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Oklahoman Modified: February 18, 2013 at 11:37 pm •  Published: February 21, 2013

TV BRIEF

‘Bachelor' host praises Lowe's charm

— After 17 seasons on “The Bachelor” (plus eight seasons on “The Bachelorette” and three on “Bachelor Pad”), host Chris Harrison says one thing makes Sean Lowe stand out from the others — and it's not his washboard abs.

It's the way Lowe makes the women on the ABC dating show feel, Harrison says. On the show, which airs at 7 p.m. Mondays, single women live in a house together and compete for the affection of a single man.

Lowe “has this incredible way of making you feel like you're the only person in the room,” Harrison said in a recent interview. “That's a great quality, and the thing is, it's sincere.

“It's not an act with him, and what really makes the difference is his sincerity. His charm and his charisma makes these women feel like, ‘This is it, like we could literally stop this date and go get married.' ”

Lowe, who is from Dallas, played collegiate football as a linebacker at Kansas State before becoming “The Bachelor.” He tried to win Emily Maynard's heart last season on “The Bachelorette” but placed third.

From Staff and Wire Reports