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We are straight-up obsessed with Sean Lowe and his collection of stuffed animals. This guy won America's heart when he swaggered into Charlotte to woo Emily Maynard, and don't even get us started about the time he bench-pressed Wendy (Reminder memo to ABC: give Wendy her own show). We've always thought Sean would make a great Bachelor, and and it looks like our dreams are coming true!

"People love him so he's in the mix..." a source confirms to E! News. "We never pick a Bachelor early until we see fans' reaction."

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Judging from the audience of ladies at The Bachelorette  “Men Tell All” special — who were dreamy-sighing every time Sean flashed his smile — the fans have spoken. Even Emily couldn't help but check out Sean's biceps! 

Until now, Roberto Martinez was the frontrunner in the search for the next Bachelor, but he has yet to sign a contract, and Chris Harrison has implied that he isn't a sure thing. Unfortunately, ABC won't announce the next Bachelor for a few weeks (at the least), but we're crossing our fingers for our favorite Southern Gent!

Source: E!