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'Bachelor' whittles down the competition

January 11, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
TV's latest "Bachelor" is looking for love. And like those before him, Jake Pavelka is doing it on prime time television. Let's be honest, the "Bachelor" track record to the altar is not good. But now it's Jake's turn to give it a go. After one week, we saw him whittle down his potential brides from 25 to 15."I tend to be the type of guy that's loyal to one woman. That is probably the complaint of my parents, that I am too loyal too fast," said "Bachelor" Jake Pavelka.

"Bachelor" Jake Pavelka may be loyal, but after one episode it doesn't look like he's very committed to shirts.

"The cameras are around 24 hours a day. I'm just myself, a lot of what you see shirtless is me working out," said Pavelka. "I didn't go into a rose ceremony with my shirt off."

The show takes an unusual turn Monday night. For the first time ever, a bachelorette was asked to leave during taping. It was discovered she was having an "inappropriate relationship" with a producer on the show.

"It was the right thing to do. She was ejected from the show, and so was the staff member," said Pavelka.

But, in the end, will Jake have a wedding of his own? He would only tell me he stayed true to his heart.

"On the show, you don't have to choose anybody," said Pavelka. "And the most important thing is after the show is over, you have to live with the decision you make so you have to stay true to your heart. You have to make really good, wise decisions."

You can watch "The Bachelor" on Monday at 8 p.m., on ABC7.