Is Juan Pablo Galavis our next Bachelor? Many “Bachelorette” fans certainly think so, as the previously little-seen Latin lover got shocking star treatment on last night’s “Men Tell All” episode. The Venezuelan former pro soccer player was rejected by Bachelorette Desiree Hartsock weeks ago, after enjoying such little screen time that we used to spend all of our time screaming at the TV to show the man more, forcryingoutloud!
Despite the few televised moments afforded him, Juan Pablo became a fan favorite through sheer force of his good looks and charming personality. So much so that, in introducing him last night, host Chris Harrison was forced to acknowledge ABC’s failings:
“In the history of this show, no guy has made a greater impact with less screen time than our soccer-playing single dad. He’s the fan favorite we barely got to know.”
And with that, the show began shamelessly pimping out the resource it had squandered lo these many weeks. In a change as bewildering as it was delightful, JP (my pet name for him) got more screen time on the “Men Tell All” than he did all season put together. He was seated prominently front and center, and Harrison seemingly couldn’t ask him enough questions. Juan Pablo always dropped panties with those Latin looks of his, and last night he melted hearts talking sweetly about his adorable 4-year-old daughter, Camila. It was a tour de force! It was no surprise to us that his name started trending worldwide on Twitter, although the timing did cause confusion for the uninitiated:
— Patricia W (@Tug23) July 23, 2013
We begged for Juan Pablo to be the next Bachelor weeks ago, but never dared to believe it might actually happen. As fans know — and as we kept hearing from James this season — Bachelor and Bachelorette candidates are normally chosen from the final four. ABC testing audience reaction for the sixth-place Juan Pablo to be the next Bachelor, as the network clearly is doing, is simply beyond our wildest dreams. It’s Christmas in July, folks! Juan Pablo for ALL the roses!
Get to know Juan Pablo with these cute pics of him hanging with Camila, sexy screen shots from his blink-and-you-missed-it “Bachelorette” appearances and a bunch of photos of him just being hot in general: