E! News reported earlier this month The Bachelor had only two men still in the running to star on the show. Lowe, a 28-year-old insurance salesman from Texas, was reportedly one of the possibilities, while Luyendyk Jr. was the other.
According to another E! News source, producers "briefly considered" Olympic swimmer and gold medalist Ryan Lochte after he had expressed interest in the position but decided to go in a different direction.
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