Credit: Rick Rowell/ABC Television Group © 2011 Disney/ Photo: Elyse Talks to Ben on The Bachelor Season 16 Premiere

In his pre-season conference call, Bachelor Ben Flajnik told reporters he was looking for a professional, working woman who was experienced and worldly.

Well, yeah, maybe. But before he even met his 25 women he sang a more specific tune to Us Weekly.

In the same issue where Ben kinda sorta dissed Ashley Hebert, Us asked the Season 16 winemaker "What's your ideal type?" Here's what he said:

I'd love a passionate, confident woman. Someone I can take to a party and look at across the room and smile, and know she's got this. I'm more attracted to brunettes, but then I never find myself dating them, which is weird. And I'm a total leg and butt guy.

The leg and butt thing was definitely in Ashley's favor. She's occasionally a brunette, too. Chris Harrison echoed the confident idea, telling Entertainment Tonight Canada that Ben “likes aggressive, forward girls.”

It looks like later in the season Ben skinny-dips with brunette Courtney Robertson, which is certainly a forward move by a brunette with nice legs and a fine booty. Blonde-ish Lindzi Cox also made the ultimate forward move by riding into The Bachelor Season 16 premiere on a horse. And what about blonde Emily O'Brien with her “gangsta” rhymes and first kiss? Seems that confidence knows no (hair) color.

But Ben did say “I’m loving the brunettes” when meeting first meeting the ladies out of the limos. And in the "Diaries of the Departed" farewell video after the Season 16 premiere, eliminated blonde Holly (of hat fame) predicted, "I would bet my money that at the very end he will be standing with a lovely brunette."

Based off of his preferences (and your first introduction to the ladies), who do you think Ben will end up with come finale time?

Source: Us Weekly

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