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Will Juan Pablo Galavis present a final rose on the finale of "The Bachelor" on March 10, 2014?

Miffed at the way he was perceived on the ABC reality series, the so-called "worst Bachelor ever" now apparently believes he's the most misunderstood Bachelor ever.

"It's hard because (viewers) saw a character on TV," Juan Pablo Galavis told People magazine. "A lot of things about me were not shown. I'm not a bad guy. People who know me, know who I am."

Juan Pablo's rocky run on "The Bachelor" came to an brutally ugly end on Monday. During the show's season finale, he offended runner-up Clare Crawley, who claimed he made a nasty remark about how he loved to hook up with her (but saying it in more vulgar terms).

Then he declined to give an engagement ring, or even issue a simple "I love you" to Nikki Ferrell, who received the final rose.

Earlier in the season, Juan Pablo made some homophobic remarks in an off-camera interview (he said his words were taken out of context) and he received criticism for his rude treatment of some women on "The Bachelor." Two contestants angrily walked off the show.

Like a lot of vilified reality TV stars, Juan Pablo is apparently blaming it all on the producers and editors of the show. The Venezuelan-born single dad blew off his Tuesday "Good Morning America" appearance, as well as other interview gigs that the Bachelors typically do after the season ends.

A source told US Weekly that "Juan is so angry with the 'Bachelor' production team. He's had major tension with them since right when he got back from filming. Juan thought they gave him no privacy and wanted to know too much about his personal life and what he was doing all the time."


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Things came to a head during the "After the Rose" special taping on Monday, the source said. "He was so fed up with everyone on staff there. He said he wasn't going to do anything they said anymore."

On Tuesday, instead of a typical round of appearances on GMA and other shows, Galavis offered up an Instagram a shot of him and Ferrell with the caption, "We are FREE," which was followed by another message: "Throw me to the wolves and I'll come back leading the pack."

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