Twenty-seven people chasing one Latino might sound like the racist TV hit of the season, but it’s not what you think:

Juan Pablo Galavis loves to dance salsa, eat empanadas and kick ball — until 2008 he played professional soccer as midfielder and forward. The devoted dad, born to Venezuelan parents 32 years ago, will soon become the first Latino lead on ABC’s show ‘The Bachelor.’ … The dating reality show made its debut in 2002 and has been on the air for 17 seasons, but it had never before featured a Latino as the coveted prize.

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