The Bachelor (season 14)
The Bachelor: Season 14 (also known as The Bachelor: On the Wings of Love) is the 14th season of ABC reality television series The Bachelor. The season premiere aired on January 4, 2010. The show features Jake Pavelka a pilot from Dallas, Texas, courting 25 women. Pavelka was eliminated by Jillian Harris on the fifth season of The Bachelorette. It is the first season of The Bachelor to be broadcast in high definition. The season concluded on March 1, 2010 in which Vienna Girardi was named the winner and became Pavelka's fiancée. The couple later ended their relationship in June 2010.
|The Bachelor (season 14)|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of episodes||11 (including 3 specials)|
|Original release||January 4 –|
March 1, 2010
Biographical information according to ABC official series site, plus footnoted additions
|Vienna Girardi||23||Geneva, Florida||Marketing Representative||Winner||1|
|Tenley Molzahn||25||Newberg, Oregon||College Admissions||Runner-up||2|
|Gina "Gia" Allemand||26||New York, New York||Swimsuit Model||Week 7||3|
|Alexandra "Ali" Fedotowsky||25||Williamstown, Massachusetts||Advertising Account Manager||Week 6||4 (quit)|
|Corrie Adamson||23||Kissimmee, Florida||Wardrobe consultant||Week 5||5|
|Ashleigh Hunt||25||North Potomac, Maryland||Account Manager||Week 4||6–7|
|Jessica "Jessie" Sulidis||25||Oakville, Ontario||Cosmetic Sales Manager|
|Kathryn Sherlock||25||Lexington, Kentucky||Corporate Flight Attendant||8|
|Ella Nolan||30||La Follette, Tennessee||Hair Stylist||9|
|Elizabeth Kitt (NE)||29||Imperial, Nebraska||Nanny||Week 3||10–11|
|Valishia Savage||32||San Bernardino, California||Homemaker|
|Michelle Kujawa||26||Anaheim, California||Office Manager||12|
|Ashley Elmore||29||Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania||Teacher||Week 2||13–14|
|Christina McCasland||25||San Diego, California||Restaurant Manager|
|Rozlyn Papa||28||Richmond, Virginia||Model/Make-Up Artist||15 (DQ)|
|Alexa "Lex" McAllister||25||Galloway, Ohio||Entrepreneur||Week 1||16–25|
|Caitlyn McCabe||24||Winfield, Illinois||Spokesmodel|
|Channy Choch||29||Santa Rosa, California||Mortgage Loan Officer|
|Elizabeth Kreft (D.C.)||29||Union, Kentucky||Captain, Air National Guard|
|Emily Harkins||23||West Chester, Ohio||Fitness Model|
|Kimberly Sullivan||24||Norman, Oklahoma||NBA Dancer|
|Kirsten Pittman||25||Aurora, Colorado||Waitress|
|Sheila Marie Lidner||25||Scottsdale, Arizona||Commercial Pilot|
|Stephanie Mueller||24||Morris, Illinois||Dance Teacher|
|Tiana Kruzel||31||Calgary, Alberta||Medical Technician|
Dancing with the StarsEdit
Runner-up Tenley Molzahn, along with finalists Gia Allemand, Ashley Elmore, Elizabeth Kitt, Michelle Kujawa and Jessie Sulidis appeared in the inaugural season of Bachelor Pad. Elmore was eliminated in week 5, Allemand in week 3, Sulidis in week 2, and Kujawa in week 1. Kitt and her partner Jesse Kovacs were eliminated at the beginning of week 6, finishing in 3rd. Molzahn and her partner Kiptyn Locke were eliminated at the end of week 6, finishing as the runners-up.
Pavelka and Allemand returned for the second season on Bachelor Pad with Vienna Girardi and Ella Nolan. Allemand quit in week 2 and Pavelka was eliminated in week 3. Nolan and her partner Kirk DeWindt were eliminated at the beginning of week 6, finishing in 4th. Girardi and her partner Kasey Kahl were eliminated at the end of week 6, finishing in 3rd.
Bachelor in ParadiseEdit
Kujawa later returned in the first season of Bachelor in Paradise and quit the competition. Molzahn later returned in the second season of Bachelor in Paradise, but she did not find love while in Paradise.
|9||Elizabeth (D.C.)||Rozlyn||Jessie||Ashleigh H.||Ella|
|10||Alexa||Jessie||Ashleigh H.||Elizabeth (NE)
|13||Kimberly||Ashleigh H.||Ashley E.
- The contestant received a first impression rose
- The contestant received a rose during the date
- The contestant was eliminated
- The contestant was eliminated during the date
- The contestant quit the competition
- The contestant originally received a rose but was disqualified from the competition
- The contestant won the competition
- In week 6, Ali decided to quit the competition, cancelling the upcoming rose ceremony. The remaining three contestants are given roses by default.
- In week 2, Rozlyn was disqualified for having an inappropriate relationship with a show's producer.
