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Vienna Girardi is in this for the money.

The former winner of The Bachelor and fiancee of Jake Pavelka has ZERO qualms about admitting that her second stint on reality TV is financially motivated.

“I said no at first,” she told The Huffington Post about coming on Bachelor Pad, adding that she only agreed to be on the summer show on one condition.

“They told me Jake wouldn’t be,” she said. “They clued me in a few days before we started filming, but by that point I was all packed and ready to go.”

Vienna Girardi Bikini Photo

Vienna need not worry about wearing a life preserver.

Jake was voted off the episode before last, but not before three weeks of fireworks between himself, Vienna and her current boyfriend, Kasey Kahl.

Vienna Girardi admits having Jake Pavelka around was “uncomfortable” but says she and Kasey had fun and are friends with many Bachelor Pad stars.

In fact, it Erica Rose that encouraged her nose job.

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After three weeks centered around Jake Pavelka and the douchiest couple ever, Bachelor Pad pivoted to other cast members and themes Monday night.

Namely Blake Julian, Holly Durst and a whole lot of making out.

By the end, two more castoffs from The Bachelor and Bachelorette were castoffs again, while a love connection was formed (along with a bitter rivalry).

Read about it below in THG's official +/- Bachelor Pad recap:

Bachelor Pad Mauling

Jake was indeed voted off on last week's episode. Belated Minus 12. Then Minus 3 more for Jake exiting by saying it's time to start voting off the power couples. Ooh. Way to "take as many people as you can down with you" Jake.

"The devil's gone." - Kasey. Maybe so, but the evil, nasty frog remains. Minus 4.

Plus 9 for an episode largely lacking Kasey Kahl and Vienna Girardi, however.

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What the heck happened at the end of this week's Bachelor Pad episode?

The last rose came down to Jake Pavelka - who ominously vowed that if he was going home, he was going to take as many people as he could out with him - and Kasey Kahl.

The music built to a crescendo and then ... the credits rolled.

Chris Harrison said "Kasey," but that was it. Presumably he's getting a rose? It's all unclear. The host-pimp says next week, "it will all make sense." Either way, it was odd:

Is there a chance Jake Pavelka actually sticks around? Or did the show decide to edit it this way simply to spread Jake's epic meltdown upon being voted off?

We'll find out next Monday night, obviously. But until then ...

Whose side are you on in this Bachelor Pad battle?

 

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Last night on Bachelor Pad, Melissa went insane, Jake's feud with Kasey escalated, Bret Michaels showed up, and there was synchronized swimming involved.

Just another eventful night on ABC's guilty pleasure spinoff hit.

By the end, it was Jake Pavelka and Kasey Kahl on the block again, with a weird ending that would have people talking if the format actually mattered.

Read about it below in THG's official +/- Bachelor Pad recap:

Not In Sync

Blake, on Melissa: "She's like a live wire that's flailing around on the ground ready to zap somebody, and I'm covered in water." Plus 4 for that metaphor.

Speaking of water, the challenge is synchronized swimming! If you thought the girls would have a big edge here, boy did you think wrong. Minus 5.

Obligatory Minus 2 for Erica's attempt at "swimming."

Despite not playing to his self-proclaimed strengths - mental durability, physical strength and problem solving - Jake is the star ballerina! Plus 9.

Michael wins the rose, however, resulting in another boring, sappy date with Holly. Minus only 1, though, because at least this wasn't scripted.

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Jackie Gordon and Ames Brown's surprising, heartwarming exit from Bachelor Pad made more than a few eyes unexpectedly tear up Monday night.

They seemed to be smitten with each other, a terrific match, and too normal for the show in general. America had really high hopes for these two!

Sadly, it's already over between them.

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  • Jackie on Bachelor Pad

"Um, well, we had a great time on the show and we chose love over money in the competition," said Brown, 31, a New York portfolio manager.

"However, we are not still dating. We enjoyed every moment we had together, but after a little while, we split up. Nothing too exotic about it."

Truth be told, the lovebirds only lasted a couple of weeks after leaving the series, he said, adding, "We just maybe weren't the ideal match."

Gordon, a 27-year-old artist/teacher, called Ames a "wonderful person" who "made me feel very comfortable," but suggested he dumped her.

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You wouldn't imagine Bachelor Pad would make you tear up at the end (from genuine emotion, not laughter) but there's a first time for everything.

