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Hometown girl Lauren Bushnell takes home the final rose on 'The Bachelor'

Ben Higgins gets down on one knee and proposes to West Linn's Lauren Bushnell during Monday night's "The Bachelor." (Photo: ABC)

Ben Higgins proposed to West Linn's own Lauren Bushnell during the season finale of ABC's "The Bachelor" Monday night.

Many were anxious watching as one lady would have her heart broken, especially after Ben professed his love to both Jo-Jo and Lauren.

But in the final moments he made a quick call to Lauren's dad to get his blessing before popping the question.

"I think we've talked about this before - I'm really more in love with him now today than I was then," said Lauren. "I feel more in love with him every day."

Lauren's family was in the audience during the after the final rose show. A pastor was on standby from Ben's hometown to marry them just in case. But Ben and Lauren didn't get married right there and then. Lauren is moving to Denver.

KATU's Angelica Thornton is in New York and will talk to Ben and his new fiancée on KATU News this Morning on Tuesday, starting at 4:30.

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