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EXCLUSIVE! 'Bachelor' Winner Vienna Girardi Says She Was Misrepresented As A Villain!

Sat, March 6, 2010 10:12am EDT by 6 Comments
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Vienna says she actually auditioned for The Bachelor as “the sweetheart character!”

Regardless of how you felt about Vienna Girardi, 23, on this season of The Bachelor, there’s something she wants you to know: She’s not the villain she appeared to be! “I auditioned to be the sweetheart character,” Vienna told exclusively at OK! Magazine and Keri Hilson‘s pre-Oscars bash March 5 at Beso in Hollywood. “They made me into the villain!” And in between sneaking romantic kisses with Jake Pavelka, Vienna shared her secret to getting on TV as a Bachelor contestant.

Her advice: Make a funny audition video! “That’s what I did,” she told us. “You should have seen it. My mom actually signed me up and I held the camera with one hand and kind of looked into it and was like, ‘Hi guys!’ … I did my audition video in one take. Just be funny, that’s my advice.”

And not only is Vienna sweeter in person than she was on TV, but she’s also shorter! “That’s what people keep saying,” the 5’4″ Bachelor winner told us. “They keep walking up to me going, ‘Oh my gosh! You’re so tiny! You don’t look that small on TV!'”

So even though Vienna’s height and personality may be different on TV, one thing was very obvious to us in person: Jake and Vienna are totally in love!