He had his heart broken by Bachelorette Ashley Hebert. Now Ben Flajnik gets to call the shots and choose the girl of his dreams on the next season of ABC's The Bachelor, airing in January on ABC. Before that, Flajnik, 28, who is a Sonoma winemaker and native of northern California, will make his first official appearance on the finale of the Bachelor Pad, which airs Monday.

A self-described "Renaissance Man," Flajnik bared his soul to Hebert on live television only to have her reject him in favor of J.P. Rosenbaum. During his proposal speech, Flajnik confessed to her, "Every second I spend with you makes me fall deeper in love with you. I want to thank you for allowing me to feel completely and utterly vulnerable and open with you."

A music production major and business minor at his alma mater, the University of Arizona, Flajnik said his one true love is Scotch, his Jack Russell Terrier. He returned to California after his father passed away in 2007 and says he’s looking to stay in northern California in the future.

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