Jake Pavelka is "ecstatic" about his final Bachelor
decision, even though his "heart cried out" for frontrunner Ali Fedotowsky after she left the show.
Jake spoke to Entertainment Tonight
about the last legs of his Bachelor
journey, which ends next Monday night (March 1) in a dramatic two-hour finale on ABC. Jake will have the help of his family to decide which of his final two is the ultimate wife material: Vienna Girardi, the controversial party girl from Florida, or Tenley Molzahn, the sweet former Disney princess from Oregon.
But even though he claims to be in love with both Vienna and Tenley, part of Jake clearly still has feelings for Ali. He tells ET of the night Ali left The Bachelor
"That night, when she left, she was ahead of all of the other women,"
he says. "I can't tell you if she was going to be 'The One,' but, that
night, if somebody had said, 'Gun's to your head. Pick a girl,' it
would've been her."
Jake won't confirm whether he is currently engaged to the Bachelor
winner, or even if there is
winner. But, says Jake, "I am ecstatic with the decision that I have made, because I have to live with it. Now,
whether it's the right decision for any of the other women, or anybody
watching, I don't know, but, it puts me in a really good position to
live my life, and I'm really happy that I stayed true to myself."
Watch the video interview below for more from Jake about the upcoming Bachelor