Chris Soules: Unlike Juan Pablo, I’ll “Respect” Women On The Bachelor
Chris Soules says he’ll be a different kind of “Bachelor” than the widely vilified Juan Pablo Galavis. The show’s new hunk is set to begin his quest for love when the show returns in January, and Soules is following Galavis, one of the most polarizing figures in “Bachelor” history for his occasionally less-than-gentlemanly treatment of the women vying for his heart.
Speaking to reporters, Soules was quoted as saying, “I think going into this I felt very humbled and pretty excited for the opportunity and grateful for the opportunity. For me, this is a big deal. To meet 30 incredible women was a big deal to me, and I took a lot of pride in the process because it’s very important for me to find a wife. That is probably my biggest goal at this point in my life.”
He continued, “Going into this process, I was going to make the most of every second and treat every woman with the respect that they deserve. I think that that’s one thing from what I saw in how Juan Pablo handled things… maybe not with the most respect for some of the women, and not as much respect for the process [as] it deserved. I think we were very different in regard.”
Viewers will see for themselves when “The Bachelor” returns to ABC next month. The ladies vying for Soules’ attention include a WWE diva-in-training, a plus-size model, a sport fishing enthusiast, a cadaver tissue saleswoman and more. But the sensitive hunk will be forced to make a tough decision and immediately cut eight women on the season 19 opener. What do you think of Soules’ comments on Galavis?