"The Bachelor" has revealed whom Sean Lowe picked between Catherine Giudici and Lindsay Yenter in the season 17 finale. They flew to Thailand, where Sean's family also came to meet the two ladies.
"They're both hilarious. Fun to be around," Sean told his mom Sherry about Catherine and Lindsay. Sherry guessed Sean had known which one of the girls was his favorite, but he said, "You'd think that, but I don't."
When she finally met Sean's family, Catherine admitted to Sherry, "At this point all I can think about is the future with him. I'm so ready and excited." To Sean's dad, she said, "I'm consumed by him." Sean's dad said he would happily welcome her to his family, "If it's you that Sean ends up marrying, you will never have a bigger fan than me... I'll love ya like my daughter."
Lindsay's meeting with Sean's family was filled with laughs. Sean's dad then asked her how she would know that she's trully in love before she got married. "I just know. I want to hang out with him for the rest of my life. He gets me. He is so supportive. He makes me feel beautiful," she explained. Sean's dad said he and his wife had been praying for Sean's wife since he was born, and couldn't be more happy when the day comes.
To Sherry, Lindsay said she and Sean "want to wait until we're married to live together. We want to be able to communicate well with each other. And have our family be a big part of our lives." Sherry was happy that the two "share the same values", telling Lindsay, "You're a wonderful, sweet young woman."
Sean then got some advice from his mother. "You don't want to propose to anybody if it feels like pressure," she told him. "It's got to be something you're excited to do and you feel in your heart it's the absolute right thing to do or you don't need to be proposing to either one of them."
Sean went on one final date with Catherine and Lindsay separately. He and Lindsay went rafting on the Mekong River. As for his date with Catherine, he had a ride on an elephant.
After visiting jeweler Neil Lane and picked an engagement ring, Sean waited for the girls at the engagement platform. Lindsay showed up in a long silver dress. Admitting that he loved to hang around with her, he then delivered the bad news, "Lindsay, this is the toughest thing I've ever had to do. I want to give you my heart so bad, but my heart's somewhere else."
"It's OK," she initially said. "Was it me?" she asked and then began to cry. "I'm sorry," Sean said. "Well, I'm going to go. It's really painful. It's my nightmare. I didn't see this coming. I'm happy for you. I'm happy that you fell in love but I honestly can't imagine my life without you. And that's something I'm going to have to figure out," Lindsay admitted, and sharing a hug with Sean before leaving.
"I feel like an idiot," she said in the car. "Everything I ever wanted in front of my face taken away. It's not fair. ... Why?"
Chris Harrison then delivered a love letter from Catherine to Sean, before the graphic designer came in a golden dress. "I knew from the very beginning that you were someone I wanted to be around...," he told her while holding hands.
"You never cease to amaze me... I miss you every time we have to say goodbye. I don't want to say goodbye anymore. Catherine, I want to spend the rest of my life telling you, 'I love you and making you feel like the most special, beautiful woman in the world,' " he added, before getting down on one knee and proposing to her, "Will you marry me?" She said "yes," and he put the ring on her finger.
Still in disbelief, she said, "Oh my god, is this for real?" He professed his love once again, promising that he would tell her "I love you so much" every day. "One last thing, Catherine, will you accept my final rose?" he asked and they rode an elephant.
Later on "The Bachelor: After the Final Rose", Sean met Lindsay again. He also revealed that he and Catherine would get married "soon" and their wedding would be televised on ABC this summer.