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1 Articles / Press Releases on Tue Sep 25, 2012 8:46 pm

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The Marquee Blog, CNN Entertainment

September 25th, 2012
04:20 PM ET
Sean Lowe is the new 'Bachelor'
We heard rumors back in July that Sean Lowe would be the next to look for love on ABC's "The Bachelor," and the gossip hounds got this one right.

ABC announced Tuesday that Lowe, who competed for Emily Maynard's heart on the last season of "The Bachelorette" and lost out to Jef ("with one F") and Arie, is giving reality show romance another try with the 17th season of "The Bachelor."


Although the statement from ABC says the 28-year-old Dallas businessman and entrepreneur was "blindsided" by Emily's decision to withhold a rose, apparently the experience didn't leave him too traumatized. Sean's hoping to meet his "best friend" on the series, and "wants to propose once, be married once and live a faithful family life, like his parents, who have had a loving 35-year union."

According to ABC, "Bachelor" Sean has a variety of interests, which surprisingly doesn't specifically include long walks on the beach. (We thought that one came standard.) It turns out Lowe's into "camping, wakeboarding, dancing, outdoor activities, attending concerts and doing just about anything with his two dogs, Lola and Ellie."

Are you happy to see Sean return to the "Bachelor" franchise, or would you have preferred to see someone else? And do you think he'll find love this time?

2 Re: Articles / Press Releases on Tue Sep 25, 2012 8:50 pm

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Detroit Free Press
4:27 PM, September 25, 2012

Sean Lowe, 28, is the star of the next edition of ABC’s popular romance reality series, “The Bachelor, ” returning for its 17th season in January 2013. The 6-foot-3 Texan, who was a linebacker for Kansas State, worked in finance and insurance before starting a custom furniture business. / Kevin Foley/ABC - Associated Press

LOS ANGELES — ABC says the next star of “The Bachelor” will be Sean Lowe, who was dumped on “The Bachelorette.”

The network says the 28-year-old Dallas businessman will be the one doing the choosing when “The Bachelor” returns for its 17th edition.

On the eighth edition of “The Bachelorette,” Lowe confessed his love for Emily Maynard but was eliminated just before the finale.

ABC says Lowe is ready to look for love again and confident he will find his soul mate. The 6-foot-3 Texan was a linebacker for Kansas State and worked in finance and insurance before starting a custom furniture business.

“The Bachelor” is hosted by Chris Harrison and returns in January.

3 Re: Articles / Press Releases on Tue Sep 25, 2012 8:54 pm

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http://www.sheknows.com/entertainment/articles/972113/exclusive-sean-lowe-is-the-new-bachelor
Sep 23, 2012 6:29 PM by Meagan Morris

CHRIS HARRISON SAYS SEAN LOWE IS THE ONE
Ready for a new season of The Bachelor? You better be, 'cause Sean Lowe is single and ready to mingle on the hit ABC show, according to host Chris Harrison.

It's been rumored for a while now, but now it's confirmed: Sean Lowe is going to be the next star of The Bachelor! Host Chris Harrison confirmed the news to SheKnows on Sunday night on the 2012 Primetime Emmys red carpet.

The whispers started a couple of weeks ago when blogger Reality Steve hypothesized that Lowe was the one based on some activity in his hometown of Dallas.

"Sean was filming in the front yard in his swim trunks, playing in the sprinklers with his niece and nephew while cameras rolled," RS wrote. "I expect this to be part of his video package in the beginning where we hear voiceovers of him talking about how he knows the process can work, he's excited about finding a wife, and saying the exact same things the 24 previous leads before him have said, all while walking the streets of Dallas aimlessly looking into the sky and pondering deep thoughts in his head."

Reps for The Bachelor had no comment on Lowe's casting.

"Filming has not begun," a rep told SheKnows.

Fans are split on whether or not Lowe will make a good Bachelor, given his good-guy rep. Other rumored frontrunners were Roberto Martinez, Arie Luyendyk and even Olympic champ swimmer Ryan Lochte.

"He does come across as someone who's a bit more genuine than Bachelors past, doesn't seem to be much of a player, and has a very strong religious background that is a big part of his life," Reality Steve added. "Will it translate to good TV? Who knows?"

Arie confirmed to SheKnows that he wouldn't be the Bachelor, thanks to some prior commitments with his racing career. He does think the next Bachelor needs to "be himself" on the show to find love.
"I wish the next person a lot of luck!" Arie said.

4 Re: Articles / Press Releases on Tue Sep 25, 2012 8:58 pm

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http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20633108,00.html
By MONICA RIZZO
UPDATED 09/25/2012 at 02:35 PM EDT • Originally published 09/25/2012 at 01:30 PM EDT

It's official: Sean Lowe is starring in the upcoming season of The Bachelor, ABC tells PEOPLE exclusively.

The Dallas businessman and entrepreneur won the hearts of fans across the country as he wooed North Carolina single mom Emily Maynard on The Bachelorette last season, landing in the final three. Maynard sent Lowe, the second runner-up, home as she'd fallen head over heels for Utah entrepreneur Jef Holm, accepting his marriage proposal.

"I was standing at that rose ceremony thinking I was going to marry her," Lowe told PEOPLE last July of the heartbreaking moment when Maynard sent him home.

Tuesday's announcement comes after months of speculation, with casting rumors ranging from former Bachelorette Ali Fedotowsky's ex-fiancé Roberto Martinez to Olympian Ryan Lochte.

On the possibility of being the next Bachelor, Lowe told PEOPLE at the time, "I'm an open-minded optimist, and I believe the process can work. If I found my wife, it would be worth it."

Production is already underway for the 17th season of the reality dating show, which will begin airing in January 2013. For more information on the contestants this season, visit ABC.com.

5 Re: Articles / Press Releases on Wed Sep 26, 2012 2:23 pm

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From Reality Steve today:

That’s right. I can officially confirm Kacie Boguskie is one of the girls on Sean’s season. Makes sense. She’s always been a fan favorite and due to her strong Christian background, I’m assuming they thought she would be a good fit. I just don’t know how they ever thought they were going to keep this a secret for very long. Not to mention, she’s met Sean before a couple weeks ago in New York at the Real Beans event attended by former alumni. I’m guessing this won’t make too many girls in the house very happy and I’m sure Jenna Burke is probably not a happy camper either since she was the one who hooked up with him that weekend, yet Kacie is the one that gets to go on the show after him. Oh boy. And yes, Kacie got a rose the first night.

This makes it the first time in the show’s history that they’ve brought back a contestant from a previous season to compete again on the very first night. In Byron’s season, they brought back Mary and some other girl after the season began, then last season Shawntel came back but not until episode three. With DWTS doing an “All Star” season for the first time, “Survivor” and “Big Brother” continuously bringing back former players every season, and plenty of other shows doing the same, looks like the “Bachelor” is copy-catting after 24 seasons of the same thing. Can’t say I blame them, but with that said, I don’t think Sean will end up picking Kacie in the end. I just don’t see it.


Read more at http://realitysteve.com/2012/09/26/the-bachelor-sean-exclusive-spoiler-commentary-contestants/2/#iDrDpCCAQ8DcCU81.99

6 Re: Articles / Press Releases on Thu Sep 27, 2012 2:24 am

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/26/sean-lowe-the-bachelor_n_1916845.html?ncid=edlinkusaolp00000003

Sean Lowe Is 'The Bachelor,' Ryan Lochte Not Even Runner-Up, Says Source

It has just been announced that Sean Lowe will be the new "Bachelor" on the hit ABC show. However, Sean has known for more than two months that he would be handing out the roses next season.

“They decided on Sean because of the way women have taken to him. He is good looking, rich and most importantly he wants to find love,” a friend of Lowe tells me. “He has made it clear that he isn’t doing this to find fame, he wants to find a wife.”

Sean was the second runner-up when Emily Maynard was "The Bachelorette" and came close to being this year's Bachelor.

“Despite rumors, [Olympic swimmer] Ryan Lochte was never in serous talks,” one show insider tells me. “It ultimately came down to Arie Luyendyk, who also vied for Emily’s heart, and Sean. Producers thought Sean would have a better connection with viewers and contestants and thus produce better ratings. Arie says that he was the first choice but passed on being The Bachelor but this simply isn't true. Sean was picked two months ago."

7 Re: Articles / Press Releases on Sat Sep 29, 2012 8:02 pm

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8 Re: Articles / Press Releases on Tue Oct 30, 2012 7:27 pm

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Chris Harrison: New Bachelor Sean Lowe Is "So Sincere"

Sean Lowe knows the time is right for him to make the ultimate commitment to the right woman and to start his own family, as he stars in the next edition of ABC's hit romance reality series, "The Bachelor," when it returns to ABC for its 17th season in January 2013.

Three months after his seen-on-TV breakup from Emily Maynard, Sean Lowe appears to be bouncing back just fine, according to Bachelor host Chris Harrison.

Given a second shot at love as ABC's new Bachelor after being dumped by Maynard on The Bachelorette this past July, Lowe, 28, is currently filming his spinoff series and, as Harrison tells Us Weekly, choosing his ladies very carefully.

"Sean's doing great and his choices and decisions so far have been really good. He's handling it really well," Harrison told Us at the 6th Annual Hamilton Behind the Camera Awards held Oct. 28 in Los Angeles. "I think people are really going to like him because he's so sincere. He really is looking for that someone and that makes it fun for everyone."

What makes Lowe the ultimate catch? For one, he's a true Southern gentleman, reports Harrison. "He's not looking for a Southern belle per se, but he's looking for a lady: someone who respects herself and her family," explained the show's host. "It's not a crazy, 'let's get drunk, let's get naked' type of season because that's not Sean. [The Bachelor] really does take the shape of the character and that's not him."

As Lowe -- three-quarters through his search for love -- finishes taping The Bachelor and Lowe presumably gets down on one knee, Harrison is confident season 17 of ABC's reality seers will make for must-see TV.

