Does Bachelor nation approve of Juan Pablo Galavis? One insider says not quite. Bachelorette season 8 winner Jef Holm told Us Weekly that "very few good things" have been said about the latest leading man to steal contestants' hearts on ABC's reality series.
"I think he's a very interesting, very interesting Bachelor. He's just funny," Holm, 29, told Us of Juan Pablo Saturday, Feb. 22 at the 102.7 KIIS FM Bachelorette Party at the Morongo Resort and Casino in Cabazon, Calif. "I think he's by far the sleaziest Bachelor that's been on the show. He basically just hooks up with the girls."
"I've had the chance to talk to a few of the girls from his season who have been at events and things, and I mean there are very few good things that have been said about him," the People Water founder noted. "I actually don't know of any good things that have been said about him."
While the ladies may have their reasons, what does Holm have against Juan Pablo? "He doesn't seem likeable at all. It kind of seems like he's in it for fame," Holm told Us of the Venezuelan-born star's onscreen demeanor.
"I know a lot of the guys from the show, and you can kind of tell the guys who are doing it for good reasons… who really want to find somebody. He likes the attention, he likes the fame, he likes the girls to kiss him and hang out, and I just think people read through it a lot."
Despite his skepticism of Juan Pablo, the recent L.A. transplant said he's good pals with fellow Bachelorette brothers Drew Kinney, Zack Kalter, and Kiptyn Locke. "Guys are just pretty easy-going when it comes to being friends," he explained.
Holm, who was engaged to Emily Maynard back in 2012, also told Us he's single… for now. "I'm dating someone who I'm really excited about," he said. "I think in the next few months to a year I'll probably not be single with this person. I'm taking it slow!"
The season eight winner said he hasn't spoken to his former fiancee in a long time. "It's been over a year since we've spoken," Holm told Us of the recently-engaged-again reality star. "I wish her well, I'm excited for her." (As previously reported by Us, Maynard was caught exchanging explicit text messages with a pro football player while engaged to Holm back in September 2012. Holm and Maynard eventually split.)
"I hope it works out," Holm told Us.