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    Mindy Kaling's Response To A Tweet That Said Ben From "The Bachelorette" Is More Attractive Than BJ Novak Is So Freakin' Cute

    Team temp!

    Mindy Kaling is firmly in BJ Novak's corner and, just in case you needed a reminder of that fact, she proved as much in a recent Twitter exchange that had my heart MELTING!

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    This might seem completely unrelated, but if you've been watching The Bachelorette lately, you'll know current contestant Ben Smith.

    This is him. Hi, Ben.

    According to his bio on the dating show's site, Ben is an Army veteran and a "sweet Midwestern boy with California dreamboat good looks."

    Anyway, yes, Ben seems to be having a great time.

    But how is this connected to Mindy Kaling and BJ Novak, I hear you ask? Well, after a recent episode of The Bachelorette, someone pointed out a (vague) resemblance between Ben and BJ.

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    Well, they actually went one step further and said that Ben "looks like a more attractive" version of Ryan, aka BJ's character in The Office.

    Ben from #BacheloretteABC looks like a more attractive Ryan from the office. @bjnovak @mindykaling

    Well, since she was tagged in the tweet, Mindy decided to reply, and she was firmly "team temp"!

    @mattieiola @bjnovak Sorry I’m team temp on this one

    For those of you who aren't into The Office, BJ's character Ryan Howard was nicknamed "the temp" in the very first episode.

    Me every time Mindy and BJ have any kind of cute interaction. Adorable!


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