Ben Flajnik On 'The Bachelor'? 'Bachelorette' Runner-Up Next: Report

08/24/2011 01:53 pm ET | Updated Oct 24, 2011

UPDATE: EW is confirming that Ben Flajnik is the new Bachelor.
He missed out on one dream girl; now, he may have a whole plethora of ladies.

Us Weekly is reporting that Ben Flajnik, the runner up on this past season of "The Bachelorette," will star as the next love-hunter on the upcoming edition of "The Bachelor." A wine-maker from California, he lost out on Ashley Hebert, who chose JP Rosenbaum instead.

Rumor was that he and Jennifer Love Hewitt had gone out on a date -- thank you Twitter -- but she later denied that there was anything between them.

No word on whether or not this would get in the way of a mayoral campaign in San Francisco.

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