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‘The Bachelor’ 2014: ‘The Countdown to Juan Pablo’ special airs tonight on ABC

Juan Pablo Galavis with his daughter
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ABC is trying something new for the 2014 season of “The Bachelor”. They aired a special one-hour look into the life of Juan Pablo Galavis tonight, Jan. 5 at 7 P.M. CST. The special also had behind the scenes clips of the casting calls that took place in search of the 25 women who will compete for the love of “The Bachelor”.

The first part of ‘The Countdown to Juan Pablo’ revealed host Chris Harrison going to surprise some of the chosen ladies with the news of their selection to the show. He presented them with a rose and fans can imagine the excitement expressed by the lucky women! One of the girls even announced she was learning to speak Spanish for Juan Pablo!

Next the special gave everyone a sneak peek into a day in the life of Juan Pablo in Miami. Fans learned that while Juan Pablo grew up in Venezuela, he was born in New York. He revealed he always had a passion for soccer and retired from playing pro when his daughter was born. The single father made it clear that Camila has his heart and he would do anything for her.

Fans got to see a look at Juan Pablo’s family too. His uncle had some advice for him, “be patient, that’s all I can say for now”. His sister revealed to the family via video chat that she is pregnant! Juan Pablo’s father, Saul, also had some advice for his son. He told him to be “open minded” and remember Camila in the decision process.

What do you think of the special that aired tonight? Were you glad, as a fan, to get a behind the scenes glimpse at this season of “The Bachelor”?

Episode one of “The Bachelor” premieres tomorrow night, Jan. 6 on ABC at 7 P.M. CST.