December 08, 2012 01:33:57 GMT
A 26th lady, who will be revealed in the season premiere, is also included in the picture but her face is blurred out.
After announcing the 25 girls who will be vying for Sean Lowe's heart in "The Bachelor" season 17, ABC is releasing the first picture of them together with the eligible bachelor. Standing among them is the 26th woman whose identity is still kept secret as her face is blurred out in the photo.
According to Entertainment Weekly, the mysterious contestant is someone whom fans will recognize. "She was a contestant from a prior season that met Sean and was desperate to pursue a relationship with him," host Chris Harrison teases.
The 26th woman will be revealed in the season premiere that is slated to air Monday, January 7, 2013. Sean has shared about what he's looking in a girl, "They have to be intelligent, funny, witty...I like sweet girls."
Of Sean who finished third in "The Bachelorette" season 8, Chris says, "He's a phenomenal guy." He goes on gushing, "Gorgeous guy and super grounded. He's that diamond in the rough, the guy from middle America you otherwise might not know about."
Asked if he may try to find love on TV show, Chris who recently split from his wife answers, "Not a day goes by that someone I meet doesn't ask me whether I want to be the next Bachelor. It's definitely difficult out there, but I like my day job."
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