He's OBSESSED with his abs ... he's from the East Coast ... and he's got a nickname for himself ... but "Amazing Race" star Danny Horal insists he's not just another "Jersey Shore" wannabe.
Danny -- who now calls himself "The Solution" -- was out in L.A. Sunday night, hanging with his teammate Joey "Fitness" Lasalla ... and "Race" rivals Brendon and Rachel ... and dude couldn't stop talking about his stomach.
"No Situation here ... I'm The Solution ... there's a lot MORE going on over here than Situation."
So, we gotta ask ...