DWTS, Dancing With The Stars, Jake Pavelka, Chelsea Hightower


Ever wonder what's going through the minds of the Dancing With the Stars crew while they're on the chopping block awaiting elimination results?

For Mr. Bachelor Jake Pavelka, it's pretty simple, and it involves some quality time spent with a leggy blonde you might know as Vienna. And just a quick word of advice, don't read on if you don't want to know who danced off the competition tonight...

Jake's recent reign of all things reality TV came to a close tonight when he and partner Chelsie Hightower were the ones sent packin'. Sad face.

"I came here at square one and I'm leaving a dancer," an emotional Jake told us backstage at DWTS. We should note that while Jake was a little misty at the prospect of heading home, his postshow chat with us was nothing but gracious.

"If anyone could stand here after being eliminated and not be upset or a little emotional about it, you weren't here for the right reasons," he said through that bubblegum grin of his. And the gushing didn't stop there: "This has been the neatest thing I've ever done. I'm going to take away a beautiful best friend, some dance moves that I am certainly going to use on the dance floor with my beautiful fiancée, a family, new friends and a lot of wonderful memories."

Even though we'll all miss Jake the shirtless wonder out on the dance floor, he is very excited to have some time to spend with that aforementioned gal—he is engaged, if you've already forgotten!

"Vienna and I don't have plans for a wedding yet. [But] the first thing I'll do is romance my bride," revealed Jake. "We're going to take a much-needed vacation because we went Bachelor right into Dancing, and who knows what's on the horizon next."

The one thing he does know? He loved being a part of DWTS and he wants the world to know it, too. "I've thoroughly enjoyed this," he said. "It was a dream come true."

Will you miss Jake and his muscles his smooth moves on Dancing With the Stars, or was he the right one to go? Let us know in the comments section.


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