Chris Harrison made the announcement on Monday night's After the Final Rose special. The audience went cray cray for Juan Pablo! Chris said, "No guy has made a greater impact with less screen time," later adding, "We may need Dodgers stadium for the first episode."
Indeed! Juan Pablo, a 32-year-old former professional soccer player from Venezuela, is charming, sexy, and funny. He lives in Miami with his four-year-old daughter, Camila, and looks forward to his reign as Bachelor. Me too!
A few months ago, Sean and Catherine Guidici left that door open, saying, "Opportunities may pop up that are just great and we might feel that they're great for us as a couple." Really? Other than a televised wedding – more on that later – I doubt there's a ton of interest in past Bachelor couples. I mean, like, beyond following them on Twitter and whatnot. Judge me all you want but I'd rather watch the singles whore themselves out on Bachelor Pad.
Anyway, turns out that these opportunities which only exist in Sean's ego must not be that appealing, because Sean recently shared that he and Catherine aren't interested in more reality TV. Aww. So sad.
While I generally prefer the Bachelorette over the Bachelor, Desiree Hartsock and her lot of guys are not holding my interest. Am I alone? At this point, I don't know if I'll finish the season, so I have set my sights on the race to be the next Bachelor.
Imagine my surprise when a familiar name – not linked to Des – popped up!
Reportedly, Emily Maynard's ex-fiance, Jef Holm, wants the gig. "Jef has been in talks with ABC about being the next Bachelor," revealed an inside source. "He loves fame, so it's no surprise he'd be open to the opportunity."
Oh Ali Fedotowsky…I promise we won't forget you were once the Bachelorette many seasons ago. How could we? You pop up every time anything Bachelor or Bachelorette related happens. A new season? Tell us your thoughts! A bitter break-up? You can relate to how hard it is to make a fauxmance work in the public eye. A former contestant reunion? You'll be tweeting about it (and seriously, don't stop doing that–I love it!).
In all seriousness, I think Ali is precious, and kudos to her for extending her fifteen minutes from the franchise. Now, Ali's sharing her thoughts on Desiree Hartsock (she can rap, y'all! Watch below!) and sharing some behind-the-scenes knowledge that only a Bachelorette would know.
He and partner Peta Murgatroyd competed for eight weeks on the show, but Monday they found themselves at the bottom of the leader board thanks to a measly 42 out of possible 60 points for his dancing. It's all good though, because now Sean will have more time to spend with the girl he will spend the rest of his life with his fiance Catherine Giudici.
Another season, another slew of reality series! As we head into the summer months, we need even more mindless television to distract us from the fact that the weather is beautiful and we're all stuck inside working for a living. I have to say, Ryan Seacrest's channel is stepping up to the plate–and stepping away from the Kardashians–to bring us a whole gamut of new entertainment.
According to an E! press release, we have lots to look forward to in the vein of new reality shows from the network. From the boys of The Wanted to the WWE to the gray flannel clad Bachelor (you know who I'm talking about!), there is sure to be something for everyone!