Official, Jake Pavelka Is the New 'Bachelor'

Official, Jake Pavelka Is the New 'Bachelor'

It was not Kyptin Locke or Reid Rosenthal who struck a deal with ABC, but the guy who is not afraid to show his emotion on national television, Jake Pavelka.

It is now confirmed that Jake Pavelka would be "The Bachelor" of season 14. During the deliberation night of "Dancing with the Stars" on Tuesday, October 13, host Tom Bergeron took some time to announce that Jake is officially the one vying for a true love among a dozen plus women on the dating reality show.

Jake was a contestant of "The Bachelorette" season 5 who did not get picked by Jillian Harris. Since his occupation is a commercial pilot, the new season will be subtitled "On the Wings of Love". He will begin shooting in November for the premiere in January 2010.

Jake's recruitment was actually hinted a few weeks ago when a woman named Brittney Gammel told a local TV that she is participating on the show. Brittney is in fact a Tennessee native who shares the same occupation as Jake, a pilot.

On "The Bachelorette", Jake is identified as the guy who outed a fellow contestant as having a girlfriend during the competition. He was eliminated in the sixth week because Jillian thought he was too conservative for her. He returned two weeks later to tell Jillian that Wes had been lying to her. He was accused by the other guys as "pulling a Mesnick" in reference to Jason Mesnick of "The Bachelor" season 13 when he cried in front of Jillian.




    Apr 20, 2010

    well i cant waite until jake is the new bacholer he is sexy and cute. i dont know why jillian didant pick jake he is right for jillian

    Dec 04, 2009

    Umm...sorry putting an "african american" out there to be "the bachelor"..will never fly unless all the contestants are all women of would only enflame racial tensions (ie. middle america)I don't mind Jake-ill watch.

    Brown eyes23
    Oct 28, 2009

    It is so great Jake is the new bachelor but I was wondering when will have the first African American Bachelor?

    Oct 14, 2009

    I think Jake will be perfect to be the next bachelor this season. I do faithfully watch the show Good Luck Jake!!!

    Oct 14, 2009

    ABC erred with this one. A nice guy, granted, but with no pzzazz. Reid would have been the perfect choice...or maybe Kiptyn. Thank God I won't have to feed my "addiction" this year. Never missed one yet.

    Oct 14, 2009

    Well, I can now officially say that this is the FIRST episode of the Bachelor that I won't watch. I can't believe they picked such an ANNOYING guy! I'm disappointed as a very loyal Bachelor watcher.

    Oct 14, 2009

    I'm so glad Jake was selected. Never thought he was boring--give him a chance--I think he'll surprise you and be very interesting.

    Oct 14, 2009

    I am so happy Jake is the new Bachelor! He's hot and the only guy that cared about Jillian and was man enough to do the right thing and tell Jillian the truth about that lying creep Wes.

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