"Yes, he has his shirt off a lot, [but] . . . when you get to know the guy, he's very well read, very intelligent, a very smart guy," Harrison told Us. "He really wants to find love. His mom and dad have been married for many, many years and they're sort of the role model he's looking for. It'll be an interesting season."

Read more: http://www.usmagazine.com/entertainment/news/chris-harrison-new-bachelor-sean-lowe-is-so-sincere-20123010#ixzz2Ap8LhmNk

9 Re: Articles / Press Releases on Wed Nov 21, 2012 1:47 am

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Monday, November 19, 2012 ABC Television Network

PRESS RELEASE - ENTERTAINMENT - FAN FAVORITE SEAN LOWE SEARCHES FOR LOVE AGAIN ON ABC'S HIT ROMANCE REALITY SERIES, "THE BACHELOR,"

FAN FAVORITE SEAN LOWE SEARCHES FOR LOVE AGAIN ON ABC'S HIT
ROMANCE REALITY SERIES, "THE BACHELOR," WHEN IT PREMIERES JANUARY 7, 2013


A heavy sigh went out from millions of viewers as they shared Sean Lowe's heartbreak when Emily Maynard - who all season long called him the "perfect man" -- made him the last bachelor eliminated before the finale of the eighth edition of "The Bachelorette." It completely blindsided Sean, who finally had been able to admit to Emily that he was in love with her. Now, after falling for Emily, Sean knows the time is right for him to make the ultimate commitment to the right woman and to start his own family, when the 17th edition of ABC's hit romance reality series, "The Bachelor," premieres MONDAY, JANUARY 7 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

Sean, 28, a successful Dallas businessman and entrepreneur, totally charmed Bachelor Nation when he pranked Emily on his hometown date, fooling her into thinking initially that he still lived at home with his parents. Having fallen in love on "The Bachelorette," this sincere, reliable all-American guy is confident that he will find his soul mate and a lasting, love-filled relationship this time on "The Bachelor." A real romantic, he loves to make a woman feel special and, as a life-long Texan, holds Southern values close to his heart. He wants to propose once, be married once and live a faithful family life, like his parents, who have had a loving 35-year union. Sean has a clear vision of what his life would be like with that one special woman: He wants to be the patriarch of a family that is centered on faith, love and laughter. He is eager to be a supportive husband who will encourage his wife to chase her dreams, and to be someone she can rely on to help her through good and bad times. Quite simply, he is looking for his best friend. Sean also wants a big family and would love to adopt a child, as well as have some of his own, as long as he can pass on the values he has taught his kids.

His close-knit family includes a sister, Shay, who was introduced to her husband by Sean. The two men were best friends on their college football team. Shay and her husband have two children, whom Sean adores.

The 6'3" Sean went to Kansas State on a full football scholarship and, as a linebacker, was part of the 2003 Big 12 Conference Championship Team. He also received a BS in social science. Although he started off his career in finance, he followed in his father's footsteps in the insurance industry before committing to his new enterprise, owning and running an upscale, custom furniture business.

Sean has varied hobbies and interests, including camping, wakeboarding, dancing, outdoor activities, attending concerts and doing just about anything with his two dogs, Lola and Ellie.
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10 Re: Articles / Press Releases on Tue Dec 04, 2012 3:24 pm

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Photo: Bachelor’s Sean Lowe in Las Vegas



He’s the fan favorite from last season’s ”The Bachelorette,” and now Sean Lowe is giving love another shot after having his heart trampled upon by Emily Maynard.

The hunky 6-foot-3 “successful Dallas businessman and entrepreneur” is due to hit the small screens next year as the next Bachelor.

And even though he loves “Jesus”, Lowe still likes Sin City.

Our spies caught him at The Bank nightclub in Las Vegas on Friday night.

He was behaving, of course….

The 17th edition of “The Bachelor” premieres Monday, January 7, 2013 on ABC.

http://celebzter.com/photo-bachelors-sean-lowe-in-las-vegas/

11 Re: Articles / Press Releases on Sat Dec 08, 2012 12:32 am

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I haven't had a chance to listen to this yet but Grantland is one of my favorite sites (mixture of sports and entertainment). They do snark a lot on reality tv and pretty much were certain Jef and Emily were doomed. So be warned - they likely won't be nice.

http://www.grantland.com/blog/hollywood-prospectus/post/_/id/63348/reality-tv-friday-podcast-sizing-up-latest-bachelor-batch

12 Re: Articles / Press Releases on Wed Dec 12, 2012 2:14 am

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Bachelor Premiere By the Numbers: 6 Things to Expect From Sean's Season
Sean Lowe may have had his heart broken on Emily Maynard's season of The Bachelorette, but he's back and sexier than ever as he searches for love on the new season of The Bachelor.

On the latest installment, which debuts Monday, Jan. 7 at 8/7c on ABC, the 28-year-old Texan will narrow down the field of 26 women before handing out his final rose. But Lowe isn't just the All-American boy-next-door we previously saw. Instead, viewers will also see that he's funny, he loves showing off his bod, and he isn't playing by the rules. Since TVGuide.com got an early peek at the premiere, we're sharing what to expect, by the numbers, from the newest season.

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5 — The number of shirtless shots of Sean: That's just within the first minute and a half! Similar to Brad Womack's intro on Season 16, ABC takes advantage of the fact that Sean is buff and willing to show it off. (Unlike Ben Flajnik who was only shown sans clothing when he snuck out to skinny-dip!)

3 —The number of familiar faces viewers will recognize on the season premiere: And no, we're not counting Sean or host Chris Harrison. One of the people will help Sean prepare for his journey while the other two are contestants.

6 — The number of times Sean practices saying, "Will you accept this rose?" This scene will have you dying of laughter as it shows that Sean is serious about "the process," but also willing to poke fun at it.

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14 — The number of dresses with sparkles: It's all about first impressions with this show, and unfortunately most ladies are more tacky than tasteful. But of all the gowns the ladies wear on Night 1, one in particular stands out (perhaps not in a good way): Somebody's wearing a wedding dress!

12 — The number of roses Sean hands out before the rose ceremony. Remember when we said he's not following any rules? Well, if Sean makes a connection with someone, he immediately proves it to them by handing out the signature flower. And it makes for quite the tense cocktail party.

1 — The number of girls who falls down the stairs on the first night. While Season 10's Tessa recovered from a Night 1 tumble and landed a proposal, we're pretty sure the same won't be true for this season's victim. (It seems to have to do more with intoxication than nerves.)
http://www.tvguide.com/News/Bachelor-Premiere-Preview-1057483.aspx?rss=breakingnews&partnerid=gatehouse&profileid=breaking

13 Re: Articles / Press Releases on Wed Dec 12, 2012 2:33 am

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Wednesday, December 05, 2012

ABC Television Network

PRESS RELEASE - PRESS RELEASE - ENTERTAINMENT -

ABC REVEALS THE 25 WOMEN OF THE NEW SEASON OF THE BACHELOR


SEAN LOWE BEGINS HIS SEARCH FOR THAT ONE SPECIAL WOMAN

WHEN "THE BACHELOR" PREMIERES, MONDAY, JANUARY 7, ON ABC

The 25 Bachelorettes Who Look to Capture the Sexy Entrepreneur's Heart Are Revealed

One Additional Mystery Woman Will Be Revealed on the Premiere


What do an aspiring wedding dress designer, a former cheerleader with some over the top acrobatics, a sexy, fun-loving woman who is obsessed with a red hot bestseller about bondage and a beautiful blonde who, although she was born with one-arm, has more than enough heart and self confidence to win Sean's heart, all have in common? They all have their sights set on moving to Dallas with the Bachelor, Sean Lowe, when the 17th edition of ABC's popular romance reality series, "The Bachelor," premieres MONDAY, JANUARY 7 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.


Sean, 28, the handsome business entrepreneur from Dallas, meets 26 potential soul mates as he begins his exciting search for true love. In the premiere, "Episode 1701," Sean prepares for the night of his life as the 26 beautiful bachelorettes, all clamoring to meet him, begin to arrive.

Jackie, a beautiful makeup artist, makes sure Sean will remember her, kissing him emphatically on the cheek. Robyn, an oil field account manager and former cheerleader, falls for the Bachelor right from the start, back flipping out of the limo -- but tumbles right on her rear. Kelly, the attractive cruise ship singer, looks to her possible future with Sean and croons an original love song to him. Sexy Ashley P. stuns the Bachelor with her in depth knowledge of the bestselling novel, Fifty Shades of Grey, while pulling a tie out of her cleavage. Lindsay is all ready to walk down the aisle, dressed in a bridal gown, and steals the first real kiss of the night.


Sean shakes up the night when he decides to hand out early roses to women with whom he has an immediate connection. But not all the women are that lucky and wonder how to impress him to get a coveted rose. Sarah reaches out with honesty and sincerity, not afraid to show her vulnerability. But Lindsay decides the best way to handle the situation is to come on strong.


Finally, after Sean's first rose ceremony, 19 women will remain to compete for his affection and, in the end, his heart.


The 25 women who can be revealed are:

Amanda, 26, fit model, Newport Beach, CA

AshLee F., 32, personal organizer, Houston, TX

Ashley H., 25, fashion model, Denver, CO

Ashley P., 28, hair stylist, Macomb, MI

Brooke, 25, community organizer, Pittsburgh, PA

Catherine, 26, graphic designer, Seattle, WA

Daniella, 24, commercial casting associate, San Francisco, CA

Desiree, 26, bridal stylist, Los Angeles, CA

Diana, 31, salon owner, Salt Lake City, UT

Jackie, 25, cosmetics consultant, Boynton Beach, FL

Katie, 27, yoga instructor, Charlotte, NC

Kelly, 28, cruise ship entertainer, Nashville, TN

Keriann, 29, entrepreneur, Boca Raton, FL

Kristy, 25, model, Darien, WI

Lacey, 24, graduate student, Valencia, CA

Lauren, 27, journalist, Cranston, RI

Lesley M., 25, political consultant, Washington, D.C.

