Though he began his onscreen career as an actor, Jake Pavelka found greater fame as a bachelor looking for his bride on reality television. Born Jan. 27, 1978 in Dallas, TX, Pavelka developed an inter...
Denton, Texas, USA
|Bachelor Pad||2011 2008 - 2011||Actor||Dance Competition Judge||20117|
|The Bachelorette||2012 2001 - 2012||Actor||n/a||20127|
|The Bachelor: After the Final Rose||2009 2008 - 2009||Actor||n/a||20097|
|H8R||2011 2010 - 2011||Actor||Himself||20117|
|Famous Food||2010 2009 - 2010||Actor||n/a||20107|
|Drop Dead Diva||2013 2007 - 2013||Actor||Toby Devlin||20137|
|Rachael Vs. Guy Celebrity Cook-Off||2013 2010 - 2013||Contestant||n/a||1|
|100 Sexiest Artists||2012 2011 - 2012||Actor||Commentator||20127|
|Dancing With the Stars||2013 2003 - 2013||Actor||Celebrity Participant||20137|
|Hero Dog Awards||2011 2010 - 2011||Presenter||n/a||1|
|Started taking flying lessons at age 12|
|Choosen to star on ABC's 14th season of "The Bachelor"|
|Joined the tenth season of ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" as a contestant|
|Appeared as a contestant on the fifth season of ABC's "The Bachelorette"|
|Became an airline captain flight instructor at 23|
In 2009, Pavelka was submitted by his church group as a "morally" inclined contestant on the fifth season of "The Bachelorette" (ABC, 2003- ). Though he did not win the hand of Jillian Harris, his quiet but romantic demeanor won him numerous fans, as did his late-inning reappearance to warn her about the less-than-honorable intentions of another suitor, Wes Hayden. His popularity earned him the title role for the 14th season of "The Bachelor" (ABC, 2002- ), on which he was wo d by 25 female contestants vying to be his bride. He ultimately selected Vienna Girardi as his ideal mate, with the pair set to be engaged on the finale of the series. But scandal followed soon after the nuptials were announced; statements from the other women suggested that Pavelka was c rced into proposing to Girardi by the producers, while his heart lay with another. Pavelka firmly denied the allegations. Meanwhile, he was announced as one of the celebrity contestants on season 10 of "Dancing with the Stars" (ABC, 2005- ), where he was partnered with professional dancer, Chelsie Hightower. After performing a homage to Tom Cruise's "Risky Business" (1983) dance, complete in his underwear and oxford, Pavelka was eventually voted off the show. And only weeks later, he and Girardi announced their engagement and relationship was kaput in June 2010.
|Kristin Chenoweth||Companion||Met October 2012 at Hallmark Channel's Hero Dog Awards|
|Vienna Girardi||Companion||Became engaged on the the 14th season finale of ABC's "The Bachelor"; couple announced split in June 2010|
|Embry–Riddle Aeronautical University|
|University of North Texas|
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