Juan Pablo Galavis Accused of Ruining ‘Bachelor’ Chances For Minorities
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Juan Pablo Galavis Accused of Ruining ‘Bachelor’ Chances For Minorities


As excited as we all were to see a black woman named the next lead for Bachelorette 2017, it was long overdue.

So why did the franchise wait a cumulative 33 seasons before someone like Rachel Lindsay was given the gig? Blame Juan Pablo Galavis!

At least, that’s who one former Bachelor contestant believes to be responsible for this drought of minority stars on the ABC reality series.

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Chantel Forrest, who appeared on Juan Pablo’s Season 18, tells RadarOnline.com the controversial Venezualan hunk “screwed up” others’ chances.

“They gave minority a chance, but he really screwed it up,” she says of her TV ex.

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Chantel continues, “They gave it an opportunity and it didn’t work out with him because he’s the worst one of all time. I think that’s why they waited so long!”

The Bachelor 2014 alum is, of course, referring to the many scandals that surrounded the Latin-American star.

The 35-year-old came under fire at the time for calling gay people “pervert” in an interview and refusing to propose to final pick Nikki Ferrell, to name a few.

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Not to mention, all of the bad press that came out about him later in ex Andi Dorfman’s book, It’s Not Okay.

“Unfortunately, he also had the a—shole gene and in my opinion was one of the more narcissistic humans I had ever met. Narcissistic and ungrateful,” the Bachelorette wrote.

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She added, “He was honest to the point of offensive, entitled to the point of elitism and pompous to the point of disgust.”

According to Chantel, all’s well that ends well — and she couldn’t be happier about producers choosing Dallas lawyer Rachel for the job.

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“I think it’s awesome. It’s incredible,” she starts.

“It’s something we didn’t see happening in the near future. I think she’s going to be a great bachelorette,” she muses.

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“As a former African-American candidate, I’m proud and honored that this is actually happening.”

The Bachelor airs Mondays at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

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