The New Bachelor
I haven’t watched “The Bachelor” in a few years. Of course, they don’t exactly have a stellar record when it comes to matchmaking.
Part of my interest derives from having studied documentary filmmaking for my graduate degree (I also helped co-produce a documentary), and also because this season’s bachelor is my childhood orthodontist’s son.
Jake Pavelka hails from my hometown of Denton, Texas, and currently works as an airline pilot for Atlantic Southeast Airlines (which supports Delta Connections).
He recently gave an interview about his experiences thus far to my hometown newspaper, The Denton Record-Chronicle.
I missed Pavelka’s stint on “The Bachelorette” (where he apparently made it to the Final Four before getting the boot), but the DVR is powered on for this go ’round.
My mom is trying to get some inside skinny from Jake’s father, Dr. Pavelka, but she’s had no success. The doctor’s lips are sealed (or, in his case, perhaps his teeth are just plain wired shut).
I just hope when they do the family visit thing on this season’s show, that I don’t start having flashbacks to Dr. Pavelka tightening my braces or adjusting my head gear when I see the nice doctor on TV.
That man caused me a lot of pain as a small child (and I’m glad he did).
Of course, just because Jake has a nice smile doesn’t mean he’s not willing to play hardball when it comes to the competition.
On last season’s “The Bachelorette,” after getting booted by Jillian Harris he paid a visit anyway to inform her that one of her likely last round picks, Wes, had a girlfriend. Jake plays some hardball!
Makes me wonder if his dad tightened Jake’s braces a little too tight as well. Made him ornery!
Here’s the clip:
Dude, you are a better man than I to try and date 25 women at one time while everybody watches on national TV.
I wish you good luck in finding a bride and competing the marriage hat trick with your bros…but when you’re in the cockpit, please, keep an eye on the horizon!