As we reported last month, commercial pilot Jake Pavelka, who failed to capture Jillian Harris’ heart on The Bachelorette, but made quite an impression when he "heroically" returned to rat out Wes Hayden, will star on The Bachelor this winter.

With 25 women vying for him, Jake will make his debut Monday, January 4 on ABC, starring on this special new season with the supremely cheesy title of ...

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Last spring on The Bachelor, Jason Mesnick sent Molly Malaney home on an emotional season finale, popping the question to Melissa Rycroft instead.

But on the show's "After the Final Rose" special, he famously had a change of heart, breaking up with Melissa and asking Molly for a second chance.

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It's been rumored for weeks, after a contestant from the yet-to-be-taped show spilled the beans (as did our man Reality Steve), and now it's been confirmed:

Jake Pavelka will be the next star of The Bachelor!

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Last season on The Bachelorette, Jillian Harris passed on three different Mr. Perfects - Jake Pavelka, Reid Rosenthal and Kiptyn Locke - in favor of a guy who was sending booty call texts to half the women in Chicago while on the show.

But while Ed Swiderski somehow prevailed then, it will soon be one of his vanquished, aforementioned competitors' time to shine as the new star of The Bachelor.

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Former star of The Bachelor Aaron Buerge, whose engagement to Helene Eksterowicz ran its course really freaking fast in 2002, completed his remarkable romantic turnaround by marrying Angye McIntosh last weekend in Springfield, Mo.

"They seemed genuinely excited to tie the knot," says a guest who saw, 35, a banker and restaurant owner, marry McIntosh, 33, a commercial insurance agent.

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Now that Ed Swiderski and Jillian Harris are together, and the dust has settled after the memorable season of The Bachelorette that ended in their engagement, speculation is already swirling over who will be the next star of The Bachelor.

There's certainly no shortage of options. Here's a look at the resumes of the top two candidates (plus a bunch of others who would make for entertaining stars).

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Justifiably or not, Jason Mesnick will always be remembered as the man who pulled the switcheroo on the "After the Final Rose" special of The Bachelor.

And while he is a few months removed from his stint on reality TV, Jason still must fend off Bachelor backlash for breaking up with Melissa Rycroft.

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Fresh off a stint on The Bachelor in which she finished third behind Molly Malaney and Melissa Rycroft but won the hearts of millions of viewers in America and Canada, Jillian Harris is set to take the helm as the star of The Bachelorette.

According to ABC's press release, the first man out of the limousine in the May 18 premiere blows Jillian away with his good looks and quiet charm.

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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]