I did not watch the previous season with Ben on so I was not aware of him prior to this. I have to say he seems really phony to me. With Brad and Jake you knew they were jerks. They were not playing parts just being themselves. Ben seems like a guy who has never had much attention from girls and is just there to see how many will sleep with him. Any guy who was serious about falling in love would not really and truly not listen to what others had to say. He obviously just wants to pick a girl that is hot period.
I also agree with the above poster about his temper. He was absolutely nasty to the pageant girl he sent home. It is almost like if you are not going to fawn all over me, get lost.