Ben Flajnik as The Bachelor: First Pic!

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Ben Flajnik is ready to come into his own as The Bachelor.

The runner-up for Ashley Hebert's heart on The Bachelorette was devastated by her season finale rejection, but credits her for allowing him to grow emotionally.

Now, the tables have turned and the 28-year-old Napa vineyard owner is ready to dole out the roses ... and the wine, obviously. We sense a theme with ABC's first promotional photo for the new season, beginning in January ...

Ben Flajnik: Bachelor Pic

ABC's press release for the new season (premiering January 2) describes Ben Flajnik as "a rare, modern Renaissance man." What makes him such a rarity?

"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."

Get ready to swoon away, ladies. Swoon away.

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Ben Flajnik Biography

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Ben Flajnik is a 28-year-old winemaker from Sonoma, Calif. Rather than his affiliation with Evolve Wines, Ben is best known for coming in... More »
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