Listen up, Jake! Here’s what Season Five star Jesse wishes you had known before filming this season of The Bachelor!
Falling in love on national television can be tricky (in fact, some bachelors have found it downright impossible—ahem—Brad Womack). That’s why former Bachelor star Jesse Palmer was quick to offer advice to the new guy, 31-year-old commercial pilot Jake Pavelka.
“My best piece of advice would be to be true to yourself, be very open-minded and really try to enjoy the experience,” the charming Toronto native told HollywoodLife.com exclusively at the BCS National Championship party in Pasadena Jan. 6.
Even though Jesse himself didn’t give a ring to his number one girl, Jessica Bowlin, the former NFL quarterback said there isn’t much he would have done differently on the show and hesitated to give Jake any specifics about the process.
“I think it’s an individual and unique experience to each and every person,” he explained. “I think honesty is really the key. Don’t try to be somebody you’re not because there are cameras around.”
When we pointed out that being totally honest must be difficult in front of millions of people, Jesse agreed. “You don’t want to be too open in front of all the cameras,” he admitted, smiling.
Jake, from his mouth to your ears … Dear Abby he’s not, but hopefully Jesse’s advice helps at least a little!
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