Actually, scratch that — it was a huge surprise to last season's Bachelor Sean Lowe, who was hoping his Bachelorette buddy, Emily Maynard's ex-fiance, Jef Holm, would have ascended the rose-covered throne.
“He’s funny, articulate, different and already has a large fan base,” Sean told OK!. “I think the franchise needs a polarizing guy like Jef for a bounce back.”
Bachelor Nation definitely has a mixed opinion about El Jeffe (there's no denying that he'd be a great Bachelor!), but fear not — Sean is all kinds of pumped about Juan Pablo.
"Tonight, I had the chance to meet Juan Pablo at After the Final Roseand he seems like a really great guy,” Sean told Wetpaint Entertainment in an exclusive interview. “I wish him nothing but the best and sincerely hope he finds love and happiness just like I did during my time on The Bachelor.”
Way to welcome Juan Pablo with open arms, Sean! There's no reason this Bachelor alum can't fan-boy over both J. Pabz and Jef! It's called having bros in different area codes, duh.