As this season of The Bachelor came to a close, fans were shocked by Juan Pablo’s arrogant actions during the final rose episode and the follow-up with host Chris Harrison.
Clare told Chris Harrison and viewers that Juan Pablo said something sexually-based and offensive to her during their helicopter ride in St. Lucia. Outraged, Clare addressed the issue with him but then gave him another chance. Afterwards, Juan Pablo discussed future plans with Clare, and the possibility of having children with her.
Yet, during the Final Rose ceremony the following day, Juan Pablo chose contestant Nikki, shocking and upsetting Clare. Despite questionable actions throughout the season, Clare finally gained fans’ respect when she gave him a piece of her mind:
“I saved this moment for the man of my dreams. I thought that was you. I thought I knew what kind of man you were…I’ve lost respect for you…I’ll tell you what. I thought I knew what kind of man you were. What you just made me go through — I would never want my children having a father like you.”
During “After the Final Rose”, Clare spoke with host Chris Harrison about Juan Pablo’s behavior. Chris Harrison claimed he was never as frustrated with other bachelors in the history of the show and he was appalled by Juan Pablo’s refusal to tell Nikki that he loves her, his disrespect of Clare, and the refusal to give straight answers to any questions pertaining to the relationship or future plans:
“Help me help you. I’m trying to make you look better…Come up with an articulate thought about this woman next to you who has pledged her devotion to you”.
Previous seasons’ bachelors and contestants were equally disgusted by Juan Pablo’s personality and arrogance, and fans have taken to Twitter to express their feelings:
As fans, producers, contestants, and Bachelor/Bachelorette veterans were all dismayed by Juan Pablo’s behavior throughout the season, we can only guess that winner Nikki will not be able to put up with his refusal to commit or tell her he loves her. Fans and producers can only hope that next season’s bachelorette Andi Dorfman will have a much better outcome than Juan Pablo.