Roberts Wesleyan grad Pablo Galavis on 'The Bachelor'

09:13 AM, Jan 06, 2014

Juan Pablo Galavis (Photo provided by ABC)/


Written By Staff reports

Juan Pablo Galavis, an Ithaca native who played soccer at Roberts Wesleyan College, begins his quest Monday night on The Bachelor.

A preview show Sunday night showed Galavis, who played professional soccer in Venezuela and the United States, handing out roses to each of the 25 women vying for his heart this season and a preview to the drama and tears that will come.

Galavis, a single dad, lived in Ithaca until he was 2 and grew up in Venezuela. He was rejected by Desiree Hartsock on The Bachelorette last spring.