The Venezuelan former professional soccer player and single dad will be "The Bachelor" for Season 18.
Juan Pablo didn’t get much camera time during Season 9 of "The Bachelorette" and was eliminated in Episode 6, but he worked with the time he got and won the fans over. His four-year-old daughter Camilla is hoping "The Bachelor" leads to some siblings for her.
Juan Pablo is the first Latino "Bachelor" the ABC reality show has had in its 11-year history.
While most seasons of "The Bachelor" or "The Bachelorette" indicate an obvious choice for the next season, Desiree's journey shook that mold. The former "Bachelor" contestant was a surprising pick for Season 9 of "The Bachelorette" since the gig usually goes to the runner-up. But she was such a fan favorite that she won the role. And in her season of "The Bachelorette," frontrunner Brooks broke Desiree's heart in the penultimate episode, then Desiree sent Drew home, realizing she didn't have true feelings for him. Of course, it could've been either one of them or Jef Holm, who was engaged to "Bachelorette" Emily Maynard last year.
"Bachelorette" host Chris Harrison told ABC News it was unlikely that Brooks would be the next "Bachelor." "He obviously has trouble committing and although he was sincere in coming on the show, he definitely has trouble expressing himself and letting himself be vulnerable when push comes to shove," Harrison said. "The reason the last two seasons have been so good is that Sean [Lowe] and Des did that really well. I don't know if Brooks has it in him to be so open."
Do you think Juan Pablo will be a good "Bachelor"? Do you wish someone else was chosen for Season 18? Sound off in the comments!
Juan Pablo's "Bachelor" stint kicks off in January 2014.
CORRECTION: This post has been corrected to accurately state that Juan Pablo is Latino.
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