ben flajnik bachelor abc 'Bachelor' Ben Flajnik first photo: Wine and rosesBen Flajnik, the runner-up for Ashley Hebert‘s heart on this past summer’s “Bachelorette,” is the new “Bachelor” and ABC has finally released the first promotional photo. This 28-year-old vineyard owner is surrounded by wine paraphernalia and holding two wine glasses, naturally.

The official show description at the ABC press site describes Ben as “a rare, modern Renaissance man, Ben dabbles in a lot of hobbies and
crafts, such as crab fishing, sailing, golf, skate boarding, surfing,
playing piano and singing in a tribute band. He is also quite handy with
a hammer and saw, and loves fixing and building things, as well as
landscaping. The woman who will share his life will also have to share
one of his other great loves: his Jack Russell Terrier, Scotch.”

Does that sound about right to you? “The Bachelor” is currently filming, but we try to stay SPOILER FREE here, so please no spoilers in the comments. The popular dating show returns to the airwaves in January 2012.

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."