The new season of “The Bachelor” is getting set to kick off today with the traditional meet-and-greet in Los Angeles, and we expect some sort of official confirmation any minute now that Sean Lowe is the leading man pending some incredible shocker that comes out of left field.
Before that announcement comes through, though, a preface to this article: just as with every other season, we’ll be sharing a few details here and there from filming courtesy of the cast and crew. Don’t worry, though: this is not a spoiler haven, since we recognize that there are some people out there who want to be able to talk about the show without knowing who wins in advance. What we’ll be releasing is what the producers themselves are wanting to be out in the world.
We’ll begin with this announcement: the first Rose Ceremony is coming up late tonight, and executive producer Mike Fleiss (who was kind enough to recognize our own piece about the “Bachelor” Emmy snub earlier in the day) announced that he will live tweeting it when it happens. If you are planning to stay up for this, know this: these things run until the wee hours of the morning, and that is on the west coast.
Sean was originally not the favorite to be the lead this year, as early indications suggested that Ali Fedotowsky’s ex Roberto Martinez was going to get the nod. However, momentum started to build for him over the course of the past several months leading to his exit on Emily Maynard’s “The Bachelorette,” and now so many trusted outlets are reporting that he has the gig that it is as close to confirmed as we can get.
What sort of season do you want from Sean? Be sure to share your thoughts below, and you can also check out some more scoop about Arie Luyendyk Jr. over at the link here.