Hot or Not? Bachelor Ben Flajnik’s New Promo Pic for Season 16
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Hot or Not? Bachelor Ben Flajnik’s New Promo Pic for Season 16

Va va vino! When ABC puts you in front of one of those Sears Portrait Studio backgrounds and shoves a rose in your hand — you know you’ve arrived. And here he is: our Season 16 Bachelor Ben Flajnik looking very much like the hip young California-born winemaker we got to know during Ashley Hebert’s season of The Bachelorette (give or take a few inches on that shag).

Though it’s nothing new for ABC’s promo pics to incorporate props relating to the Bachelor/ette’s career or personality (see: Jake Pavelka's “I’m a pilot, if you couldn’t you tell from the plane I’m standing in front of” photo), we must say, Ben’s crate-and-barrel photo shoot isn’t nearly as cheesy as some (see: Jake Pavelka's “I’m a pilot, if you couldn’t tell...).

But that could be more about Ben and less about ABC’s set designing abilities. Eschewing the usual suit-and-tie stuffiness of previous Bachelors, Ben, sporting a vest-suit jacket-jeans and lace-less oxfords ensemble, looks relaxed and — dare we say it? — ready for love. Or at least ready for a date. Which, hey, is a good start. Especially when he has 20-something womenwaiting to get in on that one-on-one action.

So what do you think of New Bachelor Ben’s coming out photo? Are you getting a little more excited for January 2?

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10.12.2011 / 10:07 PM EDT by Semhar Debessai
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