Date of birth:
January 27, 1978Hometown:
Denton, TexasCurrently living in:
Father, James (dentist), and mother, Sallie (nurse), have been married for many years; older brother, Jason; younger brother, MattEducation:
University of North Texas and Embry Engineering University for Aerospace ScienceOccupation at the time of the show:
Flying, golf, salsa dancing, country dancing, yard workSignificant other?
Jake is dating Dallas wedding planner Meghan Jones.Twitter:
Jake Pavelka was the star of The Bachelor: On the Wings of Love
(Season 14). He was also a suitor on Season 5 of The Bachelorette
and a contestant on Season 10 of Dancing With the Stars
. At the end of Season 14, Jake rejected fan favorite Tenley Molzahn
and (in a highly controversial move) proposed to bottle-blonde Vienna Girardi.
The two had a messy breakup that aired in a television special during Season 6 of The Bachelorette
in the summer of 2010.
After the show: Although stiff and slightly awkward, Bachelor Jake joined the Season 10 cast of Dancing With the Stars
. Jake partnered with pro dancer Chelsie Hightower and was eliminated fifth, right after Kate Gosselin. Pre-Bachelor he was an actor with the stage name Jake Landrum. After DWTS
, Jake returned to acting for art-imitates-life roles as a reality star on Drop Dead Diva
and a pilot on The Bold and the Beautiful
. As of 2011, Jake is flying in air shows and dating Dallas wedding planner Meghan Jones.