The Bachelor Pad season 2 three-hour finale aired last night and new winners were crowned!
Beating out the other 16 contestants,Holly Durstand her partner/ex-fiance Michael Stagliano emerged the winners, taking home the $250,000 prize on the ABC show Monday night.
Holly and Michael beat out runner-ups Graham Bunn andMichelle Money. The 14 eliminated contestants were the ones who voted, giving Holly and Michael got 10 votes, while Michelle and Graham only got 4.
The finale was of course not without drama. It was revealed that Holly, 28, had gotten engaged to Blake Julian, 28, much to the complete surprise of her former fiance Michael, 27. Michael was understandably upset as he wondered why he had to find out about the engagement on the show.
While Michael admitted he was “hurt” he hadn’t heard about her engagement before the reunion show, he didn’t let it deter him from choosing to share the prize with Holly. The two partners ended up taking home $125,000 each.
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON THE FINALE? SHOULD HOLLY HAVE INFORMED MICHAEL ABOUT THE ENGAGEMENT BEFORE HAND?
While the Bachelor Pad season 2 finale doesn’t air until tonight on ABC, it was actually taped last week during which a fight broke out with some of the cast members.
Justin Rego aka Rated R tells TMZ he was punched in the face by his costar/hotness Graham Bunnduring the wrap party last week. According to Justin, Graham and Blake Julian had gotten into an argument when things turned physical. Justin says he went up to both men to break up the fight during which he was punched in the nose by Graham.
Justin, who managed to supply TMZ with photos of his black eye, says security stepped in and Graham was escorted out. Justin reveals he has no plans to press charges while a rep for Graham tells TMZ, “It was nothing — just boys being boys.” A picture of Justin’s black eye is below.
In other news, Blake, who is now engaged toHolly Durst, and his partner on the show Erica Rose are now speaking out on their recent eviction. Blake talks about the cra cra Melissa, and forming a romance with Holly, while Erica reveals whether or not she regrets coming on too desperate strongly onto Blake. Excerpts from their interviews below -
Did smooching Melissa kill your game early on? Blake: I definitely regret kissing Melissa [because] her strong emotional reaction was a pretty big death blow to get away from. It followed me constantly. She rallied the whole house against me.
Was her reaction justified in any way? Blake: I never meant to lead Melissa on. We discussed before the date that I wasn’t looking for a relationship. I thought she understood so I was really shocked by her response [to me] flirting with another girl.
Should you have waited to pursue Holly outside the house for Michael’s sake? Blake It never crossed my mind to ignore her. It seemed like an impossibility. Everyone has exes. Unfortunately her ex was in the same house. She told me repeatedly she was single. He admitted they weren’t together.
Were you aware Michael was still that into Holly? Blake: Michael and I never became friends. He never confided in me. I didn’t see what he was going through.
Were you ashamed when you realized how aggressively you came on to Blake? Erica: I know I was coming on strongly, but sometimes I like to push the envelope and I had good reasons. I thought it’d be good to keep Blake away and give the illusion that he wasn’t interested in Holly anymore. If I would have known that Blake and Holly were developing such strong feelings for each other, I wouldn’t have interfered. I believe in girl code. They’re cute.
The finale of Bachelor Pad season 2 airs tonight on ABC! It is 3-hours long and will begin airing at 8/7c. You can click here for spoilers on who won!
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON GRAHAM PUNCHING JUSTIN? AS WELL AS BLAKE & ERICA’S INTERVIEWS? WHO ARE YOU ROOTING FOR TO WIN TONIGHT?
In her blog for the Hollywood Life, Vienna, 25, refers to Jake as being phony. While there have been reports that Jake has been dating his BP costar Erica Rose since filming ended on the show, Vienna, who is now friends with Erica, denies those reports.
“Glad to know that Erica figured out what Jake was like after the show was over, when that “fake” romance never came and saw her,” wrote Vienna. She also took Jake to task for pretending to care about Melissa’s feelings on a recent episode. “Meanwhile, it’s upsetting that Jake is comforting Melissa and pretending to care because he needs her vote,” she added.
Meanwhile, Vienna and her boyfriend Kasey Kahl, who might or might not be the most ridiculous couple in the history of mankind, continue to go strong!
The two, who have stated they are unhappy with the edit ABC is giving them, have now moved in together. The couple spoke to UsWeekly about cohabiting and a possible engagement.
