Arie Luyendyk, Jr. & Sean Lowe Finalists For The Bachelor; Ryan Lochte Out of Contention

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Arie Luyendyk, Jr. and Sean Lowe are the two finalists for The Bachelor, according to reports, meaning Ryan Lochte won't be rocking his Speedo on the show.

The Olympic swimming champ was actually in the running, however.

"We honestly briefly considered him," a source who works on the show revealed to E! News. "But we are going elsewhere. It's really down to Arie and Sean."

Ryan Lochte, Bikini-Clad Girls

You'll still have a chance to see the athlete on TV this fall, as Lochte booked a gig on 30 Rock as well as 90210. But The Bachelor didn't say #Jeah to Ryan.

Arie Luyendyk, Jr., Sean Lowe and Jef Holm all became fan favorites during the most recent Bachelorette season, comprising Emily Maynard's final three.

Producers are still finalizing their decision, and a casting announcement is expected "soon." Roberto Martinez may or may not still be in the mix as well.

Assuming it's down to Arie and Sean, who do you think should be the next Bachelor? Vote for your favorite of the two hunks in THG's survey below!

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There’s still a lot of growing to do in our relationship. We will not tie the knot until I am mentally and physically prepared as well as Matt.

Shayne Lamas

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Shayne Lamas [on proposal by Matt Grant]