Juan Pablo is a former pro soccer player from Barquisimeto, Venezuela who joined The Bachelorette season 9 to compete for Desiree Hartsock. He doesn't like reading but he loves dancing and music. He was eliminated in week 6 of the competition.
He returned to the reality dating franchise for another chance at love as the star of The Bachelor season 18, where 27 women tried to compete for his attention. He came under fire for several decisions he made on the show, as well as anti-gay comments he made in an interview off camera. Some of his controversial moments include his ocean rendezvous with Clare, his habit of kissing a girl in front of other women, imposing a kissing ban which contradicted his actions, sending a contestant home on her birthday, his fantasy suite nightmare with Andi and his "dirty talk" with Clare during their final date. In the end, he chose Nikki over Clare though he opted not to propose.