The season’s Bachelor finale was rather uneventful thanks to the leaks and accurate spoilers that found their way online since January.
Jake Pavelka, 32, did what had been heavily reported, by picking Vienna Girardi, a 23-year-old Florida-based marketing representative to be his fiance, over Tenley Molzahn, 25. The couple appeared on the After the Final Rose show, and appeared very much in love. When asked about a wedding date, they revealed they had yet to set one, but Vienna does plan on moving to Texas to be with Jake.
The biggest shocker of the night actually came when Jake was announced to be one of the contestants on Dancing With The Stars.
Ali Fedotowsky,25, was also named as the new Bachelorette, which did not come as a surprise, because this information was also leaked weeks ago. “I’m so excited!” she told host Chris Harrison. “I am so thrilled and honored and grateful. I just can’t believe it.”
For some reason, ABC keeps telling us Ali is a viewer’s favorite, when in fact most viewer comments about Ali have been very negative. Perhaps people will tune in because they love to hate her.
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Something both women seem to have in common is that they have both been in the tabloids a lot lately. Vienna has received the worst of this, as she has been described as a party girl, a cheater, and accused of stealing $5,000 from her ex-husband’s bank account to pay for her boob job. Plus multiple photos of her have been leaked online.
Tenley’s ex-husband, Ryan Natividad, has also slammed her in a recent interview he gave Star Magazine. The newly remarried undercover cop claims Tenley is not as sweet and innocent as she appears on the show. Ryan claims Tenley was “very controlling, very demanding, and very selfish” during their short lived marriage. “She’s far from the demure and innocent person she pretends to be on The Bachelor,” says Ryan. Tenley had claimed on the show that Ryan cheated on her, something he denies.
Jake Pavelka also gave a new interview to PEOPLE magazine during which he spoke vaguely about his final pick. He however says he hopes the public will understand his pick. “I just hope that everybody understands the decision I made because I’m the one who has to live with it.”
We can however reveal Jake’s final pick and the update on the couple. Do not highlight the next paragraph or read the comments if you don’t want to know who won.
As we have previously revealed, Jake’s final pick is Vienna, and according to RealitySteve.com, the couple recently taped the After the Final Rose reunion,set to air tonight, during which they appeared to still be together and happy.
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The Bachelor’sJake Pavelka has narrowed down his final choices of bachelorettes to the final 2, and according to our Bachelor poll, an overwhelming 81% of you are pulling for TenleyMolzahn to win Jake’s heart.
Another person who seems to be rooting for Tenley is someone all too familiar with the situation. Former BacheloretteJillian Harris reveals to UsWeekly that she is Team Tenley, while her fiance Ed Swiderski is pulling for Vienna.
UsWeeklyinterviewed both Jillian and Ed, during which they shared their thoughts on this season’s Bachelor, and discuss their openness to having a televised wedding.
Us: What are your thoughts on the women on this season’s Bachelor?
ES: We had a chance to meet most of the girls, and I still take them at face value, yes I’m biased because I went through the ringer with you guys, but the truth is I read that stuff and I’m like she’s [Vienna's] a normal person, she really is, yes she’s gone through some weird stuff, she had some fun and whatever she did, but she’s been pretty loyal to Jake as far as we know.
JH: The thing is everyone has a past, everyone was young and dumb at one point, everyone was vulnerable at one point, everyone has made mistakes, we all have our skeletons in the closet, and maybe she has more for whatever reason. If he picked her or if he picked any other girl, it doesn’t even — we hope that it will last, but in the grand scheme of things this is supposed to be fun and it’s supposed to be light-hearted and there’s so many more awful things in the world to stress out about. For me I just look at it and am like well she probably shouldn’t have done all the bikini shoots and maybe shouldn’t have signed up for the show but everybody is human and all those girls on the show deserve to find happiness. Not one of them is a vindictive awful bad person.
Us: Having been on the show and talked to Jake, who’s your preference? JH: I’ve always thought Tenley was a good person for [Jake].