Original airdate: January 4, 2010
There were no dates during the first week. Jake starts his quest for finding love in Los Angeles. Memorable moments include Ashley's stewardess costume. Jillian and Ed of The Bachelorette came to the mansion prior to the rose ceremony answering questions for the ladies. Tenley received the first impression rose and 10 ladies were sent home in the first rose ceremony.
Original airdate: January 11, 2010
Group: Corrie, Christina, Valishia, Gia, Rozlyn, and Ashleigh. They took part in an InStyle magazine photo shoot. At the party, they were sent to Shangri-La Hotel in Santa Monica. Rozlyn receives a rose.
Group: Elizabeth (NE), Vienna, Ashley, Kathryn, and Jessie. The night before the date, Michelle threatened to leave the mansion since her name has not been on the date list, displaying bad behavior and she got very upset. The next day, they were taken to Six Flags Magic Mountain to have their fun at the amusement park. Elizabeth (NE) got a rose and watched fireworks with Jake.
Other developments: During in the middle of the cocktail party, Chris asks Rozlyn to talk outside. It was brought to Chris's attention that Rozlyn had an inappropriate relationship with one of the show's staffers and told her the staffer has been fired. The remainder of the cocktail party was cut short, ending during Jake's conversation with Christina. Rozlyn gives her rose back with only now two safe roses (Ali and Elizabeth (NE)). During "The Women Tell All" episode, she explained that she had trouble contacting her child and the staffer had supported her and allowed her to use his phone.
Original airdate: January 18, 2010
One-on-one: Vienna. They take on a helicopter to San Gabriel Mountains for a bungee jump off the bridge. She receives a rose.
Group: Corrie, Elizabeth (NE), Ali, Jessie, Michelle, Ashleigh, Tenley and Kathryn. They visit the comedy club in Hollywood. Jon Lovitz is asked to perform for the Bachelorettes a stand up comedy routine. Michelle is eliminated before the date is over, Jake not agreeing that her behavior wasn't acceptable.
One-on-one: Ella. They go on a helicopter ride San Diego SeaWorld and she receives a pleasant surprise – her son, because Ella celebrated her birthday. Jake, Ella and her son spend the day together. She receives a rose.
Cocktail party: All of the ladies. Elizabeth (NE) backstabbed Vienna her see a rose being given during a 1 on 1 date.
Original airdate: January 25, 2010
- Located in: Various locations in central coast of California
At the start of the episode, Chris Harrison tells the remaining ladies that they will be living in RV for their trip across the coast.
One-on-one: Gia. They are taken to a beautiful winery in Santa Ynez. She receives a rose.
Group: Corrie, Ali, Ashleigh, Jessie, Tenley and Vienna. They traveled to Pismo Beach for a wild day of dune buggying and sandsurfing. Jake talks Tenley about her relationship with her ex-husband and she receives the rose.
Two-on-one: Ella and Kathryn. They take travel to Big Sur for an outdoor dinner. Neither got a rose and both of them were sent home, this has been the first time in The Bachelor history that no one receives a rose during a two-on-one date.
Other developments: The rose ceremony's location at Villa Montalvo in Saratoga. Jake has a shocking difficult decision to eliminate only one person after already eliminated two people during a two-on-one date. Like the previous season, the Bachelorette eliminated two people at the rose ceremony instead of one with one rose taken away. As a result, the leading man eliminated Jessie and Ashleigh with Vienna given the last rose.
Original airdate: February 1, 2010
- Located in: San Francisco
One-on-one: Tenley. They went to Chinatown, and wrote messages on fortune cookies. Then, they had dinner at the top of Coit Tower. Tenley made it clear that she had traditional values about marriage and that she had only slept with her ex-husband. Tenley's previous marriage was obviously still affecting her during this date.
Two-on-one: Gia and Vienna. They went to Castello di Amorosa in Napa Valley for an overnight stay and they had dinner together. After they went to their separate rooms, Vienna snuck into Jake's room to spend some extra time with him.
Original airdate: February 8, 2010
- Located in: Hometowns (dates) and Los Angeles (rose ceremony)
|1||Gia||New York, New York|
Gia and Jake toured New York City where they look pictures of sight-seeing locations together, including the Statue of Liberty and modeling poses. Ali and Jake visited her deceased grandmother's home. Tenley took Jake to the dance academy where she first learned how to dance. Vienna and Jake took a boat ride on a swampy river.
At the turn of the dramatic events, there was no rose ceremony and Ali left the competition early so she would not lose her job.
Original airdate: February 15, 2010
- Located in: Saint Lucia
Jake spends a night in the 'fantasy suite' with each of the final three contestants. Presumably he has intercourse with each of them which may have made it difficult for viewers to maintain friendly feelings towards Jake (especially as he asks Gia to leave at the rose ceremony and Tenley had only ever slept with her ex-husband). Gia and Jake go to a groove on Saint Lucia streets, Tenley and Jake took a helicopter ride on overlooking the island and have a plunge. Vienna and Jake rode a ship famously from Pirates of the Caribbean film series. Before the rose ceremony, Ali received a phone call and asked Jake to give another chance with him and Jake declined the offer. At the rose ceremony, Jake gives the roses to Tenley and Vienna, eliminating Gia.
