Bachelor Sean Lowe reveals why Arie was picked over Rachel’s guys


Former Bachelor Sean Lowe shares his thoughts about Arie Luyendyk and explains why one of Rachel’s guys didn’t get the gig.

Sean Lowe and his wife, Catherine, are happily married and have an adorable 14-month-old son, Samuel. They are a (rare) Bachelor success story. Now that filming is underway for Arie Luyendyk’s season, Sean has some thoughts about the upcoming season and why he thinks Arie got the gig.

Many Bachelor fans were certain that Peter Kraus, Rachel Lindsay’s runner-up, would be handing out roses in January. Needless to say, many people were shocked when Arie showed up on Good Morning America last month. Never mind the people who had no clue who he was.

But Sean and Catherine have complete confidence in Arie, telling Us Weekly they think the new Bachelor will “surprise people.” (Let’s hope it’s a good surprise.) Sean says the 36-year-old race car driver has a “great personality” and “doesn’t put on any fronts.”

Those weren’t the words Arie’s former friend, Jef Holm or his ex-girlfriends used to describe the new Bachelor, but we’re going to trust Sean on this one and see how things turn out. Mostly because we know there will be a lot of girl drama.

Sean talks about Rachel’s guys

It’s a no-brainer that Peter Kraus turned down the Bachelor gig and they knew Arie wouldn’t turn the offer down. Peter had no problem saying, “Yes!” to joining the Bachelor Winter Games cast — probably because you don’t have to get engaged at the end.

But Sean, who first met Arie on Emily Maynard’s season of The Bachelorette, doesn’t agree. He told Page Six that the show’s producers “didn’t have a great choice” when it came to picking a guy from Rachel’s season.

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Sean didn’t mention Peter, but he said Dean was “too young” and they decided to change it up.

“I think [producers] felt like they didn’t have a great choice from Rachel’s season. I think that the guy everyone liked [Dean] was too young and I know for a fact the producers like to just change it up every once in a while because if they just played it straight with [the third runner-up], people would lose interest.”

Advice for Arie

Of course, Sean doled out advice to Arie as he films the upcoming season. Although he thinks he will be a great Bachelor, he wants him to keep an open mind. AKA don’t fall in love with the first pretty girl you kiss.

“I told Arie to keep an open mind,” Sean told Page Six. “Hopefully he doesn’t just drift toward who he finds most attractive on night one and then blocks everybody out.”

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