It’s Official! Sean Lowe Confirmed for The Bachelor

The rumors have been confirmed. ABC announced 28-year-old Sean Lowe is the newest Bachelor for the upcoming season.

Fans of the show will likely remember the Dallas businessman and entrepreneur made it to the final three on last season’s The Bachelorette with Emily Maynard. A poll showed more than two-thirds of voters wanted the Lowe to be named the new Bachelor.

The ABC press release announced the news along with the following information- “The 6’3” bachelor went to Kansas State on a full football scholarship and, as a linebacker, was part of the 2003 Big 12 Conference Championship Team. Sean also received a Bachelor of Science degree 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.”

The new season of The Bachelor will premiere in January. You can get a first look at the hopeful ladies vying for Lowe’s affection on ABC’s website.

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