Former 'Bachelorette' Star Is Becoming a Bodybuilder (PHOTO)

It's no secret that participating in ABC's Bachelor franchise opens a lot of doors for a lot of people. Often, after their seasons air, the stars end up on other reality shows, write books, and get all kinds of gigs and endorsement deals because of their newfound recognition. But Bachelorette star Ben Z. is using his fame to start a bodybuilding career.

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Although Ben was always a big, strong dude, he's bulked up and is now showing off his bod professionally. According to TMZ, Ben entered his first official bodybuilding competition over the weekend in San Francisco, and he came in eighth out of 15 competitors! 

Okay, so it's not the winning title, but for his first try? Not too shabby. Way to go, Ben! 

12 weeks ago I set out to challenge my mind and body harder than ever before. These last few Months have had a lot of ups and a lot of downs but I could not be Happier in my life! I stayed true to myself, I worked my butt off in the gym and ate extremely healthy! I AM PROUD TO SAY IM ALL NATURAL! It can be done! I devoted thousands of hours to this goal and yes it was hard as hell! Is this my life?...no just a chapter in it, and I cannot wait to get back to my love for COOKING, get my beard back, and enjoy life with friends and Family! I wouldn't trade this experience for anything, I have learned so much about myself as well as Health and Fitness. Yes this is extreme, but watch me as I show you how to Balance Healthy and Happy! You need to enjoy life but take care of yourself at the same time. � SF championships here I come! #2daysout #fitness #fitlife #motivation #grind #physique #musclecontest #hibernatingfoodie #realfuel #couturetanairbrush #babyface #fit #fitfam #teamventura

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And while talking to TMZ, Ben revealed that he is now 210 pounds of pure muscle, which is a 90-pound weight loss from when he was a bit fluffier. And these days, homeboy is definitely looking good!

He dropped another bomb, too. Apparently ABC approached him about being the lead on The Bachelor, but he never got back to them. Wait, what?! We're gonna need more info on that one. 

The real question here is this: Since he passed on taking the lead, is Ben going to show up on The Bachelor this season to show the other Ben his way around the gym for a crazy one-on-one date? We hope so! 

 

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