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Jake Pavelka

Jacob Lynn "Jake" Pavelka (born June 27, 1978) is an American pilot who appeared on four reality TV programs, most notably The Bachelor. Jacob Lynn Pavelka was born in Dallas, Texas to Sallie Lanell (née Mack) and James Lynn Pavelka. He has two brothers, Jason and Matthew, both of whom are married. Pavelka attended University of North Texas and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona, Florida. Pavelka began taking flying lessons at the age of 12 and became an airline captain flight instructor at 23. He worked as a pilot for Atlantic Southeast Airlines and, under the name of Jake Landrum, acted in several television commercials and programs produced in the Dallas area. Pavelka first appeared as a contestant in the fifth season of the ABC reality show The Bachelorette. He was eliminated from the competition, but was brought back by the network to star in the 14th season of its series The Bachelor. The program’s run ended with Pavelka proposing marriage to contestant Vienna Girardi. The couple split up in June 2010. Following the end of The Bachelor, Pavelka was named as one of the celebrity contestants for the tenth season of Dancing with the Stars. He and his partner Chelsie

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Jake Pavelka -- Kristin Chenoweth Has Accepted His Rose

Jake Pavelka
Kristin Chenoweth Has Accepted His Rose

"Bachelor" alum Jake Pavelka has snagged himself a cougar ... in the form of Tony Award winner Kristin Chenoweth ... and TMZ has the photo of them out on a date near his home in Texas.The… READ MORE >

'Bachelor' Jake Pavelka -- I'm With CHIPPENDALES Now!

'Bachelor' Jake Pavelka
I'm With Chippendales Now!

In his never-ending quest to avoid a real job, former "Bachelor" Jake Pavelka has signed a deal to become the next piece of man candy at Chippendales. Jake will begin his stint at the Rio in Las… READ MORE >

- 902 days ago
Jake Pavelka -- Vienna Got a WHAT?

Jake Pavelka
Vienna Got a WHAT?

Former "Bachelor" hunk Jake Pavelka seemed genuinely shocked to hear his former fiancée Vienna Girardi got a nose job -- he's probably too busy with his new GF, Virgin Mobile hottie Sarah… READ MORE >

- 1102 days ago
Vienna's New Boyfriend -- Dear John

Vienna's New Boyfriend
Dear John

TMZ has finally unearthed the answer to one of life's greatest mysteries -- who the hell is former "Bachelor" babe Vienna Girardi dating now?As we first reported, Vienna and the new guy got an… READ MORE >

- 1445 days ago
Vienna Moves on with New BF -- All Expenses Paid

Vienna Moves on with New BF
-- All Expenses Paid

It's been less than two months since Vienna Girardi and Jake Pavelka broke off their engagement -- and she's already moving on with a new mystery man ... on an all-expenses-paid trip to… READ MORE >

- 1451 days ago
Vienna Karaoke -- You Don't Know Jack, Jake

Vienna Karaoke
You Don't Know Jack, Jake

Vienna Girardi dragged Ray Charles into the middle of her breakup war with "Bachelor" ex Jake Pavelka last night ... because nothing says "I've moved on" like a strategically picked karaoke… READ MORE >

- 1481 days ago
Vienna & Ex-BF -- The 'Sex' Emails Cover-Up

Vienna & Ex-BF
The 'Sex' Emails Cover-Up

Vienna Girardi insists she was loyal to Jake Pavelka right until the bitter end, but a bunch of emails -- obtained by TMZ -- tell a different story ... a story about sex, Playboy, and something… READ MORE >

- 1481 days ago
Vienna Rebounds in Vegas

Vienna
Rebounds in Vegas

Vienna Girardi celebrated her Independence Day from her "Bachelor" ex-fiance Jake Pavelka by partying with some dude at TAO in Vegas this weekend.Instead of insults on TV, Vienna and her new… READ MORE >

- 1482 days ago
Jake & Vienna -- The Nuclear Face-Off!

Jake & Vienna
The Nuclear Face-Off!

The first post breakup confrontation between "Bachelor" Jake Pavelka and ex-fiancee Vienna Girardi finally aired last night -- and it was explosive!After hurling insults at each other for a… READ MORE >

- 1483 days ago
Vienna Girardi -- Face Full of Man Junk

Vienna Girardi
Face Full of Man Junk

Way before she ever met Jake Pavelka ... "Bachelor" winner Vienna Girardi got down and dirty in a spring break dance contest -- and by the looks of it, she really got the shaft.It all went down in… READ MORE >

- 1489 days ago

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