How Big Is Courtney Robertson’s Engagement Ring? 5 Weird Bachelor Fan Questions Answered
You love all things Bachelor, but there are still a few random questions burning deep within. Not to worry. From Ben Flajnik’s high school alma mater to the name of that breathtaking mountain in the Season 16 Finale. You ask, we answer!
What does Ben Flajnik do for a living?
28-year-old Ben Flajnik co-founded and co-owns the Envolve Winery in Sonoma County, CA. Can you think of a more swoony career? But Ben’s not just about the allure of being a wine man, according to a local restaurant owner, he’s also slugging it out every day with operations at the vineyard. In fact, Ben is one of the two people who personally delivers local restaurants’ wine orders!
Are objects on TV just as big in real life? When it comes to Courtney Robertson’s blingtastic engagement ring, the answer is YES! The Neil Lane ring that Ben used to propose to Courtney is 3-plus carats of cushion-set diamond gorgeousness. Add to that rock 96 round-cut diamonds set in platinum and you’re looking at a bauble that set Ben (or ABC) back $50K. Le sigh.
Where did Bachelor Ben go to high school?
In 2001, Ben graduated from Catalina Foothills High School in Tucson, AZ. Fun Fact: Ben’s alma mater has a nationally recognized chess team and the largest marching band in the state of Arizona. Go Falcons!
Who could forget the backdrop of that stunning mountain where Ben popped the question to Courtney. But what’s it called again? That distinctive snow-capped peak located at the border of Switzerland and Italy is called the Matterhorn. Ben’s November proposal took place at the base of the mountain’s north face, with all its craggy majesty in full view. But don’t confuse this Matterhorn with the Matterhorn roller coaster ride at Disneyland. That one’s less majesty, more Mickey.
Why did Ben pick Courtney?
Oh, that question. Naturally, all we can do is speculate as to how any Bachelor or Bachelorette ultimately chooses who receives their final rose. But when Ben took Courtney’s hand and declared, “You are my forever,” that was kind of all the reason we needed.