EXCLUSIVE! Jake Pavelka Tells Us His Picks For This Season's 'DWTS' Winner!

Tue, September 14, 2010 1:11pm EST by 4 Comments

Jake says that former partner Chelsea Hightower’s new hot-stepper, Michael Bolton, is going to kick butt, as will the original Dirty Dancer, Jennifer Grey!

Jake Pavelka may not have gone on to disco ball glory on Dancing With the Stars last season, but he’s still weighing in with his thoughts on who will take home the top trophy on the hit ABC show’s 11th season!

“Whoever [my ex-partner] Chelsea Hightower is dancing with is going to win!” the 32-year-old pilot told HollywoodLife.com exclusively at the Los Angeles premiere of Easy A Sept. 13. “I think Michael Bolton, who is dancing with Chelsea, will do real well. Derek‘s [Hough] partner, Jennifer Grey, is going to do very well and of course Brandy is going to tear it up!”

But one dancer in particular just may surprise us, according to Jake. “Your sleeper is going to be Bristol Palin! Just you watch!” he told us confidently, explaining, “Let me tell you, she has a work ethic like I’ve never seen – that girl has a lot of fire. Plus, she has a lot of Republicans behind her!”

Vienna Girardi’s ex-fiance then teases us saying that he hears there’s going to be a catfight between Bristol and co-star Audrina Patridge, but quickly says that the only person you’d ever get angry with on the show would be your partner – NOT another cast member. “You get angry with your partner because you are on top of each other for 10 hours a day, 5 days a week,” he explains.

Jake adds that he plans on being in the audience to see the drama unfold live when DWTS premieres Sept. 20. Are you excited, BFFs? Who do YOU think will win?

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