It's no secret there's been a ton of negativity surrounding this season of The Bachelor. But while fans, celebrity and otherwise, have shared their distaste for Season 18 star Juan Pablo, it's also been one of the most talked-about seasons in the series' 14-year history. Which begs the question: Does a detested Bachelor actually make for a more successful season?
The Bachelor: Where are they now?
The ladies of The Bachelor were feisty on Monday's Women Tell All, but not amongst each other. Instead of the usual cattiness, this time around the group banded together to attack Juan Pablo.
From Andi's follow-up of last episode's ending to Kelly's emotional reaction to Juan Pablo's off-camera remarks and a bunch of stuff in between, Juan Pablo certainly took his fair share of heat. But it was also surprising who came to his defense, especially when it came to the almost unanimous claim that all his conversations were superficial.
If only the walls of The Bachelor's fantasy suite could talk.
What started out as a great date between Juan Pablo and Andi seemingly turned into a nightmare by the next morning. Although the former came away thinking the duo's evening together went well, Andi had a totally different take, later explaining that it was beyond awful. Andi later removed herself from the competition, but on the way out she tried (and failed) to explain to Juan Pablo why she felt he was inappropriate during the night. Plus: She straggled with how little Juan Pablo seemed to care that she was leaving.
On The Bachelor hometown dates, Juan Pablo was met with more than one disapproving family member, but that didn't seem to affect his ultimate decision.
As Juan Pablo traveled to meet each of the four remaining women's families, it was in Atlanta with Andi and Sacramento with Clare that he met the most resistance. While Andi's dad was on the defense almost the minute the pair sat down, in Sacramento it was Clare's older sister Laura whose disapproval left Clare in tears. But even though Juan Pablo appeared to have a tougher time with Andi and Clare, he sent Reneehome after a nearly perfect date.
After weeks of being conflicted over Juan Pablo, Sharleen decided it was finally time to leave The Bachelor.
Ever since she hesitated over receiving the first impression rose, viewers have watched the opera singer vacillate between knowing Juan Pablo is not the guy for her and giving in to her attraction to the single dad. Ultimately, it was the prospect of bringing Juan Pablo home to meet her folks that made Sharleen pack up once and for all.