With Charleston’s stunning defeat a few weeks back on The Bachelor (when all three of our girls were cast off on the same night) some may have worried that Charleston’s reality TV trend was dead. Fear not:

CBS today introduced the 16 pirates who will compete in PIRATE MASTER, the new reality-based series from Emmy Award-winning producer Mark Burnett, when the show premieres Thursday, May 31.

PIRATE MASTER will send 16 modern-day pirates on a high seas adventure where they will live as buccaneers and travel around the Caribbean island of Dominica in search of hidden treasure that will total $1 million.

There’s the briefest of previews on the CBS website.

Contestants include Ben Fagan, 23, of Charleston. The website has an interview with Ben, he seems like a good kid in a really silly pirate outfit.

[image-2]Through the magic of MySpace, we have found this picture and this description of Mr. Fagan.

About me:

Your typical crazy ass young feller, livin the dream. Life is good when you are surrounded with the best people on the planet. Live hard and jam out like a rockstar.

Who I’d like to meet:

My other personality. The other Ben Fagan

But the guy only has seven friends and refers to Charleston as “Charlitown.” Take from that what you will. I’ve got two words for you — Pirate Wrap.

UPDATE: As of Monday, May 14, Ben has 27 friends. For those who feel they must defend Ben Fagan’s honor and are pissed off at my silly comments above, please read But Seriously … (Pre-Pirate Wrap) before you make comments like Ashley’s.