The reality star and the kindergarten teacher strut their stuff in a Mercedes Benz Fashion Week show

By Melody Chiu
January 29, 2016 03:00 PM
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Credit: Ari Michelson

On Monday’s episode of The Bachelor, Ben Higgins and Lauren Himle shared an adorable first kiss – with “Little Ben” watching! – on a group date.

On the next episode, the pair take their relationship to the next level when they finally go on their first one-on-one date in Mexico City.

Stepping (literally) right into Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, the kindergarten teacher and the software salesman spent the day portion of their date rehearsing to walk in Pineda Covalin’s fashion show.

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In the evening, the budding couple will prove that practice makes perfect when they fit right in with the professional models as they strut down the runway in Covalin’s latest line.

Himle, 25, “was pretty nervous” but said having Higgins, 27, by her side put her at ease. “Walking down the runway as a couple was really great,” she said. “He’s awesome at modeling! He looks so good.”

The Bachelor airs Mondays (8 p.m. ET) on ABC.