Sean Lowe (television personality)
|Born||Sean Thomas Lowe
November 16, 1983
|Alma mater||Kansas State University|
|Occupation||Reality TV Personality/Author|
|Spouse(s)||Catherine Giudici (m. 2014)|
Sean Thomas Lowe (born November 16, 1983), grew up in Irving, Texas. He is most well known for his role on the seventeenth season of ABC's The Bachelor, which he earned by becoming the fan favorite during his time on the eighth season of The Bachelorette with Emily Maynard, where he placed third.
Lowe was born in Arlington, Texas to Jay and Sherry Lowe, both devout Christians. He has an older sister, Shay. Lowe played football from a very young age and graduated at Lamar High School, and in which he was a member of Fellowship Christian Athletes. He later attended Texas A&M University for one semester prior to transferring to Kansas State University where he received a football scholarship and took part in a 2003 Big 12 Championship Game.
Sean was the third-place finalist on Emily Maynard's season of The Bachelorette. He ended up going on two one-on-one dates with Maynard and one group date. In the ninth episode, Sean told Maynard that he was falling in love with her. Emily offered him an overnight date card to spend more time with him, but he did not stay the night as it didn't line up with Emily's beliefs and the example that she wanted to set for her daughter. Lowe was eliminated that same episode, despite being a front runner throughout the competition. He was heart-broken on the limo ride home. After sending him home, Maynard commented that she just sent home "the perfect guy."
Lowe ended up being the fan favorite for Emily Maynard's season of the show. He ended up being the Bachelor in the upcoming season.
On the first episode, it was revealed that Sean would have a total of 26 women to choose from, instead of the usual 25. Sean eliminated Desiree Hartsock in the eighth episode. Hartsock went on to be cast as the star of the ninth season of the The Bachelorette. Sean ended up proposing to contestant Catherine Giudici.
Sean and Catherine's Wedding
Over a year after he proposed to Catherine Giudici on his season of The Bachelor, the two were married on January 26, 2014, in a live television ceremony performed at the Four Seasons Resort Biltmore in Santa Barbara.
Dancing with the Stars
Following The Bachelor, Lowe was a contestant on the ABC reality show Dancing with the Stars; his partner was season 14 champion Peta Murgatroyd. Lowe became the 12th and final celebrity to fill in the cast. Lowe was eliminated from the show, coming in sixth place overall.
Lowe is known for being extremely strong in his faith. When asked to categorize which denomination his religion falls under, he responded "I'm a Christian. And that's how I categorize myself, and you know, that's obviously a huge part of my life as most people know, and that's what's most important to me."  He is actively involved in a movement called I Am Second. He posts videos and interviews about the movement frequently.
He has two dogs, Lola and Ellie. 
He occasionally goes on speaking trips. On October 1st, 2014, he and Catherine appeared at BreakthroughYM, River of Life Church in Cold Spring, MN. 
Sean Lowe released his first memoir in 2015.
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