Leslie H., 29, poker dealer, Los Angeles, CA

Lindsay, 24, substitute teacher, Fort Leonard Wood, MO

Paige, 25, jumbotron operator, New York City, NY

Robyn, 24, oil field account manager, Houston, TX

Sarah, 26, advertising executive, Los Angeles, CA

Selma, 29, real estate developer, San Diego, CA

Taryn, 30, heath club manager, Troutdale, OR

Tierra, 24, leasing consultant, Denver, CO

http://abcmedianet.com/web/dnr/dispDNR.aspx?id=120512_02

14 Re: Articles / Press Releases on Wed Dec 12, 2012 3:18 am

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Chris Harrison's five to watch...

Tierra, 24

Leasing consultant

Tierra makes a huge first impression on Sean right out of the limo. But the big thing with the person who makes that first impression is how they deal with it afterwards. You get that immediate attention and you think it's going to be a cakewalk, but you quickly realize 'Oh, crud, there are all of these other women to compete with.'

Sarah, 26
Advertising executive

Sarah is a beautiful, confident blond girl who was born with one arm, which is a first for us. She's not insecure about it, but it's more about everybody else getting used to it. She's the girl next door you can see Sean falling for. He doesn't just like the little country girls who are quiet and shy. She has a huge heart, and she's really sweet, but she's not so sweet that all the girls hate her.

Desiree, 26
Bridal stylist

Sean and Desiree have a pretty funny connection. Desiree is an aspiring wedding dress designer, and obviously she's never had a chance to stitch her own gown. But she's not that crazy bride-to-be. She likens herself to a guy's girl - she can throw a football like nobody else. He likes that she has a feminine side but she loves to talk sports.

Robyn, 24
Oil field account manager

Robyn is a former cheerleader who will literally be the first person to fall for Sean. It happens immediately. The limo arrives; she's falling. She's a beautiful girl, and Sean is definitely interested in her. It's not that he doesn't love the attention and those strong emotions, but there is drama an catfighting. The other girls realize they have to play their emotions closer to the vest and be smarter about what they show.

Ashley P., 28
Hairstylist

Right out of the limo Ashley says she's learned a few things from a certain best selling book, Fifty Shades of Grey. At first, you'll see his face like 'Huh?' but then she pulls out this blue-colored tie and he gets the reference. Ashley is also that girl on night 1 who may have had a little too much fun. She's in the moment and the night gets the best of her. She's a strong personality, and it all comes out - luckily for her, it doesn't all come up.

15 Re: Articles / Press Releases on Wed Dec 12, 2012 4:11 pm

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'The Bachelor' spoilers: Sean Lowe tells us what to expect in season 17

There are certain givens in any season of "The Bachelor." Many beautiful women will get out of limos and try to have a meet-cute with a hot guy. People will sit around and share special moments for the cameras. Girl fights will follow. Everyone will profess deep and undying love, often for multiple people.

But what will make Sean Lowe's season 17 of "The Bachelor" unique? The man himself gave us some hints.


Minimal pining over Emily Maynard

Sure, the producers of "The Bachelor" have to play-up Sean's recent heartbreak at the hands of America's sweetheart, Emily, on "The Bachelorette." But Sean insists that he is fine. "I knew Emily wasn't the one for me and that became clear over time," Sean told reporters on Wednesday (Dec. 12). Still, Sean had to add, "I would definitely say that she broke my heart."

Don't worry, fans of new love! He's OK now. "I know she's not for me," Sean said. "I wouldn't have accepted to do 'The Bachelor' if my heart wasn't totally mended."


The shocking surprise return of...

Yeah, still not going to tell you who the returning girl is. Sean managed to keep mum about it to, allowing only that "America will be surprised to see who it is. And I know I was certainly shocked on the first night..."


Love, love and more love

You would have to be blind (and love is) not to notice certain polyamorous aspects to "The Bachelor." Sean gave no impression that he thought about things that way, but he did confess having feelings for many of the girls. "I had really no idea that I would become so attached and so emotionally invested to multiple women," Sean said. "That caused internal problems for me as the season progresses."

Unless the rules of the show have changed drastically, we can at least expect that Sean will -- eventually -- narrow down his love to one.


Sean's dream girl(s)?

Who might that lucky lady be? Sean Lowe is definitely in the market for a life partner, so she had just better be the total package. "I obviously want girls that are well-suited for me," Sean explained. "I really want to find my best friend... I was looking for someone who was smart. A woman's intellect is probably the sexiest thing for me."

Sean also professed an interest in accomplishment, kindness and a sense of humor. Those are nice things.


Cat fights and slightly more-positive female attributes

Of course, the ladies of "The Bachelor" will have to get past the inherent cattiness of women (women on reality TV, anyway) if they truly want to win Sean. He didn't seem to worried about it though. "You've got 26 women in a house, so of course there's going to be drama," he joked. "It's almost inevitable for this to happen. It always irritates me when girls would get caught up in the drama and lose focus on the real reason that they're there."

Considering that the women are there to compete for a husband, fighting might not be so inappropriate...


Results... Or not

Will Sean give us the happy ending we so richly desire? Or will millions of hearts break instead of just a couple dozen? Based on Sean Lowe's comments to reporters, we might want to be a little worried. "I could say no to both the final two women," he said. "I've never been one to really conform to rules that have been set. And you're going to see me break quite a few rules."

Why would Sean do this to us? "I couldn't follow the rules," he explained. "I had to follow my heart."

Awwwwww...


In the end?

Sean Lowe may believe in "The Bachelor" process, but that doesn't mean the man has to avoid all relief when it's all over. When asked about flowers, Sean took the chance to make a little joke (or is it?): "I would say now that the show is over, I would be happy if I never see another rose in my life."

http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/12/the-bachelor-spoilers-sean-lowe-tells-us-what-to-expect-in-season-17.html

16 Re: Articles / Press Releases on Wed Dec 12, 2012 6:01 pm

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Bachelor Sean Lowe teases rule-breaking, feelings for multiple women, and house drama (or, the usual!)

In a conference call with reporters today, Sean Lowe, the center of attention for the 17th season of ABC’s The Bachelor, premiering Jan. 7, admitted he took a week to think about the offer when producers approached him. “I talked with family, and I prayed about it, and at the end of the day, I knew that I am in a position where I want to find the love of my life, and as crazy as it sounds, I think that you can find that person on The Bachelor if the stars align,” he said. “I just felt like I owed it to myself to give it a try.” He wouldn’t, of course, say if he found that love, but here’s what he would tease:

• He will break a few show rules. ”I’ve never been one to really conform to rules that are set, so you’re gonna see me break quite a few rules,” he said, with a laugh. “I did The Bachelor for a specific reason — it was to find the love of my life — and I feel like there were certain points during the season where I couldn’t follow the rules, I had to follow my heart.”

• He will develop feelings for more than one woman. “I’ve always thought that would be so hard to do, but in this situation, it can happen and it did happen,” he said. “I was blown away by just the amount of wonderful women that we had this season — smart, well-accomplished, funny. I think you’ll see that causes internal problems for me as the season progresses, because I get to the point where I think wow, I’ve got so many wonderful women, I don’t know what I’m gonna do, I don’t know how I’m gonna sort this out…. You’re gonna see them develop really strong feelings for me, and it’s good and bad for me, because I started to develop strong feelings for them as well.”

• The woman who gets the first rose sticks around. ”I don’t think that we called it a ‘first impression rose,’ but there was definitely one girl in the first episode that catches my eye, and she does receive the very first rose. You’ll see that that first feeling and those initial sparks, they’re gonna play out over several episodes, and it’s gonna be an interesting relationship,” he said.


• He will take advantage of the fantasy suite. “I wanted to use it as time to spend together alone, off-camera, uninterrupted. That’s the approach that you’re gonna see me take this year. I think it’s valuable time, and a time that I didn’t want to bypass. It’s an optimum opportunity to get to know those three women a lot better.”

• There is at least one woman many of the others don’t like. “One of the things that I had to learn as the Bachelor [was] sometimes it takes weeks to see who a woman really is. That first impression is not always accurate,” he said. “It’s tricky, because you hear women say certain things about certain women, and I would think to myself, Well, I haven’t seen that, so I’m gonna make my own judgment and draw my own conclusions. But then I would hear multiple women talk about that same woman, and then you start to think, Well, maybe there is something there and you have to investigate.”

• The familiar face who returns to join the new ones vying for Sean is lucky she joined the other ladies from the start. “I think America will be surprised to see who it is. I know I was certainly shocked when she stepped out of the limo on the first night,” he said. ”I’m glad she did come the first night. I probably would have done the same thing Ben did, just so I wouldn’t infuriate the other women that had been there the first several weeks.”

• He’s not always serious.“I think that people will see my personality shine through a little bit more. With Emily, it seems like everything they aired had me being a little bit more serious — outside of the prank. I think maybe part of that was because Emily’s very proper, and she’s this Southern lady. But I think this season, people are gonna see my sense of humor shine through, and they’re gonna see me a lot more relaxed and goofy, so to speak.”

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During the last installment of "The Bachelorette," earnest Texas Sean Lowe seemed like a shoe-in to win the girl. His down home attitude, wholesome good looks and family focus seemed just right for single mom Emily Maynard. Alas, he got his heart handed back to him and now he returns to the ultimate group date as the newest star of "The Bachelor" on Mon. Jan. 7 at 8:00 p.m. In a conference call with journalists, Lowe talked about taking a second shot at love on national television, the drawbacks of a house full of estrogen, and why he doesn't care if he sees another rose again for as long as he lives.

Even though Maynard is back on the market (she split with the bachelor she chose, Jef Holm, before they could walk down the aisle), Lowe never considered trying to pick up where they left off. "I heard about their split at our final destination [of 'The Bachelor'], but I think even before we did 'The Bachelor' I knew she wasn't the one for me." Not that he has any animosity toward the woman who shot him down on national television. "Jef's a good guy… and I hope for happiness for her in her future." He added that watching her relationships with finalists Jef and Arie play out on television helped him get over her more quickly than he might have otherwise. "I realized over time she's not the one for me, and I knew she had her doubts about me. The woman I spend the rest of my life with, I don't want her to have any doubts."

