Jake Pavelka is Bold, Beautiful

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After appearing on The Bachelorette, starring as The Bachelor and competing on Dancing With the Stars, Jake Pavelka is trying to launch a real acting career.

Today, he appeared on the CBS soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful.

"I play a pilot," said Pavelka, who is/was a pilot before becoming a professional reality star. "What's ironic is that it's harder to play a pilot than to be a pilot!"

The Douchepocalypse

Jake signs an autograph for someone who needs a hobby.

Pavelka was offered the role in part because B&B producer Brad Bell flies planes, too. "He's a pilot himself and we had a whole lot in common," says Pavelka.

Also soaring is Pavelka's love life – he and wedding planner Meghan Jones are going strong. If that doesn't work out, there's always The Bachelor again.

Hey, it worked for Brad Womack.

"I read that story that I was begging to be The Bachelor again," says Jake, who was producers' backup plan after Kiptyn Locke, Reid Rosenthal, Womack and Maksim Chmerkovskiy (seriously) all turned it down. "That was news to me."

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