Born in March 1986, Florida native Vienna Girardi is the winner of Jake Pavelka‘s heart and The Bachelor: On the Wings of Love. In the season finale, The Bachelor, Pavelka, proposed with a 3-carat princess cut diamond ring. The daughter of an ex-topless dancer and a tire salesman, former friends claim she’s always had an ambition to become famous.
Throughout the season, Girardi — who once dated Backstreet Boy Howie Dorough — continually butted heads with the majority of the other women in the competition (most notably with the future Bachelorette, Ali Fedotowsky).
As the show progressed, secrets from the shady reality star’s past began spilling out. The ex-Hooters girl admitted on the show she was previously married. Reports later surfaced that she used her ex-husband’s G.I. bill to pay for breast implants while he was deployed. The bad girl also entered a bikini contest and posed in skimpy lingerie for a local calendar before she wound up on the dating show.
Despite her past, Pavelka chose Girardi over Tenley Molzahn in the season finale. The couple’s romance — and engagement — came to an abrupt halt in June 2010 when Girardi dumped her boyfriend of seven months over the phone.