To get us even more excited about Juan Pablo’s season of ‘The Bachelor,’ the countdown special revealed the details of the upcoming season — from how the 27 lucky ladies were chosen to a look inside Juan Pablo’s (adorable) life as a single father. Then we got a sneak peek of extremely drama and tear-filled season to come.
While season 18 of The Bachelor is about to kick off, we learned what to expect from the new season featuring the stunning Juan Pablo Galavis with The Bachelor: Countdown to Juan Pablo on Jan. 5. And yes, you can count on seeing him without a shirt, quite a lot!
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In case you needed another reason to fall in love with Juan Pablo, 32, this special did it. It all started off with a look at the ladies who auditioned for the show — and there is quite an array of them.
However, after seeing the adorable women get their roses (yes, Chris Harrison and the producers traveled the country to ask each woman to accept the rose and be on the show), we got a look into Juan Pablo’s life as a father in Miami.
We saw Juan Pablo, the first Latino bachelor go from everywhere from the beach to the gym — to a drive by the hospital his daughter Camila was born at. Friday is “daddy time,” so we got to see him with his daughter, 4, and her friends at the park!
“She’s my Valentine forever,” he said to the camera about his daughter. It sounds like the ladies will not only be competing for his heart, but also for his daughter’s and his family. During a heart to heart with his father, Juan Pablo got super emotional thinking about having to leave his family, his daughter in particular. It was sweet to see the relationship he had with his father!
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Chris explained that she had stayed in touch with the crew of the show after she was no longer on it. During the special, they showed clips of her talking about love and friendship, as well as others talking about how much they loved her like Ashleigh, Jaclyn, Chris, Jackie, Ames, and Jenna. Her mother Donna also added in how much she missed her daughter.
They remembered her laugh, her love for love and for others, and how big her heart was. Some even said they had aspired to be more like her.
We love that the special took time to remember her with clips, comments and even photos of her life.
To wrap up the special, Chris Harrison and the gang gave us a sneak peek of the season — and it looks like it’s filled with more drama (and making out) than ever before! We see Juan Pablo get some advice with the last bachelor Sean Lowe, followed by a season full of tears, romance, heartbreak, making out, fighting, and did we say kissing? Oh … and a woman saying she wants Juan Pablo to die and him getting angry and storming out of an interview.
Needless to say, it’s going to be a good one. Can’t wait for season 18 to start? Jump on the Juan Pablo train!
So, HollywoodLifers — are you excited for Juan Pablo’s season of The Bachelor? Let us know, then tune in on JUANuary 6!
— Emily Longeretta