Sean Lowe Is The Next “Bachelor”

Posted Tuesday September 25, 2012 2:09 PM GMT

It’s almost time for a brand new season of “The Bachelor,” and this time around Sean Lowe will be the one doing the picking.

The “Bachelorette” finalist, who almost scored big with Emily Maynard, will definitely find love this time around, though he says he was hurt deeply when he was dismissed in favor of Jef Holm.

Mr. Lowe told press, "I was standing at that rose ceremony thinking I was going to marry her," though he’s ready to give it another shot with a new gal.

"I'm an open-minded optimist, and I believe the process can work. If I found my wife, it would be worth it,” he previously said. The new season of “The Bachelor” is already filming and will air beginning in January 2013.

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