Now that Jake Pavelka has been officially named the star of ABC's The Bachelor: On the Wings of Love, the 31-year-old commercial pilot can now break his silence and talk about his hopes of finding "the one" on the reality dating series.
Though he got his heart broken by Jillian Harris on The Bachelorette season 5, Pavelka still believes that he'll eventually find his match and what better way to dip into the dating scene than to be surrounded by 25 women who'll fight for his attention on national TV. The idea is unconventional and maybe even cynical and cheesy for most people but it looks like none of these things matter because Pavelka believes that true love can exits in front of the cameras.
"I've dated some really amazing girls, but I've never been successful at finding that one girl," Pavelka told People. "And I saw how the whole thing comes together, the process with Jillian. I saw how the process works and I believe in it. That's a unique way to meet somebody."
Pavelka isn't the only one who believes in fairy tale endings though. Former flame Harris, who found love and is now engaged to be married to Bachelorette winner Ed Swiderski, is optimistic that the Pavelka will make a good Bachelor simply because he has a "huge heart."
"He's very sensitive," Harris said of Pavelka. "He isn't afraid to show his emotions. The world will see how far he is willing to go to find the right person."
So what does Pavelka look for in a woman? According to his parents, Jim and Sallie, Jake is looking for a spontaneous and adventurous woman--- the kind who can "work in the yard and then put on a pretty dress and go out to dinner."
Get to know more about Jake Pavelka when The Bachelor season 14 begins in January 2010.