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'The Bachelor' 2014 Season 18 Casting: Women Wanted to Star, Date Juan Pablo

Juan Pablo won many fans -- despite being dumped by Desiree Hartsock on The Bachelorette season 9. Now, he's ready to star in the 18th season of The Bachelor -- and has plenty of good news for his faithful fans. The new season begins filming in January, and ABC is currently casting women to star on the show.

By Amber James, EnStars on Aug 10, 2013 10:08 AM EDT
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Juan Pablo Galavis
Juan Pablo Galavis
Age: 31
Occupation: Former Pro Soccer Player
Hometown: Barquisimeto, Venezuela
Height: 5'11" (Photo : ABC.com)

Juan Pablo won many fans -- despite being dumped by Desiree Hartsock on The Bachelorette season 9. The sexy former soccer player is ready to star in the 18th season of The Bachelor  -- and his fans have a chance to audition for the hit show.

ABC is currently casting women to star on the show and just released an official casting announcement. Read on for the casting call:

"Congrats to Juan Pablo on being named the new Bachelor! And good news, ladies: The search continues for America’s most eligible women, as the popular relationship show preparing for its 18th season! Do you have the charm, style, class and charisma to become America’s next leading lady? Do you want to meet Juan Pablo for all the right reasons? Are you dreaming of being the last woman standing at the most. dramatic. rose. ceremony. ever?

When you’re ready, apply online to be on the next season of The Bachelor — or nominate someone today by visiting http://thebachelor.tv and submitting an application or nomination form."

During the "After the Final Rose" special following the dramatic Bachelorette finale with Desiree Hartsock, Chris Harrison announced that Juan Pablo would be the next Bachelorl

Beginning in January 2014, he'll be handing out roses to 25 eligible bachelorettes.

"It was hard to make the decision. It's a great responsibility, because I'm going to find, hopefully, the person who's going to be with me and my daughter," Juan Pablo said after Chris Harrison made the big announcement.

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Fans came to love Juan Pablo during the ninth season of The Bachelorette. The 32-year-old former Venezuelan soccer stud and single dad has a 4-year-old daughter, Camila, from a previous relationship.

"In the history of this show, no guy has made a greater impact with less screen time than our soccer-playing single dad," Harrison said of the Bachelor-to-be during the "Men Tell All" special earlier this season. "He's the fan favorite we barely got to know!"

When asked about what he's looking for as the Bachelor, the birthday boy said, "That mom for [my daughter] Camila and someone I can spend many years [with] together."

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