On Sunday, Jan. 5 ABC premiered Season 18 of “The Bachelor.” There were 27 beautiful women lined up to meet the sexy Latino Juan Pablo famous as a former pro-soccer player and for his time spent on “The Bachelorette.” Sunday night’s premiere was a get to know you special that introduced the audience to Juan Pablo and the women that will be competing for his heart. The 31-year-old single father is originally from Barquisimeto, Venezuela and told ABC that in five years he sees himself “as one of the most respected agents in sports and music.”

The official show synopsis from ABC reads, “With his Spanish accent, good looks, salsa moves and undying devotion to his daughter, Juan Pablo, 32, was a fan favorite. Sadly, Desiree Hartstock couldn’t see a future with Juan Pablo and sent him home from Barcelona. Although he was blindsided by not getting a rose. The experience of being on 'The Bachelorette' opened his eyes to the possibility of finding a real, everlasting love. He can’t give up on love and on giving his daughter, Camila, what she wants more than anything else in the world – a brother and a sister to complete their family.”

“Juan Pablo is ready and hopeful that he’ll find love and the missing puzzle piece to fulfill his family here on 'The Bachelor,'” the statement went on to say. Last night fans saw Pablo spending time with his daughter and the group of young women on the show. One of whom is likely to be Pablo’s bride. In the first episode Pablo was visited by past bachelor Sean Lowe who offered a few tips on how to handle romancing 27 women from all over the world. Throwing an impromptu dance party after all of the women arrived was one way of getting hearts pounding.

At the end of the episode 18 women remained to compete for Pablo’s heart. Tonight we will see more romantic dates and more roses handed out. Ultimately more love struck young women will go home heartbroken when they do not receive a rose. Previews and spoiler reports regarding season 18 of “The Bachelor” say the dates “will reach new heights this season, testing the ladies’ perseverance in pursuing their romantic objectives, along with fun, exciting and exotic dates that will elicit real and raw passions.” “The Bachelor” will air tonight on ABC at 8 p.m. ET. To view a live stream go to ABC.com.