Former Miss USA and Ready For Love winner Shandi Finnessey has found love after Ernesto Arguello. On July 11th 2015 she married businessman Ben Higgins in Solvang California. Interestingly her co-stars on the show Tim Lopez and Jenna Reeves were married exactly one week earlier!
So who is Shandi’s new husband?
Per The Knot Ben is actually a British National and was born in Hong Kong. Later he moved to Michigan with his parents and his sister, Sasha. He attended the very prestigious Cranbrook Kingswood schools and attended McGill University studying Business and Chinese. (Ben must come from serious money!)
After college he started in Shanghai, China in the Automotive industry managing three factories. In 2011 he made a fateful move to Los Angeles to accept a job working in the Media business.
So how did the two newlyweds meet?
Ben and Shandi met at a bar in 2013. According to the Knot:
“Shandi Finnessey was in middle of a girl’s weekend when the rendezvous happened. Ben spotted Shandi at a bar and knew right at that moment that they were meant to be together.”
And Ben seriously produced an amazing proposal.
“Ben had been planning the proposal for quite some time and knew that their second trip to Italy would be the ideal time to ask Shandi Finnessey to be his wife…..Ben had arranged for a private boat tour of Carpi. After a day of boating and swimming across the mediterranean and visiting many sites of the island, couple settled for lunch. After some glasses of wine, Ben built up the courage to ask her. On their way to a garden, the two posed for a picture when Ben dropped to one knee and asked her to marry him.”
Now the two are enjoying a very exotic honeymoon in Greece. Wow! Congratulations Shandi and Ben!!!!!!
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