Before he got down on one knee and proposed to Clare Crawley on the Bachelor Winter Games: World Tells All special, Benoît Beauséjour-Savard had fans campaigning to bring the Canadian across the border to hand out roses.
Initially, Clare picked Juan Pablo 2.0 (Christian Rauch) over Benoît on the reality dating competition, which did not sit well with viewers, who wanted the 31-year-old hottie to find the love he deserved. So, what better way to cure a broken heart than by being the next Bachelor! "Petition to make Benoît our next Bachelor," one fan tweeted. "I don’t even care that he’s not from America... if Kaitlyn [Bristowe] could be our Bachelorette we can have Benoît." Another added, "Arie is canceled. Benoît for Bachelor."
Unfortunately, those dreams were short-lived when it was revealed Benoît rekindled his romance with Clare — and popped the question in front of the live studio audience. "The first day I met you I didn't believe in love at first sight," he told Clare while down on one knee. "You're the strongest woman I've ever met in my entire life. I know you've been through a lot and there's going to be issues everywhere... I want to be beside you because we'll be a lot stronger together. You never give up on love and this is the best thing about you and I will never give up on you."
He added in French, "I love you and I want to spend the rest of my days with you." It's no surprise fans are convinced he's a catch. Before winning hearts on the U.S. version of the show, Benoît appeared on The Bachelorette Canada where he competed for another hairstylist, Jasmine Lorimer. However, he was sent home two episodes before the finale.
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“As a maître d’ in trendy Old Montréal, Benoît is constantly surrounded by a bevy of beauties… and yet he is still searching for the love of his life,” his initial bio read. “Benoît dreams of finding a loving wife and starting a family of his own, but he is holding out for the right girl — someone who knows what she wants, has a great sense of humor and is as outgoing and generous as he is.”
And it looks like he found "the one" in Clare. "Finally, we can say it out loud!!! I have so much love and respect for that incredible woman," he enthusiastically wrote on Instagram following the show. "I’m the happiest man on earth having her by my side!! Thank you, everyone, for the love."
Clearly, Clare couldn't resist Benoît's sexy French accent — and we don't blame her! In the meantime, if fans are looking for another international Bachelor, we nominate Jordan Mauger.