“Right now we just moved in [to] our apartment. We’re just starting to furnish it,” said Vienna. “We will eventually get engaged, yes… We’re just step by step right now.” Kasey, 27, chimes in, “One of my favorite things to do together is just sit at home and relax… I love when she cooks for me because she is an amazing cook.”
And despite the fact that the world can see them fighting every other second Monday nights on ABC, Vienna claims the two hardly ever fight. Uh uh. “I love living with this man because the only thing we ever fought about when we weren’t together was that we weren’t together,” said Vienna “We have an amazing relationship. We really are so happy together! I love going to bed with him and I love waking up to him.”
A new episode of the Bachelor Pad airs tonight on ABC at 8/7c.
TELL US – DO YOU THINK JAKE IS FAKE? PLUS THOUGHTS ON VIENNA’S RELATIONSHIP WITH KASEY?
In an interview with UsWeekly, Jake discusses the new nose job of his former fiance Vienna Girardi. “I knew she had some elective surgery done,” Jake, 33, says of Vienna, 25. “I haven’t seen the pictures, but she looked fine before it.” He continued, “Whatever makes her happy.”
Nice words there by Jake. Though in another interview with Access Hollywood, Jake once again talks about his nasty break up with Vienna, revealing she actually had her publicist dump him on her behalf.
“I got a call from her publicist saying Vienna has sold your break up story to Star Magazine and your relationship is over,” said Jake during the interview. This however didn’t stop Jake from agreeing to face off with Vienna and her new boyfriend Kasey Kahl on the Bachelor Pad in a chance to win $250,000.
Jake however assures us he didn’t go there for the money. “I went for resolution with Vienna, to find peace in myself, give her peace so she can move on with whatever she wants to do and give America closure,” said Jake. Evidently this resolution needed to be done on camera. And who knew America needed closure?
Vienna is pictured above yesterday showing off her new nose, which might or might not look exactly like the old one, as she attended ABC’s Summer Press Tour.
The Bachelor Pad season 2 debuts tonight on ABC at 8/7c with a 3-hour premiere.
Photo credit: Adriana M. Barraza / WENN.com
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON JAKE’S COMMENTS? AND ON TONIGHT’S BACHELOR PAD PREMIERE?
The last time the two were reunited, it was for a highly-charged no holds barred smackdown sitdown interview about their break-up. Those evil geniuses at ABC decided it would be best to add fuel to the fire by having the formerly engaged couple live in a house together while also competing for $250,000… alongside Vienna’s new boyfriend Kasey Kahl of course!
In the new promo below, which first aired during Monday night’s episode of The Bachelorette, we get a sneak peek into the drama on the show. “I hope she falls 3,000 feet to her death,” says Jake in a quote we can only hope was taken out of context. “She’s trying to hurt me so she can get the money,” adds Jake.
Vienna is a bit more emotional as she snipes, “I hate him!” The preview clip is below via UsWeekly.
Bachelor Pad season 2 premieres August 8 at 8/7c on ABC. That premiere date means Jake will be appearing on two reality shows concurrently as he is also starring on VH1′s new flop show Famous Food.
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON THE PREVIEW? WILL YOU BE TUNING IN? IS JAKE A FAMEWHORE?
While the world continues to wonder what happened to Jake Pavelka’s pilot license or that whole not being a famewhore thingy, he is set to star in yet another upcoming reality show!
The former Bachelor star, who just finished filming a reality show for VH1 titled ‘Famous Food,’ will appear on the upcoming season of ABC’s Bachelor spinoff the Bachelor Pad! But it gets even better as his ex-fiance, Vienna Girardi, will be joining him on the show.
While ABC has yet to officially announce the cast, RadarOnline broke the news this week. Jake and Vienna had a very nasty and public split last year in June during which Vienna sold her story to a tabloid, insinuating Jake might be gayrevealing she had been in a sexless and emotionally abusive relationship with Jake.
Other cast members include guys: Graham Bunn, Tanner Pope,Kirk DeWindt, Stu Lopoten and David Vargas. And girls: Erica Rose, Melissa Shrieber, Asheigh Hunt, Madison Garton, Michelle Money and Jackie Gordon.
The second season of ABC’s Bachelor Pad premieres on Monday, August 8.
TELL US – IS JAKE A FAMEWHORE? WILL YOU BE TUNING IN TO THE NEW SEASON OF THE BACHELOR PAD?