In less than three weeks, Jake Pavelka’s season of the “The Bachelor” On the Wings of Love,” will premiere Monday, Jan 4th on ABC. The question on everyone’s mind is did Jake find love? In a recent interview, Jake talks being the new Bachelor, the 25 amazing bachelorettes, relationship with Wes Hayden and more.
In a previous interview, Jake promised a dramatic and steamy season. And we love drama! Overall, it seems like Jake had a great experience and may have found his soul mate even though he didn’t confirm or deny it.
Below are excerpts from Jake’s interview:
Did you find someone special on the show?
I don’t want to ruin the ending but I will say I stayed true to myself. From the very beginning, I went in and said very honestly if I find love, I’ll come out engaged. If I don’t find love and don’t have that feeling, then I won’t. I didn’t promise a ring at the end of this and I stayed true to myself and didn’t necessarily do what everybody wanted me to do.
What were the girls like?
All 25 women were absolutely amazing, very high caliber. All walks of life. Just incredible journeys. I’m sitting here just running different girls through my head and they were all amazing, really amazing.
What was your reaction when you were approached to be the next bachelor?
I did a back-flip on my front lawn. I was so excited. I was just really flattered and humbled to be considered and have it actually happen. I still can’t believe that all of this happened.
What made you decide to do the Bachelor? Was there any one deciding factor?
The one deciding factor was how well Jill and Ed were matched up. Casting and producers knew Ed really well; they knew and loved Jillian with a mad passion. The way it feels when you’re going through this journey is like your best friend that knows you setting you up with the perfect girl. In this case, it happens to be 25. You know how a lot of times in life, your best friend knows you but also knows this girl over here and they make a match and it ends up working. That’s exactly what I saw in Jill’s season and that was the determining factor.
Jillian very famously had some steamy scenes during her seasons that she said she had to apologize to her dad for. Are you in the same position to apologize to your parents for any steamy scenes?
In a normal dating relationship, would you get into a hot tub in a swimsuit with a girl? Yes. I’ve done that in past relationships. Why would I not do that now and give the relationship every chance I can? I don’t think I have anything to apologize for. I’m very confident with how I handled myself on the show.
What qualities were you looking for in a woman?
I was looking for someone that is adventurous and intelligent, athletic, compassionate, romantic, something that I see that is lacking in relationships these days is finding a girl that is protective. When you bundle all that together, that’s what makes it.
ABC has released that Ed and Jillian make an appearance on the season premiere. Is this the first time you’ve seen them since “The Bachelorette” wrapped? How was that?
It is the first time I’ve seen them. Getting to see Jill and Ed together, they complement each other, it’s unbelievable. It was really a testimony to me to see such a successful relationship because they had some pretty hard mountains that they had to climb getting everything started. But to answer your question, it was really good to have them around and be a part of this season.
You also famously came back to confront Wes on Jillian’s season. Have you spoken with him or seen him since the show wrapped?
I have not. I wish the guy well, I don’t know that we’ll ever be the best of friends. He’s a talented artist and I hope he does well. Other than maybe just coincidentally bumping into him somewhere, we’re probably not going to do a lot of hanging out.
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