk. But most importantly, you've been beside me the whole time.
    "I meant it on that day ... but will you marry me once again?" Higgins asked, dropping to one knee.
    Bushnell again said yes.