Juan Pablo Galavis may soon be getting a chance at love on reality television…
The 31-year-old Venezuelan American retired professional soccer player is reportedly being offered the chance to find love on ABC’s The Bachelor, according to news sources.
“He’s been told the gig is his if he wants it,” an insider told E! News. “He’s definitely interested and will most likely accept, although nothing’s been signed yet.”
Should Galavis, who played for Miami FC during his career, accept the offer for the upcoming eighteenth season of the reality show, he would become the first Latino Bachelor.
He was one of the eligible men on the current season of The Bachelorette with Desiree Hartsock.
And even though she sent him packing, Hartsock agrees Galavis would be a perfect choice.
“Girls in America will love Juan Pablo. They would love to see him as the Bachelor, because I get that on my Twitter feed all the time,” she said.
ABC hasn’t commented on whether Galavis will indeed be the next bachelor, but fans will find out within a few weeks, on the season finale of The Bachelorette.
The casting of Galavis would be a win-win for the ABC series, which has been criticized for its lack of diversity.
And from the response producers have gotten from fans, it appears women in America want to see more of the Latino heartthrob.
“Not only do women seem to love him, casting him will help soothe accusations the series doesn’t include enough minorities,” the source added.