"I have become the thing that I hate!"
This is what Bachelor franchise host Chris Harrison confesses with a laugh while discussing tonight's premiere of Bachelor Pad on ABC. What could leave him feeling so guilty? Find out why in the video clip above, in which he also dishes on who may be the next Bachelor.
We also talked to infamous Bachelor exes/Bachelor Pad cast members Jake Pavelka and Vienna Girardi (and her new nose!) and here's what you need to know about why on Earth they would do the new show:
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Vienna wants us to know that she was definitely not told when she signed on to Bachelor Pad that Jake would be there. So why did she go through with it? "It was so fast that you don't even have time to react," she explains. "I did feel like, 'Oh my god, he's really going to be here.'I haven't seen him in a year. He's not tried contacting me. He's not tried apologizing, nothing.' The day that it really hit me was the first night. I remember sitting in my hotel room, fully dressed, just being like, 'I don't know if I can do this.' I know they want the drama but it really hit me hard."
Jake was fully in on the dual casting. "That was the reason I signed on," he tells me. "We started a conversation about a year ago, she shed crocodile tears and we needed to finish that without the tears. And I think people will be surprised at what happens."
The premiere of Bachelor Pad is trashy, rompy, dramatic and ridiculous--and so much fun you might find it hard to look away...Yes, even after two and a half hours. But the best news is what Jake promises:
"This is the last of Jake and Vienna. Started something a year ago, it's done. We're finished."
When asked about her "new appearance," Vienna assumed we were talking about her slightly altered hair. "It was actually an accident," she replied. "I had gone in to just get my hair highlighted blonde and they accidentally dyed my hair this grey ash color and it looked so terrible. So this is Salon de Vienna. This is honestly 7N Goldwell hair mousse dye. I did this in the bathroom!" How very Sydney Bristow and yet...not at all. Still, Vienna did mention that her nose is "not yet totally healed" and "still wider than it will be" so we shouldn't snap to any judgments yet.
Jake's tells me: "I know Vienna's had her rhinoplasty. I don't think she needed it. I think she looked great before."
Hmm...Sure sounds like they've buried some of that hatchet. Mayhaps?