ES: They come off as the perfect couple I think because they’re both religious, they’re both praying to end up together. But who knows. Maybe Vienna is a better person than she’s being portrayed. Ali I don’t know, there’s something about her that rubs me the wrong way. She was a bit too sassy for my liking. I think she was cute, a great-looking girl, great personality, intelligent but maybe she was a little too sassy. She left a little too easily I thought. Us: What advice would you give to Jake?
JH: It’s so hard because as much as you say hang on tight, don’t listen to what anyone says, lean on your friends and family, it’s hard.
ES: It’s got to be like one-on-one get through it together, otherwise you won’t. you can’t just say ignore it, it’ll go away, because it’s not going to go away. You have to learn how to deal with it and either improve your relationship or move on.
Vienna, who has been the rumored final pick of Jake Pavelka for weeks now, continues to be on the receiving end of numerous nasty tabloid stories. Us Weekly even went as far as to report last week that Vienna’s mother is a former stripper. The latest is now that Vienna had a secret ex-boyfriend whom she was obsessed with during The Bachelor filming. If this story is true, must say Vienna is a very good actress, because she seemed to be really into Jake on the show.
According to US Weekly, Vienna was obsessed with Lee Smith, her ex-boyfriend from back home in Florida, during filming. “She wants to get back together with him,” a source says. Not only that, multiple insiders reveal to Us that Vienna, 23, is still head over heels for Lee — to perhaps unhealthy extremes.
The “insiders” reveal that when the show finished filming in November, Vienna rushed home to reunite with her ex at his Florida apartment. Apparently, she wasn’t too happy to see her ex with a new woman, local waitress Cassie Chamberlain. “[Vienna] got so angry that she walked right into the house and went to the bedroom,” a source reveals.
Another source goes on to claim Vienna physically threatened Lee and Cassie. The couple “woke up to see Vienna standing at the foot of the bed holding a wine bottle, like she was going to hit them with it.”
So why did Vienna go on the show if she was still in love with her ex? “She was just on to be famous,” a source explains. “She never thought she’d make it so far.” Also Vienna apparently told her ex that “she’d be back for him,” as she left to do the show.
I’m not sure if I’m really buying this particular Vienna story, as she seemed genuinely into Jake on the show, but then again who knows? I must say, if Vienna really is Jake’s final pick as it’s been rumored, it would be almost impossible for them to make it with all these stories popping out each day. But then again Jillian stayed with Ed last season, so once again, who knows?
Jake Pavelka narrowed down his bachelorettes to his final 2 last night on The Bachelor and there is a major contrast between the two remaining women.
His final pick will be either the always sweet and happy 25 year old Tenley Molzahn, or the controversial 23 year old Vienna Girardi. In a new interview with E! News, the host Chris Harrison is now promising us Jake’s final pick will be a shocker. “I know for a fact Jake is happy with his decision,” says Chris.
“As far as everyone’s opinion,” Chris says when asked about the winner, “I will steal a line from Jake. He has said, ‘I will shock people, I will disappoint people,’ but he did what he feels was right, and I totally support him. Good for him.”
Chris also defends Vienna, who has gotten a bad rep both on and off the show. “I think Vienna has a bit of a bad rep,” he explains. “I think she was put behind the 8 ball in the beginning, because when you are one on the front-runners early on, there is a target put on your back. So, there is competitiveness, there is jealousy from the other girls. But in the other girls’ defense, I don’t think Vienna went out of her way to fix that problem. She even stoked the flame a couple times. And so by the time she tried to apologize and make things better, that ship had sailed and it was just too late.”
SPOILER – Do not highlight the sentence below if you do not want to know who wins the show.
The winner of the show is indeed Vienna Girardi. RealitySteve.com revealed this spoiler weeks ago, and so far has been accurate in all his spoilers for this season. So there you have it, Vienna is Jake’s final pick. No word on if they are still together.
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This season of The Bachelorhas been rather dramatic with last night being the most dramatic episode yet. ContestantAli Fedotowsky mulled over the difficult decision of having to pick between her dream guy and her dream job.
