Juan Pablo Galavis certainly has his work cut out for him when he takes the roses as the next Bachelor. One of the girls we have our eye on is Lauren Higginson, the bubbly, smiley, and smart Oklahoma lady who is ready for marriage.

Lauren graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma with a degree in Business Marketing in 2010, and has been working it ever since. Of course, by “working it” we mean she’s been sharing her time between a totally legit job as Land and Mineral Coordinator at WestEnergy LLC, and showing off the rest of her assets as a swimsuit model for MetroShoeWarehouse in Oklahoma.

The Edmond, Oklahoma native still lives in the same town where she grew up, in a suburb of Oklahoma City. And while she’s probably a very enthusiastic searcher for love, she hasn’t been single for long. In fact, while The Bachelor Season 18 started filming on September 17, Lauren was nearly ineligible to start then — because she was engaged to be married on August 31!

Reality Steve says that ex-fiancé Dayton Rose broke things off with the cute blonde the spring before their nuptials. We don’t know which is nuttier: someone breaking up with the sweet-faced blonde or the fact that she’s seeking love with Juan Pabs so soon after she was supposed to be walking down an aisle.

What do you think of the whole thing? Oh, and she’s not the only one who broke off an engagement to seek the soccer star’s love. It’s going to be an interesting season...

Source: Reality Steve

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