People magazine is celebrating 25 seasons of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette with a special collector’s issue, and that means talking to Bachelors present and past — including Season 4 Bachelor Bob Guiney, Season 3’s Andrew Firestone, and Jake Pavelka of Season 14.
On May 1, Jake took to Twitter to reveal a first look at a People photoshoot featuring all three of the former Bachelors. “Fun @peoplemag photoshoot with Andrew Firestone and @bobguiney! Madmen set! ” he wrote.
After a day of channeling their inner Don Drapers in the Mad Men-themed shoot, all three guys sat down with the mag to chat about their biggest reality TV regrets.
Not surprisingly, Jake’s biggest regret has to do with his Bachelor pick (and now ex) Vienna Girardi.
“My biggest regret was doing the TV interview about my breakup with Vienna,” Jake told the mag. In that blowout July 2010 interview, Vienna famously labeled her ex nothing but a “fame whore,”
and ended up storming off stage in tears.
“I felt bad for you watching that special,” Bob told him. So what is his biggest Bachelor regret? “For me, I cringe whenever I see myself in the hot tub.”
Andrew agrees. “I was in a hot tub every episode. And I'm built for deep-sea diving, not hot tubs! I don't have the Jake Pavelka abs.”
See, Jake? There’s a bright side. Your relationship might not have ended well, but you’ve still got plenty of good things going for you. (Particularly: Your flawless physique.) All is not lost.