ABC's The Bachelor breaks World Record for "Longest On-Screen Kiss
at the Hollywood Guinness World Records Museum
Courtesy of Guinness World Records
Courtesy of Guinness World Records
January 22, 2013
HOLLYWOOD—The Hollywood Guinness World Records Museum was featured on ABC's hit romance reality series The Bachelor, yesterday, Jan. 21, 2013. Sean Lowe, this season's latest Bachelor, took contestant Lesley M. to the Hollywood Guinness World Records Museum on a special "one-on-one date". During the episode, the couple broke the Guinness World Record for "Longest On-Screen Kiss" by kissing in front of a live audience for 3:22, beating the previous record by seven seconds.
Lowe will join his father, Jay, as a Guinness World Record holder. The senior Lowe achieved the record for “Lowest Fuel Consumption” on May 4, 1997. Jay and friend, Ted Jacobs, drove a manual 5-speed Chevy Geo Metro 7,229.3 miles through 48 States on 164 gallons of gas.
The record-breaking episode was shot at the Museum on Sept. 30, 2012, after six weeks of preparation, site visits, tech scouts, and production of a special display commemorating the elder Lowe’s world record achievement 15 years before his son’s. The five-hour filming included interior and exterior shots, as well as an overview of the scene from the roof of the Hollywood Wax Museum across the street.
Guinness World Records Adjudicator Stuart Claxton traveled from the organization’s New York location to observe and officially sanction the record-breaking kiss but was unable to reveal the outcome until the airing of the show Monday.
The Hollywood Guinness World Records Museum is in the record books itself, as a National Register Landmark. The building housed one of the oldest movie theaters in Hollywood, originally built in 1913.
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About the Guinness World Records MuseumOne of the best things to do in Hollywood since 1991, the Guinness Museum is a top LA attraction, vividly showcasing records, from the great to the gross, in a fun up-close look at pop culture, sports, space, technology, animals, natural phenomena and, of course, the limits of human potential. The Hollywood Guinness World Records Museum is located directly across Hollywood Boulevard from the world-famous Hollywood Wax Museum. http://www.guinnessmuseumhollywood.com/
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On ABC’s hit primetime reality series The Bachelor, one lucky man is offered the chance to find true love. A single and eligible Bachelor embarks on a romantic journey, getting to know a bevy of beautiful bachelorettes, gradually narrowing the field to the one woman to whom he may propose marriage in the dramatic season finale. Hosted by Chris Harrison, The Bachelor, now in its 25th season, is produced by Next Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television and airs on Mondays 8/7c on ABC. For more information on the program, visit http://beta.abc.go.com/shows/the-bachelor.
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