It seems he may have gotten a good idea of who's right for him on "The Bachelor." "The producers did an excellent job [of casting]," he said. "I told them I wanted girls who were well suited for me, and I got to know [the producers] really well while I was on 'The Bachelorette' and they got a good sense of who I am, but I was blown away by the amount of wonderful women [they found]. Smart, accomplished, funny… I get to a point [on the show] where I have so many wonderful women, I don't know what I'm going to do." Though of course he can't say if he came away from the experience with a fiancee, he does say, "I had no idea I would become so attached and so emotionally invested in multiple women. I'd heard about that happening on past seasons from people who'd done the show, but I thought that would be so hard to [find love]. But it can happen, and it did happen."

If you're wondering, Lowe did have a checklist for what he was looking for in the perfect girl. "First, I really wanted to find my best friend, someone I can see myself spending every day with… I was looking for someone who is smart. A woman's intellect is probably the sexiest thing for me. So, funny, a good heart, and possessing all the characteristics you want in a wife." But don't look for Emily look-alikes. "If they're expecting me to follow a certain type of woman, they'll be disappointed."

Lowe says that, despite the show having a pretty lousy track record for creating lasting relationships, he was never deterred. "I've never paid attention to the track record for past relationships. I knew my feelings were very real and genuine for Emily, so I thought I'd give it [another] try." Even though Lowe said he went into "The Bachelor" with an open mind, he admitted, "I'm not going to propose to anyone if I have any doubts. If I have any doubts at all, there's no pressures to propose. I can continue our relationship in the real world, or I can say no to both the final two women."

He struck out on "The Bachelorette," but says the experience showed him he could find love on a television show. "My feelings for Emily were very real, and most of the people who watched the show could definitely recognize that," he said. "[But] I wouldn't have accepted 'The Bachelor' unless my heart was definitely mended. Fresh start is a great way to put it." He did say that he took "a week" to make the decision to do "The Bachelor," though. "I talked to the family and I prayed about it. I am in a situation where I wand to find the love of my life, and, as crazy as it sounds, I think you can find that on 'The Bachelor.'"

That doesn't mean he went strictly by the book on the show. "I've never been one to conform to the rules, so you'll see me break quite a few rules this season." Although he got a reputation as a prankster on "The Bachelorette," he said, "I think I'm funny, but I'm not a prankster. But you'll see a prank or two this season because I think people have come to expect that from me now… With Emily, everything they aired had me being a little more serious… because Emily is very proper. This season they'll see me a lot more relaxed and goofy, so to speak. You're not going to see all serious conversations."

One thing you may not see is the suggestion of sex on the "sleepover" dates. Though Lowe would neither confirm nor deny rumors that he's a "born again virgin," he did say that he saw those dates with the final three women as an opportunity to bond more than anything else. "I wanted to use it as time to spend alone, together, off camera. I think it's valuable time I didn't want to bypass, and it's an optimal opportunity to get to know those women better."

Given that Maynard was a single mom, Lowe addressed the topic of children. One contestant on the show is a single mom, though he said. "That's not a deal breaker for me at all. With Emily, I said it almost made her more attractive to me because I saw the love she had for her daughter in her eyes, and that's what I'd like to see in the woman I marry." Not that he's in a rush to reproduce. "Of course I want a family. I value family very much. But I can take my time with having kids. Ideally, I'd like to take a couple of years before we start adding children to the family. But I would be prepared to take on that situation right now if I needed to."

One of the enduring elements of the show is cattiness amongst the women, and this year appears to be no different than anything. "There's gonna be drama and a little cattiness. I think that's inevitable when you have this much estrogen in a house. But I was pleasantly surprised to find these women put their hearts out there." Too much cattiness, however, was a turn-off. "It's almost inevitable for it to happen, but it always irritated me when girls got caught up in the drama and lost focus on the reason we were all there. I just wanted them to focus on the relationship." And for those who complained about their fellow competitors to Lowe, he tried to keep an open mind about who was right and who was just crazy. "I went into it wanting to form my own opinions, but at the same time you can't ignore it when multiple women are saying bad things about a person. At the end of the day, I made the decision that was right for me."

If he did pick a lucky certain someone, though, she'd better get used to the idea she may not get a traditional bouquet from Lowe again anytime soon. "In my past I've given out some roses, and I'm going to give out a ton this season. But after this, I'd be happy if I didn't see another rose for the rest of my life."
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Very interesting!!!! A lot of it sounds like a lot of other seasons ... feelings for multiple women, and the women not liking one of the women. At least he admits he needs to investigate if several women say the same thing. That always infuriated me when the Bachelors choose to ignore it. Yes, make your own decision, but also ask more questions and pay more attention!!! I think it is very interesting to hear him say that Emily basically brought out his serious side whereas we will see him be more goofy. Yet Jef and Arie had no problem being goofy around her. Interesting!!! Can't wait to watch.

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TRANSCRIPT FROM THE DECEMBER 12 "THE BACHELOR" TELECONFERENCE WITH SEAN LOWE

"The Bachelor" premieres MONDAY, JANUARY 7th (8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

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Operator: Welcome to ABC's The Bachelor Call with Cathy Rehl as the leader. This call is being recorded. By staying on this call, you are confirming that you consent to this recording. If you do not wish to be recorded, please disconnect from the call at this time. Thank you. Ms. Rehl. You may begin your conference.

Cathy Rehl: Hi everybody. For some of you, hi again, since you were on our wedding call yesterday. Today, we have our new bachelor, Sean Lowe, joining us from Dallas and, as you know, our show premieres for the 17th season on Monday, January 7, from 8 to 10:01 p.m. Eastern Time. Just so that you know, the screener of the premiere is up on ABCMedianet as are photos, so you can certainly make use of all of that. We'll start with the questions. Please, again, one question and a follow-up only. We have a lot of people on this call. Thanks.

Operator: And, ladies and gentlemen, if you would like to ask a question, please press star then the number one on your telephone keypad. Again, star one to ask your questions. Your first question comes from Paige Feigenbaum from Entertainment Tonight.

Paige Feigenbaum: Hi Sean.

Sean Lowe: Hi Paige.

Paige Feigenbaum: When Emily announced her split from Jef, did you ever consider reaching out to her, to see if she'd give you another chance or was being the bachelor and starting from scratch definitely the way to go for you?

Sean Lowe: I think being the bachelor is definitely the way to go for me, and I believe I heard about their split actually in our final destination and, so that's why (inaudible) invested in other women. Even before I decided to do The Bachelor, I knew that Emily wasn't the one for me, and that became clear over time and, while I certainly wish her the best and, you know, I want nothing but good things for her, I know she's not the one for me, and I'm sorry it didn't work out with Jef because I know he's a good guy, and I really like Emily as well. And, I certainly hope for happiness with her in the future.

Paige Feigenbaum: Great. And, in promos, ABC has teased a familiar face from a previous season is going to be on the show. I know you can't reveal who, exactly, she is, but do audiences view her as a villain or as someone America will be happy to see again?

Sean Lowe: I think, without giving anything away, I think America will be surprised to see who it is. And, I know I was certainly shocked when she steps out of the limo on the first night.

Paige Feigenbaum: OK. Thanks so much.

Sean Lowe: Thank you.

Operator: Your next question comes from Beth Kwiatkowski from Reality TV World.

Beth Kwiatkowski: Hi Sean. How are you doing?

Sean Lowe: I'm doing good. How are you, Beth?

Beth Kwiatkowski: Good. So, I just want to know, like, did you find love during your season on The Bachelor? Like, did you walk away with a fiancŽ?

Sean Lowe: Well, you know I can't tell you that...

Beth Kwiatkowski: I know...

Sean Lowe: But, what I can say is, I had really no idea that I would become so attached and emotionally invested into multiple women. I've heard on seasons past, you know, it's possible to develop feelings for multiple women, and I've always thought, that would be so hard to do, but in this situation, it can happen and it did happen. And, I think you'll see those relationships play out as the season airs.

Beth Kwiatkowski: Beautiful. And, how did you convince yourself that the show's process was going to work for you when the odds obviously weren't really in your favor considering, you know, the bachelor's poor track record of long-lasting relationships? Like, why did you think it would be different for you?

Sean Lowe: Well, you know, I've never paid attention to the track record of past relationships. For me, it came down to, you know, I realized that, my feelings for Emily were very real, and they were very authentic and genuine. And, you know, I just wanted to know, could I find those feelings again? And, you know, because I had such a positive experience with Emily, you know, I thought I owed it to myself to give it a try.

Beth Kwiatkowski: OK. Great. Thanks so much, Sean.

Operator: Your next question comes from Lauren Wang from KITV.

Lauren Wang: Hi Sean. How are you?

Sean Lowe: I'm doing great. How are you?

Lauren Wang: Good. I'm so excited for this upcoming season. What can I expect out of the 26 women this season, and did the producers do a good job in the selection process?

Sean Lowe: Yeah, let me answer that part first. The producers did an excellent job, and I told them before I accepted their invitation to be the bachelor that, you know, I obviously want girls that are well-suited for me, and my experience on The Bachelorette, I got to know the producers really well, and I think they got a sense of who I am. And, I was blown away by just the amount of wonderful women that we had this season.

I mean, smart, well-accomplished, funny, and I think you'll see that causes internal problems for me as the season progresses because I get to a point where I think, "Wow, I've got so many wonderful women, I don't know what I'm going to do. I don't know how I'm going to sort this out." So, yes, I was very happy with the selection of women and, forgive me, I forgot the first part of that question.

Lauren Wang: Can we expect anything, like, are the women catty or, you know, the usual kind of crazy one or any big surprises with the women or-

Sean Lowe: You've got 26 women in a house. Of course, there's going to be drama, and there's going to be a little cattiness. I think that's inevitable when you put that much estrogen into one house.

