Vienna Girardi: The Bachelor Winner! Engaged to Jake Pavelka on Season Finale!

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On an epic season finale, even by The Bachelor standards, Jake Pavelka and Vienna Girardi decided to spend eternity together. Tears of joy flowed as he proposed.

Congrats, guys! We give it at least a couple of weeks!

Despite her best efforts, Tenley Molzahn could not compare to Vienna, a pariah all season long but a free spirit who has always had a vice grip on Jake's heart.

Our traditional point-system recap of Monday night's shocking events - and the most difficult decision Jake Pavelka will EVER have to make - appears below ...

Jake Pavelka and Vienna Girardi Picture

Jake reflects that Tenley seems so perfect but he has this "lightning-hot chemistry" with Vienna Girardi. Minus 4, because no one talks like this dolt. No one.

Tenley and Jake jump in the pool with all their clothes on. So totally unrehearsed and totally romantic! Plus 8. The rest of the family joins them. Minus 8.

Sallie, Jake's mom, is not a fan of Vienna. Her weird sarcasm and lack of anything nice to say is really making it awkward. Funny how that works. Plus 2.

Jake thinks his fam's opinion is because he set Vienna up to fail, telling them Vienna was not well-liked in the house. Dude, you are delusional. Minus 5.

Vienna and Jake make out and rub mud all over each other. Plus 17, because this belongs on Cinemax late night and took place on ABC at 8:40 EST.

On the boat, Jake worries he and Tenley have emotional chemistry but he feels no physical chemistry. Tenley sighs, "I feel it." Ouch. Poor girl. Minus 10.

The best production assistant creation of the night goes to the photo collage Tenley "made" for Jake. Honorable mention? Vienna's promise ring. Plus 9.

What a Tough Call

Shirtless Jake tries to look contemplative on the balcony. Neil Lane arrives and the network makes it look like Jake and Neil are BFFs somehow. Plus 17.

Tenley Molzahn is first to hear Jake's decision. Kiss of death. Minus 250 for the wrong choice, and because she "appreciates his honesty." Preposterous.

Vienna arrives and Jake gives back her promise ring, a total fake-out move before he proposes for real. Plus 125 for the writer who thought up that one.

On "After the Final Rose," Jake calls Vienna, who is moving to Dallas with him, his "baby" and says they have "so much heat." We're creeped out. Minus 11.

Chris talks about what a "maverick" Jake is. Sarah Palin rolls in grave. Plus 7.

As predicted, the new star of The Bachelorette is Ali Fedotowsky! Plus 20.

Oh yeah, and Jake has actually been cast on the new season of Dancing with the Stars. Is this a great addition to reality competition? Or a case of ABC forever giving up the farce that The Bachelor is about finding love and not ratings? Eh, we love it. Plus 100.

TOTAL: +17. SEASON: +26.

Will Jake and Vienna last?


Everyone should take a step back and remember that what we saw was the result of editing for impact and to manipulate our responses. I believe that Tenley was the person Jake felt he was supposed to fall for, the person who would fit in with his family, who represented a certain way of life he felt he should emulate. I also believe he was never truly "natural" with Tenley. When he said he could be himself with Vienna, that was visible when they were together. You could see that he was more relaxed and comfortable. I found it interesting that Vienna's makeup and wardrobe toned down as she came into the home stretch. Something that again seems manipulated by the program, subtle but effective. The decision is made. Have some good will and hope for the best for all 3 final participants. While the program is our entertainment, this is their real life.


As a man, I think I disagree with a lot of you women here in conjunction with Jake's decision. Tenley was perfect for the show, but Vienna is the better mate for him after the cameras cease rolling and they are in the real world that we all live in. I have met women like Tenley. People like that will bore you to death, because they focus on being intellectual and demonstrate this perfect image at all times. They are prone to forget how to live and be themselves. Vienna on the other hand, I do concur that she looks less mature than Tenley, but when I look at the way she interacts with Jake, it seems more real. She looks like a teenager falling in love for the first time.


yeah, it doesn't matter how well mannered, sophisticated and smart you seem to be as a pilot, in the end, jake thinks with something below his belt. vienna is such a trainwreck, he will regret it faster than he can turn his head. you'll see ... and in the end it will be Tinley laughing!
that's karma, baby. he'll see what he gets in life, chosing that skank. he lost his credibility.


You suck Jake. This is a mistake you will eventually regret ... like in a couple weeks.


Omg!!!! I didn't like this at all, I really thought he was going to propose to tinley when he stopped half way down the stairs... I was looking forward to it, I thought it was going to b a surprise to everyone but it didn't.. (sad face). Well good luck to Jake he will need it, I hope he reads this n c how everyone else feels about his decision... Vienna is young but she sure have been around... I'm highly upset!!!


What a misJAKE..I'm waitin for the breakup tales and i knw i wont have to wait for very long.


She will break his heart if he doesn't find firmness and character to turn her to someone sophisticated and mannered. The best thing is that he still has some time to bring her up. Hurry up, Jake! Don't leave it loose!


If Sarah thinks Vienna is strong enough to be a pilots wife, she needs to ask Vienna's ex-husband who is a Marine what she was doing while he was in Iraq!!!! Banging any guy who would and telling them all she was separated from an abusive husband. She is a joke and no wife!!!!!!!!! Lies all the time to get what she wants. Nice choice Jake! You are a bigger idiot than the idiot you chose!!!! Watch your back and your bank account loser!


Vienna is REAL? Missy are you freakin kidding me? Fake hair, fake boobs, even her fake voice and job description!!!!!! OMG she is not even close to being real! And Jake is now up for the biggest loser in the history of the bachelor. Maybe he might convince himself that he actually "lusts" Vienna if he says it enough times. What a train wreck!!!!!! Worst season ever and ABC continues to sink further by putting Jake on Dancing with the Stars! Give me a break!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Jake admitted that all his relationships had been more physical than emotional. Well he has just repeated himself. What long term relationship can he have with an immature bimbo like Vienna.
I certainly can not see her as a mother. I agree with the others that say while Jake is off flying, Vienna will be out partying and spending his money.
Can you imagine spending holidays with her and her Dad in Florida? I do not see the 2 families getting along. Jake you really made a mistake. I DON'T SEE IT LASTING.

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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]