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The Bachelor Juan Pablo has his share of haters


Someone get The Bachelor a crisis manager! We aren’t sure if it’s the language barrier or if Juan Pablo Galavis doesn’t know how to treat a lady.

Host Chris Harrison, for one, isn’t impressed by our Miami homeboy.

On Monday night’s finale, when Galavis sat down with his Chosen One, pediatric nurse/model Nikki Ferrell, Harrison tried to get the hunky Venezuelan to admit that he was in love with her, but no luck. “Twelve years I’ve been doing this, this is a Bachelor first, easily,” said the divorced Harrison, who is rumored to be dating Selma Alameri, from Sean Lowe’s season.

Galavis has been honest, almost blunt, the entire season, so why stop now? You gotta give the guy props for not professing something he didn’t feel.

So why does JP have so many haters? Maybe because of the callous way he treated runner-up Clare Crowley, letting her down not so easily in St. Lucia and then, after she stormed off saying, “I’m glad I didn’t pick her.”

Whatever happens with this taking-it-slow reality couple (apparently Ferrell, who lives in Kansas City, hasn’t moved to Miami yet, and he has yet to propose), we have our doubts that ABC is going to offer up the live, televised wedding.

Model behavior

Adriana Lima is getting her fabulous outfit ready to go for Saturday night’s March 15th BrazilFoundation Gala at the Perez Art Museum Miami. The Victoria’s Secret Angel, who is from Salvador, Bahia, will be on hand to support her country as well as fellow Brazilian, Latin Grammy winner Ivete Sangalo, who will be feted at the event. Tickets:

Express yourself

Express is ready to impress. At 7 p.m. on Thursday, the global clothing brand will be hosting an open-to-the-public fashion show at The Raleigh Hotel (1775 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach). Think sexy models (hello? Kate Upton), catwalks, live DJ set by A-Trak and a special appearance by Miami Heat star Chris Bosh. by Wednesday. As you may have guessed, space is limited.

Heat is on

Another chance to meet a b-ball star: TigerDirect will host an autograph signing with HEAT forward and three-time NBA Champ Udonis Haslem from 2-3 p.m. Saturday at the company’s Aventura store (17641 Biscayne Boulevard). You’ll have a chance to enter a raffle for tickets to Sunday’s game vs. The Houston Rockets, or if you spend $500, you net a VIP pass for two to the match-up at AAA.

Madeleine Marr

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