Arie Luyendyk Jr.
is our new Bachelor, but according to his old pal, Sean Lowe
, he was almost the Bachelor once before!
Et spoke with Lowe and his wife, Catherine
(Giudici) Lowe, by phone. Lowe, of course, was third runner-up on Emily Maynard
's season of The Bachelorette
in 2012, with Luyendyk coming in second. The two have remained friends, and Lowe, who was Bachelor in 2013, has always been a champion of Luyendyk following in his footsteps.
"I’ve been lobbying for Arie
forever," Lowe reveals. "I think they actually told him he was going to be the Bachelor the year they told Chris Soules
, and they even filmed some of [Arie's] intro package in Arizona, and ultimately pulled the rug out from underneath him in the end."Chris Soules
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So, the history of the entire Bachelor franchise could've been completely different! Luyendyk was equally surprised this year when he got the