ben flajnik bachelor premiere 'Bachelor' Ben Flajnik on the premiere: 'Found myself chuckling a bit more than I thought'Ben Flajnik, the latest “Bachelor” looking for love on ABC, spoke with Zap2it Thursday morning (Jan. 5) about the premiere episode, plus what viewers can look forward to in the coming weeks. We, of course, had to find out what he thought of all the drama going on during the first episode.

“I did watch the premiere, I was in New York with some friends,” Ben laughs. “Interesting premiere. I found myself chuckling a bit more than I thought. There’s a lot of stuff that I don’t see while we’re filming that I get to see with the rest of America.”

Some of the “stuff” he is referring to is the drama going on amongst the women.

“That first night is difficult to know exactly what is going on. I pegged the wrong people as the ones causing the drama that night,” says Ben. “You don’t see everything, you definitely don’t see everything.”

One thing Ben did do that first night was hand out a first impression rose to Lindzi, the girl who rode in on a horse. But we were wondering what other girl(s) made a great first impression.

“That’s tough,” says Ben. “That first night is such a whirlwind. There were a lot of great first impressions. It was too early to tell, it was too early to tell then who was going to be the… frontrunner, if you will.”

And what can viewers look forward to in the next few episodes? Lots of beautiful locales.

“I’m not going to give too many specifics, but I will say that we travel to Sonoma, San Francsico, Park City, Utah, so there are some location dates in some really beautiful spots,” says Ben.

“The Bachelor” airs Monday nights at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

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