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Jake Pavelka: 'Vienna Girardi Will Do Anything For Fame'


May 28 2018, Updated 10:11 a.m. ET

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Following this week’s explosive premiere of the second season of Bachelor Pad, Jake Pavelka opened up to Ryan Seacrest Thursday on why he spared his ‘fame hungry’ ex-fiancée Vienna Girardi from elimination and how he feels about her new relationship with Kasey Kahl.

After Seacrest played a clip in which Kasey called Jake "a jackass" and a "piece of sh*t," Jake called Kasey "a kid" and" a big teddy bear."

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"It's an act, I can see right through it," said Jake, a Dallas-based pilot who chose Vienna on the 14th season of The Bachelor, only to have their relationship publicly implode. "I feel sorry for the guy because I fell for the same trap... he's in love with her, he's trying to protect her.

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"I was in your shoes Kasey -- run!"

Jake said Vienna's someone who will "absolutely do anything for fame," not unlike others in Hollywood.

So with all the bad blood, why did Jake spare his fame-hungry ex of elimination on Monday's show? We'll let him explain.

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"She was so on edge and, not to mention, she was on her way out," Jake said. "Everybody had decided she was leaving. She would be off the show, and I couldn't let that happen because I needed that moment with her.

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"It was me saying, 'I'm going to save you, you'll get to be around and stick with Kasey,’" Jake said. "Also, ‘Here's, it's an olive branch, let's go talk.’

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"I tried to do it in the most gentlemanly way and make her comfortable, that's why I asked Kasey to be with her for support -- because I was going to say some things that would probably rattle her a little bit."

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Jake said Kasey faces an "uphill battle" in his relationship with Vienna, and think he's caught up in her web.

As for any possible future between Jake and Vienna? (Hey, stranger things have happened.)

While Jake admitted he fell in love with the Florida party girl, he emphatically ended the chat saying, "That chapter is closed: That's it."

Bachelor Pad airs Mondays at 8/7c on ABC


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