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Juan Pablo Galavis gives Chris Soules 'Bachelor' advice; gets criticized for it

Television personality Juan Pablo Galavis arrives at the 13th annual Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational gala at the ARIA Resort & Casino at CityCenter on April 4, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Photo by Ethan Miller

Juan Pablo Galavis surely must have developed a really thick skin by now. On Wednesday, August 27, after it was announced on "Good Morning America" that Andi Dorfman's runner-up Chris Soules is the new star of "The Bachelor," Juan tweeted out a congratulatory note to Chris that contained some advice on how to deal with the big role. Unfortunately for Juan Pablo, he got slammed by several people for daring to give Chris any advice at all.

After congratulating Chris, Juan Pablo advised him to stay true to himself rather than to bend to what others want. "Make YOUR decisions, follow your HEART, have FUN and ALWAYS stay true to YOURSELF #NotNegotiable," Juan wrote.

Juan Pablo's advice to Chris obviously stems from his own experience as the Bachelor. Towards the end of his run as the Bachelor and afterwards, Juan Pablo clashed with some of the contestants, notably Andi, making for an awkward "Women Tell All." He also clashed with the show's producers and even host Chris Harrison at the "After the Final Rose" episode over his refusal to open up about his real feelings for winner Nikki Ferrell.

He even accused the show's producers of delaying and changing his show blogs. Instead of going on the usual media interviews after the show ended on behalf of the network, Juan Pablo and Nikki expressed how glad they were done with the experience and pretty much just went about their own lives.

While Juan Pablo may have meant well, some people don't think that he's one to give any advice. One person told Chris to not take any advice from Juan Pablo while another person said that she's pretty sure that Chris doesn't need any advice from him. One person even wrote that Juan Pablo's real advice is to actually "f**k many, lie often, and don't give a s**t."

Even if Chris Soules took notice of Juan Pablo Galavis' advice, viewers likely won't be seeing a repeat of what happened in the previous season of the show. In an interview with TV Guide, Chris Harrison explained that part of the reason why the Iowa farmer was chosen as the next "Bachelor" star was because he will "approach 'the job' the same way" as Andi Dorfman did, likely meaning that he'll open himself up to viewers and happily fulfill his contractual obligations.

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