After a mediocre samba and poor finish in the group swing marathon, you knew Jake Pavelka was running on fumes. Last night, he sputtered out.
Kicked off Dancing with the Stars after a six-week run, he now knows how those aspiring wives who went home each week without a rose felt like.
Oh, wait, he was kicked off The Bachelorette too. Never mind.
"This is, I think, the best season of Dancing With [the] Stars I've seen," Jake Pavelka said of his experience. "I was so honored to be here."
"I enjoyed every second. I want to thank Texas, I want to thank all the Mavericks fans, Canada, all the tweets, Facebook ... thank you for keeping me here for six episodes. I can't even put it into words how much I enjoyed this."
Where, oh where, will Jake resurface on reality TV next?
To partner Chelsie Hightower, who kinda resembles another certain petite blond Jake loves, he said: "You're one of my best friends. I have loved every second of this."
"I love you. Thank you for being so great to my beautiful fiancée."
Aww. Speaking of said fiancee, don't worry about the elimination, Jake. You had a pretty good run, and at least you have Vienna Girardi to go home to.
On second thought, maybe that is worth crying over. Just kidding ... sort of. We're not shocked Jake was booted last night, just that he's still engaged!
Niecy Nash was in the bottom two with Jake and scraped by along with the other five. Click to enlarge some of Pavelka's top Dancing moments: