'The Bachelor' premiere: Ben Flajnik meets the women

Slideshow posted in Photos | Tuesday, December 27, 2011

4 of 60: Sheryl and Ben Flajnik appear in a scene from the premiere of the 16th season of ABC's 'The Bachelor,' which airs on Jan. 2, 2012. In the episode, Flajnik returns to the mansion for the first big cocktail party. He explains to Chris Harrison that, as painful as his experience was last season, he has no regrets. When Ben began his journey with Ashley, he was emotionally shut down due to his grief over his father's death. Ultimately, he was able to open himself up again to love. Because of that journey, he is a different man and ready to try and find love again. ( Photo / ABC / Rick Rowell)

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