Sixteen seasons of ABC's "The Bachelor" has produced only one wedding, and it wasn't even the star's final pick! Will "The Bachelor" Season 17 star, Sean Lowe, be the first "Bachelor" star to pick his future wife at the final rose ceremony? Well, he may just be the most sincere stud ever to star on the reality romance franchise!
According to Us Weekly, show host Chris Harrison recently dished, "Sean's doing great, and his choices and decisions so far have been really good…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."
While Sean hails from Texas, Harrison says, "He's not looking for a Southern belle per se, but he's looking for a lady: someone who respects herself and her family. 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." (Guess that rules out the token drunken hot tub scenes!)
That's not to say we won't see some skin. Harrison acknowledges that Sean does have "his shirt off a lot," but that he's more than just a buff bod. "He's very well read, very intelligent, a very smart guy," Harrison said, adding that Sean's parents -- who have been married for "many, many years" -- serve as a role model for what he wants out of a marriage.
The last few "Bachelor" stars definitely didn't come off as sincere as Lowe, who was ready and willing to pop the question to "Bachelorette" Emily Maynard last season. (But not able, since she unceremoniously dumped him after the overnight dates.)
In fact, some viewers thought the last "Bachelor" star, Ben Flajnik, signed on to the show mainly to promote his wine business (his relationship with Courtney Robertson recently ended), while "Bachelor" Season 15 star and Austin bar owner Brad Womack had two chances on the series and still walked away a single guy.
Season 14's Jake Pavelka had a nasty ending to his engagement with Vienna Girardi, when she later called him "a liar" and the "the fakest person" she has ever met in her life (that doesn't bode well for sincerity). Season 5 star Jesse Palmer quickly split with his final pick less than a month after his season ended, and later told Parade of the show: "It's a great experience. I mean, it's a fantasy, but I wouldn't do it a second time."
And was Season 9 star Prince Lorenzo Borghese looking for love or reality TV fame? His fairytale "Bachelor" romance fizzled, but in 2012, his house hunt was taped for the HGTV series "Selling New York," and he appeared on the U.K. version of "Celebrity Big Brother."
While "Bachelor" Season 13 star Jason Mesnick seemed serious about finding himself a wife on the show, he ultimately dumped his final pick and fiancé, Melissa Rycroft, before marrying his second choice, Molly Malaney. ABC televised his wedding, but not before televising his on-camera dumping of Rycroft.
Meanwhile, ABC has already released photos and bios of Sean Lowe's "Bachelor" contestants. Do you think his future wife is in there?
The "Bachelor" Season 17 will premiere on Monday, Jan. 7 on ABC.
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