Credit: Chris Harrison on Twitter Photo: Ben Flajnik and Chris Harrison at the Bachelor House for Season 16 on September 21, 2011

Take that, every other season’s bachelorettes!

Bachelor 16 just started taping Tuesday night and host Chris Harrison has started tweeting photos from the set, with Ben Flajnik looking less like Constantine Tzortzis and more like Rafael Nadal every day.

Between Reality Steve’s casting spoilers and the Bachelor producers tweeting teases, we just might make it through this almost FOUR MONTH wait until the Jan. 2 premiere. Check out the latest from Twitterville:

@fleissmeister (Mike Fleiss, Bachelor creator): “Live from the bachelor set-- the girls love Ben!!!”

Considering it was Brad Womack 2.0 last year, they were probably relieved not to have someone so...intense. Fleiss continued:

@fleissmeister: “These are the best group of girls collectively on one of my shows since ‘More To Love.’”


@fleissmeister: “Yes, Ben loves his 15 remaining women.”

Bachelor exec Robert Mills added his own assessment of the bachelorettes, which was characteristically Bachelor:

@Millsy11374: “I can honestly say these are the BEST women we've ever had #Bachelor.”

Ever? Really? So in Bachelor speak that means, since the last batch of women, right? You wouldn’t want to offend any former contestants.

Ohp! Too late.

Bachelor 15 contestant Ashley Spivey immediately took offense, tweeting “Ouch Millsy!” To which he had to reply, “EXCEPT of course for Spivey. And if you haven't read 'Say No To Cosmo' and her night 1 diary DO IT NOW.” Nice save. By the way, you can ”do it” here.


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