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.
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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!
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PEOPLE magazine confirms the couple, both age 28, are planning to tie the knot after only dating a few months. Reality Steve first broke the news, stating the engagement will be revealed during the Bachelor Pad finale.
According to RS, Blake proposed about a week ago. Holly’s ex-fiance and her partner on the show, Michael Stagliano, was reportedly unaware of the engagement and had to find out during the finale taping this week. Yikes.
ABC will air the super-sized 3-hour Bachelor Pad finale Monday night at 8/7c.
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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?
DeAnna, 28, confirms to the magazine that she is indeed engaged to Stephen Stagliano, who just happens to be the twin brother of former Bachelorette contestant Michael Stagliano. “I was crying, holding his hands, and he showed me the ring. I just nodded, like, ‘Yeah!'” DeAnna tells Us.
UsWeekly is also reporting that former Bachelor contestant Holly Durst is engaged to Michael Stagliano, a contestant on the Bachelorette season of Jillian Harris. Michael proposed to Holly on June 26th.
DeAnna and Holly both met their fiances (the twins) at a party for 2009’s The Bachelorette: The Men Tell All special. The two engaged couples plan on having a double wedding in the spring of 2010.
The quartet is also hoping to have their weddings featured on an impending reality show titled Four Better, for Worse.
Continuing with the Bachelor incestuous theme, RadarOnline is now reporting Jesse Csincsak is engaged to former Bachelorcontestant Ann Lueders.
In case you’re wondering, yes this is the same Jesse who used to be engaged to DeAnna Pappas after winning her Bachelorette season in 2008, and yes this is the same Jesse who briefly dated DeAnna’s future sister-in-law to be, Holly Durst in 2009. Whew!
Jesse, who might or might not be a raging famewhore, made sure to invite the RadarOnline cameras to capture every moment of his intimate engagement and also made sure to tell the site he proposed with a “stunning $22,000 custom-made 2 carat princess cut engagement ring designed by Rob Levit of North Eastern Ohio-based Levit Jewelers Inc.”
And in case you’re asking yourself, who the heck is Ann Lueders? Well you’re not alone. A quick search however shows Ann was on the Bachelor season 13 with Jason Mesnick. She was however eliminated the first night.