Ben Smith Once Modeled for the Cover of a Christmas Romance Novel and It's a Sight to Behold
The holidays just got a whole lot hotter, Bachelor Nation!
“Bachelorette” star Ben Smith headed over to Instagram on Wednesday to share with fans that he once posed for the cover of a festive romance novel titled “The Trouble with Christmas.”
“So this one time a few years ago I visit @robbbbyb in Vegas and he takes me to do this test shoot (‘for fun’ he says)... and now we’re here,” Ben wrote alongside a photo of the book, claiming that his involvement was purely accidental.
“This is real and if you take a picture with a copy and tag me I’ll send you a present,” the U.S. Army veteran added. “You have 24 hrs, mury crimus.”
We know you’re not supposed to judge a book by its cover, but Ben sure makes “The Trouble with Christmas” look like one steamy read.
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In the sizzling snapshot, the handsome fitness trainer wears tight distressed jeans and a loose-fitting flannel shirt, unbuttoned to expose his chiseled chest, with a cowboy hat held to his torso and a blanket draped over his broad shoulders. Ben — or Joshua Grady, if you will — also serves up a facial expression so seductive he could easily land on Santa’s naughty list.
“Rancher Joshua Grady does not love Christmas. Or company, or chatty women,” reads a synopsis for the story, authored by Amy Andrews. “Unfortunately for him, the chattiest woman ever has rented the cottage on his ranch, invited her rich, art-scene parents, and now insists he play ‘fake rancher boyfriend’ in a production of the Hokiest Christmas Ever. And somehow…she gets him to agree.”
OK, now what do we have to do to get this adapted into a made-for-TV Christmas movie?!