And, you know, I think you will, you'll see a lot of excitement, you'll see, you know, drama as I just alluded to, and I think you'll see women who really, one of my fears going into this was that, women wouldn't be there for the right reasons, but I was so pleasantly surprised to find that these women really, they've put their hearts out there, and you're going to see them develop really strong feelings for me. And, that is good and bad for me because I started to develop strong feelings for them as well.

Lauren Wang: OK. Thanks, Sean.

Sean Lowe: Thank you.

Operator: Your next question comes from Jackie Strause from Life and Style.

Jackie Strause: Hey Sean.

Sean Lowe: Hi.

Jackie Strause: So, when viewers see you, they're still going to be a little stuck on you and Emily. Can you go back to kind of the process of getting over her and would you say that she broke your heart?

Sean Lowe: Yeah. I would definitely say that she broke my heart, and I kind of mentioned it on The Bachelorette that, that was the first time I've ever really had my heart broken, but being able to watch her relationships with Jef and Arie play out on TV, I think that helps me get over it a lot faster.

And, then, of course, I've got a great support system here in Dallas with friends and family and, just over time, I've realized that, you know, she's not the one for me, and she certainly had her doubts about me. And, the woman I want to be with and spend the rest of my life with, I don't want her to have any doubts about me. And, like I said earlier, I really respect Emily and I've got nothing but positive feelings for her, and I hope the best for her, but I know she's not for me.

Jackie Strause: And, then going into this, do you view this as kind of your fresh start with your heart totally mended and ready to find your way?

Sean Lowe: Yeah. I wouldn't have accepted to be the bachelor if my heart wasn't totally mended and, so, when I started the show, I was in a very good place, and I was certainly ready to find love and, yeah, a fresh start is a great way to put it.

Jackie Strause: Great. Thanks so much.

Sean Lowe: Thank you.

Operator: Your next question comes from Catriona Wightman from Digital Spy.

Catriona Wightman: Hi Sean. It's great to speak with you today.

Sean Lowe: It's great to speak to you too.

Catriona Wightman: I wanted to ask you, if there is anything that you were particularly looking for in a woman? Was there anything you went into the show thinking, "I really want them to have this or this."

Sean Lowe: Yeah, there's a few things. And, first, I really wanted to find my best friend. You know, someone that I can really see myself spending every day with and just enjoying being with them and being their partner for life, so to speak. And, so, a few attributes I was looking for is, I was looking for someone who was smart, you know, a woman's intellect is probably the sexiest thing for me. And, then, I wanted someone who was funny and then I really wanted someone who just had a good heart, you know, someone who is genuine and caring and loving and possesses all the qualities that you would want in a wife.

Catriona Wightman: Absolutely. And, I also wanted to ask you, we saw your fun side on The Bachelorette when you punk'd Emily, are we going to see more pranks on The Bachelor?

Sean Lowe: You know, I wouldn't call myself a prankster. I think I'm funny, but I don't go around pranking people all the time, but you might see a prank or two this season, just because I think people have come to expect that from me now.

Catriona Wightman: Great. Thank you so much.

Sean Lowe: Thank you.

Operator: Your next question comes from Whitney English from Sheknows.com.

Whitney English: Hi Sean. Congratulations on being the next bachelor.

Sean Lowe: Thank you very much.

Whitney English: I know this is jumping the gun a little because you haven't even told us if you're in love, but do you want to have kids and, if so, how soon?

Sean Lowe: Yeah, of course, I want a family, you know, I obviously value family very much, but I could take my time with having kids, so when I get married, ideally, I think I would like to give it a couple years so that I can just enjoy being with my wife before we start having kids and introducing children to the family. But, obviously, as you saw with Emily, I would be prepared to take on that situation right now if I needed to.

Whitney English: Great. Thank you.

Sean Lowe: Thank you.

Operator: Your next question comes from Steven Herbert.

Steven Herbert: Hi, it's Steven Herbert, but Sean, why did you decide to go on The Bachelor? Were you hoping to find someone you would propose to and be married to, did you just want to, you know, start a relationship, or did you just want to have fun or go on TV or something else?

Sean Lowe: No, I wanted to- I was hoping that I would find the woman I want to marry and, you know, as I said earlier, my feelings for Emily were very real, and I think most of the people who watched the show could recognize that and, you know, go ahead with The Bachelor. I was just hoping that I would have those same feelings, if not stronger, for one of the 25, or in this case, 26 women.

Steven Herbert: And, did you- would you want to marry, were you going into, in the back of your mind saying, "I want to propose to one of the 26".

Sean Lowe: Well, actually...

Steven Herbert: At the end of the show.

Sean Lowe: You know, I went into it open-minded hoping that I would feel that way, but you know I'm not going to propose to anyone if I'm not ready or if I have any doubts about our relationship, and I actually, I went into, I think, with a very realistic mindset, and I told myself, "If I have any doubts at all, there's no pressure to propose." We can obviously continue a relationship in the real world until I feel like it's appropriate to propose to her or I could say no to both the final two women.

Steven Herbert: Great. Thank you.

Sean Lowe: Thank you.

Operator: Your next question comes from Caryn Robbins from Broadway World.

Caryn Robbins: Hi Sean, how are you?

Sean Lowe: I'm great, how are you?

Caryn Robbins: Good, thanks. I was wondering, what will viewers see this coming season and what will they learn about you that they may not necessarily have seen on the previous season?

Sean Lowe: Well, I think the people will see my personality shine through a little bit more. You know, with Emily, it seems like everything they aired, it had me being a little bit more serious outside of the prank, and I think maybe part of that was because Emily is very proper, and she's this Southern lady. But, I think this season people are going to see my sense of humor shine through, and they're going to see me a lot more relaxed and goofy, so to speak, and, you know, I think, you're not going to see all the serious conversations that I seemed to have with Emily. You're going to see those, of course, but you're not going to see every conversation I have with every woman be so serious in nature.

Caryn Robbins: And, I was wondering, were there any hesitations when you were first asked to be the bachelor?

Sean Lowe: Yeah. In fact, when they called me and initially approached me about being the bachelor, I told them I needed time to think about that. And, I took a week, and I talked with family, and I prayed about it, and, you know, at the end of the day, I knew that I am in a position where I want to find the love of my life and, as crazy as it sounds, I think that you can find that person on The Bachelor if the stars align. And, you know, I just felt like I owed to myself to give it a try.

Caryn Robbins: Great. Well, really looking forward to the season. Good luck.

Sean Lowe: Thank you very much.

Operator: Your next question comes from Stephanie Piche from Red Carpet Reports.

Stephanie Piche: Hi Sean. I really enjoyed getting to know you on The Bachelorette, and we're excited to see what happens this season. My question for you is, how many rules are you going to break this time around?

Sean Lowe: You know, I've never been one to really conform to rules that are set, so you're going to see me break quite a few rules, and I did The Bachelor for a specific reason. It was to find the love of my life, and I feel like there were certain points in the season where I couldn't follow the rules. I had to follow my heart as opposed to the rules, and so I think you're going to see me breaking quite a few rules this season.

Stephanie Piche: OK. And, what's the best advice your parents have given you about participating in this process?

Sean Lowe: You know, my parents know me better than anyone else, and they told me, just be yourself and stay true to who you are and then, you know, of course, stay in prayer and everything's going to work itself out. And, they trust me and they trust my judgment and so they knew that, you know, I would follow my heart, and they knew that I'd represent the family well and ultimately make the decision that's best for me.

Stephanie Piche: Great, great. And, one quick question. What's your pet peeve, stuff that you've found with this whole process with these ladies?

Sean Lowe: Oh, biggest pet peeve. Like I said earlier, it's almost inevitable for this to happen, but it always irritated me when girls would get caught up more in the drama and then they would lose focus on the real reason that they were there. And, you know, of course, I want them to focus on the relationship that we're developing and not focus on all the other BS going on with the other women in the house.

Stephanie Piche: Of course. Thanks so much and good luck.

Sean Lowe: Thank you very much.

Operator: Your next question comes from Emma Jones from MSN.

Emma Jones: Hi Sean.

Sean Lowe: Hi.

Emma Jones: Hi. It seems like you gave out quite a few roses before the first ceremony. Was there a first impression rose and what influenced your decision to let some of the girls go?

Sean Lowe: You know, I don't think that we called it a first impression rose, but there was definitely one girl in the first episode that catches my eye, and she does receive the very first rose and, you know, you'll see that that first feeling and those initial sparks, they're going to play out over several episodes, and it's going to be an interesting relationship.

Emma Jones: And, I know Ashley and JP recently had their wedding last week. Did you attend and did you take anyone with you?

Sean Lowe: Yeah, I did attend the wedding and I went solo. And, unfortunately, I was only able to stay for the ceremony which was beautiful, and then I had to fly out to Vegas. I didn't get to the (inaudible) the reception, and I had a charity function I had to go to that evening, but it was a wonderful wedding and it was really cool because I got to meet a lot of former bachelors and bachelorettes there.

Emma Jones: You're hoping for something similar, televised?

Sean Lowe: Yeah, I mean, of course, J. P. and Ashley definitely found love, and they want to spend the rest of their lives together and that's why I signed up, so of course that's what I'm looking for.

Emma Jones: Great. Thank you very much.

Sean Lowe: Thank you.

Operator: Your next question comes from Catlin Monteril from OK! Magazine. Catlin, please proceed with your question. That question has been withdrawn. Your next question comes from Erin Humphrey from RumorFix.

Erin Humphrey: Hi Sean, how are you?

Sean Lowe: I'm great, how are you?

Erin Humphrey: Good, thanks. Hey, you know, it's been said that you're a born again virgin. I was wondering how did that work out for you during the fantasy suite?

Sean Lowe: Well, here's the deal. I don't know who wrote that article. They certainly didn't speak to me, but I will say that the fantasy suite, I wanted to use it as time to spend together alone, off-camera, uninterrupted, and, you know, that's the approach that you're going to see me take this year. I think it's valuable time, and it's time that I didn't want to bypass. It's just an awesome opportunity to get to know those three women a lot of better.

