Considering that we literally just found out that Sean Lowe is the new star of “The Bachelor,” we have some news that definitely comes as a little bit of a surprise: we also now know who the vast majority of his female suitors are going to be when the show premieres next year.
So what is the logic behind the early reveal? The only thing we can think of is that executive producer Mike Fleiss wanted to ensure that he beat everyone else to the punch in confirming who many of the cast are (though there are still some surprises). However, we also don’t completely think this is the best idea in the world. Why? Now people who are going to follow production around the globe (and these people do exist) are going to have names to go with faces, and they will know exactly who to look out for. It’s not as bad as if “The Amazing Race” officially announced the cast before filming, but it’s close; it is almost akin to inviting everyone to spoil your show, which is unfortunate for those of us who actually want to watch and be surprised.
When it comes to these ladies, we really don’t know much yet outside of first names. What is nice, however, is that this is clearly the most diverse crop of contenders in the history of the show. We and everyone else have come down hard on Fleiss over the years for his lack of diversity, but it may not also be his choosing; if the Bachelor or the Bachelorette says they are only interested in a certain ethnicity, why bring on others, anyway, only for them to be unceremoniously kicked off first? Granted, you could also argue that the leading man or woman could find love in an unexpected place and cast them, anyway. Regardless, we are already more excited about this cast than we have been for any in several seasons. It just feels more like a real cross-section of America and it shows that Sean is open to anything and everything.
What do you think about these ladies so far? We want to hear your thoughts below! If you want to hear more teasers about this season from Fleiss, all you have to do is read the story here.