A common criticism of ABC's "The Bachelor" is that the reality show is cheesy and a bit perverse. A lot of people have thought it, and most have voiced it too. Regardless, it means a lot more when an actual contestant agrees.
Bachelor Sean Lowe was quickly deemed "the virgin bachelor" after announcing that he and then–fiancée Catherine Giudici would be waiting for marriage to have sex. The proud Christian recently appeared in a video for Christian nonprofit I Am Second to talk about his experience on "The Bachelor" and his devotion to faith.
"Never in a million years did I think I would do a cheesy reality TV show about love," Lowe admits. Yet somehow, the Texan ended up appearing as a contestant on "The Bachelorette" and returning to take on the role of "The Bachelor."
However, Lowe doesn't intend to speak negatively of the show. Instead, he presents his personal struggles with the show's concept and his religious ideals. It would be hard to complain given that Lowe married a woman he met on the show and now calls his best friend, Giudici.
Still, the process for finding "the one" wasn't easy for Lowe to swallow. "It's unnatural to date 25 women at one time, and it felt wrong. A lot of the time, it felt wrong," he confesses. "I wrestled with it quite a bit, thinking, 'I'm pretty sure God opened this door, but what if he didn't? What if it's just an opportunity that came about, and what if I'm actually harming my testimony by going on a show and dating multiple people at one time, and kissing multiple people?"
As the only "Bachelor" to ever marry the woman he proposed to on the show -- remember, Jason Mesnick married Molly Malaney, but proposed to Melissa Rycroft on the show -- Lowe has faith in the experience. We're just glad he also has a little sense of the reality of it all.