Juan Pablo Galavis talks 'The Bachelor': 5 highlights (Video)
Juan Pablo Galavis is the star of the new "Bachelor" season and as viewers learned after Monday's premiere, it will be quite a season. The first episode ended with a promo that showed one contestant saying, "Juan Pablo, I hope he dies."
Still, Galavis is an optimist and can understand what a lot of these women are feeling since he was once a contestant during "The Bachelorette" season 9 in early 2013. Desiree Hartsock sent him home in the sixth episode of the show.
The hunky "Bachelor" star talked to OTRC.com recently about the crazy contestants, his least favorite part of the show and more. Check out five highlights from the interview below and be sure to watch the videos above.
1. He probably wouldn't do "The Bachelor" again.
If he could go back to when he was asked to be the star of this "Bachelor" season and accept to do it all over again knowing what he knows now, Galavis said he wouldn't do the show again.
"I don't think so. Probably not," he responded. He also admitted it was tough for him.
2. His daughter is a big factor in his love life.
"When you're a father or a mother, every -- as soon as you wake up, whatever you do, just think about her or him [the child] first and then you do it," Galavis explained. "This is something that is more important because it's somebody that's going to be with me that if I go away, she can be with my daughter. You know? So it's way more important."
3. He's a very different "Bachelor" guy.
Galavis promised this season is going to be a good one and it has a lot to do with the fact that he's a different kind of "Bachelor" guy.
"You know, it's going to be a good season, very good season because it's different. That's the advantage of this season," he said. "Because it's me and I'm Latin and different. You know?"
"It's not that I'm Latino or not Latino or -- I'm just from a different culture," he later added when asked about how his Venezuelan heritage came into play on the show. "I could be German and it's gonna be a different 'Bachelor' with a German guy because he's got his way of being, you know?"
4. He "hated" doing the rose ceremonies.
"It was hard at the beginning to deal with all the things on the show, but there's things that I cannot change. You know, I was like, 'Well I'd rather not do a rose ceremony,'" Galavis said. "You know, things that you just want to change a little bit, but it's obviously part of it and definitely just me being honest and straight forward."
He later said, "I hated rose ceremonies."
5. He admits to being a "cry baby" and breaking hearts this season.
When asked if audiences were going to see a lot of tears this season, Galavis said, "Probably, yes. Even I am a cry baby too. I hate hurting people. I hate hurting people, I hate, you know, making people suffer. I do care a lot about people."
"I always try to be as fair as possible, because I think if you're honest and you're fair then they [the women] understand," he later added. "If they get it wrong, OK I told you, I told you that the process is hard, I told you that there's so many other women too."
Bonus: Check out videos of Galavis talking which "Bachelor" contestants he thinks is the sexiest, the nicest and more. He also talked to us about being a positive guy.
Reporting by George Pennacchio of KABC Television, which produces the nationally syndicated entertainment show "On The Red Carpet" (check for local TV listings).