PHOTOS The Bachelor Ben Flajnik appears on Extra, can’t compete with Maria Menounos’ pants

Maria Menounos of Extra with The Bachelor Ben Flajnik

The Bachelor 2012 Ben Flajnik made an appearance on Extra this week to promote the upcoming 16th season of the popular ABC romantic reality competition. The wine maker from California was all casual hunky in a gray zip-up sweater and jeans, but was a visual afterthought thanks to Extra host Maria Menounos and her black leather pants!

Maria Menounomm nomm nommm!

The Bachelor Ben Flajnik ponders marrying Maria Menounos

I may be mistaken, but it looks like Ben is thinking to himself, “Damn! I shouldn’t have picked any of those women and asked this woman out!”

Here are a couple side-by-side images for you:

Extra host MAria Menounos in a pair of sexy black leather pants  The Bachelor Ben Flajnik on Extra

So how do I start a petition to have Maria Menounos as the next Bachelorette?!? (To be honest, she may already be married for all I know. I’ve never had the heart to Google it.)

So what do you think about Ben Flajnik as The Bachelor? At first I was a little surprised ABC chose him, but now I’m kind of looking forward to a season of The Bachelor without a short-haired buff doofus. (See: Jake Pavelka, Brad Womack)

Want to know more about the upcoming Season of The Bachelor, CLICK HERE to see spoilerless previews of all the ladies competing for roses this season! (Actually, we have a handful left to go – but they should be up soon!)

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