Chris Harrison Says Ladies Swoon for The Bachelor's Juan Pablo Galavis

Posted on January 7, 2014

Juan Pablo Galavis The Bachelor

Juan Pablo Galavis, a single father from Miami, helped give The Bachelor a big ratings jump. The premiere on ABC had 8.5 million viewers. Galavis is a retired professional soccer player and is currently a music promoter. He is the first ethnic star of The Bachelor.

Host Chris Harrison says the ladies swoon over Galavis. We wonder what the ladies think of his purple striped socks in the promo photo? Harrison said they had to retool the show around Galavis and his popularity. Galavis shows one of the contestants how to salsa in a clip from the show. Harrison says he is jealous of women swooning over Galavis, but he plans to use it his advantage. Take a look:

Update: Juan Pablo ended up being far less popular than anticipated. As CNN explains his controversial comments about gays did not help. He was also perceived by some as a narcissist.

Photo: ABC/Craig Sjodin

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