Jake Pavelka as The Bachelor: Confirmed!

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It's been rumored for weeks, after a contestant from the yet-to-be-taped show spilled the beans (as did our man Reality Steve), and now it's been confirmed:

Jake Pavelka will be the next star of The Bachelor!

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Brittney Gammel, a Learjet pilot, told a Tennessee radio station that the show's 14th season begins taping in November and that Jake is handing out roses.

Looks like she was right.

“I’ve dated some really amazing girls, but I’ve never been successful at finding that one girl,” he says. “I saw how the whole thing came together with Jillian. I saw how the process works and I believe in it. That’s a unique way to meet somebody.”

Jake Pavelka, who did some acting earlier in life as Jake Landrum, is best known for being a commercial jet pilot - and for being sooooo nice and handsome!

Jake Pavelka's Bachelor announcement came Tuesday night from ABC.

If you are not familiar with The Bachelor or Jake, he hails from Dallas, and was one of the contestants on The Bachelorette last season, featuring Jillian Harris.

Jake made it kind of far but failed to win Jillian's heart. He did, however, win praise - and no small amount of criticism - when he returned to the show after being sent packing to warn Jillian about fellow contestant Wes Hayden's intentions.

Basically, Jake said Wes had a girlfriend named Laurel Kagay back home and was a liar. So he's either a rat or a liar, but some people lauded Jake's heroics.

In any case, he beat out fellow Jillian castoffs Reid Rosenthal and Kiptyn Locke for the job (Ed Swiderski was picked as the winner). So ... goooo Jake!

Are you excited to see Jake Pavelka as The Bachelor?

 

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I love jake I really hope he finds true love

Jessinaus

btw... Jake is hot, but this show should have been cancelled ALONG time ago!

Jessinaus

omg! can we get a life people? these "reality programs" are crap.!!! you need to get a better idea!

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Jake is so annoying and he is boring

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all these reality shows looking for "love" are fake and should be taken off tv

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i think like one out of 20 of these "relationships" actually ended in marriage so i'm surprised that the program isn't over yet

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Who would've thought we'd have a black president before a black bachelor

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I hate thsi program! Its fake.

The Bachelor Quotes

There’s still a lot of growing to do in our relationship. We will not tie the knot until I am mentally and physically prepared as well as Matt.

Shayne Lamas

It was a fairytale proposal like I’ve always dreamed about. I forgot that there [were] cameras around. In that moment, it was just Matt and I and it was the most amazing moment of my entire life.

Shayne Lamas [on proposal by Matt Grant]
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