Juan Pablo Galavis on Being Sober: Is Not Drinking on the Bachelor Hard?
For contestants on The Bachelor and Bachelorette, enjoying alcohol isn’t technically a requirement. But considering how much wine is downed during the shows many cocktail parties, it sometimes feels like it should be.
It comes as a bit of a shock, then, to hear that 2014 Bachelor Juan Pablo Galavis actually doesn’t drink at all. Just think of how much seltzer water he’s had to go through. Between his season and Desiree Hartsock’s? That’s a lot of (non-alcoholic) bubbly.
But instead of feeling left out of the fun, Juan Pablo says he prefers to just watch all the craziness go down... and he enjoys every moment of it. During a recent interview, Access Hollywood’s Billy Bush asked if it was difficult “having to see these drunk girls make fools of themselves.”
Not in the least. “I love it,” Juan Pablo replied. “I do that every time I go to a club or a bar. I see people drunk and I just have a good time. [Like, hey,] Look at that guy.”
Being the only sober one in the room is something he’s just gotten used to. “I’ve dealed [sic] with that all my life,” Juan Pablo says. “You go to clubs or soccer teams, you always see the drunk guys. You look at them. You have fun with it.”
As for his motivation for living booze-free, the Venezuelan-raised reality star says, “I’ve never drank. I can drink one beer with an entire lime and salt on the top, and scotch [...] and it takes me like two hours. Every time I go to a club, I don’t drink.”
But when asked if anybody told the Bachelor girls about his sober ways, Juan Pablo seems pretty convinced that most of them must have known from the beginning. “They know from the show, and from some of the interviews. They know,” he says.
Every season, there’s always a contestant or two who will get completely wasted. For Juan Pablo, that’s a deal breaker. “Done,” he says. “Bye-bye. In a second.”