Desiree Hartsock may have passed on a chance at love with Juan Pablo, but her loss is America's — and hopefully one lucky lady's — gain.
Season 18 of the reality show is going to definitely be steamy with the series' first non-white bachelor, and thank goodness they got one with an accent this time. Seriously, it's swoon city over here.
We have to wait until January 2014 to see the 32-year-old start his quest for love, but in the meantime, let's get to know him a little better. Check out these 5 facts you might not know about Juan Pablo:
(1) He's Making Famous Friends
Since being named the new Bachelor, Juan Pablo has been making famous friends. Just check out this tweet between Juan Pablo and American Pie and Orange is the New Black star Jason Biggs:
(2) Juan Pablo Already Has One Woman in His Life
That lucky lady is his daughter Camila who was born back in February 2009. He said that her birth was the reason he retired from soccer.
(3) He's Been All Around the World
Back when he did play soccer, he started out in college, at Roberts Wesleyan College — where he is the third all-time assists leader. After several seasons playing in Primera División Venezolana with Caracas FC, Deportivo Italia, and Monagas Sport Club, he signed on for the Miami FC back in February 2008.
(4) U.S. Born, Venezuelan Bred
Juan Pablo was born in Ithaca, New York but moved to Barquisimeto, Venezuela when he was just 2. He came back to the U.S. for college.