After wrapping his role on the Lifetime series Drop Dead Diva in Atlanta and flying back to L.A. on Tuesday, the newly single Jake Pavelka is moving on with his life post-Vienna Girardi by keeping himself occupied with another TV gig, but this time on his old stomping grounds: ABC’s new Bachelor spin-off, The Bachelor Pad.
The 32-year-old reality star was a contestant on this past season’s Dancing With The Stars — which ended just last month — and he used his own dance knowledge and critique on Tuesday night.
A source tells OK! “Jake was a guest judge for last night’s dance competition filmed for The Bachelor Pad.”
The once-again bachelor was judging the remaining contests at the Los Angeles Ballet School alongside Bachelor Pad co-host Melissa Rycroft, 27, (a former Dallas Cowboys cheerleader), and Trista Sutter, (a former Miami Heat cheerleader). Despite reports that he might move in to the house himself, filming on the show wraps this week.
Jake also had a mini-Bachelor reunion with his ex-paramour and runner-up Tenley Molzahn. The 26-year-old famously tried to win his heart by dancing for the pilot during their hometown date in Oregon on last season’s Bachelor.
A source tells OK! of Tenley’s reaction to seeing her old flame Jake, at the taping on Tuesday: “Tenley was nervous to see Jake, because she hasn’t seen him since the show [The Bachelor]. It’s one of those deals when an ex walks into a room, and you haven’t seen them [in a while].”
Jake’s second runner-up, Gia Allemand, 34, is also a contestant on The Bachelor Pad. But according to sources, the lingerie model has already been eliminated.