Kathryn Lowe Was Chosen To “Check” The Diversity Box On “The Bachelor”

Kathryn Lowe is reflecting on her experience on “The Bachelor”.

The now mother of three won Sean Lowe’s heart on the ABC dating show in 2013. She was one of 26 women who made up the show’s cast – and one of the only women of color on the show.

As ABC prepares to revisit Sean’s season on “The Bachelor. “The Greatest Seasons — Ever!” at 8 p.m. ET/PST Monday, Katherine on Instagram Open about her feelings, like she was chosen for the series to “tick the box.”” But I ended up getting more than that,” she wrote.

“Tomorrow, our season of The Bachelor will re-air with a condensed three-hour episode. When I was originally cast, I was very flattered, but somewhat grounded in the fact that I would be one of the faces representing people of color. I know that one of the reasons I was chosen was probably because I’m Filipino,” explains Kathryn.

“I figured I’d be his fiancée because of what I thought Sean liked. I thought I was there just to check a box, but I ended up getting more,” she continued.” I became the process that I am now, and when he began to notice who I really was, I allowed the experience to open myself up to the possibility of Being fully loved and appreciated for all that I am. In the end I got to represent a mixed community and I found Christ (I love my testimony!) , and married the most amazing man I have ever known. I’d say doing the show was one of the best things that ever happened to me. ❤️.”

Catherine concluded, “Don’t get down on yourself. You’re destined for bigger things than just checking a box.”

Sean and Katherine got married in 2014 and now share three children together.Samuel, 3, Isaiah, 2 and 5. Month-old Mia.

Katherine is the third woman of color to end up with The Bachelor in the show’s 18-year history. In a 2019 interview with ET, she attributed her success with Sean to his pre-Bachelor dating preference.

“[The producer] gives the lead character – I hate to say it – the option that [he or she] is attracted to,” she shared.” Sean Lowe has dated all different types of races before, so I think that’s why it’s so important in our It worked so well during the season that he chose someone who wasn’t white.”

Kathryn notes the franchise’s recent progress on inclusion and applauds efforts to continue to increase diversity.” The Bachelorette has a very diverse audience. So to be able to be seen and showcase all different types of people I think is very smart,” said Kathryn. However, she also said that when seasons feature predominantly white actors, she won’t be making “a whole lot of The Bachelor Slammed, “because it really depends on the appeal of (the lead character)”.

On Friday, former Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay – who remains a franchise the only black lead so far – told Afterbuzz that if they haven’t made any real progress, she You can’t be an “affiliated” bachelor.

“If we go around talking about Black Lives Matter and what’s important and how we need systemic change …….. Then when it comes to the Bachelor, let’s talk about systemic changes. We’ve got to change some things there, too,” Lindsay insisted.

“I think they have to, at this point, give us a black Bachelor in season 25. You have to do that. I don’t know how you don’t.” She continued, calling the franchise a “wash.” And I was asked if I would still be in this franchise if it continued in this manner. I can’t. I have to see some type of change. It’s ridiculous. It’s embarrassing. It’s awkward attached to it at this point.”