When 'Bachelor' Sean Lowe proposed to Catherine Giudici, fans thought they would head off into the sunset and start making babies. After all, Lowe proclaimed that he doesn't like fame.
Just days later, Lowe tweeted that he had signed a contract with Hydroxycut, the weight loss aid that supposedly gives you extra energy while you shed a few pounds.
"I am now part of the @hydroxycut team! Loving Hydroxycut Hardcore! It gives me the energy I need to make it through practice. #TeamMurgalo - @SeanLowe09
As if practicing his dance moves for next week's premiere of "DWTS" isn't enough to help Lowe shed all that extra weight he carries on his abs. Said no one, ever.
In a conference call on Tuesday, Lowe told reporters, "I've always said that I'm not looking for fame .... In fact, I don't like the fame aspect of being the 'Bachelor' or being on 'Dancing With the Stars'."
Instead, he wishes he could "go out in Dallas" with his buddies, but instead he spends the whole night surrounded by fans because they "recognize me and they want to take pictures."
So why did he take the gig on "Dancing with the Stars" and sign up to promote Hydroxycut other than the obvious big money payout...and the fame?
Sean's answer is a scripted one you that one would expect from a reality star who is trying to come off as someone who is down to earth and not looking for fame in Hollywood.
"I don't want the fame itself, but when an opportunity like 'Dancing With the Stars' comes along, it's too good to pass up ... It's a once in a lifetime opportunity. And I wouldn't have taken it had Catherine not been okay with it. She is fully supporting me. She's in my corner. She's going to be along in this crazy ride with me."
Smooth. Putting the decision on his fiance makes him sounds like the sweet, sensitive Ken doll that fans came to know on "The Bachelor."
For once it would be nice if a reality star said, "Yes, I am going to take advantage of every offer out there while I'm still on the radar" instead of pretending they don't want fame.
And while Sean Lowe talks a good game about keeping things real while pimping himself out as an endorser of a weight-loss pill and dancing with a beautiful blonde on "DWTS," it seems like a story we've heard way too many times on "The Bachelor."
"We said all along that we just want to be normal, so that may be taking a walk in the park with my dogs, holding hands or just grabbing a bite to eat at a restaurant or going to a movie. Something very normal."
Normal is taking a walk in the park with your new-found love. Skipping from one reality show to the next isn't, unless you're in it for the fame....and fortune.