Chris Harrison On Juan Pablo: “Something Just Didn’t Seem Right”
By Michael Lewittes | 4:03 pm, March 11th, 2014
The host writes, “I want to start off by saying I’m not mad about how the season ended nor am I angry with Juan Pablo. For some reason I feel that there is some notion that I dislike him, and that’s just not the truth.”
Harrison offers, “You have to give yourself to this process or it just won’t work. You have to come in with sincere intentions and then trust and give yourself to this process, or not only will it not work, it will be a constant battle and struggle until the end.”
He continues, “I truly believe Juan Pablo came into this season with those true intentions. I also know that when we chose him we truly believed he had the qualities that would make him a great Bachelor. But from the beginning something just didn’t seem right and something didn’t fit. We can debate over what that is, but the truth is that is irrelevant.”
“The only thing that matters is this was a struggle for Juan Pablo and it was a struggle almost all the way through. I, along with all of our producers, tried as hard as we could to figure this out and make it easier on him,” Harrison reveals.
The TV personality went on to talk about the extremely awkward “After the Final Rose” special, calling the interview with Juan Pablo “odd.”
He writes, “Most of you understood last night it wasn’t about getting Juan Pablo to say he loved Nikki. It was about getting him to really say anything of substance about a woman who had professed her love for him and had hoped for a proposal from him.”
“When it was over, the two of them got up and walked off stage in complete silence… I was very sorry to see it end like that because it didn’t have to. That was a choice made entirely by Juan Pablo,” says Harrison.
What do you think of Harrison’s assessment of Juan Pablo and “The Bachelor” finale?