02/17/2014 01:42 pm ET Updated Feb 18, 2014

Why Juan Pablo Galavis Is The Best/Worst 'Bachelor' Of All Time

Thanks to Juan Pablo Galavis' turn on "The Bachelor," the beloved ABC series' premiere of its 18th season skyrocketed 17 percent to 8.4 million viewers -- the best debut rating in three years. But behind the Venezuelan soccer player's sexy single dad facade, there exists suspiciously creepy tendencies that have compelled some critics to say he's ruined the franchise all together.

Though the show's producers heavily pushed "Juanuary" on us, here are the facts: The 32-year-old was not a celebrated soccer star but a mere benchwarmer, respects single mothers but won't kiss them, and seeks an English-speaking wife even though he can't reeeeally speak the language. Oh, did we mention Juan Pablo's got great abs? Because that's all the girl contestants and viewers seem to care about: the eye candy.

In advance of the show's seventh episode, Juan Pablo's Dr. Jekyll, Mr. Hyde complex -- let's call it Dr. Juan, Mr. Pablo for now -- has become more apparent than ever. As Juan Pablo might say: ay ay ay!



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