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Juan Pablo Galavis

Is it January yet? If you’ve been skipping The Bachelorette because it just couldn’t compete with The Bachelor (a shirtless Sean Lowe and a freaky Tierra), then you may be wondering who Juan Pablo Galavis is. Allow us to introduce you to Monday night’s upcoming Bachelor with the super fun-to-say name.

Juan Pablo Galavis

Ex-soccer player

This born in the USA, raised in Venezuela athlete played soccer for Christian school Roberts Wesleyan College in New York. Juan Pablo Galavis then went on to play three years of professional soccer in Venezuela.

As an occupation, he lists "former pro-soccer player" and when ABC asked where he sees himself in five years, he answered, "One of the most respected agents in sports and music." (Does that make Galavis "between opportunities?")


Galavis just turned 32 earlier this month. He’s 5’11”, has one tattoo and is a single dad. While Galavis appears to be the epitome of physical perfection, he doesn’t like to read. His fan base from The Bachelorette didn’t seem to notice or care about his lack of literary interest.

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Perfect mate

When asked what his ideal mate looked like, the soon-to-be bachelor answered, "Fit body, good size breasts, nice smile." Our knee-jerk reaction may be to dismiss this as a somewhat cliché male response, but Galavis redeemed himself in his answer for what he’s looking for in his perfect mate’s personality. He lists, "Easygoing, fun, not worried about fancy brands, outgoing that gets along with people from different cultures, that doesn’t get upset with jokes." All eligible bachelorettes should be impressed that his personality answer was considerably longer than his physical attributes list.

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And now, the moment you’ve been waiting for…

All soon-to-be superstars have a few YouTube clips in their closet that kept them busy until they were discovered. Here are the commercials we’re guessing Galavis wishes would go away now that he is going to become the object of every American woman’s desires. (Note: They’re not that bad. Galavis is, after all, half naked in most of these commercials. Should we be the first to start the soon-to-be-overdone trend of using Spanish words like “caliente” to describe Galavis? Click on "play all" and enjoy.)

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Comments on "Juan Pablo 101: Get to know the new Bachelor"

Samantha Steiner August 06, 2013 | 12:08 PM

"It's the moment we have all been waiting Desiree is down to her three final suitors in this epic, two part season finale of the Bachelorette. And probably, the most dramatic one that we have seen in years." Theose were the exact words that 'Bachelor' and 'Bachelorette' fans across the country, in fact heard from host, Chris Harrison, as part 1 of 'The Bachelorette' season finale aired on ABC last week. And a lot is on the line now, as Desiree tries to pick herself back up, as she copes from the heartbreak of Brooks’ unexpected, sudden exit, and hurtful rejection, and slowly, but surely, starts to find what could be, her perfect happily ever after tonight, on the second part of the season finale of ‘The Bachelorette.’ And then there was one, as Desiree, in a tearful goodbye, sent Drew home, halfway through what was supposed to be their final romantic date in Antigua. After riding horseback, side by side, conflicted feelings were spoken upon, and another suitor bit the dust. Yep, talk about dramatic! However, that leaves Chris, whom Desiree described as "a potential future husband," while experiencing a "completely new day" with him aboard, surprise, yet another catamaran, and at the same time, were able to share and reciprocrate upon their similar views on love, and yes, without a doubt, 'having and spending a future' together. I don't know about you, but, that sure sounds like the "real thing" to me. And while Drew left just short of meeting Desiree's family, Chris certainly capitalized on the opportunity, after enjoying their final romantic one-on-one date, with an extra special, sweet, and thoughtful gift of a poem-filled journal given to Desiree towards the end of the night. Cue the tears of joy and happiness! With her family's approval of Chris, and the permission of a proposal granted from Desiree's dad, all signs lead to the next big step. Question is...who will she choose? Stay tuned...Ok, it is my pleasure to introduce to you the very happily and newly engaged couple, Desiree Hartsock and Chris Siegfried. And yes folks, he did indeed, put a ring on it! I think it's official and safe to say, that waiting for love was absolutely, and truly worth it in the end. With that said, I do believe in love and fairy tales 110%, and I couldn't be happier! Cheers to all of the hopeful romantics out there! Another season is in the history books and one could be starting again as we speak. Are you ready for this journey to repeat itself? And the new bachelor is...drumroll please...'Bachelorette' fan favorite and single father...Juan Pablo Galavis! Shocker! Sound off below...

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