In January 2013, ABC stated that the nice guys “finish first” as Sean Lowe‘s journey to find love began.
Sean became a fan favorite during emily maynardseason High school. And while season 17 of The Bachelor had its fair share of drama – ahem, Earth Li Causi — the Texan native finally proposed catherine giudici during the final… but not before he had to send runner-up Lindsay Yenter packaging.
“I didn’t see our relationship coming. … You amaze me, you really do,” Sean told Lindsay. “I want to give you my heart, but my heart takes me elsewhere.”
He subsequently proposed to Catherine.
“I miss you every time we have to say goodbye,” Sean said before kneeling. “I don’t want to say goodbye anymore. Catherine, I want to spend the rest of my life telling you that I love you.”
Sean and Catherine got married live on ABC on January 26, 2014.
In June 2020, ABC aired a condensed version of Sean’s season in one night as an episode of The Bachelor: The Best Seasons Ever! The dating show delivery, presented by Chris Harrisoncame after the production of season 16 of High school was suspended amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The day before the special aired, Catherine reflected on her decision to participate in the series through Instagram.
“When I was originally cast, I was very flattered but somewhat chastised that I would be one of the faces that represented people of color,” she wrote. “I knew that one of the reasons I was probably chosen was because I was Filipino. I considered myself his fiancée so I assumed Sean liked me. I thought he was just there to check a box, but I ended up with so much more. I made myself present to the process, and as he began to notice who he really was, I allowed this experience to open me up to the possibility of being loved and appreciated for all that I was.”
She continued, “I ended up representing a mixed race community, found Christ (I LOVE my testimony!) and married the most amazing man I have ever met. I would say doing this show was one of the best things that ever happened to me. ❤️
(Don’t exclude yourself. You’re destined to do bigger things than just check a box.)”
the Bachelor: The Best Seasons, Ever! It will air Mondays on ABC at 8 pm ET for 10 weeks.
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