Jake may seem like the clean-cut perfect catch … but it turns out he might be slicker than he looks.
To many girls, The Bachelor‘s Jake Pavelka seems like Mr. Right — he’s employed, clean shaven, well-mannered and great with the parents … but he might not be so flawless after all. Life & Style reports Jake was still texting and professing his love to his ex-girlfriend Tanya Douglas, 24, after he proposed to Vienna Girardi on ABC’s The Bachelor.
Tanya met Jake on Jul. 4 2008 while he was piloting an airplane in Asheville, NC. After Jake appeared on The Bachelorette Jake and Tanya continued dating. “He had a private conversation with my dad, basically telling him he loved me and had every intention of starting a life with me.” But not too long after Jake professed his love for Tanya he told her he was joining The Bachelor so he could earn some fast cash. “He told me he was having financial problems,” Tanya tells the mag. “He told me, I know a way I can get out of this financial burden — I could be The Bachelor.”
Here are some of the reasons why Jake seems like a total fake!
He called Tanya just days after the show finished taping: “[The call] wasn’t from a normal cell phone number,” says Tanya. “I later found out it was a prepaid cell phone that I believe ABC knew nothing about.”
Jake told Tanya he was still in love with her AFTER he had proposed to Vienna: “He said over the phone, ‘Ever since that day I saw you get on that plane in Asheville, I’ve never loved anyone more.’”
Jake did it for the money: He told Tanya he’d get $500,000 to be on the show. He assured her he would only have to date the winner for 30 days to make it seem serious.