Week 8 (Finale)Edit
Original airdate: March 1, 2010
- Located in: Saint Lucia
Jake introduces Tenley and Vienna to his family at Jalousie Bay, they meet with Jake's parents, two brothers and sisters-in-law. Having only one last chance date to select one to be his wife. Jake's family likes Vienna, with his mom and sisters-in-law, both approving of Tenley and Vienna. Jake and Vienna frolick in the mud at the hot springs. While Jake and Tenley snorkeled on a charter boat. Jake comes to his decision: he selects Vienna, leaving Tenley heartbroken.
After the Final RoseEdit
This is the special episode which airs after every finale. In season 14's segment, Jake told Chris Harrison about Bachelor Pad, Ali was chosen as the next bachelorette in the sixth season of The Bachelorette. Jake and Vienna were seen in a public appearance as a couple, Jeffrey Osborne sang "On the Wings of Love" at the closing of the show.
In June 2010, several months after their engagement, it was announced that Jake and Vienna Girardi had split.
On August 14, 2013, third-place contestant Gia Allemand died after a reported suicide attempt. Several contestants as well as Pavelka expressed their condolesces via Twitter, with Pavelka saying, "I am in complete shock and devastated to hear the news about Gia. She was one of the sweetest people I have ever known. And a very dear friend. My heart goes out to her family during this very difficult time. We have lost an angel today. I miss you Gia...".
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On 16 February 2016, Alexa (Lex) McAllister died after an apparent suicide attempt in Columbus, Ohio, as reported by TMZ. Per E!News, the local police said that on 13 February they'd received a call in which it was claimed that McAllister had overdosed on prescription drugs. While McAllister was in a stable condition on her way to Grant Medical Center, then E!News got access to a police report, which stated that she had taken "a lot" of pills. Her family took her off life support after her health began to deteriorate. McAllister was 31.  Pavelka tweeted his condolences on Twitter, "I'm so sad to hear about Alexa. Such a beautiful girl. My heart breaks for her family. Covering them in prayer during this rough time". As the youngest of three children and the baby of the extended family, Alexa was adored. She was lovingly called little precious. Precious is probably the perfect word to describe Alexa. Not only because she was a beloved child, sister, granddaughter, cousin, niece, aunt and friend but also because she was priceless, rare, highly esteemed and brought great value to every relationship she had. Alexa had a very unique ability to instill confidence and make all she came in contact with feel special and loved through the creative attention she gave. Alexa was born a high achiever. Whenever she did anything, she tried her hardest to be the best and many times she was. If she ever fell short, it wasn’t by far and still did whatever the task was better than most. It was her unending drive and dedication that saw her through to so many accomplishments and accolades. Her list of achievements is unending. Alexa was an inspiration to everyone she met. She lifted others up and was always ready to help people achieve their goals and their dreams. She was a talented business woman who knew her strengths. She combined her gift of speech and compassion for others, to inspire and empower many local companies and women to better their businesses and lives. She spent much of her free time involved in many charities, boards and events with the purpose to make the community a better place. Alexa, her confidence, her drive, her moxy and her heart live on in so many people today. Her legacy will continue with The Alexa McAllister Foundation. The Alexa McAllister Foundation wants to make a difference in the lives of others by extending its reach beyond just one cause. They have selected key areas that will guide their outreach and fundraising efforts for the community and beyond. They include: Mental Health Empowerment Life Options Entrepreneurship Friendship
U.S. Nielsen RatingsEdit
|Episode||First Air Date||Rating
|1||January 4, 2010||3.3||8||9.50||N/A||N/A|
|2||January 11, 2010||3.6||9||10.50||N/A||N/A|
|3||January 18, 2010||3.8||9||10.66||N/A||N/A|
|4||January 25, 2010||3.9||10||11.47||N/A||N/A|
|5||February 1, 2010||4.1||10||11.73||N7A||N/A|
|6||February 8, 2010||4.1||10||12.35||N/A||N/A|
|7||February 15, 2010||4.1||10||11.53||N/A||N/A|
|8||February 22, 2010||3.9||10||11.27||N/A||N/A|
|9||March 1, 2010||5.3||14||15.15||N/A||N/A|
|10||March 1, 2010||5.3||13||13.91||N/A||N/A|
- Episode 8, The Women Tell All Special.
- Episode 10, After the Final Rose Special is down comparable to last year.
Jake Pavelka grew up in Denton, Texas, and attended University of North Texas and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. In his free time, he takes dancing lessons, woodworking, and has fun flying acrobatic planes and he is also a former child actor. Pavelka is an airline pilot, and took his first flying lessons at 12 years old. He also became a certified flight instructor when he was 23 years old.
Pavelka became a member of an ABC reality show for the third time when he appeared as a celebrity contestant on the tenth season of Dancing with the Stars, partnered with Chelsie Hightower he was the fifth competitor eliminated on April 27, 2010.
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