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'The Bachelorette' bachelor Sean Lowe: I think Ryan Bowers is a little misunderstood


By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 06/08/2012 

The Bachelorette bachelor Sean Lowe has emerged as one of the early frontrunners to win Bachelorette Emily Maynard's heart.

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After Emily's girlfriends identified Sean as one of their favorites, The Bachelorette star gave him some intimate private time along with the group date's rose during last week's episode. During this Monday night's broadcast, Sean and Emily's relationship will go to the next level, as the couple will embark on their first one-on-one date together.

During a Thursday conference call with reporters, Sean talked to Reality TV World about his experience thus far on The Bachelorette and offered a sneak peak of what's to come -- including what kind of drama viewers should expect to see soon, whether he believed fellow bachelor Ryan Bowers was on the show for the wrong reasons and why he originally decided to appear on the show.

Below is the first portion of Sean's call. Check back with Reality TV World on Monday for the concluding portion.

Reality TV World: During Monday night's episode, there was a lot of discussion amongst the bachelors about age. Chris Bukowski, who's 25, apparently thought Doug Clerget, who is 33, was a little condescending towards him -- as Doug was saying maybe Chris wasn't mature enough to date Emily and take on a daughter. You're 28, so what are your thoughts on that argument? Were you aware of the conflict between Doug and Chris while you were there and whose side are you on?

Sean Lowe: Yeah, I was kind of sitting in the middle of that conversation and I kind of lean towards Chris' side. I believe your age is not necessarily indicative of how mature you are. At the same time, I think Chris probably could've handled that whole situation a little better than he did, which may be an indication of his immaturity, you know?

So for the most part, I stayed out of it, but I don't believe that because you're older, it necessarily makes you wiser. I think I made a comment in the episode that we should just have a bunch of guys that are 40 because they might be more wise than everybody here, you know? So I would probably lean towards Chris' side of the argument.

Reality TV World: When we talked to Tony Pieper last week, he said he thought there were some guys in the house who claimed they were ready to step into a father role but probably weren't in real life. Would you agree or disagree with Tony? And if you agree, do you think the guy who upsets Emily with his comment that her daughter is "baggage" on next week's show is the only one not ready, or do you think there were also others?

Sean Lowe: I definitely think the guy who made the "baggage" comment was not ready by any means, and that's a tough question. It's hard to say whether someone's going to be ready or not.

You really have to get down to the root of the man to figure that out, and I'm not sure because there may be some guys who appear ready -- who are put into that situation and buckle under the pressure -- I'm not sure, but I think most guys have the right intentions and they honestly believe that they could step into that role if they were called.

Reality TV World: ABC is letting you tease a little bit of the drama coming up in the season. I don't know how much you can reveal, but could you talk a little bit about that? Is there anything else besides the "baggage" comment that's been previewed you could touch upon?

Sean Lowe:
Outside of the "baggage" incident, I don't know about any other guy drama. I can say that Monday is going to be an awesome day. It's going to be awesome for me to go back and watch it, because like I was mentioning earlier, this is where I think you're going to start seeing sparks fly between Emily and me, and this is where we kind of kick off our relationship.

That's what I'm most excited to see and yeah, like I said, as far as the guys go, I know everyone was kind of fired up over the "baggage" comment, but I don't know if there's any other guy drama outside of that.

Reality TV World: Do you think any of the guys on the show were there for the wrong reasons? What about Ryan, for example? He's been shown talking about how he would like to become the next The Bachelor star and felt destined for bigger things than just being one of Emily's many suitors. So what are your thoughts on that?

Sean Lowe: You know, Ryan is such an interesting guy and when we first moved into the house in Charlotte, Ryan and I bonded right off the bat. We have a lot of things in common. We're both from the south and we grew up playing football, and we bonded. After spending time with Ryan, I think he may be a little bit misunderstood.

I know he's got strong opinions and he often sticks his foot in his mouth, and there's no excuse for that, but at the same time, I think his heart's in the right place -- maybe he just doesn't know the right way to express how he's feeling or what he's thinking.

But ultimately, I think, "Is he there for the right reasons? I don't know. I don't know." I think we might have to watch and I'm anxious to see some of the behind-the-scenes stuff, as far as what Ryan's saying in his interviews and so forth to really get a better feel to whether or not he's there for the right reasons.

Reality TV World: How did you decide to go on The Bachelorette in the first place? Was it to find love with Emily in particular?

Sean Lowe: Yeah, you know, my sister and my brother-in-law, they submitted my name and I got a call from the casting department. And at first, I was totally against it and I didn't think I was going to do it. And the casting director says, "Well why don't you just send in your video that you have to send in, and if you change your mind, you can always go forward."

So I sent in the video and not long after that, I found out it was Emily, and that was the tipping point for me. When I found out it was Emily, I had heard so many good things about her, that's when I decided to do the show.

Above is the first portion of Sean's call. Check back with Reality TV World on Monday for the concluding portion.



(Photo credit ABC)


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