Is Emily Maynard castoff Sean Lowe the next ‘Bachelor’?

It’s that time of year again when we start to speculate relentlessly as to who could be the next star of “The Bachelor” franchise, and currently here is one name rising to the very top of a good many lists that are floating around out there — Sean Lowe.

According to Us Weekly, a pair of factors have led to the show’s producers looking strongly at Sean for the new role after Ali Fedotowsky’s ex Roberto Martinez was long considered to be the favorite to land he gig:

1. He’s extremely popular when it comes to the fans, and he higher ratings for Emily Maynard’s “The Bachelorette” versus last year’s edition with Ashley Hebert prove that he could have an audience. He’ll also be fresh in viewers’ minds having just been a part of this show.

2. He also happens to be perfectly in line with the men that ABC usually casts — he’s buff, comes from a traditional family, and takes love very seriously.

As for why Roberto could end up not being chosen, there are rumors out there suggesting everything from that he wants more money to that he has a secret girlfriend (which really just seems to be ridiculous, since he wouldn’t be considering this at all otherwise). Ultimately, the only reason we think that producers could turn Roberto away is that his season was two years ago, and we wonder at this point if he is really the sort of person that is really going to want to make casual fans of the show watch. We do still personally believe that he is the favorite, though, if for no other reason than that producers have obviously known who Sean is for weeks, and this report would have leaked a while ago if there were any sort of serious discussions happening.

Who do you think would be the better star of this show? To check out some other recent headlines from “The Bachelorette” franchise, be sure to head over to this link.

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