Sean Lowe (television personality)

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Sean Lowe
Born Sean Thomas Lowe
(1983-11-16) November 16, 1983 (age 31)
Arlington, Texas
Residence Dallas, Texas
Alma mater Kansas State University
Occupation Insurance salesman
Height 6'3"
Religion Christian
Spouse(s) Catherine Giudici (m. 2014)
Parents Jay Lowe
Sherry Lowe

Sean Thomas Lowe (born November 16, 1983 in Arlington, Texas),[1] 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.

A devout Christian, Lowe is one of the 'Seconds' that are actively involved in an evangelical, social multimedia movement called I Am Second.

Early life[edit]

Lowe was born in Arlington, Texas to Jay and Sherry Lowe, are 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.[1] He later attended Kansas State University where he received a football scholarship and took part in a 2003 Big 12 Championship Game. He considers his greatest achievement to be earning a full scholarship to college through football.[2] Lowe graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Science. In addition to playing football, Lowe teamed up with Andrew Shull, who later became an NFL player, on their college football team, and Shull eventually married Lowe's sister. In his free time, Lowe works in the insurance industry.[3]

Television shows[edit]

The Bachelorette[edit]

Lowe embraces the Bachelor franchise now, but he was originally against it after his sister signed him up as a hopeful contestant behind his back. "She gave me no advance warning," Lowe explained on Kidd Kraddick's Texas-based radio show. "I got a call one day from the casting department at The Bachelorette. It took me by surprise. At first I was totally against it. I was like, 'I'm not going to subject myself to this. I'm not going to be one of those guys.' " [4]

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. This became obvious at the "Men Tell All" episode, when the female-filled audience went ballistic each time Chris Harrison said his name. Harrison even commented, "Alright, this is going to be a long show if every time I say 'Sean'...!" but he was drowned out by the screaming women. His overwhelming support by the fans landed him the spot as the Bachelor in the upcoming season.

The Bachelor[edit]

On the first episode, it was revealed that Sean would have a total of 26 women to choose from, instead of the usual 25.[5][6] Sean eliminated Desiree Hartsock in the eighth episode, which greatly upset many of the fans of the show. Hartsock went on to be cast as the star of the ninth season of the The Bachelorette.

Season Finale

(Aired: March 11, 2013)
Sean turned down Lindsay Yenter and was extremely emotional about it. He explained that she had all the qualities that he was looking for in a wife, and he even admitted to loving her, but that he couldn't help that he had fallen so deeply in love with the other finalist. He then proposed to Catherine Giudici. During his proposal speech, he said to his future wife, "I want to spend the rest of my life telling you that I love you and making you feel like the most special, beautiful woman in the world." After she accepted his proposal, he continuously told her that he loved her and that he would never stop telling her.

"Sean and Catherine's Wedding" (Aired: January 26, 2014 - live)

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 ceremony performed by Lowe's father at the Four Seasons Resort Biltmore in Santa Barbara. Many of the Bachelor alumni were in attendance at the wedding, such as The Bachelorette 's married couples Ashley and J.P. Rosenbaum, Trista and Ryan Sutter, DeAnna and Stephen Stagliano, The Bachelor's Jason and Molly Mesnick as well as the previous season's Bachelorette pair, Desiree Hartsock and Chris Siegfried, who were then engaged.

The two are the only couple from the Bachelor franchise to get engaged in the finale and then ultimately wed.[7]

Dancing with the Stars[edit]

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.[8]

“I’ve enjoyed every second of it,” he said after the results were announced. “I’m truly blessed to have taken part in this, with all the stars; I’m still just a normal guy from Dallas. What an incredible opportunity.”[9]

Personal life[edit]

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." [10] 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. [11]

He occasionally goes on speaking trips. On October 1st, 2014, he and Catherine appeared at BreakthroughYM, River of Life Church in Cold Spring, MN. [12]