Juan Pablo Galavis Guinand was born August 5, 1981 in Ithaca, New York and raised in Barquisimeto, Venezuela from an early age. He is a retired professional football (soccer) midfielder/forward, who left the sport in 2008 for family reasons. Juan Pablo Galavis has one daughter, Camila, from the Venezuelan actress Carla Rodriguez,a former girlfriend. His daughter was born on February 14, 2009. He wants to expand his family by marrying and having two more children.
After leaving his sports career behind, Galavis began working with music acts involved in the Miami bar and club scene as a promoter. He has enjoyed a degree of success in this arena. He has also done some work in Miami filming television commercial spots. Galavis also enjoyed a short stint as a television presenter for Mega News, a Miami sports-oriented news show.
In addition to his soccer career, Galavis is best known for his appearance on the reality-television show The Bachelorette (May 2013), where he was eliminated from the competition. He will star in season 18 of The Bachelor, premiering January 2014, and is rumored to make more than $90,000 on the project. He is slated to be the first ethnic star in series history. Galavis is of Venezuelan heritage.
The majority of his personal wealth was earned as a successful soccer player with a variety of clubs. Galavis made about $1 million from that athletic career, spanning the years 2001 – 2008. His 2013 net worth is $1.2 million.