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.
<strong>Season 1:</strong> In the first season, bachelor Alex Michel did <em>not</em> propose to the woman he chose. His relationship with Amanda Marsh lasted for several months.
<strong>Season 2:</strong> Buerge proposed to Helene Eksterowicz on-air. They broke up five weeks after the finale was broadcast. Buerge, who's now settled down with a wife and kids, filled for bankruptcy in 2011.
<strong>Season 3:</strong> In keeping with season 2, Andrew Firestone, the great-grandson of the founder of The Firestone Tire and Rubber Company, proposed to his lady of choice. However, they broke up a couple of months later. He is now married to actress Ivana Bozilovic.
<strong>Season 4:</strong> Guiney, who was a contestant on the first season of "The Bachelorette," did not propose during the finale, but offered winner Estella Gardinier a promise ring.
<strong>Season 5:</strong> This Canadian boy was the first non-American bachelor to be featured on the show. The sports commentator, who previously played in the NFL and CFL, chose to date Jessica Bowlin, but they broke up within a few months.
<strong>Season 6:</strong> Compared to the previously mentioned "Bachelor" relationships, Byron Velvick and his lady-of-choice Maribel Delgado lasted for quite some time. In 2004 he proposed to her in Spanish so that her parents could understand him. They broke up in 2009.
<strong>Season 7:</strong> For the first time ever in "Bachelor" history, the final rose ceremony was broadcast live on national television. O'Connell did not propose to Sarah Brice, but instead chose to carry on a non-marital relationship. They broke up and got back together several times.
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<strong>Season 8, Paris:</strong> Travis Stork chose schoolteacher Sarah Stone. Like every other "Bachelor," the relationship did not last. Stork is now known as one of the doctors shelling out advice on the show "The Doctors."
<strong>Season 9, Rome:</strong> This Italian 'royal' and celebrity animal activist did not propose to the winner he chose. They dated and broke up a year after they filmed the show.
<strong>Season 10</strong> One month after the season finale, Andy Baldwin and his fiancée called off their engagement -- not surprisingly --but continued their relationship. They officially broke up in 2007.
<strong>Season 11 & 15:</strong> In an unprecedented move, Brad Womack rejected both finalists in the season 11 finale. He returned to be "The Bachelor" in season 15 and proposed to his "choice," Emily Maynard. The two were engaged for a short period of time, and very publicly split last year.
<strong>Season 12, London Calling:<strong> This English financier and business development manager from London chose Shayne Lamas as the winner. They broke up within months.
<strong>Season 13:</strong> In the season finale, Jason Mesnick called off his engagement with the winner and resumed a relationship with runner-up Molly Malaney. They wed in 2010 and their wedding aired on television.
<strong>Season 14:</strong> This Texas-born "Bachelor" first got his taste at reality TV on "The Bachelorette." Since "The Bachelor" he's been on some reality shows, including "Dancing with the Stars."
<strong>Season 16:</strong> Ben Flajnik is still very clear in our minds. Flajnik and Courtney Robertson broke up in February 2012 while their season was still airing. They reconciled and are now engaged. The two of them don't live in the same city, and are currently going back-and-forth about who will move for the other.
CORRECTION: This post has been corrected to accurately state that Juan Pablo is Latino.