Juan Pablo Galavis, the sexy single father from Miami, Florida, is ready to find love. He'll have his own opportunity to find his wife and stepmother to his daughter when he stars in the 18th edition of The Bachelor.
With his Spanish accent, good looks, salsa moves and undying devotion for his daughter, Juan Pablo, 32, was a fan favourite. Sadly, Bachelorette Desiree Hartsock couldn't see a future with Juan Pablo and sent him home from Barcelona.
Although he was blindsided by not getting a rose, the experience of being on The Bachelorette opened his eyes to the possibility of finding a real, everlasting love.
He witnessed firsthand how it worked with Desiree, and has decided that he can't give up on love and on giving his daughter, Camila, what she wants more than anything else in the world a brother and a sister to complete their family.
Juan Pablo is ready and hopeful that he'll find love and the missing puzzle piece to fulfill his family here on The Bachelor.
The eighteenth season begins with the 32-year-old single dad from Miami, Florida, arriving at the Malibu mansion and being introduced to 27 bachelorettes - including a former NBA dancer who has supermodel looks but is a shy single mom, a "sexy" hairstylist who tries to hide the pain of losing her father, a "dedicated" first-grade teacher who is convinced her fate is to be with the Bachelor, a world-class opera singer, and "a flower child."
Nurse Nikki will present a stethoscope to Juan Pablo so he can listen to her heart beat, "flower child" Lucy will arrive barefoot, dancer Kat will show off her salsa moves, music composer Lauren S. will peddle in on a "piano bike" while playing her own composition, Kelly will bring her dog Molly with her to meet Juan Pablo, and Clare will deliver "the jaw-dropping moment of the night" when she appears to arrive seven months pregnant.
During the initial cocktail reception, Juan Pablo will throw a dance party in attempt to calm the bachelorettes' nerves. However, tensions will still be high when he determines whom to give his first-impression rose to.
The premiere will conclude with Juan Pablo whittling his bachelorettes down to 18 during the season's first Rose Ceremony.
The 27 bachelorettes competing on The Bachelor's eighteenth edition are:
Alexis Morgado, a 24-year-old communications director from Tampa, FL
Alli Restko, a 26-year-old nanny from Chicago, IL
Amy Jokinen, a 31-year-old massage therapist from Los Angeles, CA
Amy Long, a 27-year-old local news reporter from Orlando, FL
Andi Dorfman, a 26-year-old federal prosecutor from Atlanta, GA
Ashley Poe, a 25-year-old grade school teacher from Dallas, TX
Cassandra Ferguson, a 21-year-old former NBA dancer from Rochester Hills, MI
Chantel Forrest, a 27-year-old account manager from San Diego, CA
Chelsie Webster, a 24-year-old science educator from Columbus, OH
Christine Llano, a 23-year-old police support specialist from Miami, FL
Christy Hansen, a 24-year-old marketing manager from Chicago, IL
Clare Crawley, a 32-year-old hairstylist from Sacramento, CA
Danielle Ronco, a 25-year-old psychiatric nurse from St. Louis, MO
Elise Mosca, a 27-year-old first grade teacher from Forty Fort, PA
Kat Hurd, a 29-year-old medical sales representative from Scottsdale, AZ
Kelly Travis, a 27-year-old dog lover from Atlanta, GA
Kylie Lewis, a 23-year-old interior designer from Rockford, IL
Lacy Faddoul, a 25-year-old nursing home owner from La Jolla, CA
Lauren Higginson, a 25-year-old mineral coordinator from Oklahoma City, OK
Lauren Solomon, a 26-year-old music composer from Austin, TX
Lucy Aragon, a 24-year-old free spirit from Santa Barbara, CA
Maggie Gantt, a 24-year-old personal banker from North Augusta, SC
Nikki Ferrell, a 26-year-old pediatric nurse from Kansas City, MO
Renee Oteri, a 32-year-old real estate agent from Sarasota, FL
Sharleen Joynt, a 29-year-old opera singer from Heidelberg, Germany
Valerie Eredia, a 26-year-old personal trainer from Sutter, CA
Victoria Lima, a 24-year-old legal assistant from Boca Raton, FL
Hosted by Chris Harrison, The Bachelor is produced by Next Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television. Mike Fleiss and Martin Hilton are the executive producers.