Credit: Rick Rowell/ABC Television Group © 2013 Disney Photo: Juan Pablo Cuddles Up to the Ladies at The Bachelor Season 18 Premiere Cocktail Party

Is The Bachelor on? Does Juan Pablo Galavis make you vaguely uncomfortable when he sings? Should the ladies finally admit they’re there just to meet Chris Harrison and touch his miraculous hair? The answer to all three of these questions is a resounding, duh. Duh, guys. The Bachelor is so on tonight, and the love train is about to go off.

On this evening’s class-filled cocktail party meet ‘n greet, we’ll get an intimate look inside the hearts, tear ducts, and unbecoming mind crawlspaces of 27 lovelorn lady loos. In case you missed any of The Bachelor: Countdown to Juan Pablo last night, we’ll recap it for you. Juan Pablo is hot, girls are excited to meet him, and he has a crazy, adorable family. That’s what you missed, but we’re sure you’ll get plenty of that at 8 p.m. ET/PT on the two-hour Season 18 premiere.

Some highlights we might mention: One lady appears with a preggo belly, but is it real? Another gal pulls up on a piano bike. No biggy, that’s how we roll, too, when we’re feeling really composer-y or our car is in the shop. Also, more shots of Juan Pablo running shirtless will definitely be included for your slow-mo reel project we know you’re working on. You’re welcome.

Last but not least, if you enjoyed watching Arie Luyendyk, Jr. give Sean Lowe some kissing advice on the Season 17 premiere, just wait till Seanie shows up to talk to JPG tonight. Fingers crossed he doesn’t try to pass on any smooching secrets, because please, son. Not your game.

Tune in to The Bachelor Season 18 premiere TONIGHT from 8-10 p.m. ET/PT on ABC!



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