Erin Humphrey: OK. So, is it not true then that you're a born-again virgin? That's not an accurate report?

Cathy Rehl: I think he's answered the question.

Sean Lowe: Yeah, yeah. I'd rather just leave that one alone, but thank you.

Erin Humphrey: OK. Sure.

Operator: Your next question comes from Sammi Turano from TV Grapevine.

Sammi Turano: Sean, it's so good to speak with you again. Congratulations on being the bachelor.

Sean Lowe: Thank you very much. Great to speak to you.

Sammi Turano: Thank you. My question for you is, what's the best piece of advice you got from any former bachelor or Bachelorette once you signed up?

Sean Lowe: You know, I had the opportunity to reach out to a few and I chose not to because I wanted to kind of go into this blind, and I had a few kind of reach out to me and offer support, but I really wanted to experience this on my own and draw my own conclusions and make my own judgment. And, so, to answer your question, I didn't get any only because I didn't take the opportunity to take their advice.

Sammi Turano: Wonderful. Thank you so much for talking to us today.

Sean Lowe: Thank you.

Operator: Your next question comes from Catlin Monteril from OK! Magazine.

Catlin Monteril: Sorry about that before.

Sean Lowe: No problem.

Catlin Monteril: What did you learn from Emily's time on The Bachelorette that you took with you this season, like, (dos and don'ts)?

Sean Lowe: What have I learned from The Bachelorette?

Catlin Monteril: Yeah, from Emily's (inaudible), regarding things from the first season that you kind of took along with you, dos and don'ts, on being the bachelor?

Sean Lowe: Well, you know, on The Bachelorette, I made a point to just be myself and put my heart out there and, as you saw on that second-to-last episode, I went home and I didn't expect it, and I had my heart broken, but I knew to have a successful experience on The Bachelor I needed to do the same thing.

And, so, I think people will see the same genuine person that's on The Bachelorette, and you're going to see me kind of laying my heart on the line, and I say several times this season, "I'm putting my heart out there and whoever wants to take it, feel free to take it". And, I think that's how you have to go into this if you really want to find true love.

Catlin Monteril: And, you (inaudible) you were at Ashley and J. P.'s wedding. Is that something that, a (inaudible) ceremony, how they did it with (inaudible) The Bachelorette and Bachelor crew? Is that something that you'd be interested in if you found love this season?

Sean Lowe: You know, it's something that I would definitely think about. It's such a weird experience to, you know, start developing feelings and developing a relationship with cameras in your face, and the cool thing is, is that your whole relationship is documented, so if it comes to that I don't think I would be opposed to it. It would just be another way to document our relationship.

Catlin Monteril: Absolutely. Thank you so much.

Sean Lowe: Thank you.

Operator: Your next question comes from Phyllis Thomas from Spotlight on Entertainment.

Phyllis Thomas: Hi, how are you doing?

Sean Lowe: Great, thank you.

Phyllis Thomas: Good. I just wanted to know, what has been the reaction from fans on the show who watched you on The Bachelorette? What do they say to you, do they say, "Oh, you should be The Bachelor or what have they been saying to you on the street"?

Sean Lowe: You know, I don't know how I've gotten so lucky, but, you know, if I look online or if I look on Twitter, it seems like everyone has positive things to say about me, and I know a lot of bachelors and bachelorettes have maybe gotten any unfair rap in the past, and they get beat up pretty good online, but everyone has been so nice, and they've wished me the best of luck, and they're excited to see that I'm the bachelor, and they hope that I find true love and all that stuff. So, hopefully, that trend continues because I'm not really trying to get beat up.

Phyllis Thomas: Oh and then you've been passing out so many roses and stuff, are you a fan of roses? Was roses, like, your chosen romantic flower before doing the show?

Sean Lowe: In my past, I've given out some roses and I'm certainly going to give out a ton of roses this season, but I think now that the show is over, I would be happy if I didn't see another rose for the rest of my life.

Phyllis Thomas: Thank you and good luck.

Sean Lowe: Thank you very much.

Operator: You have a follow-up question from Paige Feigenbaum from Entertainment Tonight.

Paige Feigenbaum: Thank you for taking another question from me. You had mentioned several questions that you had been prepared to be a stepfather to Ricky. Do any of the women this season have children already that you would step into that role again?

Sean Lowe: Yeah, you're going to see that there is, I believe there's just one woman, who does have children, and that's not a deal-breaker for me at all. In fact, I said with Emily, it almost made her more attractive in my eyes because I saw the love that she had for her daughter, and that's the type of wife that I'm looking for and the type of mother that I would like my wife to be. So, you know, whether it's dating on The Bachelor or dating in my real life here in Dallas, if a woman has children, you know, that's not a deal-breaker.

Paige Feigenbaum: And, did any of the women on the show remind you of Emily?

Sean Lowe: That's a good question. You know, I don't think so. But, I think that just is kind of a testament to how unique and special Emily is, but no-one really reminded me of Emily too much this season.

Paige Feigenbaum: That's good. So, you didn't have any like preconceived notions about anyone and they could just prove themselves to you? Well, thank you so much, and I look forward to watching you in a few weeks.

Sean Lowe: Thank you.

Operator: You have follow-up question from Beth Kwiatkowski from Reality TV World.

Beth Kwiatkowski: Hi Sean. So, would you say that your first impressions of a lot of the ladies were pretty accurate based on how they acted throughout the season or were you surprised about what you learned about some of them as time went on?

Sean Lowe: This was one of the things that I had to learn as the bachelor. Sometimes it takes weeks to see who a woman really is, and that first impression is not always accurate. And, you know, it's tricky because you hear women say certain things about certain women and, I would think to myself, "Well, I haven't seen that, so I'm going to make my own judgment and draw my own conclusions." But, then I would hear multiple women talk about that same woman and then you start to think, "Well, maybe there is something there," and you have to investigate and you feel like you're being fooled at certain points. It's really tough, so no, the first impression is not always accurate.

Beth Kwiatkowski: And, you know, you've touched a little bit upon the catty drama that's going to unfold this season and most of the girls during Ben's bachelor season really disliked Courtney Robertson and kept saying that Ben would foolish to pick her in the end, but obviously Ben did choose her and, unfortunately, the couple ends up splitting. And, I know Jake Pavelka had a similar experience with Vienna Girardi. So, how much weight did you put on how the girls interacted with and get along with each other throughout the season when you were deciding who to keep around? Was that a big factor?

Sean Lowe: It was a factor, but it wasn't a huge factor because, you know, like I said, I went into it wanting to draw my own conclusions and form my own opinions, but at the same time, you can't ignore the fact that, you know, you have multiple woman saying bad things about one particular person. So, it weighed on me a little bit, but at the end of the day, I made the decision I felt like was best for me.

Beth Kwiatkowski: OK. And, without you revealing whether you kept your mystery girl around, do you think the fact she arrived with all the rest of the girls the very first night, impacted your decision differently than it might have, say, if she had arrived mid-season, like Shawntel Newton had during Ben's bachelor season because, obviously, Ben chose to eliminate her right away as to not basically infuriate his bachelorettes who had been there and fought for him from the very beginning, you know what I mean?

Sean Lowe: Oh yeah, yeah. And, I watched that episode and I felt sorry for Ben being put in that situation, so I'm glad she did show up the first night, and I probably would have done the same thing Ben did just so I wouldn't, you know, infuriate the other women that had been there for the first several weeks.

Beth Kwiatkowski: OK. And, obviously, you had expectations and qualities that you were looking for in a woman once you first appeared on the show, but did those qualities and expectations change as the season went on?

Sean Lowe: You know, the one thing that I was surprised. I certainly do have just a few things that I look for. As I mentioned, I want someone who is smart and funny and who has a good heart, but the rest I kind of said surprise me. And, I was definitely surprised this season, and there's so many girls that have so many really unique personalities and qualities and, you know, I think if America is looking for me to kind of follow a "type" of woman, then, they're going to be surprised because there's all types of women that I start to develop relationships and feelings for.

Beth Kwiatkowski: OK. Great. And, my last question for you, Sean, is, what were you thinking and feeling when the very first limo pulled up? What was going through your mind?

Sean Lowe: It was such an anxious, exciting feeling. I really can't put into words, but I had no idea who was going to step out of the limo and so it's kind of scary, but exciting and fun at the same time.

Beth Kwiatkowski: Awesome. Well, I look forward to watching the season. Thanks again.

Sean Lowe: Thank you very much.

Operator: You have follow-up from Catlin Monteril from OK! Magazine.

Catlin Monteril: Hey, Sean. So, I just was wondering, are you nervous for your final choice to watch this season and did you (inaudible) on doing that?

Sean Lowe: Well, you know, without saying if I ended up with anyone or not, I hope that the women understand all of this, if there is a final woman, led me to her and, yeah, you're going to see me develop relationships with multiple women and kiss multiple women and I know that to be really tough to watch, but hopefully they would just have a good understanding of "Yeah, he had to go through that to end up with me."

Catlin Monteril: All right. Thank you very much.

Sean Lowe: Thank you.

Operator: And, I show no further questions at this time.

Cathy Rehl: Well, thanks everybody for being on the call. We'll have a transcript of this if you should need it tomorrow and; otherwise, we will talk to you after the first of the year once we have our premiere. Thanks everybody for all your time the last couple of days.

Operator: Ladies and gentleman, this does conclude today's conference. Thank you for participating. You may now disconnect.

END

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VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Season Premiere of ABC's THE BACHELOR

Thursday, Dec, 27, 2012; 8:17 AM; - by TV News Desk



Sean Lowe is back as the Bachelor and ready to risk it all again for another chance at love. He begins the search for his soul mate, choosing from among 26 beautiful bachelorettes, when the 17th edition of THE BACHELOR premieres MONDAY, JANUARY 7, 2013 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET) , on ABC. Get a sneak peek below!