The season's second episode featured the usual fare - drama, boring dates, people taking things way too seriously - but also a truly romantic moment.

By the end, Jake Pavelka vs. Vienna Girardi and Kasey Kahl felt more like a sideshow. You can thank Ames Brown and Jackie Gordon for that.

Read all about it below in THG's official +/- recap:

Bachelor Pad Bikini Babes

The challenge this week: "Target on Your Back." Rules: Idiots line up, blindfolded, and have eggs winged at them based on questions. Plus 6.

Jake bears the brunt of the ladies' chicken embryos, but takes it in stride. When Erica gets hit with nearly EVERY egg, though? Harsh. Minus 9.

Why not just throw the eggs at the middle of the pack if the answer doesn't actually matter? Big Brother always has a trivia component. Minus 2.

Minus another 4 for the guys having to throw underhand. Come on, at least let Jake wind up for a fastball at Vienna the Cheater. Three times!

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Viewers have known about it for a month, but Vienna Girardi says she was blindsided when Jake Pavelka showed up on the Bachelor Pad premiere.

"The producers will never tell you who's on the show, but they did say that no 'Bachelor' or 'Bachelorette' [star] would be invited," she said.

In other words, because Jake actually starred as The Bachelor, she could count on him walking through those mansion doors. So she thought.

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  • Jake the Snake

That moment Jake arrived is still on her mind, Vienna Girardi says:

"I was absolutely terrified. The funny thing is [Jake] called me three days before filming started. I hadn't seen him in close to a year. I didn't answer the call, but I had a strange feeling it was to tell me he was on the show."

Instead of bolting, Vienna leaned heavily on her new boyfriend, Kasey Kahl, whom she's still dating - and reportedly moving in with.

Needless to say, the casting moves paid off for ABC.

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One way or another, Jake Pavelka, Vienna Girardi and Kasey Kahl all survived the first episode of Bachelor Pad. We know ... it's such an enormous relief.

The drama is just beginning, though, and luckily, it will be condensed into two hours after this week's gargantuan season premiere. That was brutal.

Who will win the $250,000 cash prize? More importantly, who will come away with a new romance, or at the very least, another 15 minutes of fame?

Check out the preview for upcoming episodes below (after the rose ceremony), and if you missed it, wait until the credits for an amazing "scene" ...

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Her engagement to Jake Pavelka was a disaster of epic proportions.

His attempts to woo Ali Fedotowsky were largely unsuccessful.

But it was all worth it for Vienna Girardi and Kasey Kahl, because those failures brought them together. Now, the lovebirds are taking their nauseating relationship to the next level - they're moving into a pad of their own!

YIKES: Kasey will now have to worry a little less about how to guard and protect Vienna's fake boobs and nose. They'll all be living under the same roof!

Vienna Girardi, 25, and Kasey Kahl, 27, are both cast members on the summer hit Bachelor Pad, where they are already stirring up the most drama.

They began dating earlier this spring, proving that there is a soulmate out there for every human being, no matter how painful they might be.

For a glimpse of what life is likely to be like in their new place, check out this screen capture from Monday night's Bachelor Pad premiere ...

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The best thing about Bachelor Pad is that ABC, with its dramatic music, editing nuances and constant winks at the audience, doesn't take it too seriously.

Some cast members, however, take themselves very seriously.

The second season kicked off with 16 castoffs and two "winners" from past seasons. To the surprise of no one, those winners dominated the premiere.

Let's break down the summer's first enthralling episode of Jake Pavelka vs. Vienna Girardi, Part III, a.k.a. Bachelor Pad 2, in THG's official +/- recap:

Bachelor Pad 2 Cast

The cast reminds us early and often that they're there for the $250,000. Minus 5, because that's not even that that much. It's the attention that's priceless.

Vienna Girardi's nose job steps out of the limo. Chris: "Are you hoping [Jake's] not here?" Vienna: "Praying." Chris: "Well, I'm glad you're back." Plus 9.

Why is "Rated R" now called "The Wrestler"? Either way, Plus 4 for being the only guy to embrace his past sleaziness and present motives honestly.

Michelle Money revealed that her dad was diagnosed with Stage 4 colon cancer, making her seem a lot more human and (slightly) less insane. Plus 6.

Who is this princess girl again? Why is she posing like that? Minus 3.

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