Get Ready to Swoon for Sean Lowe! 5 Reasons Why He'll Be a Great 'Bachelor'

We're convinced the hunky Texan will be one of the best Bachelors yet -- here, we plead our case

Meet Sean Lowe, the 29-year-old Prince Charming (technically, Dallas insurance salesman/furniture retailer) at the center of The Bachelor, season 17 (premiering Monday at 8 p.m. ET on ABC).

Oh, right! You've already met him during Emily Maynard's season of The Bachelorette, when this broad-shouldered Texan made it to the final three. Chances are, you were horrified when Emily discarded him to make room for ultimate winner, skater dude Jef Holm. Turns out it was her loss, and The Bachelor's gain! Check out Sean's tape to see what we mean:

If that video isn't enough to convince you, here are five reasons Sean is poised to be a better-than-usual Bachelor… 

He doesn't take himself -- or the show -- too seriously. During the home visits on The Bachelorette, Sean fooled Emily into thinking he still lived at home. Leading her into a stuffed animal-strewn bedroom, he apologized that his mother hadn't cleaned up the place. "That's all right," Emily chirped. "I can clean!" In her confessional interview, of course, she rolled her eyes while describing the moment, and shredded him to pieces. But Sean got the last laugh, when he revealed that he was just setting her up. Click here to see his practical joke. 

Yet he dutifully recites lines from the standard Bachelor script. "I came here hoping to find the woman I'm going to spend the rest of my life with." "I can picture us spending the rest of our lives together." "I want her to have my heart. I want to be her best friend. I just want to be the man that she wants me to be." We've heard it all before, but it never gets old, does it?

He's sexy, and he loves kids. Remember those gorgeous posters, the ones that would feature a shirtless, beefcake guy cradling a cute baby? (Admit it, you had one on your dorm room wall!) Bachelor producers tapped right into that female fantasy when they showed a clip of a shirtless Sean interacting with his beloved niece and nephew, Kensington and Smith.  

He's an optimist, despite the fact that only three of the 24 Bachelor/Bachelorette couplings have resulted in marriage. "The track record may not be the greatest," he told Access Hollywood. "But I know that it can work, and it worked for me the first go round."  

But he's not a boring Mr. Nice Guy, either. "[People who think,] 'Crap, he's like vanilla toast,' -- well, he's not," host Chris Harrison told "People will be surprised by his personality and charisma, and he's also got an edge to him. He's not afraid of confrontation or saying the wrong thing." 

Still not convinced? Then tune in tonight and see for yourself!
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