Sean kicks off his journey - not by meeting beautiful bachelorettes, but by meeting with a friend -- someone who was also left heartbroken by Emily -- Arie Lukendyk, Jr. The handsome race driver offers his support as well as some hilarious, if questionable advice.
Arriving at the mansion for the first cocktail party, Sean is nervous, but seeing how excited the women are to meet him calms him down. These amazing women all make unique and lasting impressions, including a beautiful make-up artist who marks her territory with a kiss on Sean's cheek. A gorgeous engineer back flips out of the limousine - only to fall, unceremoniously, on her behind. A lovely cruise ship singer serenades Sean with an original song about their future love.

A sexy hairdresser shocks Sean when she admits she's obsessed with the book Fifty Shades of Grey. A beauty dressed as a blushing bride steals the first real kiss of the night. However, Sean is so taken with one voluptuous woman, he decides to break the rules and offers her the first rose, to the dismay of the rest of the shocked and jealous women. But the last limo holds a real surprise: One additional guest shows up and changes the game. The competition shifts into high gear.

The women are confused and concerned when Sean gives another early rose to an enchanting wedding gown designer. When yet another bachelorette returns with a rose, the others realize that all the rules are out the window; if Sean feels a connection with one of them, she will get a rose right then and there. However not all the women are lucky enough to receive an early rose, and they wonder how best to impress him. One vulnerable woman reaches out to the Bachelor with honesty and sincerity. Another comes on strong, while still another repeatedly tries to steal his attention. Twelve women head into the rose ceremony with roses safely in hand. Sean, acknowledging how difficult it is to send seven more home, selects seven additional bachelorettes at the rose ceremony. Nineteen women will continue on with him in the search to find love.

http://tv.broadwayworld.com/article/VIDEO-Sneak-Peek-Season-Premiere-of-ABCs-THE-BACHELOR-20121227


Photo Flash: First Look - Season Premiere of ABC's THE BACHELOR


Wednesday, Dec, 26, 2012; 9:45 AM; - by TV News Desk

Bachelor Nation was shocked when fan favorite Sean Lowe was left heartbroken on a beach in Curcao earlier this year. Deeply in love, the handsome and sincere Texan envisioned starting a family with Emily Maynard. But in what became one of the most shocking moments of the season, Emily blindsided Sean, rejecting him and sending his heartfelt dreams crashing down around him. He was devastated and alone then, but he has not given up on love. Sean is back as the Bachelor and ready to risk it all again for another chance at love. He begins the search for his soul mate, choosing from among 26 beautiful bachelorettes, when the 17th edition of "The Bachelor" premieres MONDAY, JANUARY 7, 2013 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET) , on ABC. Get a first look below!

In "Episode 1701," Sean kicks off his journey - not by meeting beautiful bachelorettes, but by meeting with a friend -- someone who was also left heartbroken by Emily -- Arie Lukendyk, Jr. The handsome race driver offers his support as well as some hilarious, if questionable advice.

The women are confused and concerned when Sean gives another early rose to an enchanting wedding gown designer. When yet another bachelorette returns with a rose, the others realize that all the rules are out the window; if Sean feels a connection with one of them, she will get a rose right then and there. However not all the women are lucky enough to receive an early rose, and they wonder how best to impress him. One vulnerable woman reaches out to the Bachelor with honesty and sincerity. Another comes on strong, while still another repeatedly tries to steal his attention. Twelve women head into the rose ceremony with roses safely in hand. Sean, acknowledging how difficult it is to send seven more home, selects seven additional bachelorettes at the rose ceremony. Nineteen women will continue on with him in the search to find love.

As in the past, women will continue to be eliminated each week, but if at any point a woman should decide that she's no longer interested in the Bachelor, she can reject his invitation to continue dating. Some lucky women will meet his family, and he will visit their hometowns for a slice of their lives in an effort to determine the woman with whom he is most compatible.

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Exclusive! How Sean Lowe Told His Friends He Was The Next Bachelor — Exclusive

With less than two weeks to go until his Jan. 7 debut, Sean Lowe is psyched. “Just saw a commercial for the Bachelor premiere,” he tweeted on Dec. 27. “Still can’t believe I’m the freakin’ Bachelor!”

It’s no surprise he’s shouting it from the rooftops, considering that, for a while there, he had to keep the good news to himself until ABC was ready to make the big announcement. After being chosen, however, Sean did quietly share his excitement with a few close friends, including Jessie Silver and her brother Clay — the two co-founders of Sean’s custom furniture and accessory company, Factory Girl.

So, how did he tell them he was about to become America’s most eligible single man and embark on three months of filming? Jessie filled us in. “First, he sat down with my brother and talked to him about it,” Jessie tells Wetpaint Entertainment. “They’ve been best friends for the past seven years.”

“After that, the three of us sat down in our warehouse,” she continues. “I was genuinely surprised, but also excited for him. It wasn’t originally something I had pictured him doing, but I saw what a positive experience doing The Bachelorette had been for him so I was really happy for him. I could see how much he wanted it.”

Now, says Jessie, she and her brother can’t wait to meet the lucky lady who captured Sean’s heart… whoever she may be!

http://www.wetpaint.com/the-bachelor/articles/how-sean-lowe-told-his-friends-he-was-the-next-bachelor-exclusive

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23 Re: Articles / Press Releases on Thu Jan 03, 2013 1:29 pm

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The Bachelor: Sean Lowe is the Red Meat
Monday at 8/7c on ABC

The Bachelor premieres Monday, January 7 at 8/7c on ABC, and if we are to accept on face value the bill of goods we are being sold then I expect a good many of us are going to be very upset.

ABC announced some months ago that Sean Lowe was going to be THE BACHELOR for 2013 and went out a specifically recruited women interested in hooking up with Sean. On the face of it that sounds real good, but just beneath the surface lays the ugly truth. The Bachelor is not some liberal left wing think tank who's mission it is to hook up pretty young people. The Mission of The Bachelor is to make money for ABC and it's investors. Reality TV does not survive on faith based relationships and guys that look better with their shirts off. Reality TV survives on "CONTROVERSY." Controversy is the red meat in the production diet. Without controversy the director and producer are hamstrung from the get go. Without controversy the ratings will crash through the floor and Bachelor will be dead as a viable show.

The Season Ahead

So where is the controversy going to come from? ABC and the Bachelor have been promoting Sean Lowe as faith based, handsome as a Greek god that is very successful in life and business. The major controversy for the season is going to be Sean Lowe himself. Yes, of course will will have some ladies with issues that will make things interesting but at days end the real red meat here will be Sean Lowe.

It was hard to not notice for those of us that watch such things closely. Think back to when Emily Maynard choose Arie over Sean when it was down to the final three. There was a look in Sean's eye, it was a look that could have turned into instant rage, it was a look of a man that knew he was superior to all around him. We have only seen that look once before on The Bachelor and it was Jake Pavelka that expressed it. Didn't Jake turn out to be seen as dominant, controlling and manipulative? Sean's behaviors can easily be seen as arrogant and superior to those around him. As a matter of fact we go so far as to say Sean will be looking to see if there is a woman good enough to be with him and not a woman he is good enough for.

It is obvious to us that the producers of The Bachelor knew by watching Sean Lowe and his behaviors that they had that someone special that controversy could be generated around. Of course Sean didn't know this because he thinks himself the best thing since sliced apple pie.

Tune into The Bachelor featuring Sean Lowe Monday at 8/7c on ABC to catch the premiere episode and our introduction to his gaggle of gals.

http://tvgrapevine.com/articles.html/_/abc-network/the-bachelor/the-bachelor-sean-lowe-is-the-red-meat-r2336

24 Re: Articles / Press Releases on Thu Jan 03, 2013 1:37 pm

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From TV Guide - Robyn Ross: Exclusive Bachelor First Look: Who Tricks Sean Into Showing Off His Behind?

Most men love a lady who can throw around the football. But one contestant on The Bachelor uses her sports skills to get a better look at Sean — from behind!



In this exclusive clip from Monday's premiere (8/7c on ABC), Lesley introduces herself to Sean, football in hand, and asks him if they can run a play. But after a few seconds, Sean realizes she has him snapping the ball to her for one reason: to "admire the view".

How does Sean react? Watch the clip below to find out:
http://www.tvguide.com/News/Bachelor-Premiere-Video-Clip-1058364.aspx



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25 Re: Articles / Press Releases on Thu Jan 03, 2013 1:54 pm

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"The Bachelor': Spoilers on New Season Trigger Another Lawsuit (Exclusive)"

"Bachelor" producers sue "Reality Steve" for a second time after he agreed last year to refrain from contacting personnel on the series.

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A lawsuit against a spoiler website is back for another season, just in time for the premiere of The Bachelor on January 7.
OUR EDITOR RECOMMENDS

'The Bachelorette' Finale: Emily Maynard Picks Her Man

'The Bachelor' Accountant Accused of Stealing $600,000
Producers of the popular ABC unscripted show are once again targeting "Reality" Steve Carbone, who runs a website devoted to spilling secrets and commenting on shows including The Amazing Race, Real Housewives and Survivor.

NZK Productions and Horizon Alternative Television, a division of Warner Bros., first sued Carbone in December, 2011, alleging that to gain spoilers, he was attempting to induce contestants into breaching their confidentiality pledges. The lawsuit settled in June, with Warners expressing satisfaction that he had agreed to have no further contact whatsoever with any of the cast, crew or employees of The Bachelor. Carbone pledged at the time to continue spoiling the show, but to abide by the settlement so as not to "to give them an alleged excuse to file another (lawsuit)."

Six months. That's how long peace lasted. Now Carbone is back in court to answer new charges from the show's producers.
On December 12, Carbone posted spoilers for the first five episodes of The Bachelor, which this season, will feature Sean Lowe. Included in his post were the full names of the women eliminated from the competition.

By the end of last month, Bachelor producers had gone to California federal court to lodge a new complaint. The plaintiffs say they believe that Carbone continues "to seek confidential information from participants, cast, crew and other employees of The Bachelor Series and, in the course of doing so, continue to solicit and induce participants and employees of The Bachelor Series to breach their contractual obligations to Plaintiffs."

