Although it is not official just yet, it looks like the never-ending cycle of “who is the next ‘Bachelor‘?” rumors are finally going to be over. At the end of the day, it looks as though the man everyone saw coming is going to be the one handing out roses when the ABC show returns early next year.
According to a brand-new report from E! News, sources very close to the situation have confirmed that Sean Lowe from Emily Maynard’s season is indeed going to be the choice to lead the show in the new season. He beats out a roster of such other possibilities include Arie Luyendyk Jr. (who dropped out earlier this summer), Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte (who was probably never taken that seriously as a possibility), and Ali Fedotowsky’s ex Roberto Martinez. The only surprise here is how the momentum changed from Roberto to Sean over time, as several months ago it seemed almost like a sure thing that the former baseball player was going to be the rare series star that also happened to be a minority.
Sean brings to the show some strong southern values, and is also probably more religious than any other lead that the show has ever had. With that in mind, we have a real question worth asking: will this show still appeal to all audiences? Most of the viewers for “The Bachelor” are of the Christian faith, but it will still be interesting to see how the producers try to paint this season to appeal to all audiences.
What do you think of Sean as the lead, or were you hoping for Roberto? If you want to see when is the last possible date in which ABC could officially announce their decision on a new lead, be sure to head on over to the link here.