01/02/2014 11:13 am ET Updated Jan 23, 2014

Meet Juan Pablo Galavis, The First Latino On The Bachelor


Juan Pablo Galavis loves to dance salsa, eat empanadas and kick ball — until 2008 he played professional soccer as midfielder and forward. The devoted dad, born to Venezuelan parents 32 years ago, will soon become the first Latino lead on ABC's show "The Bachelor."

"I am the Bachelor, and I am a Latino, and obviously it’s going to be me. So, there’s going to be a lot of Latino things in the show – a lot, you know, just me. And it’s going to be great. It’s going to be a lot of food, a lot of dancing," he told Fox News Latino.

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