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When we first met Sean Lowe on Emily Maynard’s Bachelorette Season 8, we wanted to fall head over heels for the aw-shucks Texan. Emily herself even dubbed Sean “The Perfect Man” — but, unlike his fellow finalists Arie Luyendyk Jr. and Jef Holm, we never got to see past Sean’s golden boy facade.

We’re not the only ones who noticed Sean’s borderline-boring Bachelorette tenure. In a conference call with reporters on December 12, 2012, Sean himself called out the snooze-worthy edit, promising more swooning and less snoring on his upcoming Bachelor season

I think that people will see my personality shine through a little bit more. With Emily, it seems like everything they aired had me being a little bit more serious — outside of the prank. I think maybe part of that was because Emily’s very proper, and she’s this Southern lady. But I think this season, people are gonna see my sense of humor shine through, and they’re gonna see me a lot more relaxed and goofy, so to speak.