Ben Flajnik, the latest available hunk on ABC's "The Bachelor," is on the new cover of People, and says he was caught off-guard by the "fierce level of competition" between the ladies on the show.


Ben explained, "Obviously, with a situation like this, the claws are going to come out. And they came out a lot earlier than I would've expected."

Host Chris Harrison told the magazine, "It's going to be a very nude season," and added, "Ben is very comfortable in his own skin. He doesn't have modesty issues."

"The Bachelor" airs Mondays on ABC.