Juan Pablo Galavis is back! The heartthrob from Desiree Harstock’s season of “The Bachelorette” is returning to ABC to share his quest for love with viewers … and the season 18 premiere can’t come soon enough.

On Monday, Jan. 6, “Bachelor” fans will watch Juan Pablo as he embarks on this journey to meet his potential soul mate. The 32-year-old single dad from Miami will meet 27 bachelorettes, and while all the beautiful contestants want a chance to connect with the former professional soccer player, only 18 will remain by the end of the premiere.

As we previously reported, the batch of girls range from a former NBA dancer to an opera singer to a “free spirit.” Unfortunately fans will have to wait to see if Juan Pablo makes an immediate connection with any of them … but we’ve got spoilers on episode 1 to hold you over.

The ABC reality dating show teases that a couple of girls will have very memorable first meeting:

Nikki, 26, pediatric nurse, Kansas City, MO

According to ABC, Nikki is a “stunning nurse who causes men’s hearts to flutter. So, what will the pediatric nurse do when she meets the bachelor? She’ll present Juan Pablo with a stethoscope so that “he can listen to her heart beat.”

Lucy, 24, “free spirit,” Santa Barbara, CA

“Bachelor” viewers may be used to the girls getting all glammed up for their man, but Lucy takes a different approach in the season premiere. The “flower child” will meet Juan Pablo barefoot “to tempt the Bachelor with her unassuming nature.”

Kat, 29, medical sales rep, Scottsdale, AZ

Kat’s not only a medical sales rep … she’s also a dancer. Described as “energetic and bubbly,” Kat will invite Juan Pablo to “show off his patented sexy salsa moves.”

Lauren S., 26, musical composer, Austin, TX

Lauren S. will be getting silly with Juan Pablo on night one when she “peddles in on a ‘piano bike.’”

Kelly, 27, dog lover, Atlanta, GA

Juan Pablo has a daughter … and Kelly has a dog. The 27-year-old will bring her pooch with her as a date when meeting the Bachelor during the premiere.

Clare, 32, hairstylist, Sacramento, CA

During Desiree Hartsock’s season of “The Bachelorette” she was won over by Ben Scott when he brought his young son Body out with him. Clare does something similar for Juan Pablo, but she doesn’t have a kid … yet. ABC teases that Clare will arrive seven months pregnant!

[Click HERE for a full list of the 27 contestants fighting for Juan Pablo’s heart on “The Bachelor.”]

Who will connect with Juan Pablo? And who will be sent packing? “Bachelro” fans will have to wait and see which 18 women remain after the first rose ceremony on Monday, Jan. 6.

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