Forget March Madness, Hottest Bracket Challenge is for 'The Bachelor'

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But trying to figure out what Juan Pablo Galavis, a former soccer player from Argentina, wants in a companion has not been easy. The 32-year-old has made it known that he's looking for a great stepmother for his daughter, Camilla, and perhaps someone who can help him translate from time to time.

With English as his second language, Galavis has landed himself in hot water this season after apparently telling a reporter why he thought a gay Bachelor wouldn't work on the show, a charge he tried to explain on "Good Morning America."

"It was a misuse of the word in English," Galavis said in a Feb. 11 interview. "It's been hard because, to me, when I speak English, it happened to me two months of filming, sometimes the words that I used were not interpreted the way that they should be interpreted, or I use a wrong word."

'Bachelor' Juan Pablo on Controversy: 'It Was a Misuse of a Word'

But McGivney, Greczner and the rest of the Bachelor Betters are so worried about reading spoilers that they try to avoid coverage of the show and said they completely missed the Argentinian hunk's controversial comments.

So could these sorts of off-screen viewer competitions breathe new life into America's long-standing affair with "The Bachelor"? Even the show's host Chris Harrison admitted that it's getting more challenging to keep the show fresh and keep spoilers from getting out.

"We really like to keep the ending in secret, but embrace the fact that they're dating in public and going out and so we are trying to be as creative as we can, but also don't want to change our show," Harrison said.

But TV Guide magazine writer Ingela Ratledge said betting on the show could be a different way to interact with it.

"It's an extension of our water cooler where we're following the Twitter feeds, we're reading about these people in the gossips and now we're betting on them," Ratledge said. "It's almost like they've become sort of our modern-day gladiators."

Back in McGivney and Greczner's living room, the guests watched with earnest to see if the Bachelor contestants they picked survived the next round. As the final weeks of this season dwindle, they will soon find out who will be crowned the Bachelor Bracket winner.

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