Following the explosive premiere of “Bachelor Pad 2,” Jake Pavelka opened up to Ryan Seacrest Thursday about why he saved his ‘fame hungry’ ex-fiancée Vienna Girardi from elimination and how he feels about her new relationship with Kasey Kahl.
Pavelka and cast-mate Jackie Gordon won immunity from elimination after triumphing in an endurance challenge, and their prize included the opportunity to ensure one other housemate was safe from elimination. Vienna Girardi was given that lifeline.
There appears to be no love lost between the ex-couple of Vienna and Jake, who were once engaged to be married, so why did he save her? Apparently, all her drama towards him is an act that Jake can see right through.
He was the one who, you may remember, chose Vienna on the 14th season of “The Bachelor” and then watched his relationship fall apart in a very public fashion. So Jake has a lot of sympathy for Kasey, whom Vienna is currently dating.
“I was in your shoes Kasey – run!” he joked. At least, I think it was a joke!
OK, so I’m still not seeing why he saved Vienna from elimination. Are you?
Jake said Vienna would “absolutely do anything for fame.”
Well, duh – you don’t exactly appear on “The Bachelor” to melt into a quiet live in suburbia, do you?
So with all this bad feeling between them, why did Jake save his fame-hungry ex from elimination on Monday’s show? It seems he knew that everyone on “Bachelor Pad 2” wanted Vienna Girardi out, but he couldn’t let that happen, because, as he says,
“I needed that moment with her.”
To do what, exactly?
“It was me saying, ‘I’m going to save you, you’ll get to be around and stick with Kasey,’” Jake said. “Also, ‘Here’s an olive branch, let’s go talk.’” Pavelka said that he couldn’t allow Girardi to go home early because he wanted to talk to her about what has happened between them since “The Bachelor.”
He tried to be a gentleman, asking Kasey to accompany Vienna as he told her a few things he knew she probably didn’t want to hear.
The “Famous Food” star had previously told reporters that his primary motivation for entering the show was to talk with Girardi, and that if he won the $250,000 prize, he would donate it all to disaster relief. He visited tornado hit areas and was struck by how the disaster made his own problems seem miniscule.
What? Even dealing with Vienna Girardi? What do you think – was Jake Pavelka right to save her?