VIDEO: First Look at Juan Pablo on ABC's THE BACHELOR
ABC's THE BACHELOR returns with a two-night premiere event starting on Sunday, January 5 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) with "The Bachelor: Countdown to Juan Pablo" followed by the season premiere on Monday, January 6th.
Below, check out an exclusive sneak peek at the first episode courtesy of TVGuide.com!
In the season premiere, Bachelor Juan Pablo enjoys some time with his adorable daughter, Camila, when he is surprised by a visit from Sean Lowe. Sean offers some pointers on how he should handle his romantic adventure when 27 amazing women come from all over the world to meet him. Although not looking forward to having to send any of these beautiful bachelorettes home, he soon forgets about that when he hears the first screams of excitement from the limousines. It's obvious the women are out to make a memorable first impression. A gorgeous nurse pulls out a stethoscope and lets him listen to her heart. A free-spirited hippie decides to go barefoot. A vivacious dancer invites him to show her his sexy salsa moves. The real showstopper is a music composer who arrives on a "piano bike," playing her own composition. Not to be outdone, one woman shows up seven months pregnant. Is it a stunt or an OMG real moment? And one bachelorette brings a date - her dog, Molly.
Juan Pablo tries to calm everyone's nerves by surprising the women with an impromptu dance party and a spontaneous photo booth. Now, as he tries to get to know the women individually, the stunning nurse impresses him with her commitment to caring for sick children. A lovely single mom connects with Juan Pablo as she shares stories about her eight-year-old son. But things get a little crazy when an overzealous masseuse gets the Bachelor on her massage table and treats him to some of her best moves.
Tensions run high once CHRIS HARRISON brings out the first impression rose, with those who haven't spoken with the handsome bachelor growing more anxious by the minute. One recently heartbroken woman tearfully relates her story of being left at the altar by her former fiancé. An elegant opera singer, who has come half away around the world to meet Juan Pablo, is totally enchanting. As the party draws to a close, he offers the coveted rose to a stunning beauty, but she is hesitant to accept it. Why?
At the end of the evening, 18 bachelorettes remain to start the exciting adventure with Juan Pablo and begin the search for love.