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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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Vienna Girardi -- Just Say No!

Vienna Girardi
Just Say No!

Newly-single former "Bachelor" star Vienna Girardi was pretty tight-lipped last night about her break-up with Jake Pavelka, but there was one question we asked that elicited an emphatic "NO!" READ MORE >

Vienna Slams Jake -- He's Gonna Make Me Sick!

Vienna Slams Jake
He's Gonna Make Me Sick!

More shots fired in the nuclear breakup between Vienna Girardi and Jake Pavelka ... and this time Vienna is hitting where it really hurts ... the "Bachelor's" penchant for publicity. TMZ obtained… READ MORE >

- 1644 days ago
Jake Pavelka -- Cool as a Cucumber

Jake Pavelka
Cool as a Cucumber

After the contentious "Bachelor" reunion this morning between Jake Pavelka and Vienna Girardi, JP hit familiar turf -- LAX, before jetting out of town.  Jake was cool, calm and collected as… READ MORE >

- 1645 days ago
Jake & Vienna Interview Ends With An Angry Bang

Jake & Vienna Interview
Ends With An Angry Bang

Jake Pavelka and Vienna Girardi got together last night to secretly tape an interview that ended abruptly when Jake exploded in anger -- and a source tells TMZ this isn't the first time.Jake and… READ MORE >

- 1645 days ago
Vienna Girardi & Gregory Michael -- Hand In Hand

Vienna Girardi & Gregory Michael
Hand In Hand

Just hours after Vienna Girardi moved her ass out of Jake Pavelka's home -- she was already partying with the man she was rumored to be hooking up with on the side ... Gregory Michael. Vienna… READ MORE >

- 1647 days ago
Vienna's Stepmom: She Gave The Ring Back

Vienna's Stepmom:
She Gave The Ring Back

Vienna Girardi's stepmom tells us Vienna gave the ring back to Jake when she moved out of his place this weekend -- but TMZ has learned Jake won't get to keep the $50,000 diamond for himself.… READ MORE >

- 1647 days ago
'Bachelor' Jake Pavelka: No Hard Feelings

'Bachelor' Jake Pavelka:
No Hard Feelings

Jake Pavelka just flew back into L.A. -- solo, by the way -- and dropped a bombshell in the already explosive breakup of the century ... claiming he and Vienna Girardi will be friends!!!"The… READ MORE >

- 1647 days ago
Vienna Stopped Sleeping with Jake on Saturday

Vienna
Stopped Sleeping with Jake on Saturday

Vienna Girardi packed up her stuff and moved out of Jake Pavelka's home on Saturday -- days before the couple officially announced their split ... TMZ has learned. TMZ spoke with Vienna's stepmom… READ MORE >

- 1647 days ago
'Bachelor' Split -- Accusations of 'Fame Whoring'

'Bachelor' Split
Accusations of 'Fame Whoring'

More breaking news drama on the split of the century -- TMZ has learned Vienna Girardi wanted out of the relationship because she just realized the guy she met on a national TV show ... is a "fame… READ MORE >

- 1647 days ago
Vienna Girardi -- Happiest Breakup Photo Ever

Vienna Girardi
Happiest Breakup Photo Ever

After her public plea for privacy, heartbroken "Bachelor" casualty Vienna Girardi pulled herself together ... and went on a happy-smiley-attention-whorish photo shoot at a fancy hair salon in… READ MORE >

- 1647 days ago

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