The producers don't go into any detail about who was contacted, or what was offered. That will likely be information sought in discovery. For now, the plaintiffs just say that the information that Carbone has posted is "non-public information" in "increasingly vivid details," including scene-by-scene, shot-by-shot descriptions. The producers also note that Carbone has promised to reveal "everything" about the forthcoming season -- the show's 17th.
At the time of the announcement of the settlement of the first lawsuit, Carbone admitted that he had offered compensation to three women on the last season of the show for information. He denied ever actually paying them.

The settlement agreement stipulated that he would refrain from attempting to contact those involved in the production of The Bachelor. According to the new lawsuit, the settlement also provided a $10,000-per-violation penalty should he breach the pledge.

Carbone is now being sued for both tortious interference as well as breach of the settlement agreement. The producers, represented by attorney Michael J. O'Connor, are asking for a permanent injunction and monetary damages.

"The suit is bogus," Carbone said in an email to The Hollywood Reporter. "The suit was brought in violation of the settlement agreement I previously reached with the producers of the Bachelor series. That agreement does NOT prevent me from publishing spoilers. The producers have provided no proof that I did anything in violation of our agreement because there is none. They just seek to put me out of business by intimidation and litigation costs. I am currently exploring my legal options, including a counterclaim."

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/bachelor-spoilers-new-season-trigger-407801
E-mail: eriq.gardner@thr.com; Twitter: @eriqgardner

26 Re: Articles / Press Releases on Fri Jan 04, 2013 8:52 pm

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ESPN interview:

'Bachelor' Sean Lowe played ball at K-State
January, 4, 2013 Jan 44:00PM ETBy Lynn Hoppes | ESPN.com

Sean Lowe played college football at Kansas State before becoming the "Bachelor."A year ago, Sean Lowe was selling State Farm Insurance in Dallas and running his family's online fashion and furniture store.

Fast-forward to Monday night at 8 p.m. on ABC, and Lowe is starring in the 17th edition of the romance reality series "The Bachelor."

"Never in a million years did I expect to be here," said the 28-year-old Lowe, who is a graduate of Kansas State University where he played football and graduated with a degree in social science. "It's mind-blowing if you think about where I was a year ago."

All that changed when Lowe's sister, Shay, and her husband turned in Lowe's name as an applicant for "The Bachelorette" in September 2011.

"Why not? He's cute, single, 28, and a fabulous guy," Shay Lowe said on her website.

Lowe, who had been working in his family's business and still selling insurance, joined the show and was instantly a fan favorite. He was eliminated by Emily Maynard right before the finale. Because of the fans, ABC brought Lowe back to become this spring's "Bachelor."

"From insurance salesman to modeling to this?" said the 6-foot-3, 225-pound Lowe. "I could have never imagined."

Playbook talked with Lowe about his football career, working out and what to expect this season.

How did you get to Kansas State to play football?

"I played two years of high school football in Texas and started out as a linebacker. I was starting to get recruited, and I visited Manhattan, Kan., and figured that was the place for me."

How much playing time did you get?

"I played four years. I had a full scholarship. I played for Coach Bill Snyder. What an experience that was. He was a tough coach from the old school. We had a lot of long practices and a lot of hours in the weight room. And we spent a lot of hours watching film. I had buddies at other schools who talked about their concentrated, short practices. We're out there for three hours, Monday through Wednesday, in full pads! But playing for Coach Snyder helped me tremendously with self-discipline, leadership and understanding the meaning of hard work."

Was it your goal to get to the NFL?

"I went to K-State like most college football players with the hopes of one day playing in the NFL. I was recruited as a strongside linebacker. The previous three were drafted in the NFL. I had a lot of success early on, but I had a terrible game the first game of my sophomore year and it was topsy-turvy from there. Unfortunately, my career didn't end up the way I wanted, but life rarely goes as planned."

Sean Lowe was eliminated on "The Bachelorette," but ABC wanted him back as "The Bachelor."So, with football not an option, what did you want to do?

"I just wanted to get into the real world. I wanted to start living a normal life. I had entrepreneurial aspirations. After graduating, I had a number of jobs. I tried everything. Being early to mid-20s, I wanted to get a feel for the real world."

Then the reality world came calling with the "Bachelorette."

"My sister signed me up for the show. I didn't really want to do it. It took me by surprise. I didn't want to subject myself to public criticism. Then the casting agent said I would get to do some cool things like travel. I agreed to do it. Never in a million years, did I think I would have real feelings for a girl on a reality show. But five or six weeks into it, I did. I fell for Emily. She then sent me home near the end. I went through all that heartbreak that you'd expect. I guess America had a lot of sympathy for me and called on me to be the 'Bachelor.' I did have a positive experience and I hope to recapture some of those feelings. My emotions on this show are real."

I understand religion is a big part of your life and will be part of the show?

"Yes, I was very lucky and blessed to grow up in a home where faith is center. At some point each person needs to take ownership of that. I probably didn't take ownership until my mid-20s. That's when I became more mature in my faith. That's the best decision of my life. You'll see it talked about on the show. If it's the center of my life, I want it to be the center of my spouse's life as well."

OK, here's a not-so-serious question: All these bloggers are talking about how you love to take your shirt off. True?

"[Laughs] Typically I'm a moderation guy. If I don't have a fitness shoot, I'll eat healthy for the most part. But if I want to have pizza with my friends, I do. I do about an hour at the gym and 30 minutes of cardio. If I have a fitness shoot, I'm hard-core. I have to monitor every gram of sugar and fat. I bump up the cardio to an hour a day. I have very little energy. It takes a ton of work to get that shredded look. There is very little money in fitness modeling. I just like doing it as a challenge. I do it to prove to myself that I can attain that kind of body."

OK, so are you ready for the criticism that will come from this show when you cast off the women?

"As much as I'd like to say I don't pay attention to the press, it's hard not to. I know that negative criticism is coming my way. I'm prepared to handle that. I went on the show staying true to who I am as a person and what I believe are the best decisions for me. I think hopefully it's conveyed to the people who watch the show. Hopefully America can sympathize with the position I'm in. I know I have to break some girls' hearts and I'm put in that tough position. At the end of the day, I was making the best decisions for me."

http://espn.go.com/blog/playbook/trending/post/_/id/12753/bachelor-sean-lowe-played-ball-at-k-state

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ABC's The Bachelor Exclusive Premiere Party
When? Monday, Jan 7 @ 7pm - 10pm (PST)
Where? The Nines Hotel 525 Southwest Morrison Street - Portland

KATU and Kassab Jewelers cordially invite you to an exclusive premiere party of ABC's the The Bachelor!

Bachelor Nation was shocked when fan favorite Sean Lowe was left heartbroken on a beach in Curacao earlier this year. Deeply in love, the handsome and sincere Texan envisioned starting a family with Emily Maynard. But in what became one of the most shocking moments of the season, Emily blindsided Sean, rejecting him and sending his heartfelt dreams crashing down around him. He was devastated and alone then, but he has not given up on love. Sean is back as the Bachelor and ready to risk it all again for another chance at love. He begins the search for his soul mate, choosing from among 26 beautiful bachelorettes, when the 17th edition of "The Bachelor" premieres Monday, January 7th on ABC.

Join KATU at the Nines Hotel for an invite-only premiere party of The Bachelor - we'll be tweeting, eating, drinking and giving away fabulous prizes from Kassab Jewelers.

Hashtag for the event is #liveonk2
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'Bachelor' host Chris Harrison and Sean Lowe will help you reject dates

'Bachelor' host Chris Harrison and Sean Lowe will help you reject dates

by Sandra Gonzalez

Finally! The phone number bar-going Bachelor fans everywhere have been waiting for…

The clever folks behind everyone’s favorite rose parade have kicked off “The Bachelor Heartbreak Line” — a (highly entertaining) phone service that aims to let down your prospects gently.

Upon calling 212-HEARTBR (or, if you’re writing on a napkin, 212-432-7827), rejects callers are welcomed by the silky voice of Bachelor host Chris Harrison, who gives the “unfortunate news.” “Whoever gave you this number is trying to send you a message — and it’s not a good one: They don’t like you. No rose for you,” he says.

But there’s “good news.” New Bachelor Sean Lowe is there to help the caller “make it through this tough time.” How, exactly? Well, there are three ways:

If the caller presses “1″, they’re treated to a pity party, hosted by Lowe. “Man, this sucks,” he says, elaborating with a story about his own public heartbreak. Buttons “2″ and “3″ lead you to an uplifting poem and a rousing pep talk, respectively.

Bachelor fans, aren’t you so happy you could curl up in a ball and cry? Anyway, call me, maybe — 212-432-7827.

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From OnAir with Ryan Seacrest: The Bachelor Obsessed: Bridgit Mendler Dishes on Sean Lowe

onairwithryan@BachelorABC obsessed @BridgitMendler dishes on the new reality hunk @SeanLowe09. http://t.co/oJTvcOme(preview) #bachelor

Bridgit Mendler Dishes on Sean Lowe

By Jade Lagestee
Posted on January 3, 2013 at 12:01 AM

In just four short days, Bach-hards across the country will meet the 25 beautiful ladies vying for one man’s heart for the season premiere of “The Bachelor” on ABC. Even the Hollywood stars are preparing for its arrival.
Bridgit Mendler Premieres Disney Channels ‘Holiday Music Sizzle’

Disney sweetheart Bridgit Mendler has fans who are just as obsessed with her hit show Good Luck Charlie as she is with “The Bachelor,” but she isn’t crazy about Sean Lowe being the bachelor like the rest of America.
Bridgit Mendler Does An Acoustic Performance of Her Song ‘Hurricane!’

“I don’t want to rag on Sean…he wasn’t necessarily my favorite. But I think sometimes if you start out a season with somebody who doesn’t seem the most interesting the season will wind up being very interesting,” she says. We will just have to see if Sean can handle the pressure and prove Bridgit and non-believers wrong as the season goes on.

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Bachelor Premier Party with Arie Luyendyk Jr. (Interview Podcast)
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