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Who Will Get a Rose This “Juan-uary”?

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at BC chapter.

Juan Pablo, The Bachelor.

ABC’s The Bachelor is off to a “Juan-derful” start. Season 18’s bachelor, Juan Pablo Galavis, is a hot, Venezeulan, former pro-soccer player (did I say hot?!), 32-year-old single dad who is searching for the love of his life. We missed the boat, girls, but we can live vicariously through the lucky ladies who met him last Monday night!

We were wowed as the girls exited the limo: Clare who bared a fake baby belly, Kelly who brought along her dog (given that her occupation reads “Dog Lover” it was rather suiting), and Lauren S. who rode in on a piano.

Clare who introduced herself as being preggo.

After the ladies’ exciting debuts, Juan Pablo followed inside where we were able to really get to know the bachelorettes. Most notably, there was Lucy the “Free Spirit” (perhaps translated to “blissfully unemployed”?) who didn’t wear shoes, Amy J. the crazy-eyed massage therapist who rubbed down Juan Pablo, and Lauren H. who supplied the tears for the night. Poor Lauren H. brought to life every girl’s nightmare: getting dumped a few weeks after being engaged. Unfortunately for the masseuse and crier, Juan was only prepared to hop onto one crazy train that night.

Amy J and Lucy cozy up to the bachelor.

Eventually, Juan Pablo will weed out the crazies and fall in love with the great catches he has waiting for him. Alas, I make my predictions for this season’s top four:


Nikki, the blonde pediatric nurse who supplied Juan Pablo a stethoscope to listen to her big, um, heart. Much like former Bachelorette Ali Fedotowsky, she is down-to-earth and sweet. And in her bio, she described her favorite dancing as “Is drunk dancing a type?” WIN!


Andi, the hot ombre lawyer. The second she exited the limo, Juan Pablo had “wow” on repeat in his spicy Spanish accent. She’s promising given she has a real job and knows how to keep her mouth shut (i.e. when Sharleen received the “First Impression Rose” and Andi said, “she’s a really sweet girl”).


Renee, the 32-year-old single mom who bonded with Juan right away. Obviously mature, but doesn’t physically show her maturity at all. She’s also from Massachusetts so we have to root for her in hopes Juan Pablo will be in the area sometime soon…


And finally, Sharleen. She is a worldly opera singer who Juan Pablo (surprisingly) gave the “First Impression Rose” to. After an awkward eight second pause, she responded “Sure” and took the rose. Calling it: she’ll leave on her own terms regardless of JP digging her.

Well girls, keep watching to find out who the lucky “Juan” is! If you are a Sean and Catherine fan, be sure to view their televised wedding “Juan-uary” 27th. And stay tuned every Monday night 8-10 p.m. to see more tears, twists, and twinkling “he’s the one” speeches.


Photo Sources:

https:// twitter.com/BachelorABC/status/420730074833649664/photo/1






Kelsey Damassa is in her senior year at Boston College, majoring in Communications and English. She is a native of Connecticut and frequents New York City like it is her job. On campus, she is the Campus Correspondent for the Boston College branch of Her Campus. She also teaches group fitness classes at the campus gym (both Spinning and Pump It Up!) and is an avid runner. She has run five half-marathons as well as the Boston Marathon. In her free time, Kelsey loves to bake (cupcakes anyone?), watch Disney movies, exercise, read any kind of novel with a Starbucks latte in hand, and watch endless episodes of "Friends" or "30 Rock."