The first commercial aired only a week ago! Since then there has been a lot of buzz locally and nationally. The main question I've heard is, "Why would he ever do this for you?"
Juan went to college with my brother-in-law at Roberts Wesleyan College in Rochester NY. When I found out Juan was going to be the next Bachelor, I immediately tried to get him to be in a commercial for me. I've grown my business via word of mouth for years and this would be a great opportunity to get more awareness of my business. With the help of my brother-in-law, I was able to get in contact with Juan. He was surprisingly open to the concept. The friendships he formed while in college made a great impact on his life, and he wanted to give back to those who have helped him. Even amidst his busy schedule, he made the time to fly up the weekend before Christmas.
He came down with a sinus/head cold just before leaving for Rochester. He could have easily canceled the trip and have been justified. Filming the commercials took about 8 hours, and he didn't complain once. He could have been home with his family or making much more money elsewhere. Instead, he was upbeat and friendly throughout the entire process. Giving back is what he chose to do, and for that I am truly grateful.