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Bachelor 2013 Behind-the-Scenes Scoop: Why Did ABC Choose Sean Lowe Over Ryan Lochte?

Ryan Lochte as future Bachelor?! Jeah, not gonna happen. This Olympic swimmer / professional hunk had fans swooning when he flirted with the idea of being on our favorite reality show, but a source tells Huffington Post that Ryan was "never in serious talks."

Despite the fact that Mr. Lochtasty seemed more than willing to find his mate in Chris Harrison's love nest, the show insider says it was always between Bachelorette alums Sean Lowe and Arie Luyendyk, Jr.. In fact, it seems like Ryan was slightly too starry-eyed for ABC, whereas Sean "made it clear that he isn’t doing this to find fame, he wants to find a wife.”

Turns out Sean was ultimately chosen because he has a "better connection with viewers and contestants" — but we'll always feel a special connection to Ryan. Especially when he's shirtless.

Are you happy Sean is Bachelor? Hit the poll! (Also, the only acceptable answer is "yes," wink-wink!)

Source: NY Post

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09.28.2012 / 12:55 AM EDT by Mehera Bonner
Related: The Bachelor, Sean Lowe, The Bachelorette

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