The 25-year-old advertising accounts manager — who works for Facebook — decided to quit the show leaving Jake Pavelka “heartbroken.” It seemed Ali wanted some sort of guarantee from Jake that she would be the last woman standing, Jake ofcourse could not give her that assurance, hence she decided to leave.
Jake, 32, will now have to pick between the three remaining contestants: Vienna Girardi, Tenley Molzahn and Gia Allemand. The finale airs Monday, March 1 on ABC.
Fans were shocked to see Ali leave so abruptly, but even more shocked was Jake, who shared his thoughts on his PEOPLE blog today. Excerpts from Jake’s blog below -
“After visiting all the families, I felt really good about where I was in this journey. Then I got back to L.A. and the bottom dropped out. My heart crumbled when she told me her boss demanded her back at work. I didn’t actually think she would leave me. We talked about it for three hours that night while the poor women at the rose ceremony just waited. She actually didn’t have to be back at work for four or five more days but we were leaving the country the next morning, so she had to make a decision. I felt like she wanted me to make the choice for her, but I couldn’t. How could I live with myself if I told her, “No! You are not leaving me now!” and then realize a week or two later that she was not “the one.” I couldn’t make the decision for her. When she told me she was leaving, my heart stopped. I wish I could’ve had Mike Tyson punch me square in the jaw, because it would have felt so much better than what I feeling as I watched AliCat drive away that night.
What could I do? I had to regain my composure and focus on the amazing women I had left; three women that I have fallen in love with.”
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Most recently eliminated Bachelorcontestant Corrie Adamson had some strong words during her recent exit interview from the show.
Corrie, who said she wasn’t surprised at her elimination, reveals she doesn’t believe any of the remaining four women would be a great fit for Jake Pavelka. “I just, either way, didn’t see him with anyone, long-term, in all honesty,” Corrie told reporters.
However Corrie believes out of the four women remaining, Jake has a stronger connection with two of them. “But I think that him and Vienna and Ali all had a really strong connection and I think Tenley is a really great girl and he’d be lucky to have her. And I loved Gia to death, she was one of my good friends while I was there — but I don’t see her and Jake together at all.”
When asked about her thoughts on Jake’s rumored pick – Vienna, Corrie said, “They had a strong connection and I won’t be surprised to see that. [But] I will be surprised if they last.”
And on the Vienna topic, she has been taking a lot of heat in the press lately for a few reasons. One — she is Jake’s rumored final pick, and two — she seems to have a lot of skeletons in her closet. The 23 year old former Hooters waitress and Orlando native, has an ex husband and ex fiance all at the age of 23.
Her ex husband,Josh Riley, and former mother-in-law recently came out in the press accusing her of cheating on her ex-husband with his friend while he was deployed in Iraq. Her ex mother-in-law even accused her of draining her ex-husband’s bank account to pay for her breast implants.
Her friends are now coming to her defense (the women on the show aren’t allowed to do press until they are eliminated or done with the show). A close family friend spoke to RadarOnline denying all claims that Vienna cheated on her ex, and that she stole money from him.
According to this friend, “Vienna was a straight A student at school and got an academic scholarship to go to college.” Apparently, Vienna’s family was devasted when she decided to leave college and marry Josh. She would later complete her college degree after her divorce. Vienna’s father helped the couple financially, said the close family friend and Josh was the one who called her from Iraq to call off the marriage.
The account she took money from was a joint account for the couple and Vienna left $5,800 in the account for Josh according to the friend. The friend goes on to say Vienna is a “good” and a “really sweet person.”
According to our recent poll, most readers believe Tenley is the best match for Jake, with Vienna being the worst match.
“I just, either way, didn’t see him with anyone, long-term, in all honesty,” Adamson, whom Pavelka rejected during Monday night’s broadcast, told reporters during a Thursday conference call.
“But I think that him and [Vienna Girardi] and [Ali Fedotowsky] all had a really strong connection and I think [Tenley Molzahn] is a really great girl and he’d be lucky to have her. And I loved [Gia Allemand] to death, she was one of my good friends while I was there — but I don’t see he and Jake together at all.”