Ben Flajnik is the new Bachelor!It's official. Jennifer Love Hewitt didn't snatch him up -- sweet, gorgeous, wine-making, California-living Ben Flajnik, 28, will be the next Bachelor, according to our friends at TooFab.
I'm pretty satisfied with Ben as the pick; however, I am worried about one fairly big thing.
Knowing what we know about Ben, this could go a couple ways. He's either really really ready to find love after opening his wounded heart and being led on and totally rejected by Bachelorette Ashley Hebert -- OR, and this is my hunch, he's ready to be a total PLAYER! He'll seal that heart right back up in his bullet-proof chest and just have himself a rockin' good time with a bunch of gorgeous ladies? Can't you see it? And can you really blame him?
Either he's a really good actor, or his ego -- and his heart but more his ego, I think -- was SERIOUSLY rocked by Ashley. Remember how he reacted? Man, he was pissed and wrecked emotionally. And who in their right mind wouldn't be? The show is so evil, forcing Ashley to B.S. the runner-ups until the critical, heart-wrenching end and forcing the guys to stand, hearts outside their chests, in wait. It's a total doozy if you're a caring, feeling person, which Ben seems to be.
However, immediately following Ashley's rejection, we also got a little peek inside the soul of this guy -- and that little peek seemed to ooze "Ain't gonna let THAT happen again ..." Don't you think?
Taping is set to begin next month, and we shall soon see, but mark my words, Ben is totally going to enjoy being the one in charge for awhile. That alone might help heal his wounded heart.
Are you glad Ben will be the next Bachelor? Will you watch? How do you think he's going to approach his new Bachelor status?
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