"The Bachelor" 2014, season 18, will raise a lot of questions before it even starts. Will it be a success for the reality show and ABC? Some past contestants weighed in on their thoughts about Juan Pablo Galavis being the lead to find love next season. IB Times released a report Sept. 22 that compiled a number of opinions from past and present contestants who have appeared on "The Bachelor" and "Bachelorette."
William Holman appeared on Ashley Hebert's season of "The Bachelorette." He weighed in on how he thinks Juan Pablo's season of "The Bachelor" will go.
“I don’t think America is going to get what they’re looking for with Juan Pablo,” Holman said. “He has the draw of the accent, but I think it’ll get a little boring after a while. It’s not going to go well. But it’ll probably be one of the best first episodes of any season.”
Michelle Money was on Brad Womack's season of "The Bachelor" in 2011 and revealed similar thoughts. She does think the contestants will be some of the sexiest the series has had.
“It’ll definitely be a sexy season,” Michelle said of the women who will be cast on the show. She thinks Juan Pablo's status as a single dad and his cultural background could “work really well or bomb really badly.”
Michael Garofola appeared on the same season as Juan Pablo during Desiree Hartsock's season of "The Bachelorette." He tweeted his prediction of "The Bachelor" 2014 when he heard his fellow cast member was named the lead for season 18.
"So excited for #the Bachelor in Juan-uary. This season will be Juan to remember. #JuanPunsAreFun #ButImDone #maybe," Garafola tweeted.
Zack Kalter was also on Desiree's season. He thinks Juan Pablo's season of "The Bachelor" will be awesome.
"Juan! You little rascal! Gonna be the most entertaining Bachelor season ever. Congrats Amigo @JuanPaGalavis #TheBachelor," Kalter tweeted.
Is America ready for a Venezuelan man to be the next "Bachelor"? Chris Harrison said an overwhelming portion of fans expressed a desire to see Juan Pablo be the next "Bachelor" when the announcement was made.
Varying opinions have derived since it was revealed Juan Pablo would be "The Bachelor" 2014. Many thought Drew Kenney or Zak Waddell would have been chosen, but an good number of people wanted to see Juan Pablo get the gig. Looks like they'll get what they wished for!
"The Bachelor" 2014, season 18, will premiere Mon., Jan. 6 on ABC at 8 p.m., ET/PT.