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!

And the Winner is?

Who should be the next Bachelor, Arie Luyendyk, Jr. or Sean Lowe? Both 2012 Bachelorette finalists would be worthy ... but only one can be picked! View Poll »


If Sean is the new Bachelor will not be a viewer. People writing these articles have ran Sean down our throats. Big turn off. I will watch Arie, Roberto or someone new. Please no Sean!


remember Sommelsdyke, the netherlands.


Uh oh, Sean's stalker(aka Deb Kalin) is back! If someone is friends with Sean on Twitter, you might want to suggest he gets a restaining order against that crazy chick...


Team Roberto!


Arie and Roberto are both out of the running. SEAN LOWE should be the ideal Bachelor. Its the most obvious choice here. I want to see SEAN LOWE find happiness. What a sweetheart!


Megan I might think you are right. Why would my man Reality Steve be wrong he normally is right on. Maybe Ryan information that is wrong. This guy Sean might be all for show. Would like to see my man Rob as the next Bachelor.


I still think it is Roberto. They are playing everyone. Good for ratings.


I am hearing now that Ryan S. is not totally sure about Roberto Martinez Jr. out of the running. This is all just hype for who ever becomes the next Bachelor. It makes you wonder if Roberto is actually the next Bachelor and they made ther decision along time ago. Maybe they just wanted to keep everyone in the game. Who knows time will tell.

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