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'The Bachelorette' Alum Juan Pablo Galavis Becomes First Hispanic 'Bachelor'

First Posted: Aug 08, 2013 09:38 AM EDT
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Female fans of "The Bachelorette" across the country have reason to rejoice this week, as one of the fan favorites of the show will now get his own chance at love. Following Monday night's Bachelorette finale, it was announced that Juan Pablo Galavis will be the star on the next season of "The Bachelor."

Galavis was one of the favorites to win the heart of this season's bachelorette Desiree Hartsock. The dreamy Venezuelan certainly had plenty going for him, and it appeared that Hartsock was quite smitten with his good looks and Latin charm.

"If we have a fan favorite right now it's Juan Pablo," host Chris Harrison said. "He's actually a really good guy and Des loves her some Juan Pablo. The question that she doesn't really care to answer right now is, 'Is there more to this guy than his accent and body?'"

Alas, Hartsock did not find the gorgeous Galavis to be quite enough for her, as he had to bow out of the competition in seventh place. The bachelorette would go on to choose Chris Siegfried as her man. Still she has had nothing but great things to say about Galavis to date.

"He is so sensual and charming. Just his accent alone is sexy. He is like a dream of a man," Hartsock said at one point during the season. When asked recently Galavis' future prospects, she noted that "they would love to see him as The Bachelor because I get that on my Twitter feed all the time."

So just who is this Latin lothario? Galavis was actually born in New York, before moving out of the country to Venezuela when he was two. He has played soccer at both the collegiate and professional level, dabbled in the music business and hosted a sports show in Miami called Mega News.

Perhaps most interestingly, Galavis is the proud father of a four-year-old girl. It will be interesting to see how the contestants are able to convince him that they would make suitable mothers for his daughter, as only two other stars of the show have ever been single parents.

"I'm going to find hopefully the person who is going to join me and my daughter. That's what I'm looking for," Galavis said.

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