More than once in my career as a professional Bachelor fan I've been left scratching my head when ABC announces its new leading man. Not this time. Sean Lowe, the hunky 28-year-old Dallas businessman who came in third on Emily's season, has been anointed the show's new Bachelor. My heart broke when Emily sent him packing in a tearful goodbye, and I couldn't be happier that he's getting a second chance at love — and that we'll get to watch the whole thing starting tonight! Check out all the lucky ladies (plus one returning contestant, to be announced on the premiere) vying for Sean's heart on season 17, and let me know if you think my snap judgments are correct.
The Bachelor: Meet the Ladies Competing For Sean Lowe's Heart