The Bachelor Proposes to Vienna!
Jake Pavelka offered the final rose—and an engagement ring—to bad girl Vienna Giraldi, but did he make the right choice?
It’s official: Bad girls do finish first.
Last night on The Bachelor: On the Wings of Love Jake Pavelka, the 32-year-old pilot from Dallas, Tex., followed his heart as he asked 23-year-old Florida marketing representative Vienna Giraldi to be his bride.
This is no news to Betty Confidential. In interviews, Jake has said that he’s always been drawn to the crazy girls. Why would we expect him to change now?
Picking Vienna certainly wasn’t without its controversy. Right off the bat, she didn’t click with the other 24 women at the Bachelor house. Her biggest adversary, Ali Fedotowsky, spent half the season saying how she could never be with Jake if he also had feelings for a girl like Vienna. (Looks like all that smack talk paid off for Ali who has been named the new Bachelorette!)
That lack of female bonding continued as Vienna met Jake’s mom, Sallie, and his sisters-in-law, Laura and Lindsay. Of course, it didn’t help that Jake had casually mentioned to them that Vienna was the “girl that nobody liked” back at the mansion. Their claws were out, especially after Vienna giggled like a 12-year-old as the family grilled her on why she just can’t get along with other women. And she didn’t make any inroads with Jake’s mom, who lives by the mantra that the women are the glue that hold a family together and it’s a daughter-in-law’s duty to uphold that tradition.
But you can never judge a book by its cover. After several awkward moments of confrontation with the family over dinner, Vienna plainly stated that people didn’t like her because she spoke her mind honestly, choosing to say what she really felt about them to their faces and not behind their backs.
Though she couldn’t recite a laundry list of qualities why she loved Jake, she actually seemed genuine as she told his mom that she, “can’t see leaving here without him,” which prompted Sallie to apologize for judging Vienna so quickly. “I think she would make a good wife for him,” Jake’s mother said.