Tenley Molzahn is one of the 25 contestants vying for the heart of Jake Pavelka on The Bachelor: On the Wings of Love. This divorced college admission representative hails from Newberg, Oregon but currently resides in Orange County, California.
Hoping to find her knight in shining armor, Tenley joined The Bachelor and fell in love with Jake, the first guy she’s ever dated since her ex-husband Ryan Natividad, whom she claims cheated on her.
Tenley tried to impress Jake with her ability to open up through her “10 Things About Tenley” speech during the first episode of The Bachelor. Additionally, she was the first contestant to kiss Jake, as well as the one who earned the First Impression Rose.
Though Tenley often talked about her traumatic marriage on the show, which caused Jake to question whether or not Tenley’s ready to move on, she was able to convince Jake that she’s ready to love again during the hometown date where she performed a special dance for him, and as well as the Fantasy Suite date. In the finale, however, she became the runner-up, next to winner Vienna Girardi.
Tenley made her reality TV comeback when she joined the first season of Bachelor Pad, where she competed against other contestant from the reality dating franchise. She was eliminated in week 6 but her time on the show proved to be fruitful as she met Kiptyn Locke, who eventually became her boyfriend. In 2015, she joined the cast of Bachelor in Paradise season 2.