Ithaca (WSYR-TV) – Central New Yorkers may have an added interest in the upcoming season of The Bachelor beyond the drama of reality programming.
The newest star of the longstanding ABC reality show, former The Bachelorette contestant Juan Pablo Galavis, was born in Ithaca
After he turned 2 years old, Galavis’ family moved to Venezuela.
He played collegiate soccer in the US and professional soccer in Venezuela before settling in Miami with his daughter.
The Central New York native is now a music promoter in South Florida.
Galavis, now 32, previously appeared as a contestant on The Bachelorette, but lost out when Desiree Hartsock selected Chris Siegfried as her match. Click here to follow Galavis on Twitter