Tonight the burning question will be answered. Will “The Bachelor” Jake Pavelka choose the brash and boisterous Vienna or the prim and proper Tenley.
Any doubt that Jake left the show without a significant other ended last week when “The Bachelor” host Chris Harrison told People magazine that the airline pilot is “very much in love” and that he’s “still with the woman he chose.”
The buzz online is that Jake’s picked Vienna – a long shot from the beginning that most people never would have thought would get a home town date, let alone be the last bachelorette standing. Personally, we don’t get her appeal, and we’re usually pretty good at these things.
But we also don’t believe the gossip that Jake changed his mind at the last minute and proposed to Ali. Since she’s clearly the front-runner for the next “Bachelorette” slot, we figure she’s probably over that regret she was feeling about leaving the show early to go back to work.
But whomever Jake picks, odds are against them taking a trip down the aisle together. Sure Jason Mesnick just married his second-choice “Bachelorette” Molly. And, yes Trista Rehn and Ryan Sutter have been happily married since 2003. But that’s not a good success rate given there have been 19 seasons of the franchise. Jake might think Vienna’s saucy attitude is exciting, but we’d be shocked if he chose to spend the rest of his life dealing with the drama.
Needless to say, we’ll be glued to our sets tonight at 8:00 PM, soaking up all the “Bachelor”-y goodness on ABC.