Confirming rumors and a strong hint by host Chris Harrison, ABC has finally announced that 28-year-old Dallas “businessman and entrepreneur” Sean Lowe is, in fact, the new Bachelor. Lowe had made it to the final three in Emily Maynard’s season of The Bachelorette. In a PopWatch poll yesterday, more than two-thirds of readers said they wanted him to be named the Bachelor while 28 percent said, “No. I want to still like him, which will be impossible after the show.”
Vital information from the ABC press release (in addition to that he “wants to be the patriarch of a family that is centered on faith, love and laughter”):
Lowe’s season of The Bachelor will premiere in January. ABC’s website is already offering a first look at his suitors.