Look what I found! Sneak peek of this season of The Bachelor with Ben F. It’s previews like this which remind me why I enjoy seasons of The Bachelorette so much more than watching 25 ladies vie for the heart of one man. Looks like this season will be reminiscent of seasons past with cat fights, ostracizing one member of the group, bringing back a surprise lady to spice up the mix, and tears and tears galore. Did I mention tears? But wait, I almost forgot to mention skinny dipping…watch below.
Get ready to watch, Bachelor Fans! This new season full of drama and the show I love to hate but just can’t stop myself from watching starts January 2, 2012 8/7c on ABC.
Another couple of Bachelor/Bachelorette rejects are making a go of it. Chris Lambton (34), a landscaper from Cape Cod is off the market. Cue sound of breaking hearts across America. I’ll admit my heart was one of those when I found out Peyton Wright (28) had taken this man off the market. Peyton and Chris were both contestants on different seasons of the Bachelor/Bachelorette. Portrayed as a tall family man with an adorable labrador retriever, Chris became a fan favorite when America learned of the heart-wrenching story of his mother’s passing. When his mother became ill with Multiple System Atrophy (MSA), a degenerative neurological disorder involving the deterioration of nerve cells in certain areas of the brain, Chris moved back home in 2007 to be near his family through that difficult time. After his run on Ali’s season of The Bachelorette, ABC tried to persuade Chris to become the next Bachelor; however, Chris declined and found love off camera with another Bachelor reject, the blonde Texan beauty, Peyton Wright. Chris proposed in June. Both are happy in love and making wedding plans. According to Chris’ blog (http://chrislambton.com) they are reaching out to fans for wedding plan suggestions. Their only stipulation: somewhere on a beach so they can get married at sunset.
Benjamin Flajnik or more commonly referred to as Ben F. will become Season 16’s bachelor, making his debut on January 2nd 2012.
Who is this man you ask? Stats: Tall, dark, and quirky
6’3” (yummy), 28-years-old, winemaker (yes please), plays golf, hails from Sonoma, CA and therefore is naturally a San Francisco Giants fan
Background: He has one sister and a Jack Russell Terrier (named Scotch). Ben F.’s father passed away four years ago causing Ben to become ’emotionally closed off’. In The Bachelor/ette world he has been labeled as a skeptic of The Bachelorette process. However, according to him The Bachelorette process (including being publicly dumped by Ashley) has helped him open up. Hmmm… we’ll see if the pain and heartbreak brought on by The Bachelorette has opened the way for new love.
In case you missed it, Ben F. was the runner-up on this last season of The Bachelorette with Ashley Hebert. At The Bachelorette’s season finale, Ben got down on one knee to propose and was subsequently rejected. Ouch.
Watch it all go down and relive that awkward moment here!
How can someone so in love that he was ready to propose be ready to date and find someone again so soon? That is an excellent question. Well, we’ll see on January 2nd how and if this tall, quirky, winemaker finds love.
So far it seems Bachelor fans are content with ABC’s choice of Ben F. as this season’s lucky bachelor. On ABC’s poll when asked if they were excited about Ben as the Bachelor, 57% of respondents were ‘excited for next season,’ 19% were ‘warming up to him‘ and 24% would ‘know once they saw the Bachelorettes.’ However, I don’t think ABC gave respondents the proper opportunity to voice any negative feelings about the new bachelor…duh, that would just be bad PR. So instead my Bachelor Fans (BFs) tell me here what you really think about Ben…