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?


Such a bummer! Vienna is the biggest piece of trash to hit reality tv. But, if that's what Jake really wants, then he deserves her. I am officially boycotting the Bachelor. Nice work, ABC.


Blech, I thought he was going to ditch both of them. Tenly and that incessant baby voice? And Vienna? Hello? He's got a mess of a future father-in-law on his hands. And did you hear the way she spoke to him when they were on the boat in her hometown? She put him down twice in 15 seconds. She gives him a put-down and then say, "just kidding." It's a recipe for disaster, especially with an immature, spoiled, 23-year-old with a princess complex and a tacky, overbearing father who is going to constantly be judging any boyfriend/husband.


I am so MAD....I can't beleive he picked Vienna, what the heck is he thinking......oh, i know....he's NOT!!!! What a ****!


I am so upset about this! Jake really? What are you thinking!


Wow, for real? Tenley is an amazing woman and Jake is an idiot to not have chosen her. Vienna is immature and ridiculous! Good luck Jake...soon, he'll see what we all see!


No way! Really, Jake?!? This finale should have been called OFF the Wings of Love!


It just proves Jake is shallow as any other man that only cares about big boobs and no brains.


Seriously, Jake is at best mentally sick to pick this crass, rude, fake, unlikeable woman - enjoy Jake - the nice women, count your blessings that someone dumb to pick Vienna didn't pick you.


this is so gay tenly is way better vienna is a BRAT A GROWN UP BRAT

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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]